[APP][ROOT][2.2+] Emoji Font & Keyboard Installer

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Quinny899

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Emoticons on Android have always been a bit of a weird topic in terms of compatibility. For years now the people of the nomoreboxes group have been trying to solve this by porting over the Japanese fonts with all the emoticons and unicode objects within them to Android, and my aim with this app is to make it very easy to install them and a keyboard to input them

Emoji Installer
What does Emoji Installer do?
- In one tap it installs the font and xml needed for you to be able to see emoji and unicode from iPhone users and others with the font. This is extremely useful if you have friends who have iDevices and send you icons, but you just can't see them!
Features
- Easy, 1 tap installation
- Font supports Android 2.2 and above
- No messing with root file managers or permissions, no need to even download the font file manually

Note: an active internet connection is required at all times to use this app, it's used for downloading the fonts (main font is 13mb, addons are about 1mb each) as well as checking the IAPs

Play Store Description said:
THIS APP DOES NOT GIVE YOU COLOUR EMOTICONS! THAT IS NOT POSSIBLE IN A FONT AND MUST BE IN THE FRAMEWORK OF YOUR DEVICE'S FIRMWARE!
This application installs the font and keyboard required for inputting and viewing emoji on Android. Please read the full description for information on how it works and what are In App Purchases
In the free version of Emoji Installer, you get the ability to install the font from http://nomoreboxes.ws fully automatically, after pressing the install button.
If you choose, you can buy the in app purchases for the following:
Emoji Keyboard £0.60 (or equivalent)
This installs a keyboard for easily inputting emoticons into any text field, including messages. Message your friends with iPhones and they will be able to see all of what you send
Emoji Keyboard is Android 4.0+. Anything below that will not be able to purchase it or the value pack
More Emoji £0.60 (or equivalent)
This installs an extra emoji font, from Android 4.2 with a few tweaks, which allows for more emoticons to be viewed and for some to be Android themed, including almost all of the faces to be cute "Andy" the Android robot icons
Value Pack £1.00 (or equivalent)
This is both of the options in one, saving almost 20% from buying them separately.
As the Emoji Keyboard is Android 4.0+, anything below that will not be able to purchase this item
Want to see those emoticons and unicode icons but end up with boxes or blank spaces? This app is for you! It installs the font required for Android to be able to see emoticons and unicode items on apps such as the following:
Messaging (SMS and MMS from even the iPhone and other devices)
Palringo (Including almost all of the unicode items and iOS users' emoticons)
WhatsApp
Kik
Facebook
Twitter
Google+
Any other apps that use emoticons and unicode, even those from iOS users
Supports iOS smiileys from iOS 5 and 6 also!
Disclaimer: if you encounter any bugs with the font, that is out of my control, as this app only installs them. However, if you encounter bugs with the installation such as force closes or the app hanging, please e-mail me using the contact details below, I will try to help

Download:


Play Store

Screenshots:
Phone:
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Tablet:

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Having issues? Here's troubleshooting:
P: After installing there's a language that doesn't display on my device!
S: Post your ROM here and I'll get the xml from it and merge it so you can see the fonts again

P: There's some icons I can't see still!
S: I'm working on this, I know there's some, there will be a solution soon

P: I can't use in app purchases (country not supported, don't like Google Play etc.)!
S: I'm working on PayPal implementation, should be working soon

P: I have some other issue!
S: Post here, and if you can, get a Logcat. I will try to help you and solve the issue as far as I can
 

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Quinny899

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The display of Emoji is built into Android.

The advertising of paid apps is against the policy of this forum.

Please close this thread.

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Please look at the app, it is not paid. I have talked about this with other RCs and you are allowed to post it as it's free with IAPs

Also, display of emojis is NOT built into stock Android, you only get a very small amount. Go onto a service like Palringo and you will find there's loads you cannot see.

Please read and use common sense before accusing me of things
 
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In android 4.2 and 4.1 there is a font included called "AndroidEmoji", which displays some but not others, the font this installs displays almost all of the others.

Also, I'm talking of AOSP here, not any OEM build, which may or may not have a custom TTF.

I've been looking though this stuff, and I know for sure that this is the case, otherwise why would a free app be needed to do nothing?

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In android 4.2 and 4.1 there is a font included called "AndroidEmoji", which displays some but not others, the font this installs displays almost all of the others.

Also, I'm talking of AOSP here, not any OEM build, which may or may not have a custom TTF.

