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Default [Q] [Idea/Suggestion/Question] Whatsapp Smiley in 4.4 Kitkat

Android versions 4 and below had no support for emojis. Jelly Bean came along with some improved support using font like smileys which were completely indecipherable on a small screen phone.

Now, with Kitkat, Google has incorporated some better support for smileys that are, for the first time, actually usable.
However, what I feel is that the Whatsapp smileys are really better looking as compared to the Kitkat ones. The Whatsapp smileys have, sort of, become the default form of smileys for the respective ones. And the google smileys, be it JB or KK ones, look more like a side-variant to the default-whatsapp ones.

So what I want ask is whether is it possible to replace the KK smileys with whatsapp looking like ones. I believe it must be possible because both KK and whatsapp smileys are image ones. So if the image files of KK smileys are replaced with correclty resized whatsapp smileys, wouldn't it be possible to achieve it?
Further, some skilled and interested dev may make a CWM flashable zip out of it, that may be used with many devices. Obviously, that would be possible, only if the images in most ROMs are stored in some standard place and in a standard resolution, etc.

I am no developer and may be completely wrong. Any person knowledgeable enough to shed some light on my query as to whether it is actually possible?

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Android versions 4 and below had no support for emojis. Jelly Bean came along with some improved support using font like smileys which were completely indecipherable on a small screen phone.

Now, with Kitkat, Google has incorporated some better support for smileys that are, for the first time, actually usable.
However, what I feel is that the Whatsapp smileys are really better looking as compared to the Kitkat ones. The Whatsapp smileys have, sort of, become the default form of smileys for the respective ones. And the google smileys, be it JB or KK ones, look more like a side-variant to the default-whatsapp ones.

So what I want ask is whether is it possible to replace the KK smileys with whatsapp looking like ones. I believe it must be possible because both KK and whatsapp smileys are image ones. So if the image files of KK smileys are replaced with correclty resized whatsapp smileys, wouldn't it be possible to achieve it?
Further, some skilled and interested dev may make a CWM flashable zip out of it, that may be used with many devices. Obviously, that would be possible, only if the images in most ROMs are stored in some standard place and in a standard resolution, etc.

I am no developer and may be completely wrong. Any person knowledgeable enough to shed some light on my query as to whether it is actually possible?

Here, now that I've asked it... Please reply and let my itch go


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Don't understand you very well, anyway take alook here & you can always use xda search bar, maybe more useful than ask, I think. Have a nice day bud
Well, as a good XDA user, I did start with a search. But could not find any relevant result.

Going forward, the link you gave is of a Kitkat keyboard, backported to ICS. However, what I want is completely diffrerent.

Let me attempt to explain it in another manner.

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All across the Kitkat ROM, emojis would appear as (2). Be it stock messaging app, notification bar etc.




I want them to be replaced by images in (1)
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I want it the other way around that the ugly Whatsapp emoticons get replaced by the awesome Google ones.

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I want it the other way around that the ugly Whatsapp emoticons get replaced by the awesome Google ones.

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We're two, man! I love KK emoticons and looking for a way to replace whatsapp ones with those
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It should not be difficult but will take some time.
1. Locate where the system emojis are. You can open the APKs as you would with ZIP files. I expect to find them in the framework.
2. Copy the system APK in which the emojis are to your computer.
3. Download Whatsapp.apk and extract the emojis from it.
4. Compare the resolution of whatsapp emojis to the ones in the system. Modify the ones from whatsapp and make sure they are similar to the system.
5. Rename whatsapp emojis so that they have the same name as their corresponding ones in the system apk .
6. Overwrite the ones in the system with the ones from whatsapp.
7. Flash the modified APK using an Update Flashable ZIP.


But a better way would be using Xposed but I'm no dev and don't know how to create Xposed Modules.

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Android versions 4 and below had no support for emojis. Jelly Bean came along with some improved support using font like smileys which were completely indecipherable on a small screen phone.

Now, with Kitkat, Google has incorporated some better support for smileys that are, for the first time, actually usable.
However, what I feel is that the Whatsapp smileys are really better looking as compared to the Kitkat ones. The Whatsapp smileys have, sort of, become the default form of smileys for the respective ones. And the google smileys, be it JB or KK ones, look more like a side-variant to the default-whatsapp ones.

So what I want ask is whether is it possible to replace the KK smileys with whatsapp looking like ones. I believe it must be possible because both KK and whatsapp smileys are image ones. So if the image files of KK smileys are replaced with correclty resized whatsapp smileys, wouldn't it be possible to achieve it?
Further, some skilled and interested dev may make a CWM flashable zip out of it, that may be used with many devices. Obviously, that would be possible, only if the images in most ROMs are stored in some standard place and in a standard resolution, etc.

I am no developer and may be completely wrong. Any person knowledgeable enough to shed some light on my query as to whether it is actually possible?

Here, now that I've asked it... Please reply and let my itch go
Ignore my earlier answer. It turned out that the emojis are stored in a new font of a new format. Check out:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2563757

You can overwrite the emojis file with the one in that thread

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