1. Fluffymagicman's Avatar
    Yesterday, I just got the 4.4.2 kitkat upgrade for my HTC One. Right away, I noticed I didn't quite like it, but I decided it was okay and I'd try it. Well, I tried to send a message today and noticed that the ASCII to face identifier is now gone. Instead, they decided to force emojis on me. The thing with emoji's, is now when I send them to someone who hasn't updated, they can't see them. And, it sets the text character limit to 70 instead of the normal 160. This is a deal breaker for me. Is there any way I can either A) Remove the update and revert to a previous OS or B) Get rid of Emoji's in general and get an ASCII to face identifier?
    02-17-2014 12:29 PM
  2. Paul627g's Avatar
    This is a deal breaker for me. Is there any way I can either A) Remove the update and revert to a previous OS or B) Get rid of Emoji's in general and get an ASCII to face identifier?
    Remove the update is only an option if your device has an unlocked bootloader. You could then run what is called a RUU package to revert to a previous Android version.

    As for the emoji's yeah they have changed in the latest update. I'm not into them a whole lot other than playing around in Google Hangouts so I don't have much advice to offer there.
    02-17-2014 01:02 PM
  3. Fluffymagicman's Avatar
    I would be fine with rooting my phone if it was the only option. But I shall wait to see if anyone else says anything about the emoji's. The update itself is livable if I could just get rid of the emoji's/get an ASCII to face program like the old HTC Sense had.
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    02-17-2014 01:04 PM
  4. ram1220's Avatar
    I don't have an answer for you. But I am glad you posted your problem. I was just notified of the update today from Sprint but I don't think I will do it. I have read too many negative things about it.
    02-17-2014 03:57 PM
  5. benny3's Avatar
    Remove the update is only an option if your device has an unlocked bootloader. You could then run what is called a RUU package to revert to a previous Android version.

    As for the emoji's yeah they have changed in the latest update. I'm not into them a whole lot other than playing around in Google Hangouts so I don't have much advice to offer there.
    You cant RUU to a older version unless you are s-off, Just a unlocked bootloader won't do it
    02-17-2014 11:40 PM
  6. Paul627g's Avatar
    You cant RUU to a older version unless you are s-off, Just a unlocked bootloader won't do it
    Yes I forgot to add that. Multitasking over here :P

    Thanks benny!
    02-18-2014 09:29 AM
  7. Indyrobb's Avatar
    Try another keyboard, such as SwiftKey. I'm still able to send ascii smileys that way. The one thing I did notice after the update is that where they would show up as an actual smiley on 4.3, on 4.4 they only show as ascii characters. However everyone gets them, and I still get 160 characters per message.

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    02-18-2014 12:29 PM

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