How To Get Android N Emoji On Your iOS Device

Tired of looking at the same old emoji every time you pop open the keyboard on your iPhone or iPad? If you’re one to enjoy customizing your phone and find the emoji offered by Google’s mobile operating system, we have just the thing for you.

In what follows, we explain how to give the emoji on your iOS device an Android-themed makeover. Your device will, of course, need to be jailbroken for this to work, and the package involved currently only supports iOS 9.x.

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So, let’s get right to it.

1. Launch Cydia, switch to the Search tab and enter “Emoji Android N” into the search bar at the top.

2. Install the BytaFont package labeled “Emoji Android N (D)” from the search results and tap Install. If you don’t already have it installed, downloading this package will automatically install BytaFont 3 for you.

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3. Once that is done, select Restart SpringBoard.

4. After your device resprings, return to the Home screen and launch the BytaFont 3 app.

5. Switch to the Swap Mode tab and select the Emoji option.

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6. On the screen that follows, select the EmOji_Android_N pack and tap Yes when the app asks you for confirmation.

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That’s it! Your device will respring once more, applying the downloaded Android skin to emoji that appear in the stock iOS Emoji keyboard as well as anywhere else in the OS. Remember that this is simply a theme, which means others won’t be able to receive your Android-themed emoticons.

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We tested the BytaFont package without any problems on an iPhone 6 jailbroken on iOS 9.0.2. Although the package is only compatible with iOS 9.x devices, you can install the Emoji9 Fix and Emoji9 Legacy tweaks from the PoomSmart repository to use it on iOS 8.0 – 8.4. You will need to manually add said repository to Cydia from Sources > Edit > Add.

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  • Google needs to create a way to add/update new emojis without requiring a whole new OS update/flashing. It should just be a simple download from the Play store.