I've been looking though this stuff, and I know for sure that this is the case, otherwise why would a free app be needed to do nothing?

There are LOADS of free apps on the Play Store that do the same stuff as stock Android. SMS apps, email apps, calendar apps, dialer apps, etc etc.

Oh well, good luck with the app, mate! :)
 

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There are LOADS of free apps on the Play Store that do the same stuff as stock Android. SMS apps, email apps, calendar apps, dialer apps, etc etc.

Oh well, good luck with the app, mate! :)

Please read it again, this app is not a custom app for anything a stock device does, it installs a font on your device that allows you to see almost all emoji everywhere, which by default even 4.1 and 4.2 don't do

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I've just made a few server sided changes to fix a bug that meant on some devices the keyboard is not activated by default after installation. If anyone has issues with this after now (after installing again), please contact me
Seems you can't activate a keyboard with code, expect an update very soon which allows you to activate it manually shortcutted from the app, but for now, go to Settings > Language & Input and tick the iWnn box, accepting the box
 
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Just submitted a new version to the Play Store:
2.0 (24/5/13)
Brand new download UI
- Gives you the status of the download
- Much more reliable
- Should fix bugs on the HTC one where it jumps all downloads
- Added an automatic reboot and helpful activation of the keyboard after the reboot
Fixed bug where it would download the wrong extra on some devices
Fixed a couple of UI bugs/typos
 

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Just submitted a new version to the Play Store:
2.0 (24/5/13)
Brand new download UI
- Gives you the status of the download
- Much more reliable
- Should fix bugs on the HTC one where it jumps all downloads
- Added an automatic reboot and helpful activation of the keyboard after the reboot
Fixed bug where it would download the wrong extra on some devices
Fixed a couple of UI bugs/typos


Hi

Is this using unicode (new) Emoji compatible with IOS5+ Windows Phone 8 & Jellybean or softbank (old) Emoji compatible with IOS4- and not a lot else? Cheers!

edit: looks like softbank, or at least the free bit is anyway.
 
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So basically this replaces the emoji font for yours (wich i assume has more emojis).

I'm running Android 4.1.1, wich has smaller emojis (bigger ones where introduced in 4.1.2 update). Probably what they did was update the emoji font right? Is it possible you can do this with your app?

I'm testing your app and i see the small emojis :( i want the bigger version :(
 

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Hi

Is this using unicode (new) Emoji compatible with IOS5+ Windows Phone 8 & Jellybean or softbank (old) Emoji compatible with IOS4- and not a lot else? Cheers!

edit: looks like softbank, or at least the free bit is anyway.

The main font supports all emojis but a few, including those sent by iOS people, so I assume it uses the new stuff





So basically this replaces the emoji font for yours (wich i assume has more emojis).

I'm running Android 4.1.1, wich has smaller emojis (bigger ones where introduced in 4.1.2 update). Probably what they did was update the emoji font right? Is it possible you can do this with your app?

I'm testing your app and i see the small emojis :( i want the bigger version :(

I don't get what you mean by small and large emoji? I've never seen this before

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Bought the full pack, last night I was able to install. After newest update I am unable to download the second download pack and it just stays at 0% till fc . No keyboard is installed and nothing happens after this

Thanks for the great app looking forward to future updates


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Bought the full pack, last night I was able to install. After newest update I am unable to download the second download pack and it just stays at 0% till fc . No keyboard is installed and nothing happens after this

Thanks for the great app looking forward to future updates


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Hi,
I've had this reported a few times and I think it's down to one of a few issues:
- My server wouldn't let that file be downloaded
- Your internet connection broke just as it was downloading it
- Some other issue caused a break and it crashed because of it

Sent from my GALAXY NEXUS using Tapatalk 4 (VIP)
 
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Just pushed an update to the play store:
2.6
New sliding drawer - Accessible by sliding left -> right on the main screen or by tapping the app icon
Includes:
- Information on what everything does
- Feedback button to make it easier for you to give feedback
- Share button
- About section
Holo theming for dialogs coming soon!
Bugfixes
I know the update has more than doubled in size, I will aim to reduce it in the next version!

