Support - KeyPro Android

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sample imageWe take pride in offering great customer support for our software. We make them and know best how to fix problems that may arise. There are, however, some limitations as to what we can do:

 

* Quick Start

These are the main steps that is required to get your keyboard setup for use.

1. Install KeyPro Driver - You can install the KeyPro driver from the Android Market Place or download the *.APK file and install the driver from your PC.

2. Cycle Phone Power
- After installing the KeyPro driver you must turn off then back on your phone.

3.
Discover Keyboard - Scan for your keyboard from KeyPro driver. Some keyboards require that the keyboard is placed in discovery mode. This should be done prior to starting the discovery process in KeyPro.

4. Pair Your Keyboard with Android / Droid device
- Some keyboards do not require pairing while others such as the (i.Tech Virtual Keyboard) is necessary before KeyPro will connect to keyboard. Pairing should be done after the scanning process.

5. Selecting Locale Input Method
- Required to input key strokes from keyboard. See user manual for details on selecting the Local Input Method.

6. Switching to Text Input Method
- Required to input key strokes from keyboard. See user manual for details on selecting the Text Input Method.

 

* Keyboard Discovering/Scanning

1. “Version 2.00.02 only” Open the [KeyPro\Settings] and [Check/Uncheck] Use Native Library.

 

2. Open the [KeyPro\Settings\Scan] as shown in the figure on the right.

 

3. Select the [Discovery] menu option as shown in the figure on the right.

 

4. Select your keyboard from the list as shown in the figure on the right.

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* Setting KeyPro as Locale Input Method

1. Open the [Locale & Text] manager as shown in the figure on the right.

 

2. Place a check next the [KeyPro] as shown in the figure on the right.

 

3. Select the [OK] button option to accept the changes as shown in the figure on the right.

 

Note: The previous procedure need only be done once. Android will remember your settings to allow KeyPro to input keypress commands.

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* Setting KeyPro as Text Input Method

1. Open the [Mail] application as shown in the figure on the right.

2. Place the cursor in one of the text fields as shown in the figure on the right.

3. Press finger in the selected text field and hold until the [Edit Text] dialog is displayed as shown in the figure on the right.

4. Select the [Input Method] option as shown in the figure on the right.

5. Select [KeyPro] option as shown in the figure on the right.

* Your keyboard is now configured as the primary input device.

* Repeat steps 1-5 and select [Android keyboard] when using device keyboard.

* The previous procedure need only be done once. Android will remember your settings to allow KeyPro to be the primary input device.

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* Troubleshooting Tips

Problem Possible Cause Corrective Action
KeyPro [Scan] does not find my keyboard and returns error. 1. Keyboard not SPP compatible.
2. Device Bluetooth stack corrupted
1. Un-pair keyboard from device and scan again.
2. Turn OFF Bluetooth for 5 seconds then back ON and rescan.
3. Turn OFF device and then back ON and rescan.
4. Enter keyboard MAC address into KeyPro \ Settings screen manually.
My keyboard is paired but KeyPro indicates keyboard is disconnected. Keyboard Address not found. 1. Verify that your keyboard can be found using [Scan] option in settings.
2. Turn OFF Bluetooth for 5 seconds than back ON and retry.
My keyboard is turned on and my driver says it is connected but I can not type using the keyboard. 1. Locale Input Method not configured.
2. Text Input Method not configured.
1. Refer to the section “Selecting Locale Input Method”.
2. Refer to the section “Text Input Method”.
I hear keypress sound but no text in input from keyboard. 1. Locale Input Method not configured.
2. Text Input Method not configured.
1. Refer to the section “Selecting Locale Input Method”.
2. Refer to the section “Text Input Method”.
KeyPro stopped connecting to my keyboard. KeyPro driver configuration data possibly corrupted. Turn OFF Bluetooth for 5 seconds than back ON and retry.
Pressing and holding a key does not repeat characters. Auto Repeat not enabled. Enable [KeyPress Repeating] in “settings”.
My Android® device does not emit key taps when pressing a key. KeyPress Sound setting is not enabled in KeyPro. Enable “KeyPress Sound” option.
Can't pair another Bluetooth device to my Android® device when KeyPro is installed. When KeyPro is actively searching for the keyboard the Bluetooth Manager becomes busy this prevents new devices from pairing. Try disabling KeyPro driver by turning off your keyboard.

 

* Step-by-Step Sample #1

Installation:
  • Download KeyPro from the Android Market Place.
  • After KeyPro has been installed, cycle the power of your phone (Turn Off, then back On) before continuing.

