How to Replace Samsung One UI Emoji with Google AOSP Emoji

Replace Samsung One UI Emoji with Google AOSP Emoji

Replace Samsung One UI Emoji with Google AOSP Emoji

In this guide, we will show you the steps to replace the Samsung One UI emoji with Google stock AOSP emoji. There exist numerous OEMs out that have an underlying OS skin with tons of features, add-ons, and customization tweaks. Whether it is OnePlus’ OxygenOS [yes, it has been ruined ever since it got ‘Oppofied’], Xiaomi’s MIUI/HyperOS, or Oppo’s ColorOS, each of them comes with tons of functionalities under the hood.

Replace Samsung One UI Emoji with Google AOSP Emoji
Credits: XDA Senior Member MK73DS

However, most of them end up giving out a bloated usage experience as they don’t exactly know where to stop. Fortunately, that isn’t the case with Samsung as they manage to maintain an equilibrium between the overall feature set and the device stability. Even then. numerous users are of the opinion that it tends to fall short on one domain- the emoji set that it beholds. According to many, the ones provided by Google on Pixel devices are way much better than the ones they currently have on their Samsung.

Replace Samsung One UI Emoji with Google AOSP Emoji
Credits: XDA Senior Member MK73DS

While both these emojis tend to follow the same UNICODE, however, the one from the South Korean giants tends to have some additional minor yet noticeable UI/UX tweaks that were really uncalled for. If you also echo the same sentiments, then this guide will help you replace the Samsung One UI emoji with Google’s stock AOSP emoji. So without any further ado, let’s get started.

How to Replace Samsung One UI Emoji with Google AOSP Emoji

Before starting with the below steps, the first prerequisite that you need to checkmark off the list is a rooted device. If you haven’t done so yet, then you may either refer to our detailed guide on How to Root Samsung Devices via Magisk Patched AP or check out the below shorter instructions [the process will wipe off all the data from your device, so make sure to take a complete device backup beforehand].

  1. Download the same version of the stock firmware which is currently installed onto your device.
  2. You may download it via the Frija Tool or the SamFw website. Once done, extract it on your PC.Replace Samsung One UI Emoji with Google AOSP Emoji
  3. Then download and extract the Odin Tool on your PC. Now boot your device to Download Mode.
  4. Now transfer the stock AP file to your device. Then install the Magisk app and patch the AP via it.
  5. After that, load the patched AP along with the BL, CP, and CSC files to the respective slots of Odin.Replace Samsung One UI Emoji with Google AOSP Emoji
  6. Finally, hit Start and wait for the process to complete. Once done, your device will reboot to the OS.
  7. Launch Magisk and you’ll get a prompt for Additional Setup, tap OK. Wait for the device to restart.
  8. That’s it. Your device is now rooted. You may now download the Google Emoji module given below
    DOWNLOAD: Google Stock Emoji [Credits: XDA Senior Member MK73DS]

    Replace Samsung One UI Emoji with Google AOSP Emoji

  9. Now launch Magisk, go to Modules, select the above mod, tap OK, and flash it. Once done, hit Reboot.
  10. Your device will now restart and the Samsung One UI emoji will be replaced with the Google AOSP one.

How This Tweak Was Made Possible?

Inside the /system/fonts directory on your Samsung device, there exist two different emoji files. The first one is SamsungColorEmoji.ttf which houses the stock One UI emojis [and is the current default one] whereas the second file NotoColorEmojiLegacy.ttf has all the stock Google emojis.  After flashing the above module, the default module will be switched to the one from Google.

The developer extracted the Google emoji file, renamed it to SamsungColorEmoji.ttfe, and then the module overwrites all the files within it. Sounds interesting, right? because it definitely is! Anyways, on that note, we round off this guide. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution as soon as possible.


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