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Is there a way to override the locale for some apps? My Android is set to German but I want, for example, all apps that don't have a proper translation to be in English - reading Google-translated stuff is horrible.

I know there's no native way, but maybe there's an app for it which I just couldn't find...

My device is running 4.1 and is rooted.

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Perhaps you could use tasker to create a macro that will change the system language after which the desired app is launched. And then use that tasker shortcut to start the app. Not a tasker user, but there are a couple of Tasker Gurus who might lend a hand. –  Sparx Oct 5 '12 at 13:37
    
Some applications let you override the locale within the app... e.g., Plume and Handcent –  Bryan Denny Oct 5 '12 at 14:38

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Somebody mentioned Tasker? So here I am. And in fact you could do that with Tasker and the help of the Secure Settings Plugin:

  1. Create a new task:
    • Plugins -> Secure Settings -> Locale Picker (pick your target locale here)
    • App -> Run (select the app to run)
    • Plugins -> Secure Settings -> Locale Picker (pick your original locale here)
  2. Assign an icon to this task
  3. On a free place of your homescreen, long press, add a tasker widget, pick this task

I did not test it, but it should work like this.

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