Get more languages onto your HTC One M8

Lets say you buy a Swedish One M8 and want to use it in France, in French. Or pretty much any language any where. Most phones are made for a region/country and comes with the languages for that region. But, there’s a fix for that.

Tell me! I need to know!

You just need an app. And a computer. MoreLocale is the app needed

And yes, this works with Lollipop.

This isn’t root. This does not need root. It will not tamper anything in your phone that’s related to warranty. It’s safe.

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

If you don't want to do the steps below, thinking it's "too hard". Then I've done a simplified version of it HERE, where you don't have to do much yourself at all. 

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.


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  • Marcel

    hallo, first of all thank you for that i used your quick way and it worked perfectly fine, but after that i have now issues with connectin the pc to my tv over hdmi, the fault is i can see on both devices that its connected but i can’t see anything on the tv screen, andi have to allign all my divices like gamepads manually,do you have any suggestion what to do now?

  • mouad

    my computer is in french , when I put the command “adb shell” , it says that “adb” isn’t known as a command .
    please help !

    • The command line Path isn’t set up to include Adb, that’s why. There’s a simple way to do this in the upper part of the post

  • Ehsan Gh

    Persian language HTC One M8

  • Calph Calph

    great job bro thanx soo much bcz some of htc u need to unlock bootloader to root wc ends up loosing yo work in phone more documents i like htc but there software process is tiresome mostly on htc s-on locked bootloader