Gesture Typing – How to download Android 4.2 handwriting

Gesture Typing - Cara mengunduh tulisan tangan Android 4.2

After the introduction of Android 4.2 earlier this week, many functions are running over the network. Yesterday, we published an article on how to download the panoramic camera from Android 4.2 and have the Photo Sphere feature. Today, it’s your turn to check out how to download Gesture Typing, the new form of writing offered by the latest version of Google’s operating system.

Gesture Typing function allows the user to write gestures

There are two ways to install the new function for the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean keyboard. In the first option, you will not need to root your smartphone, in the second, it is a mandatory requirement, since you will need to install a ROM.

First method

Just download this APK. Make sure you have the «unknown sources» option selected. Once installed, you only need to activate the Android keyboard. To do this, go to: Settings -> Language and input -> Keyboards and input methods -> select the “Standard Keyboard” and choose the application you just installed.

My advice is always to download the APK directly from the mobile device. You will need a space of 12.35MB.

Note: APK does not work for HTC Desire HD (Android 2.3). I’m testing on other devices and adding to the list as the tests occur. If you were able to download to your device, please share the information in the comments below.

Second method

If the option did not work on your smartphone and you have root access, I recommend downloading this ZIP file and installing it in recovery mode, as if it were a normal ROM.


In fact, Gesture Typing on Jelly Bean 4.2 offers the same features as other keyboards like Swype. The difference is that we do not need to download external applications, because it will be integrated into the Android keyboard and, consequently, you do not need to spend money on the App. Pay attention, this is not the final version, so don’t be surprise with mistakes.

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