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    Emoticons on Android have always been a bit of a weird topic in terms of compatibility. For years now the people of the nomoreboxes group have been trying to solve this by porting over the Japanese fonts with all the emoticons and unicode objects within them to Android, and my aim with this app is to make it very easy to install them and a keyboard to input them

    Emoji Installer
    What does Emoji Installer do?
    - In one tap it installs the font and xml needed for you to be able to see emoji and unicode from iPhone users and others with the font. This is extremely useful if you have friends who have iDevices and send you icons, but you just can't see them!
    Features
    - Easy, 1 tap installation
    - Font supports Android 2.2 and above
    - No messing with root file managers or permissions, no need to even download the font file manually

    Note: an active internet connection is required at all times to use this app, it's used for downloading the fonts (main font is 13mb, addons are about 1mb each) as well as checking the IAPs

    Play Store Description said:
    THIS APP DOES NOT GIVE YOU COLOUR EMOTICONS! THAT IS NOT POSSIBLE IN A FONT AND MUST BE IN THE FRAMEWORK OF YOUR DEVICE'S FIRMWARE!
    This application installs the font and keyboard required for inputting and viewing emoji on Android. Please read the full description for information on how it works and what are In App Purchases
    In the free version of Emoji Installer, you get the ability to install the font from http://nomoreboxes.ws fully automatically, after pressing the install button.
    If you choose, you can buy the in app purchases for the following:
    Emoji Keyboard £0.60 (or equivalent)
    This installs a keyboard for easily inputting emoticons into any text field, including messages. Message your friends with iPhones and they will be able to see all of what you send
    Emoji Keyboard is Android 4.0+. Anything below that will not be able to purchase it or the value pack
    More Emoji £0.60 (or equivalent)
    This installs an extra emoji font, from Android 4.2 with a few tweaks, which allows for more emoticons to be viewed and for some to be Android themed, including almost all of the faces to be cute "Andy" the Android robot icons
    Value Pack £1.00 (or equivalent)
    This is both of the options in one, saving almost 20% from buying them separately.
    As the Emoji Keyboard is Android 4.0+, anything below that will not be able to purchase this item
    Want to see those emoticons and unicode icons but end up with boxes or blank spaces? This app is for you! It installs the font required for Android to be able to see emoticons and unicode items on apps such as the following:
    Messaging (SMS and MMS from even the iPhone and other devices)
    Palringo (Including almost all of the unicode items and iOS users' emoticons)
    WhatsApp
    Kik
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Google+
    Any other apps that use emoticons and unicode, even those from iOS users
    Supports iOS smiileys from iOS 5 and 6 also!
    Disclaimer: if you encounter any bugs with the font, that is out of my control, as this app only installs them. However, if you encounter bugs with the installation such as force closes or the app hanging, please e-mail me using the contact details below, I will try to help

    Download:


    Play Store

    Screenshots:
    Phone:
    vwsK9TDl.png
    TeVGZZel.png
    r5jbPuYl.png
    m16Ciofl.png

    Tablet:

    WqlbaCsl.png
    3mfHbT9l.png
    wHL6Nocl.png
    WJcSwiOl.png


    Having issues? Here's troubleshooting:
    P: After installing there's a language that doesn't display on my device!
    S: Post your ROM here and I'll get the xml from it and merge it so you can see the fonts again

    P: There's some icons I can't see still!
    S: I'm working on this, I know there's some, there will be a solution soon

    P: I can't use in app purchases (country not supported, don't like Google Play etc.)!
    S: I'm working on PayPal implementation, should be working soon

    P: I have some other issue!
    S: Post here, and if you can, get a Logcat. I will try to help you and solve the issue as far as I can
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    The display of Emoji is built into Android.

    The advertising of paid apps is against the policy of this forum.

    Please close this thread.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk HD
    Please look at the app, it is not paid. I have talked about this with other RCs and you are allowed to post it as it's free with IAPs

    Also, display of emojis is NOT built into stock Android, you only get a very small amount. Go onto a service like Palringo and you will find there's loads you cannot see.

    Please read and use common sense before accusing me of things
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    Never mind the riff raff.. Thank you for this.

    Sent from that LTEVO
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    Greatness! Will be getting the full pack soon!
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    Bought the full pack, last night I was able to install. After newest update I am unable to download the second download pack and it just stays at 0% till fc . No keyboard is installed and nothing happens after this

    Thanks for the great app looking forward to future updates


    Sent from my SPH-L710 using XDA Premium HD app

    Hi,
    I've had this reported a few times and I think it's down to one of a few issues:
    - My server wouldn't let that file be downloaded
    - Your internet connection broke just as it was downloading it
    - Some other issue caused a break and it crashed because of it

    Sent from my GALAXY NEXUS using Tapatalk 4 (VIP)
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