Emoji icons are a fun addition when composing text messages on iPhone or iPad and SMSmileys tweak just fill this gap by adding smileys to the default Messages app. Aimed squarely at teenagers, SMSmileys tweak adds a plethora of Emoji style smileys icons to help make text messages “less dull.” As soon as you text smileys like , :’( and </3 are automatically replaced with colorful emoji icons.
Personally, I don’t see the appeal in using emoticons in text messages, but then again I am most likely not part of this app’s target audience. In order to download SMSmileys app on your iPhone or iPod touch or iPad, you must first jailbreak your iOS device on iOS 5.0, which can be achieved easily using redsn0w. iPhone 4S users can use Absinthe for iOS 5.0 jailbreak. Once you have jailbroken your device, fire-up cydia, search for SMSmileys tweak and tap the install button. Re-spring or reboot your iPhone and you’re done. Alternatively, you can download SMSmileys .deb file and install it via SHSH or iFile.
SMSmileys cydia tweak is available for free in Cydia under BigBoss repository. Upon installing the SMSmileys, there are no options to configure and no icons will be added to your homescreen.