What turned out to actually do it in the end, was to make an actual purchase.
In Google wallet, I had updated all my information, as well as added a new card with my new address attached to it. This in itself however didn't seem to be enough.
Later though, I actually purchased something through Play using the new card, and after that I could access things ...
I called Google Play support and they sent me these instructions:
If you're having issues viewing your intended country's Play Store and
would like to change your default payment method or update an existing
billing address in Google Wallet, please use the following steps:
1) Sign into your Google Wallet account to manage your payment methods
Three methods available, depending from where are you accessing Google:
Google Play app usually uses the language defined on your device settings:
Tap your device "home";
Locate "Language & keyboard" and tap;
Under "Select language" you can define the language for your device that is also used by the Google Play App as to present you ...
The settings you have to change are at wallet.google.com. Sign in with your account, go to Settings, and change "Home address" to your new address. You might also have to change your phone number, and your default "Billing and delivery address" in the second tab.
Note that this will not let you buy contents from a country you don't live in, since you need a ...
This also annoyed me. My language is Hungarian, a hard-to-translate language. For example Google translated the "loop-device" to Hungarian as "rotating-device", which is a different thing. I think it is a really bad idea. The app, which does not have the user's native language built-in and the user doesn't speak any language of that app, then that user will ...
Adding full language support for a device is done at rom level, the languages that the default keyboard will support are added before compilation and the android keyboard will only give you the option to download dictionaries for the languages it supports.
A good workaround is to download a keyboard app (such as GOKeyboard) that supports adding languages ...
Android under the folder /system/fonts contains a file named "DroidSansFallback.ttf" supposed to contain all the language characters. Currently it lacks support for many, including Tamil.
One can always replace the file with one that contains Tamil characters, thus allowing the usage of Tamil on your phone.
From XDA Developers Thread - ...
The stock keyboard in Jelly Bean (4.1 or 4.2) does not support multiple languages simultaneously. However, SwiftKey, a third party keyboard, supports advanced predictions with up to three languages simultaneously.
SwiftKey Official Website
SwiftKey on Google Play
Note that SwiftKey is a paid app. You can find the non-trial versions of the application in ...
In the comments, ce4 pointed out what was going wrong.
A space gets inserted automatically after each exclamation mark (and probably other sentence limiting characters like full stop, half stop or question mark too), resulting in an invalid password with a space char too much.
Whenever I enter an exclamation mark, I also enter the following character, use ...
You can force the language that app descriptions are shown in on the web version of the Play Store by changing the language code in the link. This is shown in the URL as hl=language, for example hl=en for English, hl=fi for Finnish or hl=fr for French.
So for example, to see an English description for the GMail app you'd got to this link:
I'm in Canada and recently made a road trip to the states. When I'm planning a trip starting in Canada, the whole trip is in km, even if it crosses into the US. If the trip starts in the US, however, it shows everything in miles, even if it crosses into Canada. It appears that it's not the location set in your phone but rather the location of the phone ...
Rendering Tamil characters is a challenge as there is no one glyph to one character mapping as in English.
Earlier versions of Android (before 4.1) does not have this support natively. Which means unless the manufacturer or the author of the ROM decides to additional support, Tamil characters cannot be rendered properly. There were few hacks which helped ...
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 purchase with my new billing details. The second time it didn't work and I ended up deleting all my payment details, wiping my phone, and setting up the phone and ...
Try using a VPN and a Google Play store e-mail address set to the region you want to download an app from (I created one specially for this purpose).
I successfully set up a free one day trial VPN using an Android app. Then I fired up the Google Play store and installed the apps that I wanted. Then uninstalled the VPN app (which disabled the VPN). Now I've ...
I have a kindle Fire I received as a gift and live in Canada. The Amazon App Store is visible but you cannot download anything. It says "this service is unavailable in your region" The web browser works fine, as does downloading books from Amazon .ca
You can see the content for sale or borrowing in Amazon Prime, but get the same message.
I've set my phone to English (United States), but then I also customized Date & Time to use Italian format (DD/MM/YYYY). Numbers don't seem to be customizable, plus some apps ignore Date & Time settings and use the ones from the main language, or allow to specify a format.
Just search on the Google Play store for "custom locale",
there are a couple of apps that will allow you to install a LOT of languages.
I tried many times on different devices and Android versions, sometimes some menus or apps do not change the language, but on average it's OK.
Example applications in Play store:
Set Locale and Language
There are a number of alternative on-screen virtual Keyboard replacement apps on Android Market that support Hindi and Marathi languages. Most should work on all recent Android OS version (2.2 and above.)
Just got a Kindle Fire as a gift.
So far I've been more than disappointed.
No Amazon Prime membership.
Yes Facebook works.
Yes I can check my email.
Yes I can browse the web.
Bottom line is, if you're in Canada, spend a few more bucks and get a tablet that you CAN use...
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 install a module "app settings"
within this module search for "quicksearchbox" (it's the google search app)
change its locale to "english-us"
The obvious group of settings that needs to be changed (simply by selecting the appropriate value) is the interface language, time zone.
One unexpected difficulty is the input method.
The factory Samsung OS (from another region) doesn't include a Samsung Russian keyboard, nor does it include the standard Android keyboard (which ...
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 choose Kilometres instead of automatic, I get kilometres.
You appear to be describing issue 4153, a known bug in Android.
This issue has been reported as resolved in Jelly Bean. If this screenshot is correct, then the issue should be resolved. (I can't really tell myself, but I do have access to Jelly Bean and can make screenshots from it.)
The locale of the app is based on the system wide locale, AFAIK, there is no way of setting each application to use a specific language regardless of how the system wide locale is set.
That is, the developers of such applications have taken for granted that, if the system wide locale is set, then the Android run-time will select the appropriate locale for ...
I was just looking for the same thing to be able to run my phone in English, but my Navigation application in my native language (dutch). I found a program called localized apps program on XDA Developers: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1174443
It lets you create a shortcut for an app for a different language (it actually changes your phone ...
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 ch 13 with both wifi analyzer and on my pc.
I have since removed the borrowed sim card, and the phone continues to see channel 13. So indeed, as suggested in ...
From my experience I would guess you've bought a device imported by a private store rather from a local carrier, the people where you bought it should have replaced the stock rom into a hebrew supporting one after opening the package. I had the same thing done to my device after purchase and it won't void your warranty in any way.
either ask them to do so ...