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    Default Replace Samsung emojis with Hangouts

    Hello there.

    Recently I updated my GS3 to 4.4.2, and with that came Samsung's emojis...and nevertheless, I hate them. I use Hangouts as my default messaging client, but just the other day after updating some applications the Hangouts emojis have been replaced with Samsungs. I've searched the web for a way to change back to Hangouts, but everything requires root.

    So my question: is there a way to disable, or even replace the Samsung emojis with Hangouts without having root access?

    Thanks!
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    Welcome to the forums. To the best of my knowledge, I don't think that can be done.

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    Welcome to Android Central
    It can be done only with root access unfortunately.

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    Welcome!

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    Default Re: Replace Samsung emojis with Hangouts

    Hello and welcome to the forums!

    Personally I like the Samsung emojis better then the Google ones but to each his own.

    I think that other people will only see the Google emojis, unless they also have an updated Samsung device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STARGATE View Post
    Hello and welcome to the forums!

    Personally I like the Samsung emojis better then the Google ones but to each his own.

    I think that other people will only see the Google emojis, unless they also have an updated Samsung device.

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    Or none at all if they're not on Kit Kat
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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    Or none at all if they're not on Kit Kat
    Whoops!

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    Default Re: Replace Samsung emojis with Hangouts

    Echoing what has already been said... The only way I know to change them is to replace the notocoloremoji.tff file in system/fonts with the clean Google equivalent...which requires root.
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    Default Re: Replace Samsung emojis with Hangouts

    Welcome.

    The new free SwiftKey has a whole bunch of emoji'i (?)
    They are almost identical to the new ones found in Tapatalk for the forums which I love. I prefer Tapatalk as they show you more on the screen at one time.

    I don't use Hangouts so I am not sure if typing emoji on SwiftKey will transfer via Hangouts.


    Last edited by Madd54; 06-14-2014 at 10:42 AM.
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    Default Re: Replace Samsung emojis with Hangouts

    Quote Originally Posted by Madd54 View Post
    Welcome.

    The new free SwiftKey has a whole bunch of emoji'i (?)
    They are almost identical to the new ones found in Tapatalk for the forums which I love. I prefer Tapatalk as they show you more on the screen at one time.

    I don't use Hangouts so I am not sure if typing emoji on SwiftKey will transfer via Hangouts.

    Here I go - Spencerdl knows I can't resist.
    I only see letters and numbers, no emojis. 😒

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    Quote Originally Posted by STARGATE View Post
    I only see letters and numbers, no emojis. 😒

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    I can't either

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    LOL! 😅

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    I can't either

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    Quote Originally Posted by STARGATE View Post
    I only see letters and numbers, no emojis.

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    Did you find them. New edition. It was stated on the AC article/blog and in Play Store. Enter button.
    The ones in the post above are Tapatalk, but they're mostly the same.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Madd54 View Post
    Did you find them. New edition. It was stated on the AC article/blog and in Play Store. Enter button.
    The ones in the post above are Tapatalk, but they're mostly the same.
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/14/peseru5e.jpg
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/14/4u7ene4u.jpg
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/14/a7y9yba5.jpg

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk Pro
    But on Mobile, all I saw were 'emoji 144' etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    But on Mobile, all I saw were 'emoji 144' etc.
    Not sure I understand. I could be crossing my wires here. Have you got the new SwiftKey keyboard. I don't know if emoji = emoticons, just the animation figures I was referring to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madd54 View Post
    Not sure I understand. I could be crossing my wires here. Have you got the new SwiftKey keyboard. I don't know if emoji = emoticons, just the animation figures I was referring to.
    Took a screenshot:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Took a screenshot:

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    AHA. OK well there's a thing.

    My first post used emoji from Tapatalk. The follow up today used the Swiftkey keyboard on Tapatalk.

    I checked all three wotsits. The 2nd post Swiftkey emoji via Tapatalk appear correctly on the full website, on Tapatalk and on the Android Central app.
    The first posts Tapatalk own emoji appear as numbers on the android central app as you showed, but still appear correctly on the full website and the Tapatalk app.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madd54 View Post
    So if my 2nd posts swiftkey versions appear correctly its a Tapatalk thing, or it was either my 1st post was in a weak signal area (it was) and / or I edited it or clipped it to send later, where the clipboard doesn't save the emoji (I can't remember if I clipped the post and saved.)
    We can try to remember to keep an eye on it to send feedback.

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    Default Re: Replace Samsung emojis with Hangouts

    If I recall, SwiftKey will take the Emojis that are available in your device and doesn't replace or add its own Emoji by installing the keyboard. At least, that's what I got when Phil spoke with SwiftKey after the podcast on Friday.

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    No idea, but I see only the stuff from Golfdriver's screenshot on my GS4, GS5 and Tab 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STARGATE View Post
    No idea, but I see only the stuff from Golfdriver's screenshot on my GS4, GS5 and Tab 3.

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    So only on the Android Central app ?
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    Default Re: Replace Samsung emojis with Hangouts

    Quote Originally Posted by srkmagnus View Post
    If I recall, SwiftKey will take the Emojis that are available in your device and doesn't replace or add its own Emoji by installing the keyboard. At least, that's what I got when Phil spoke with SwiftKey after the podcast on Friday.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    This is correct. It uses the emoji found in system/fonts. If you have access to root, you can probably fix it pretty easily.
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