Sayonara, Jailbreaking: A Hack-Free Way to Add Emoji Support to Your iPhone

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Until now, Japanese iPhoners who wanted to add those graphic emoticons known as emoji had to employ various jailbreaking/pwnage techniques — like this one we reported on earlier in the month.

Turns out there's an even easier way to stuff your iPhone full of emojis.  Much like the curseword-enabling workaround, this technique revolves around the contact list:

  1. Download this vcard.vcf file.
  2. Import it to your address book program.
  3. Go into “Settings” > “General” > “Keyboard” > “Japanese Keyboard”. Enable the QWERTY keyboard.
  4. In Notes (or any other program you want), typing “emojia”, “emojii” or “emojiu” will select emoji icons.

Note: this process adds 27 new contacts into your address book, so it might behoove you to put them all in their own group.

[Via iPod Touch Lab — and yes, it's in Japanese]

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