VIDEO - Enable Japanese Emoji for 59p/0.99c

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by razorianfly, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. razorianfly

    razorianfly Well-Known Member

    #1 razorianfly, Jan 24, 2009
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2009
    If you were slightly disappointed when Apple introduced iPhone 2.2, giving exclusive Emoji-love to all those Japanese iPhone users, you may be in luck. A 99c/59p application has been discovered which when installed actually unlocks the Emoji keyboard on iPhone OS …

    [Edit] - VIDEO: http://vimeo.com/2946195

    [Update] - It’s come to light that for your recipient to see your Emoji, they also must have enabled Emoji on their iPhone or iPod touch. (Credit - @IdaMom).

    Twitter user @Zyber17 has discovered a hole in 2.2. Not just that, but an weirdly-named application currently on the store (has a Japanese name - see attached), selling for a measly 59p actually harnesses the ability to (accidentally) unlock the Emoji keyboard within iPhone OS 2.2. Here’s what you do:

    Buy the application, play with it for a few minutes, then quit it and navigate to: iPhone Settings > General > Keyboard > Japanese. You will now see an ‘On/Off’ option for Japanese Emoji!

    Basically, we advise you to pick up this app as quickly as physically possible,
    if you want Emoji on your non-Japanese iPhone or iPod touch. :cool:

    ...and yes, the app is disguised as an RSS reader.

    Reviewed at: v1.1.1
    Reviewed on Firmware: 2.2
    Download size: 0.1MB
    Released on: 3rd Dec 2008
    Retails for: 59p/$0.99

    Compatible with: iPod touch Gen 1 & 2 / iPhone Classic / iPhone 3G

    [AppStore]
     

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  2. Musicrocks182

    Musicrocks182 Well-Known Member

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    anyone else try this?
     
  3. dannys95

    dannys95 Well-Known Member

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    Works fine. But I had to leave the all running for 10-15 minutes for it to work. Grab it quick before Apple prob. pulls it.
     
  4. The Game Reaper

    The Game Reaper Well-Known Member

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    So can you watch tv on it? i.e just japanese or is it anywhere?
    Does it work in Ireland?
     
  5. Zincous

    Zincous Well-Known Member

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    This works! and it works when texting them!

    Emoji is cool! I wasn't to disappointed that we didn't get them, but that was because I didn't know how cool they were, or how many of them there were.

    There are a bunch of pages of these pictures.

    Definitely worth the $.99 to buy the app that unlocks them

    Also I would suggest not updating this app if any future version are released. They/apple may change something in the code to stop this from happening.
     
  6. 1337brian

    1337brian Well-Known Member

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    I just TXT my friend from iphone 2g to iphone 3g he has no idea what emoji is and he can see them just fine! also you can add emoji as a contacts as well!!!!
     
  7. Mew2468

    Mew2468 Well-Known Member

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    Nice find! You can even delete the app, and the keyboard is still unlocked! Hopefully this doesn't mess up the iDevices in anyway...
     
  8. 1337brian

    1337brian Well-Known Member

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    I doubt it, and yea I tested the deleting of the app as well...
     
  9. Mew2468

    Mew2468 Well-Known Member

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    Good to know :D. Too bad when I use them in emails, it shows as...:(
     
  10. Zincous

    Zincous Well-Known Member

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    yeah in emails it shows a bunch of boxes. And on aim same thing. and if you text a non-iphone user it shows a bunch of questions marks
     
  11. emb531

    emb531 Well-Known Member

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    I can't believe you guys actually paid for this ability. It is free on jailbroken devices, and quite easy...
     
  12. AndyL

    AndyL Well-Known Member

    Get this app before it gets pulled!! It is awesome!!  Oh and this emoji looks like the toucharcade logo! 
     
  13. AndyL

    AndyL Well-Known Member

    Maybe we don't want to jailbreak.. but it's worth the .99 cents
     
  14. Mew2468

    Mew2468 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. Pretty boxes...:p
     
  15. Zincous

    Zincous Well-Known Member

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    That's because we don't want to jailbreak.

    You could say the same thing about applications/games we have bought. They are free on there too. So what. I'm not going to jailbreak to save $.99
     
  16. AndyL

    AndyL Well-Known Member

    LOL why can't people see it???
     
  17. Zincous

    Zincous Well-Known Member

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    only visible on iphones....
     
  18. razorianfly

    razorianfly Well-Known Member

    Can't see Emoji in Firefox? > http://tinyurl.com/a8bydl. ;)

    No solution for Safari users just yet.

    R-Fly
     
  19. AndyL

    AndyL Well-Known Member

    You can see them on iPod touches too
     
  20. Mew2468

    Mew2468 Well-Known Member

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    Nice :).
     

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