There is now an app to do this for you on the playstore so this method is now obsolete. However, this is still a good guide for those who would want to learn how this works, or would like to do it themselves instead of relying on an app to do it for them. You may now continue to the rest if the thread if you wish
I'm creating this thread to provide the Samsung and LG custom emoji created for their respective 4.4 firmwares. This will change your stock emoji look to Samsung's or LG's system wide!!
The zips contain the ttf emoji file for the OEM, along with a fallback_fonts.xml edit to point to the new emoji file, and should work in any AOSP/CM or similar ROMS. Simply flash one of the following zips in your custom recovery
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Download zip for Samsung
Download zip for LG
in case you have issues, don't have/want to use a custom recovery or have a ROM/firmware other than AOSP/CM, you can extract the ttf file from the zip and manually apply the mod.
To manually apply the mod, you need to edit the fallback_fonts.xml file in your device located in /system/etc with Notepad++ or a root browser.
To remove the emoji mod look for the following in the fallback_fonts.xml file for Samsung emoji:
angelsel, for his work and thread containing info on adding iOS emoji, make sure to thank him too! http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2563757