Today, I’ve released a new open source project that has help me build my latest app. I needed an EditText with fully capabilities, except for the keyboard showing up. All of the possible answers that I found on StackOverflow and GitHub all had their limitations, especially the lack of native editing (cut/copy/select/paste) options.
All of the problems have been abstracted out to a simple subclass of EditText that you can use easily in any project.
You can try it out on GitHub now: android-widget-keyboardless-edittext
If you have any questions or need clarifications on how to use the project, then please let me know.