Unlock iOS 5.1+ Exclusive Emojis With This New Jailbreak Tweak!
You’ve probably never seen the iOS Emojis displayed in the screenshots above – this is because they are only available in iOS 5.1+ or Mac OS X Lion+ and Apple never gave us access to them (what else is new?). The additional Emojis play nicely with the Emojis you already have access to, however anyone on iOS 5.0.1 or older or using Mac OS X Snow Leopard or older will not be able to see these Emojis if you use them, so you will have to be selective to whom you send them to.
If you want access to these additional Emojis, you can gain access to them by downloading a new paid jailbreak tweak dubbed Emoji2 for iOS 5.1+
. The tweak was created by iOS developer Moeseth
; the same guy that gave us the unicode keyboard for iOS with his free PictoKeyboard
jailbreak tweak. Emoji2 for iOS 5.1+ will cost you 99˘ and you will find it in the BigBoss repository.
After you install the tweak, you will need to head over to your Settings application where you will find a preferences pane for Emoji2 for iOS 5.1+. From here you can choose the foreign keyboard you want to replace with the Emoji2 keyboard and you can change the layout of the keyboard to rearrange your favorite Emojis where you want them. After replacing a foreign keyboard with the Emoji2 keyboard, you will have to tap a button to save your changes. If you have issues, Moeseth includes a cache clearing button, which should help fix everything up. Additionally, if you don't like the space bar and return key reading in a foreign language, Moeseth includes directions for changing them to English so the Emoji2 keyboard blends right in with your English keyboard. The preferences pane is shown in all of its simplicity below:
In case you can’t find the Emoji2 keyboard after configuring the options, Moeseth includes this demonstrative image to help you out after you replace a keyboard with the Emoji2 keyboard. The image just illustrates that you must enable the keyboard you replaced to use your new spawn of Emojis:
These Emojis can be used with any application that doesn’t have root permission and they work on any iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad running iOS 5.1 or newer. If you like text messaging, writing notes to yourself, or Tweeting on Twitter, then this additional Emoji keyboard will make a great addition to your iOS device.
Note: The Emojis work in much more applications than just Messages, Notes, and Twitter.
Emoji2 for iOS 5.1+