Want Japanese Emoticons? Hack Enables Them On Any iPhone 2.2

Ok, I will admit I have never heard of Emoji (“Picture Characters”) until it was announced that iPhone firmware 2.2 would support them. As it turns out, however, the only iPhones that were blessed with this feature were on Japan's SoftBank network. Until now that is...

Important Note: If you are not familiar with editing code we here at TiPb do not recommended that you try this.

No matter what carrier you are with, you can now apply a hack that was found on Gizmodo that will enable Emoji emoticons. Keep in mind any iPhone will be able to display the icons hacked or not, while "other" phones out there need to support Emoji in order to display them.

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blockquote>You need to edit the file /User/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Preferences.plist on the device -> whether you use a jailbreak to achieve this or merely some iTunes backup editor is up to you. Add the following boolean key as ‘true’: KeyboardEmojiEverywhere. Then merely go to the Keyboards section of the Settings app, hit Japanese, and turn on Emoji. Will work for any text field/view in the OS, including on websites, AND including the titles of items on SpringBoard (e.g. if you save a bookmark to the home screen).

The easiest way to do this would be to Jailbreak and run your iPhone as a SFTP server for editing the config file. Again TiPb does not recommend you try this if you are not familiar with editing code.

[Via Gizmodo]

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Want Japanese Emoticons? Hack Enables Them On Any iPhone 2.2

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Well there is even a easier way do activate Emojis. Just go to Cydia (jailbroken)and download "Emoji" . It will enable the Japanese Emoji on the iPhone.
No need for SSH...

What Vincent said. There is a Cydia app that is much easier if you're going to jailbreak anyways.

I want this feature without having to jailbreak or hack my phone it should be brought to the states!!!!! WTH

No they can't see it. It comes up as squares. I wonder if ppl who have the 2.2 firmware without emoji activated are able to see them? Can someone confirm that?

Just tested it im using jailbreak 2.2 i emojied(no homo) my friend and he saw the characters, he is on 2.2 with no jailbreak

OK, I may be a dummy, but I am new at this. I went to the site Regpaq says, and I do not understand what to do there. 1st, how to download, and where to load it to? then how to get it on my phone. Also, is there a fee for this? Please reply.

I agree Marycate Im also new 2 all this. I tried to download it but it kept coming up as a winmail.dat file & I couldn't open it! If anyones out there that won't mind helping would surely appreciate it ;-D

i am using a mac. its free just follow the instructions on the link. once u download the file, just double click the vcard file and mac osx will take care of it.