Some OEM (especially Samsung, Sony, and HTC) purposefully hide supported languages based on the region in which they are marketing the devices. Language Enabler will activate these hidden languages and allow you to use your local language.
- The good
- Easy to use and free.
- Activates all hidden languages in the system.
- The bad
- Requires either root permissions or using the Android development tools adb to grant permissions.
Not having your local language in the Language & input option in the settings, can be due to two reasons:
- It is not supported in the current ROM.
- It was intentionally hidden by the manufacturer or service provider.
The first possibility requires a complete change of the system by installing a new ROM that supports your local language and this is risky and requires technical knowledge, so it is best to leave it to a professional.
In the case of the second possibility which was particularly observed in Samsung, Sony and HTC devices. it is possible to use this app or a similar app such as MoreLocale 2 to reactivate your local language.
Although the interface of Language Enabler suggests to the user at the first glance that the process of restoring the hidden language is easy and can be done with a push of a button, but the difficulty arises from the fact that the app requires special permissions to do its job, so obtaining root privileges on the device is essential for the app to show the hidden languages. If you are unable to get root permissions on the device, there is still an option to use Android development tools (adb) to give the app the required permissions.
In general, Language Enabler offers a great service and has a good user-interface as well, but it must be said without having the required permissions the app is useless.
As a reminder, the app only unlocks supported but hidden languages, in case the language is not supported by the current ROM, the app can't restore the language.
- The app is free.
- The UI is nice and simple.
- Unlocks all hidden languages.
- Requires root permissions.
Download Language Enabler 3.5.1
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- Last update2019-04-07
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