5-row qwerty keyboard for the iPhone via Cydia

by Piyansh on February 23, 2009 · 7 comments

Filed in: Apps,Cydia,Reviews

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Yes, Its here! We finally have five row qwerty keyboard for the iPhone (via Cydia). It’s  an iKeyX addon keyboard. Its exactly like a standard QWERTY keyboard seen on your desktop. The symbols are also arranged to look like that of a computer keyboard, instead of the custom arrangement in the mobile device. It also features some of the commonly used functional keys and a NumPad.Tapping on the arrow button in the second row (which is used to turn caps lock on) gives you access to the symbols (such as !, @ etc) which are again arranged in the same order as those on the computer keyboard. It has also added newer keys such as arrows, tab, forward delete, home & end. To access them press simply press ’123′ and then press the arrow button.

After you have installed 5-Row QWERTY Keyboard on your jailbroken iPhone using Cydia, you can enable the 5th row by going to Settings -> General -> Keyboard -> International Keyboards and switch it on (its was actually default).

The app is available via the BigBoss repository through Cydia in the Systems category, and KennyTM is it’s developer (developer of hclipboard). The app is neat and works good. However, there are some issues of the ‘highlighting key’ feature not working at times after the installation. There are also issues of app crash and auto-correction not working. But we supposed that these issues would be sorted out in the next update. View Screenshots in the gallery below.

To download this app search for ’5-row qwerty keyboard’ on Cydia

Cydia is a 3rd part apps aggregator / store, that Installs on Jailbroken iPhone 2G / 3G/ 3GS and iPod touchInfo here



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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Piyansh February 23, 2009 at 1:26 am

Actually it makes typing all the more difficult due to less space between keys..and it will take some time to adjust to it as well.

Ck April 11, 2009 at 1:44 am

The extra row is not an issue. I had the top row set for non alpha characters – great for punctuation and Internet search. Number keybord has the great 3x 4 row numeric keypad plus extra non alpha characters.

I wish and I problem.
The .com key did not have the .co.uk option of my uk keyboard.

It crashed, loosing all keys (now blank) after all the time I spent customizing it.

I am reluctant to re-install until this bug is fixed.

A way to backup layout would be great.

Bcks April 18, 2009 at 3:35 pm

This keyboard absolutely frakked my iPhone. Have uninstalled via Cydia and rebooted but now can’t text, use safari (with typing in a web address) or email (or anything else that required a keyboard). Recommend to people – don’t install this!!!

ErnstLustig June 26, 2009 at 1:02 pm

Not working on 3.0

pedro June 26, 2009 at 4:13 pm

this is not working on 3.0 wish someone will fix this issue

madlogik June 27, 2009 at 3:15 am

not working on 3.0
tried repair +reboot :(

Bender Rodriguez September 6, 2009 at 10:51 am

Hey meatbag, either you can fix this to work with 3.0, or you can bite my shiny metal ass!