Easy way of adding more languages to your HTC phone

I’ve covered Morelocale 2 here before, as a pretty easy way to add more languages to a phone. Now it just got a lot easier. And, it will work on pretty much any Android device with 4.2 and up.

What can I do with this?

With this you can install more languages onto your HTC android phone. Well, it just shows a list really. But, it gets you more languages. Like Swedish onto a UK phone etc.

This method does NOT require root or changes your device more than just letting you set more languages. It’s NOT “root”.

And yes, this works with Lollipop.

Ok, let’s get started

The guides I’ve done on this before all had you doing the commands yourself, and that sometimes just didn’t work very well.

So, I decided that I would simplify that step by including a so called batch-file that does that all for you (got inspired by and app that did it that way).

This method does NOT have you install Android SDK. It’s all included in the zip-file which is linked to in this post.

But: you need to have a HTC sync manager installed, which contains the ADB drivers for the phone. Without that step, this will not work.

You still NEED to have MoreLocale 2 installed on your device prior to this.

No commands. No checking if phone is connected. That the batch-file does for you. But, you need to have your device connected to your computer for this to properly work.

This is for Windows, will not work on mac/linux/etc.

You simply download THIS RAR-file, and just unrar it to it’s own folder (ml2_setter). And then you simply open RUN.


Which will start a command prompt, which you simply follows. If it doesn’t find the phone, it will tell you.


And that should be it, I’ve tried it many times but it’s just the very first version of it. If something fails: please Let me know.

  • Joe T

    Thank you Tobbe – Wonderful that such an old email dating back to 2015 was of a big help to me. I was able to find the solution for my wife’s Samsung J5 (2016) and change the system language to French without having to root. Besides getting the USB driver for Samsung, I followed the rest of your instructions, downloaded the “RAR” and then ran the “RUN” bat – all worked like a charm. I did a re-boot just to make sure all was still there and it was. Thank you if you ever read this message.

    • Thanks! Kinda cool that it works on a phone just outside of what I know. And still. Kinda shows just how basic it was, but if it works it works. Really appreciate your message