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How to Add Custom Fifth Row to Your iPhone Keyboard

How to Add Custom Fifth Row to Your iPhone Keyboard

Posted February 26, 2009 at 10:56pm by iClarified · 164519 views
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These are instructions on how to add a custom fifth row of keys to your iPhone keyboard for improved typing.

Step One
Press the launch Cydia from your Springboard.
How to Add Custom Fifth Row to Your iPhone Keyboard

Step Two
Press to select the Sections tab at the bottom of the screen.
How to Add Custom Fifth Row to Your iPhone Keyboard

Step Three
Press to select Keyboards from the list of Sections.
How to Add Custom Fifth Row to Your iPhone Keyboard

Step Four
Press to select 5-row QWERTY from the list of Packages.
How to Add Custom Fifth Row to Your iPhone Keyboard

Step Five
Press the Install button at the top right of the screen.
How to Add Custom Fifth Row to Your iPhone Keyboard

Step Six
Press the Confirm button at the top right of the screen.
How to Add Custom Fifth Row to Your iPhone Keyboard

Step Seven
Once installation has completed successfully press the large Restart Springboard button.
How to Add Custom Fifth Row to Your iPhone Keyboard

Step Eight
Once your Springboard has restarted press the Notes icon to launch the notepad.
How to Add Custom Fifth Row to Your iPhone Keyboard

Step Nine
Activate a note to bring up the keyboard. Notice you will still have the default 4 row keyboard.
How to Add Custom Fifth Row to Your iPhone Keyboard

Press the Globe icon to the left of the spacebar. You will now notice your keyboard has added a 5th row of keys above the usual keys.
How to Add Custom Fifth Row to Your iPhone Keyboard




CUSTOMIZE YOUR FIFTH ROW
To customize the fifth row of your keyboard you must have 5-row QWERTY version 0.1-7 installed. At the time of writing this version hasn't made it in on Cydia; however, it should be up soon :) If you are really impatient and an advanced user you can manually download it from here

Step One
Press to select Settings from your Springboard.
How to Add Custom Fifth Row to Your iPhone Keyboard

Step Two
Press to select iKeyEx from the Settings Menu
How to Add Custom Fifth Row to Your iPhone Keyboard

Step Three
Press to select 5-Row QWERTY from the iKeyEx Menu.
How to Add Custom Fifth Row to Your iPhone Keyboard

Step Four
Press to select Layout from the 5-Row QWERTY menu.
How to Add Custom Fifth Row to Your iPhone Keyboard

Step Five
From this menu you can select a host of different keyboard types for your iPhone. Press the 5-Row QWERTY button at the top left of your screen to return to the menu.
How to Add Custom Fifth Row to Your iPhone Keyboard

Step Six
Press to select Special Characters from the 5-Row QWERTY menu.
How to Add Custom Fifth Row to Your iPhone Keyboard

Step Seven
Notice you will see a row of keys at the top of the window. This is your current fifth row of keys. Press to select a key you would like to change.
How to Add Custom Fifth Row to Your iPhone Keyboard

Step Eight
You will now be asked to select a key to replace it with. Press to select a replacement key.
How to Add Custom Fifth Row to Your iPhone Keyboard

Finally, press the OK button to complete the change.
How to Add Custom Fifth Row to Your iPhone Keyboard

Step Nine
Notice the key has been replaced.
How to Add Custom Fifth Row to Your iPhone Keyboard

Now if we open the keyboard in any application your custom layout will appear!
How to Add Custom Fifth Row to Your iPhone Keyboard

THANKS***: A big thanks to kennytm for his development of this excellent patch.
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Asaad
Asaad - November 12, 2009 at 2:53am
Hi brikz, you didn't tell us the name of the application and the source, i'm not able to add it to cydia. i have a 3G iphone on the 3.1.2 so I need the 5 keyboard to work thanks.
BRIKZ
BRIKZ - November 13, 2009 at 10:51am
Hi Asaad, You can go to the website beyouriphone.com and look for ikeyex and/or 5row qwerty, you will need a webpage translator---google translate does fine---as it is in Italian...or you can add repo.beyouriphone.com in cydia and then look it for it that way the programs are under ikeyex 3 and 5 row qwerty keyboard Hope this helps and enjoy....
JaTT
JaTT - November 9, 2009 at 6:40pm
Doesn't work with 3G 3.1.2...Make it work.someone.....
BRIKZ
BRIKZ - July 29, 2009 at 11:26am
TO THE DEVELOPER: AND OR iCLARIFIED PLEASE GET THIS TO WORK WITH 3.0 on 3G S. I MISS THIS SO MUCH!!!! PLEASEE!!!!!!! thanks in advance.
Saravana Ruby
Saravana Ruby - July 29, 2009 at 12:23am
I guess this doesn't work with OS 3.0
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