Google usually introduces a new set of emoji with each Android system update. This year, the company is likely to introduce the new emojis introduced in Unicode’s Emoji 13.1 set with Android 12. Although these new emojis have not appeared on any Android 12 Developer Preview buildings released so far, you can now start use them on older versions of Android if you have a rooted device.
To get Android 12s new emojis on your rat Android device, you need to flash XDA Senior Member RKBD’s Emoji Magic module. The module replaces the system’s emoji font file with an updated version that contains the new emojis that will appear in an upcoming Android 12 release. The module will work on any rooted Android device, and it does not require Android 1
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Here’s a quick look at the new emojis included in RKBD’s Magic module compared to the current set of emojis available in Android 11:
Please note that RKBD’s Magic module only contains a partial set of Android 12 / Emoji 13.1 emojis. The stable Android 12 release will consist of several more emojis, and the following image shows what the final set might look like. The photo is taken from Jennifer Daniel’s Instagram page, which is Google’s chair of the Unicode Emoji subcommittee.
It’s worth noting that Gboard users can also access the new Emoji 13.1 set in the Emoji Kitchen, according to a recent tweet from Daniel. In the tweet, Daniel reveals that Emoji Kitchen “Now supports the latest Unicode version (13.1).” For the uninitiated, Emoji Kitchen is a Gboard feature that lets you create custom emoji mash-ups. You can read more about it by following this link.
It’s also worth mentioning that Google is working to disconnect new emojis with Android system updates. This will allow the company to release the latest Unicode emojis by clicking on an updated font file instead of requiring a complete system update. This change is expected to come live with the stable Android 12 release later this year.