A while back, we showed you how to get pre-themed HTC keyboards on your Nexus One or Motorola Droid if you have root access. Well, today you can make your own themed HTC keyboard without the need of root, and it supports Android 2.2 OS “Froyo” too!
All you need to do is go to Gimpsta. You’ll need to register to the site, which only takes a second, to get access to the keyboard generator. After registering and logging in, you’ll find a whole bunch of options for you to choose from. You can create your own keyboard, choose a pre-themed keyboard, see all the keyboards you’ve generated before, or just see the last 25 keyboards that have been generated. So you’ve got some options to play around with here. It’s highly customizable, allowing you to skin almost every aspect of the keyboard.
I went ahead and made an IntoMobile keyboard, but it was done in a hurry. Keep in mind that the customized keyboard you see above is very basic – other colors can be applied to this. Keyboard keys, function keys, font color, can all be changed, and you can see that you can use a custom image for the space bar. Backgrounds can also be customized with variants of transparency and other colors. The option to add a custom image is also available, but appears to be broken at the moment. There are so many options to choose from that it can almost seem like too much. But it’s not. It’s easy to use, and very straight forward. Depending on how picky you are, you can have a custom-made keyboard installed on your phone in very little time.
The custom keyboard generator gives you many different versions of the modded HTC keyboard, many of which are similar with only slight differences between them.
If you’d like to make your own custom keyboard for a low resolution Android device, (MyTouch, Hero) head on to the low-res keyboard kitchen. All you Droid, Nexus One, and EVO users can hit up the high-res kitchen, here.
So what do you say, are you ready to give up the bad stock Android keyboard in favor of a better, customized keyboard?