[MOD] Emoji iOS / Google on Samsung S4 Kit Kat

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gonsa

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Now that the S4 has Kit Kat and Emoji, you've probably noticed that the emoji are different from the Google and IOS ones.
This is because these new kit kat emoji found in recent firmware from Samsung and not from Google. So now Samsung created their own emoji and will put them in their kit kat firmwares for the next devices and updates.

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2nuhcvk.jpg
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If you want to have the original emojis from Google or IOS and not the ones from Samsung, there's a way to do it if you have root.
- First of all, do a Nandroid backup (it is always useful to have a recent one)
- Now copy the font in the respective attachment to /system/fonts/ and replace the one inside. (root explorer is recommended for this)
- Change the permissions of the font file to rw-r--r--
- Reboot the device

Voilá!
If at anytime you want the to change back, just make the above process again, now with the file from the other rar files attached here.
:cool:

Working on many other devices and roms, including S4 Google Edition, HTC M8, Note 3, LG G2, Galaxy S 5, AOSP SlimBean 4.4.2, AT&T Goldeneye v26, Omega..

Developer Steven Schoen created an app that does this whole mod for you, with a simple click.
Emoji Switcher (root)


Just uploaded the new Lollipop Emoji from the new version of Android 5.0
nexus2cee_emoji3-668x436.jpg

nexus2cee_emoji4-668x436.jpg


If you like this mod, please say thanks or you can offer me a beer here ;)
 

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gonsa

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I assume it works only on Android 4.4 not 4.3? Correct me if I'm wrong.

Does it work with any other device with the same resolution? what about different resolution?

Is it only working on Samsung based ROM? or it can be installed on Google based ROM?

I think it doesn't work on lower versions <=4.4.
Also I think it only works on Samsung based roms.

anyway, after a backup, you could give it a try.
 
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TomTheFrench

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It didn't work for me. I flashed like you explain the Google's emoji and now I don't have anything ... All my smiley are space ! I tried to go back but the same happened. I have the i9505 variant with omega 21 based on stock kit kat.
 

gonsa

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It didn't work for me. I flashed like you explain the Google's emoji and now I don't have anything ... All my smiley are space ! I tried to go back but the same happened. I have the i9505 variant with omega 21 based on stock kit kat.

rest assured, I'll figure it out what happened.
 
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gonsa

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Aug 4, 2010
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It didn't work for me. I flashed like you explain the Google's emoji and now I don't have anything ... All my smiley are space ! I tried to go back but the same happened. I have the i9505 variant with omega 21 based on stock kit kat.

rest assured, I'll figure it out what happened.

well I just tested it again and it is working.
did you changed the permissions of the file to rw-r--r?

if all else fails, put these two fonts in attachment in the same folder too and report back.
 

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    Now that the S4 has Kit Kat and Emoji, you've probably noticed that the emoji are different from the Google and IOS ones.
    This is because these new kit kat emoji found in recent firmware from Samsung and not from Google. So now Samsung created their own emoji and will put them in their kit kat firmwares for the next devices and updates.

    eqtjdx.jpg
    2nuhcvk.jpg
    34xhnrp.jpg


    If you want to have the original emojis from Google or IOS and not the ones from Samsung, there's a way to do it if you have root.
    - First of all, do a Nandroid backup (it is always useful to have a recent one)
    - Now copy the font in the respective attachment to /system/fonts/ and replace the one inside. (root explorer is recommended for this)
    - Change the permissions of the font file to rw-r--r--
    - Reboot the device

    Voilá!
    If at anytime you want the to change back, just make the above process again, now with the file from the other rar files attached here.
    :cool:

    Working on many other devices and roms, including S4 Google Edition, HTC M8, Note 3, LG G2, Galaxy S 5, AOSP SlimBean 4.4.2, AT&T Goldeneye v26, Omega..

    Developer Steven Schoen created an app that does this whole mod for you, with a simple click.
    Emoji Switcher (root)


    Just uploaded the new Lollipop Emoji from the new version of Android 5.0
    nexus2cee_emoji3-668x436.jpg

    nexus2cee_emoji4-668x436.jpg


    If you like this mod, please say thanks or you can offer me a beer here ;)
    10
    Lollipop black and white emoji fix

    Ok, made a flashable zip out of it. Download and flash the attached file after every ROM upgrade to get Lollipop to load the correct emojis instead of the black and white ones.
    4
    Can you upload emojis of 9.1 IOS it will be great :D
    Thanks
    4
    Great! Thank you! But what's the difference between iOS part1 and part2?

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app

    it is just a splitted rar.
    the forum doesn't allow compressed files bigger than 8MB.
    3
    Now with iOS Emoji too :eek:
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