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
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:
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 ...
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"
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 country (physically) and add it as a secondary account on my phone. I was not asked for a phone number or billing details, so I guess that this might also work if you ...
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 ...
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 switch easier for some people. If your Play Store country is set to country A (whether you lived there or, uhm, fooled Google into thinking you did because you ...
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.
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 best Tamil keyboard i know is Sellinam. Currently i am using that keyboard app only.
தங்கள் கேள்விக்கான விடை கிடைத்திருக்கும் என நம்புகிறேன்.
I have also encountered this "bug" but with a $ character. Whenever I typed $ it automatically inserted spaces before and after the $ character. My solution was to turn off "automatic spacing" on the Samsung keyboard settings and this worked for me ever since.
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 firmwares before booting. It is also possible that the device was shipped with different hardware (Qualcomm/Exynos processors), so that Android has to include the ...
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 able to change languages based on languages installed on the phone. Which means if you don't have chinese dictionary and language pack on your phone you'll have to ...
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 check to US english under Languages & Input in settings. Though, as you point out in your comment, you may have to deal with some "misspellings" in some menus ...
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 be chosen by the language you pick (English/US vs. English/UK,NZ,whatever).
What they obviously forgot is that the number of combinations is limited. No way to ...
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 and app versions.
Anyway, after quiting the Google family group I was in, my Play Store showed the apps I needed.
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 left. And, from the next time install the Google Authenticator App from PlayStore as it creates code by itself and comes very handy. No reliance on SMS/Call.
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 update notification. As per your comment, since you are all stock then you can download and install the update.
If you want your official UK firmware there are 2 ...
yes correct , use this link for direct download from google play ,
or chrome plugins :
or vpn or socks for change ip to usa or england.
You'd have to use a custom ROM to do this, because the layout direction is a fixed part of the locale information, not a user-visible setting. Even if you could, you'd find that most apps wouldn't change. It takes development and testing time to make Android layouts bidirectional, and the support wasn't added to Android until Jelly Bean, so apps tend to only ...
Since Google Now isn't actually available in my country, I did some looking around, and found this "hack" in a blog :
In case that the link dies, these are the steps described there :
Make sure you have an active internet connection and follow all the
steps below carefully.
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 (QWERTZ) were missing for a long time.
For a simple solution you want to find packaged keyboard layouts (usually tiny .apk) but be wary of malicious ones.
If you ...