This is where Android gets confusing....

Configuration:
  • Open Android’s [settings\Locale & text]
    • KeyPro should be an option in the list of [Text settings]
    • Check the KeyPro option.

Pairing Keyboard:
  • Open the Android Bluetooth manager: [settings\Wireless controls\Bluetooth settings]
  • Select the [Scan for devices].
  • Select your keyboard and enter passkey.
    • Passkey is usually [0000].

Configuring KeyPro driver:
  • Open KeyPro [Settings] screen
  • Select your [keyboard model]
    • For those that are using keyboard(s) not listed, skip this step and select [Scan].
  • Select [Scan]
    • Press [Menu] and select [Discover]
    • Select your keyboard from the list
    • Exit and save.

Registering KeyPro:
  • Open the KeyPro [Register] screen.
  • Enter the key provided to you.

Keyboard Connection:

Provided you followed the steps above your keyboard should now connect to our KeyPro driver.

Note: The above procedure will only have to be done once (1) time.

Using your keyboard:

Unfortunately Android is not as open of an OS as some might think. There are still security hurdles that we need to overcome before input from your keyboard is possible.

To start using your keyboard you will need to bypass one more security item.

  • Open the application you want to type into.
  • Press and hold your finger on one of the input box if there are more than one select any one of them.
  • An [Edit text] popup screen should appear.
  • Select [Input Method] and select [KeyPro].

Now you are ready to use your keyboard. This last step only needs to done once.

 

* Step-by-Step Sample #2

Instructions for using KeyPro with (i.Tech Virtual Keyboard)

Starting Fresh:
  • 1. KeyPro Driver – is not installed
  • 2. Virtual keyboard – is not paired to Droid
Discovering Virtual Keyboard from KeyPro Driver:
  • 1. Download KeyPro from Market Place
  • 2. Open [KeyPro\Settings\Scan] screen
  • 3. Place the Virtual keyboard in discovery mode:
    • a. Press these keys: [Left-Shift + Fn + B]
    • b. Hold above keys for 3 seconds (or until you hear 3-beeps)
    • c. Blue LED will start to flash
  • 4. Start the [KeyPro\Settings\Scan\Menu\Discovery] process.
  • 5. Select your keyboard from the list.
Configuring [KeyPro\Settings]:
  • 1. Set [Keyboard Model] = i.Tech Virtual Keyboard
  • 2. Set [Keyboard Layout] = English
  • 3. Set [VKB Timeout] = 180 (seconds)
  • 4. Set [Projection Intensity] = 10 (High)
  • 5. Set [Projection Timeout] = 1 (minutes)
  • 6. Set [Projector Sensitivity] = 10 (medium)
  • 7. Set [KeyPress Buzzer] = Checked (sound is on)
  • 8. Save
Verify Mac Address was Saved:
  • 1. Open [KeyPro\Register] screen
  • 2. Verify that your keyboard Mac address is present.
  • 3. Write your Mac address down somewhere in case you need it.
Note: My keyboard did not connect at this point. I had to go to the G1 [Settings\Wireless controls\Bluetooth settings] screen and pair my keyboard.

Pairing your Virtual Keyboard:
  • 1. Turn off your Virtual keyboard
  • 2. Go to [Settings\Wireless controls\Bluetooth settings] screen
  • 3. Place the Virtual keyboard in discovery mode:
    • a. Press these keys: [Left-Shift + Fn + B]
    • b. Hold above keys for 3 seconds (or until you hear 3-beeps)
    • c. Blue LED will start to flash
  • 4. Press [Scan for devices]
  • 5. When you hear a beep from your Virtual keyboard, Type your pass key on your Virtual keyboard for example:
    • a. [0000] then press [Enter] key on keyboard (I just used [5] for my passkey.
  • 6. Your Droid will prompt you to enter the same passkey on the Droid.
If all goes well, you should hear KeyPro make a connection sound.

Unfortunately this is the only process I could get the Virtual keyboard to work.

If you turn off your keyboard and want to use it again, just turn it back on and KeyPro should automatically connect to keyboard.


 

* Step-by-Step Sample #3

You can find more information from other sources here:

Android, KeyPro and Bluetooth keyboards: http://www.simplemobilereview.com/an...oth-keyboards/

Android Bluetooth Keyboard Setup with KeyPro drivers – Avoid Problems!: http://www.simplemobilereview.com/android-bluetooth-keyboard-setup-...-avoid-problems/

Leave the Laptop at home, SmartPhone is enough: http://www.simplemobilereview.com/le...e-is-enough-2/



 

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