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Enable Emoji Icon on iPhone 2.2 without Jailbreak

Earlier, I mentioned about how you can enable Emoji icons, which are picture characters for text messaging, on firmware 2.2 by download a package from Cydia. This approach only applies to jailbreak iPhone.

For those of you who do not have iPhone jailbreak, winandmac.com published a method to enable Emoji icon on non-jailbreak iPhone.

Here are the procedures:

Step 1. Download the vcard.vcf here.

Step 2. Import it to your address book program. If you are using Windows, you may want to do it on iPhone directly. Send the vcard.vcf file to yourself. Open in on iPhone’s Email.app, click the vcf file and import all the contacts.

Step 3. Go into “Settings” > “General” > “Keyboard” > “Japanese Keyboard”. Enable the QWERTY keyboard.

Step 4. In notes or any other program you want. Type “emojia”, “emojii” or “emojiu” to select those :) icons.

Step 5. Happy Emoji!

For jailbreak iPhone user, you can refer to this post to enable Emoji icons on iPhone 2.2.

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27 Responses to Enable Emoji Icon on iPhone 2.2 without Jailbreak

  1. Aaron January 23, 2009 at 7:36 am #

    Well that’s a ton of fun. Thanks.

  2. Mary Rogers January 25, 2009 at 12:37 am #

    Do you know a good place to jailbreak i have the 2.2 update but,I have the iPod Touch.

  3. XCool January 25, 2009 at 11:56 am #

    I tried both the vCard hack and Frostyplace, they worked on my 2G iPod touch but I prefer the Frostyplace method. I’ve chronicled this over at my site. ;)

  4. Mcbeth January 26, 2009 at 12:39 pm #

    Google pwnage. Good jailbreak site there for iPhone and iPod touch. s

  5. Ben Gillam February 16, 2009 at 4:37 pm #

    Just tried this and dont get any of the icons, has it broken in 2.2.1?

  6. danny February 21, 2009 at 12:34 pm #

    I accidentially deleted my calender icon from the iphone, do you know how to get in back/or install it back on my iphone?

  7. Poezzzie December 20, 2009 at 7:07 am #

    Works fine thanks!

  8. Pete February 7, 2010 at 8:50 am #

    To enable Emoji for FREE, you could also do this: (works 100%)

    1. Download Todew Lite on the App Store
    2. Create a task called “Emoji” (without quotes).
    3. Follow on-screen instructions.

  9. thankyou pete December 14, 2010 at 10:02 am #

    thanks pete for telling every body that

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