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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 ...


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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 (...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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One thing you might try is to uninstall all of the Google Play Store updates. When the updates get re-applied some people have found that it fixed their country issue.


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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 ...


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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: https://play....


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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" enjoy Unfortunately ...


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Simple things The obvious group of settings that needs to be changed (simply by selecting the appropriate value) is the interface language, time zone. Keyboard 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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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.


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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 ...


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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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You can set the date and time format in the settings (system section) -> Date & Time.


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I don't know how to use them simultaneously, but yes, you can have 2 languages. Make sure the second language is installed under settings. Then under keyboard make sure you tick the setting an extra key should appear when using multiple languages. Then when you are typing, let's say in whatsapp or so, go to your menu and tick the box of the second (installed)...


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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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You need to look at 3rd-party keyboard replacement apps, not locale changing apps. Many well known keyboards like Swype and SwiftKey offer Russian layouts as either an in-app downloads, or separate add-on packages (like AnySoftKeyboard's language packs for example.) Keep in mind that after the initial installation new Keyboard apps are not enabled. Go to ...


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Usually no - however, it's my opinion that this is a rather vague question that can't be accurately answered without knowing the app developer's policy or whether the app is locked to a particular region.


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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 ...


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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.


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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.


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Try this - http://apps.evozi.com/apk-downloader/#guide This site allows you to copy the url fromm the official app from Google Play and download it without a hassle. Enjoy.


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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 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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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