UPDATE: Android Lollipop changed the way that fonts work and so I have updated the mod (installer and uninstaller) accordingly, THERE ARE A FEW EMOJIS DEFAULTING TO THE BLACK AND WHITE STOCK VERSIONS IN NEWEST VERSION OF THE MOD ON LATEST ANDROID L BUILD, I WILL FIX THIS IF I CAN ASAP
This is a mod that will replace Android's Default Emoji (introduced in KitKat I believe) with Apples Default Emoji.
I may be in a minority here but I personally recognize and prefer Apple's iOS themed icons over the Google, and most of my friends have either an android phone with an old version that will not show colour emoji or have iPhones. This means if I try to send a message with Android Emoji it could look completely different on the receiving end.
I found a solution for this by angelsel
This worked great, except due to changes in fallback_fonts.xml between KitKat and L, if you flash the KitKat version, the phone will glitch and will not work correctly so I updated a flashable zip posted in the comments by Fusionalex
and am sharing it here with you now
[Features Summed Up]
Replaces the stock Emoji with the Apple Emoji (used on iOS and OSX)
(Also in the attachments)
[Screenshots Before and After (Large, sorry)]
I am not a dev, I simply updated a mod that came with a guide that assisted in doing so, that being said, I will assist where possible and update this as much as I can.
This should work on Nexus 7 as well but untested, if not I can easily make a Nexus 7 version so let me know
If anybody thinks I am using their work and would like me to remove files please let me know - thanks!