The Khadas ir remote has a bit of a weak signal I found out.
The area for the ir sender must be increased like on this remote with a round shape. http://shop.t-firefly.com/goods.php?id=17
The DPAD also gets stuck sometimes or UP/DOWN/LEFT/RIGHT sometimes register s 2 clicks instead of one.
If you want to switch back to the old keyboard, it’s called AOSP keyboard.
Go to TVSettings(Grey gear icon) then ’ Device Settings - More Settings - Launguages and Input
Now add French language to the keyboard, think default only shows English.
In the advanced settings, you can also enable it to show an icon in the launcher.
Make it the default keyboard.
If you type it will now use the old AOSP keyboard with Azerty layout.
I will post screenshots if you can’t find the settings.
I removed Khadas root method since it caused problems for lots of streaming apps.
I added a new root method with Magisk.
Please check the Useful guide for custom Pie firmware for how it works.
There will bwe a new Magisk Manager app in the launcher, just do full install to enable it.
You can install other launchers like Nova or Microsoft launcher, they work well.
The problem is, Google integrated the Recent apps screen into launchers now and not into the Android system since Android Pie, so if you have other launchers installed, it will sometimes overwrite it with a worse recent apps screen. Some other launchers might also have problems opening the appdrawer with an ir remote.
There is another launcher I use that is optimized for ir remotes but it’s from a different manufacturer, so I can’t include it for commercial use.
Some good launchers
Add Magisk Root method
(Read the 'Useful Guide for custom Pie firmware - Khadas Edge Custom Pie Firmware Useful Guide) on how to make the device Google Certified with Magisk if wanting to use some streaming apps that only work on Certified devices)