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I was finally able to build my own AOSP image, and I want to debug some problem with the software keyboard. However, the default emulator has a physical keyboard emulated, and I don't know how to disable it.

I know that the Android SDK allows disabling the keyboard when creating an AVD, but I was only able to create such AVDs for the platforms that come with the SDK, and not for my own build.

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I found a solution. I don't know if it is the best place to do such a modification, but I was able to edit the default emulator skin at

development/tools/emulator/skins/HVGA/hardware.ini

And set hw.keyboard=no there.

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