How to get iOS 10.2 emojis on your jailbroken iOS 9 device

In iOS 10.2 firmware, Apple added no less than 72 new emoji characters of Unicode 9.0 standard.

Among them, 7 new images of people, half a dozen images of plants and animals (gorilla, rhinoceros, deer and others), twenty emojis of vegetables (salad, carrots, kiwis And others), meals, new smilies based on sports as well as rolling on the floor laughing smiley.

Users who are currently on iOS 9 can not use the new Unicode character set. You can solve this problem by installing packages via Cydia on jailbroken devices.

ios 10 emojis on ios 9

Having more ways to express yourself is always a great thing. The problem is that to use these emojis you must update to iOS 10. Thanks to the jailbreak community, it is not necessary to update to use the new features of a iOS 10.

This post is for users who have a jailbroken iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad running iOS 9 and want to use the new emoticons of iOS 10.2. Here’s the complete tutorial below.

How to install iOS 10.2 emojis on iOS 9.x via Cydia

Step 1 Open Cydia and add two new repositories. Wait until the source is updated.

https://vxbakerxv.github.io/repo/
https://poomsmart.github.io/repo/

Step 2 Install BytaFont 3 if you haven’t already. It can be found in the ModMyi repo that is installed by default in Cydia.

Step 3 If your device is running iOS 9.0-9.1, locate and install the following packages –

  • Emoji10 (iOS 9.0-9.3) – Poomsmart
  • Emoji iOS 10 – vxBakerxv
  • EmojiAttributes – Poomsmart
  • EmojiLocalization – Poomsmart
  • EmojiResources – Poomsmart

If your device is running iOS 9.2-9.3.3, install the following packages –

  • Emoji10 (iOS 9.0-9.3) – Poomsmart
  • EmojiAttributes – Poomsmart
  • Emoji iOS 10 – vxBakerxv

iOS 10.2 emojis for ios 9

Step 4 After installing the above packages and doing respring successfully, open BytaFont 3 app.

Step 5 Click the Swap Mode and select Emoji tab.

Step 6 On the Emoji screen, click Emoji10 to replace the original emojis with the emojis of iOS 10.2.

Step 7 Perform a respring again. Done!

To test the new emojis, simply open any email client/text editor and start using your new set of emojis. 

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If you don’t like the new emojis for some reason, you can always revert to older emojis. Here’s how to do this –

How to return a standard set of smileys:

Step 1 Open the BytaFont 3 app and go to the Swap mode – Emoji section.

Step 2 Select the Restore BytaFont backup button and you will revert to the original collection of smileys instead of new 10.2 iOS icons.

Step 3 Remove all packages you downloaded from Cydia –

  • Emoji10 (iOS 9.0-9.3) – Poomsmart
  • Emoji iOS 10 – vxBakerxv
  • EmojiAttributes – Poomsmart
  • EmojiLocalization – Poomsmart
  • EmojiResources – Poomsmart

That’s all there is to it. Hope you like this tutorial. Go ahead and try these new emojis and let us know how you like them in the comments section below.