Along with the goodies in the iPhone 2.2 update that was received by all, Japan got something a little more special. Their update also featured Emoji icons, which are basically animated smileys in your text messages and other places. We don’t really know why Apple only included these in Japan, but Steven Troughton-Smith in Dublin, Ireland has found a solution that will allow everyone to get those icons. If you’re afraid of editing some important files on your phone, we wouldn’t recommend trying this.
The first step of this process requires finding the following file: /User/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Preferences.plist.
Once that file is found using either some sort of jailbreak technique or an iTunes backup editor, you simply need to change the boolean value on the KeyboardEmojiEverywhere key from “false” to “true.” Once that is complete, go into Settings.app and click the Japanese option. Once in there, enable Emoji, and you’ll be all set to go! These wonderful smileys can be used with any program that requires the keyboard device, and can add some fun to your writing.
If you get this to work, let us know how it is!
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