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I need to set up my android tab to act as a keyboard for my raspberry pi 2 b+. I have the 7 inch touchscreen mount on the raspberry pi already so I don't need a display. I also have a USB to micro USB coming out of the pi and into the tablet to connect them. Is there any way of setting it up?

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  • Your looking for a way of using a the keyboard built into your tablet as keyboard for the Pi? I can't see that working. I think you should give something like VNC Viewer a look. – Darth Vader Apr 4 '16 at 15:01
  • Is that an app on android or the pi. Sorry I am pretty new to the raspberry pi. – TheRoyalBurger Apr 4 '16 at 18:06
  • Hi just looked at VNC, it's good but are there any ways of using the USB to Micro USB for the keyboard – TheRoyalBurger Apr 4 '16 at 18:15
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The simple answer: No, a stock android device cannot act as a keyboard.

Complex answer: According to this this question you can modify the kernel on some android devices to make it act as a HID device and be a keyboard.

The code is on github.

I would not recommend it unless you have experience rooting your tablet and running non-stock android on it. Get a cheap USB keyboard.

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