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Cheaper in-app purchases

is there anyway for me to be able to change my region to Brazil Yes. But it may not be that easy. I've done it twice, and each time was hit-and-miss. The first time, it only changed once I made a ...
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Change language for one application (Google Now voice recognition, root available)

There is a way of forcing a certain app to be in different locale / language than your general phone settings! you need to be rooted install "xposed framework" from xposed.info within this app ...
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How do I change the Google Play country?

If you have ever set up a Merchant account with Google Wallet, then you can apparently not change your country any more. What I did was creating a new Google account while being in the desired ...
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How to get my phone to access WIFI channel 13?

My phone can now detect ch 13 on 2.4 GHz wifi. Here's how I did it. I borrowed a local sim card. As soon as the phone booted up, if was able to see the wifi signal. I confirmed that it indeed was on ...
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How do I change the Google Play country?

Google is making it easier, as reported today, to change the country to a different one. From Android Police on 2018/03/20: Now, Google appears to be taking one teeny tiny step toward making the ...
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How to download an app from another region/country?

There were two ways I was able to solve this. I preferred to use the APK method, but the other method was to create a google account in that country and add it. APK method was cleaner.
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How can I get Google Maps on Android to show metric units?

It's 2015. In Android I can choose distance units for Maps. It defaults to automatic. For some reason, automatic gives my results in miles (I live in Australia). Navigation is metric. But anyway, if I ...
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How to select content language on Google Play Movies

You can edit the build.prop settings on a rooted phone with something like ro.com.google.clientidbase.ms=android-uscellular-us i think or maybe ro.product.locale.region=US
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How to properly downgrade a phone that shipped with a newer version of Android?

Different Locales: It is possible that the different locale is shipped with a different bootloader. This bootloader is responsible for loading up Android and may contain additional checks for stock ...
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Can a Xiaomi / MIUI phone bet set to use dd/mm date format?

It's less Xiaomi than Android 6, which eliminated the corresponding setting from the settings pages unfortunately. The argument is obviously that those formats are bound to the region, and thus shall ...
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Is there an English locale with SI units?

Try setting the locale to Canadian english (en_CA) which sets its units to metric. Things like dates and currency are fairly compatible with the US. You could always set the dictionary for spell ...
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Easy switching languages?

I found this app to be very easy to use and basically works with just two taps. It's called Change Lanuage and can be found officially from the play store. Then only setback is that you'll only be ...
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How to Enable Android phone for full Tamil Indic Interface

Buy Redmi phones. It has pre installed Tamil language. I am using that phone only.Or else Flash phone with Cyanogen or MiUi mod. But it will tamper your phone warranty. Do it at your own risk. The ...
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Could a Play Store family plan block apps abroad on my Google account

Apparently yes. Google family subscription can cause your Play Store to not recognize a new area you are in. I suppose it has to do with certain group permissions such as sharing Play Store settings ...
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How to get my phone to access WIFI channel 13?

WiFi Channels are a regionally/country regulatory issue. In the United States the 2.4 GHz bands are 1 through 11. You can either: Change your router's 2.4 GHz band to fit the U.S. firmware/ROM ...
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Will this "SIM Free" Android phone for sale near Osaka (Japan) work in Europe and North America?

This is the JP/TW variant of ZenFone 3 Max - detailed specs here. From the listed LTE bands, it's missing the crucial Band 20 (wide coverage) for European countries and main bands for major carriers ...
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Customize date display format? [Android 7]

Try en-CA locale setting. It uses well-formed English, as well as ISO units and formats.
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How can I enter an English unlock password when the keyboard is Arabic?

Try plugging in a keyboard via USB. If you don't already have an adapter for it I would recommend that you go ahead and buy one. It comes in handy.
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How to change my phone's firmware nationality?

For Samsung devices (unbranded ones) the answers are pretty simple: As long as the model is the same (exactly the same, even the characters after the numbers), the ROM is compatible. (Usually the ...
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Region Lock Workaround

It seems you can get around the region lock by using the phone to make calls for at least 5 minutes using a SIM card obtained in the region where the phone was purchased. GSM Arena has a post on this....
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Cheaper in-app purchases

You can get Google Play Store credits from Google by answering polls through the Google Opinion Rewards app. Depending on where in the world you are, you can get a couple of dollars every month by ...
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2-step authentication calling me in Thai. I don't speak Thai.

Did you took a copy of Backup Codes which are provided while enabling 2-Step Verification? They can help you to login if you've them. Otherwise, try resetting your password. That's the only option ...
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OTA Update Query

OTA updates can vary, and in my experience be a little unpredictable. However, since you have a Polish ROM, your geographical region is irrelevant to the Samsung firmware and you will receive an ...
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Want to download an app from Kenya in the app store

yes correct , use this link for direct download from google play , http://apps.evozi.com/apk-downloader/ or chrome plugins : http://apps.evozi.com/apk-downloader/#extension or vpn or socks for change ...
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Google Now says it's not available in my country

Since Google Now isn't actually available in my country, I did some looking around, and found this "hack" in a blog : http://thenepalidroidguy.blogspot.com/2014/02/how-to-enable-google-now_6.html In ...
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Any way to stop ridiculous translations in Google PlayStore?

Very old post, but maybe someone still search for an answer. You can change language for Play Store with Xposed Framework Module: App Settings.
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How to add another language to a Samsung Galaxy Chat physical keyboard?

The problem is (at least was in the older and many newer versions of Android) there's not a simple way (to my knowledge - without adb/root) to add language layouts. Even the common ones like Czech (...
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How to select content language on Google Play Movies

At least in new Google Movies app (mine is V3.8.8) you can find Audio Language preference in Settings: it allows to Play videos in video's original language or US English when available. Hope it ...
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Set two languages simultaneously for the stock keyboard?

This is how I solved this problem on my HTC One: Go to Settings-> Languages and Keyboard. On this list is a "Swype" setting that shows it's set to "Swype". Not informative. But press your finger ...
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How can I get Google Maps on Android to show metric units?

You can just change the language for example from English US to English NL, a country with different metrics.
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