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[MOD][ZIP] Samsung + LG color emoji for 4.4 KitKat

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27th March 2014, 09:51 PM   |  #1  
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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

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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

Scroll to bottom for screenshots!

Samsung Emoji
Download zip for Samsung

LG Emoji
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.
Search for:

Code:
     
        
            AndroidEmoji.ttf
and add these lines before for Samsung emoji:

Code:
     
        
            SamColorEmoji.ttf
or for LG Emoji:

Code:
     
        
            LGColorEmoji.ttf
Now to finish applying the mod simply push the extracted ttf file to /system/fonts set permissions to rw-r--r-- (very important!) and reboot.

To remove the emoji mod look for the following in the fallback_fonts.xml file for Samsung emoji:

Code:
     
        
            SamColorEmoji.ttf
or for LG emoji:

Code:
     
        
            LGColorEmoji.ttf
simply delete these lines, save, reboot, and you will be back to how your emoji was before. If you have any question, need help, or if this thread needs further clarification, reply to this thread and I will try to help out or make edits where needed.

Thanks to:
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
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19th June 2014, 04:04 PM   |  #2  
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Hey man. Thanks. You really solved my problem.
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@serio22 the mediafire link for Samsung emoji is bad? do u have another link? thanks in advance
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@serio22 the mediafire link for Samsung emoji is bad? do u have another link? thanks in advance

They both work fine for me, try again and if it still doesn't work I'll upload to another host
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