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I have an HTC Desire X and I Updated Android yesterday (I have android 4.1.1 now). Since the update I have a new keyboard, which has keys on different places (such as the change language button). Also the Swype (or trace or whats-it-called) function is gone.

The picture below was my old keyboard, is there a way to get this keyboard back?

Old keyboard

I already looked in Settings > Language & keyboard where I found HTC Sense input, but there is no possibility to turn on trace (or Swype) there or the option to select my old keyboard.

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It might help if you could say what keyboard it was, a picture alone can just make guesses possible. There are multiple keyboards supporting "swype input", most of them are available at Google Play: like the "original" Swype, Swiftkey, SlideIt (looks very much like your screenshot), TouchPal... –  Izzy May 22 '13 at 9:16
    
It was the keyboard that was on my phone when I bought it. I did try some Keyboard apps, but I like the old one better. –  SirDuckduck May 22 '13 at 9:21

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My experience is that the Swype option disappeared with the upgrade. At first, I was really annoyed. Then I downloaded the Swype trial from Play. It is so much better than what I had before that I have no hesitation in paying the $0.99 to get the full-blown Swype.

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using touchpall now, which is also quite good. i just find it weird that you get a downgrade with an update –  SirDuckduck Jun 24 '13 at 7:17

I checked a few alternatives and found that the free Go keyboard is the closest match to the old HTC Desire X one as the spacebar is longer and easier to press.

However, my phone gets slower whenever I want to open the keyboard to type like sms, Whatsapp,etc. Could be that the app is slowing down the phone. I wish they had include the swype keyboard in their latest software update. Kind of weird that they have taken out a function for an update.

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When I updated my HTC Desire X Ice Cream Sandwitch to 4.1.1, I also lost my trace keyboard. But then I installed the next 2 OTA updates & got my trace keyboard back. The first one was a small 10MB OS Update which was still Android 4.1.1 but Software Number as 2.22.720.7. This required booting after upgrade. The next was a HTC Sense Update which required no booting and got me my Trace keyboard back. The stupid Power saver notification which came with the Jelly Bean update is still not gone but Trace keyboard back is good enough. Never going to update the OS again on this phone!!!

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As soon as your keyboard appears, pull down the notifications center.

There you should see a notification "Choose Input Method", tap it.

A menu dialog should appear allowing you to choose a different keyboard.

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I does offer HTC keyboard but this one is not the old one –  SirDuckduck Jun 11 '13 at 7:42

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