1. KKVinayKumar's Avatar
    I want to change the emojis of Android Pie with the emojis of Windows 10 because I like Windows 10 emojis more than Androids. Is there an app that allows me to load custom emoji files without needing to root the device?
    10-11-2019 10:09 AM
  2. Galactic Zoo's Avatar
    Windows 10 emojis belong to Microsoft, so, no you can't use them in Android
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-11-2019 10:55 AM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Unless you install a 3rd party keyboard app with different emojis (possibly risky -- these kinds of emoji keyboards can be associated with intrusive adware, and some make it difficult to uninstall), it looks like you have to root to change the emojis in the system: https://www.xda-developers.com/change-emoji-android/
    10-11-2019 11:25 AM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    Their link is wrong, though. It's Emoji Switcher ( root ).
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    10-11-2019 01:51 PM
  5. KKVinayKumar's Avatar
    Windows 10 emojis belong to Microsoft, so, no you can't use them in Android
    It is not like I am commercialising it. I am using it for my personal use.
    10-12-2019 05:07 AM
  6. KKVinayKumar's Avatar
    it looks like you have to root to change the emojis in the system
    Unfortunately. I thought Android was customizable and was not like Windows Phone.
    10-12-2019 05:09 AM
  7. Galactic Zoo's Avatar
    It is but there are still limits. Emojis are protected system files due to copyright protection like Windows for example
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-12-2019 06:14 AM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Unfortunately. I thought Android was customizable and was not like Windows Phone.
    It still is very customizable. You can install a 3rd party launcher and change all of the icons and how the launcher works. You can customize ringtones and notification tones. You can use live wallpapers in addition to static wallpapers. But saying that it's customizable doesn't mean you can change every single thing.

    Rooting it to change the emojis is still an option -- I doubt that was possible with Windows Phone.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-12-2019 02:02 PM
  9. Javier P's Avatar
    Unfortunately. I thought Android was customizable and was not like Windows Phone.
    And it is. As stated here that's a system file so you need root to change it. Maybe a long path to do it but definitely possible. Without root it's an app by app thing and some of them have that possibility in their own settings. This, for example, is with Telegram that I use a lot.
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    10-12-2019 02:15 PM
  10. Rukbat's Avatar
    It is not like I am commercialising it. I am using it for my personal use.
    Copyright has nothing to do with commercializing, it has to do with making copies. If something is copyrighted, only the copyright owner is legally allowed to make copies, decide who, if anyone, else can, and what parts they can.

    If Microsoft decides that no one can copy their emojis, you can't legally make copies of them on your Android phone.

    And it has nothing to do with being customizable - Windows is customizable, but you can't legally copy Apple emojis to it.
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    10-12-2019 04:54 PM
  11. KKVinayKumar's Avatar
    Rooting it to change the emojis is still an option
    Without root it's an app by app thing and some of them have that possibility in their own settings
    Ok, can you guide me on how to root? What are the drawbacks of rooting? Now after rooting can I unroot it? If yes, how to unroot it? Is it as simple as toggling a switch or do I need to hard reset my phone?
    10-12-2019 08:42 PM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I wouldn't recommend rooting for novices, since you can irreversibly brick the phone if you do something wrong. I don't have any rooting experience myself -- if you really want to go down that road, try the forums at XDA-developers.com.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-13-2019 02:11 AM
  13. KKVinayKumar's Avatar
    I wouldn't recommend rooting for novices
    Ok, thanks B.Diddy
    10-13-2019 12:50 PM
  14. Rukbat's Avatar
    It actually depends on the phone - some are trivial to root, and you can easily "unroot" afterwards, others - as B. Diddy said - are difficult enough to root that even people with experience brick phones trying to root them. (I've done it more than once when a new phone or a new version of Android [it's actually the ROM that gets rooted, and you can't update a rooted phone, so unroot, update, then figure out how to root the update] comes out - because I don't run a phone I can't root. But I've been running Linux - the kernel in Android - for at least 30 years, so running an unrooted phone is like driving a car without a steering wheel for me. [All versions of Linux have always had 2 methods of running with root privileges.])
    10-13-2019 02:10 PM
  15. KKVinayKumar's Avatar
    Rukbat
    So this means rooting is risky and is not as easy as rooting Windows 10 Mobile.
    10-15-2019 10:09 AM

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