Originally Posted by Anas Karbila
Same question xD
Been a while, but as I remember it wasn't trivial. You have to add all the emoji's to the framework and then change a bunch of framework code that was bypassing the color emojis and making calls to the B/W ones. The code is basically there but in several smali's, there's some bypass code you have to get rid of to get it to read the real (color) ones.
If I ever get any time (inundated with other work right now), I will try to update MeanBean to MeanKat. But it's not on the near horizon.