Enabling use of MoreLocale2 on One M8

MoreLocale2 is the mostly used app to add a Locale (language/country) on an Android, and after changes to Android in the 4.2 you need to do a bit to get it to work.

This is done on a regular HTC One M8, it’s not rooted or changed in any way and the process shown here will not alter anything on the magnitude like root.

It will not alter your phone in a way that affect warranty etc. This is VERY safe to do.

Important: Install MoreLocale2 first

I will show the PM Grant way here

What you need

First you need to hook up phone to computer with USB debugging enabled (or it will not work very well). This you do in Developer options if it’s not on already, if you can’t find developer options: read this

Edit: with 4.3 and up , you need to OK the debugging mode on your phone.

With a command line (on a windows computer, windows key + R and type CMD) you type (I assume with Paths and such ok, or stand in the directory where “adb” can be found). Each command is followed by ENTER.

adb shell

this will set adb into shell mode, where you can enter commands directly to your phone

The prompt changes a bit, and you enter (careful with spelling and caps). Enter

pm grant android.permission.CHANGE_CONFIGURATION

The prompt will not show you much, just mirrors the last bit. That means it was successful, I do this with Morelocale 2 open on my phone. And then you can just change language to whatever you want, this grant stays even with a restart of the phone.