Two Ways To Enable Emoji Emoticons On Samsung Galaxy S3

Written By PhilBlogger on Friday, April 26, 2013 | 2:35 AM

Almost a year since the phone was released, there are still thousands of owners finding ways to enable Emoji Emoticons on Samsung Galaxy S3. That said, we know a couple of ways you can use to become more expressive in your text messages with the help of those tiny icons you can insert anytime. The first procedure will require you to use a different SMS app (in this tutorial we’ll use Chomp SMS, which is offered free from the Google Play Store) while the second one requires you to root your device, install an app called ES File Explorer and copy a file into a directory in your phone. Read on below to know how these procedures work.

Enable Emoji Emoticons With Chomp SMS

  1. Launch the Google Play Store app.
  2. Search for Chomp SMS. The first one you can find is the app you’re looking for.
  3. Download and install the app.
  4. Launch Chomp SMS once installation is completed.
  5. Tap New Message (Compose a  new message).
  6. To the left of the text field, there is a plus sign (+), tap on that.
  7. You can now find smiley icons. Tap on any Emoji buttons at the bottom of the screen. You will be prompted to install an add on called Emoji Plugin.
  8. Tap on the Download button and choose Play Store.
  9. Tap Install button, then Accept & download. Wait until installation is complete.
  10. Launch Chomp SMS again and follow the same steps. This, Emoji Emoticons are now enabled in your Galaxy S3.

Install Emoji Emoticons On Galaxy S3 Stock Keyboard

Note: This procedure requires you to root your Galaxy S3 first. Otherwise, it won’t work.
  1. Download the following files: DroidSansFallback.ttf | fallback_fonts.xml. Save files into a directory you can easily access.
  2. Connect your Galaxy S3 to your computer and copy the files into your SD card. Disconnect device after copying.
  3. Launch the Play Store app and search for ES File Explorer.
  4. Download and Install the app.
  5. Launch the app once installation is completed.
  6. Navigate to the directory in your SD card where you saved the files. Long tap DroidSansFallback.ttf and tap ‘move to’ option.
  7. Navigate to /system/fonts directory and drop the file there.
  8. Do the same for fallback_fonts.xml.
  9. Reboot your phone and wait ’til it’s active before using it.
  10. Launch the messaging app. Viola! Emoji Emoticons are now available in your Galaxy S3.
I hope this tutorial can help you. If you have other questions or problems, feel free to email us at or post comments below.


  1. yup links dont work. for those of us a little behind tech would still like if the info would be current. fyi you show up high on seo Google so respect it by updating links. THANKS AND GREAT INFO... KEEP UP THE WORK...

  2. Droid Sans Fall Back


  3. I couldnt find the folder system :-(

  4. It worked for me. The only thing it didn't do was have the Emoji app popup. You have to install Chomp first then click on the third button at the bottom. It will ask if you want to download the Emoji file. Worked like a charm!! Thank you so much!!

  5. Do you think you could make a video on youtube? I followed the directions the way listed.

  6. why doesn't it let me copy it? it says copy task failed

  7. Download Root Explorer. The other file manager doesn't work

  8. I have an s3 from us cellular and my bf has an s3 from sprint I can see emojis from other us cellular phones but not his they show up all weird and spread out, why and how can I fix it???