How to unlock Developer mode to set multiple languages on Android OS 4.2.2

I was trying to set my new Samsung Tab 3 from English to other languages (Nepali, Hindi, Chinese Hongkong). Such languages were not listed in default Samsung’s  “Language and Input” setting, then I face a big problem. I search for other third party application to set other languages in my Tab.

Morelocale 2 (Click here to download) is the best apps for it but I found that it does not have permission to choice or set up other languages for android 4.2.2 system. You have to have permission to set up that.

Problem:

Permission denied.

MoreLocale 2 is not granted a CHANGE_CONFIGURATION permission.

Error on Samsung Tab3

Solution:

You need to do some tweak on your Android OS 4.2.2.

1. Download Android SDK from developer.android.com (Click here to download). Unzip it and install Android SDK Manager.

2. Now you need to unlock the Developer Option on your Android OS. To unlock:

  •       Go to Settings – > About Device and Tap 7 times continuously on Build number.

Quite funny, but it will help you to unlock the Developer option. You will get the new tab named as “Developer Option” above “About Device“.

3. Enable USB Debugging from Developer Option by Checking on it.

Enable USB Debugging Mode

4. Now its time to take help of Andorid SDK that has been installed a while ago. Open command prompt on your PC on admin mode and connect your Tab or Galaxy S4 or any Android device 4.2.2 via USB to your PC.  Then Type the following command from the right folder path location as shown in picture below :

  • adb shell

Command

  • pm grant jp.co.c_lis.ccl.morelocale android.permission.CHANGE_CONFIGURATION

Command 2

5. Now you are almost done with this Android permission to change your desired language on 4.2.2. Open the apps More Locale 2, choose your language by pressing ISO639 and Set on your device.

More Locale 2

Final look will be like this:

Final Look

Hope you like this solution.

Cheers,
Udhyan

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121 thoughts on “How to unlock Developer mode to set multiple languages on Android OS 4.2.2

  1. Hi Udhyan,

    I’ve just bought from US a Samsung galaxy note pro 12.2 (4.4.2), and I’m trying to add the “greek” language, following your directions. I stuck in step (4) because of “error: device not found”. What should I do to continue????
    usb debug DONE
    Connect to pc DONE
    Command “> adb shell pm grant jp.co.c_lis.ccl.morelocaleandroid.permision.CHANGE_CONFIGURATION” is the command I use

    After Typing “adb device” , running lines appears on the cmd window!!!

    Pls advise.
    Thanks

    1. Hi,
      Sorry for the late response as I was busy on other things. However, what I see on your comment is that you are typing adb shell pm grant all in same line. Try to check it again on my screenshot. Can you try first adb shell and once dollar appear, you can try pm one….
      Regards,
      Udhyan.

  2. Hi guy, I done all the steps you wrote, but I have a problem in Step 4, when I enter the command “adb shell” the console returns:

    error: device not connected
    error: device not connected

    I don’t know what to do, please, can you help me?

    Waiting reply.

    Thank you.

      1. I solved the problem, I’ve installed all the drivers of the phone in my computer and now my phone was recognised.

        Thank you for your attention.

  3. what do i do with android sdk after i install and extract to my desktop? everytime i type in adb shell it says ” ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file”

    1. Hi,
      Once you install android sdk, there are two option that you can do.
      1. You can run the adb command by routing your command prompt to the default location where you have put it. For example:
      C:\>cd users
      C:\users\>cd yourname
      C:\users\yourname\>cd desktop
      as you extract it on desktop.
      2. Put the path in environment variable of System.
      Here’s a short how-to for the newbies. What you need is the Environment Variables dialog.

      a. Click Start (Orb) menu button.
      b. Right click on Computer icon.
      c. Click on Properties. This will bring up System window in Control Panel.
      d. Click on Advanced System Settings on the left. This will bring up the System Properties window with Advanced tab selected.
      e. Click on Environment Variables button on the bottom of the dialog. This brings up the Environment Variables dialog.
      f. In the System Variables section, scroll down till you see Path.
      g. Click on Path to select it, then the Edit button. This will bring up the Edit System Variable dialog.
      h. While the Variable value field is selected, press the End key on your keyboard to go to the right end of the line, or use the arrow keys to move the marker to the end.
      i. Type in ;C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\tools\ , here location is according to your sdk location. In my case it was on C drive of Program files. You can change according to your one. I think it might be on desktop location.
      j. Click OK and then you can type adb from anywhere in your command prompt.
      Thank you
      Regards,
      Udhyan.

  4. The daemon won’t start, or it starts but fails to run…either way, I couldn’t get to the shell at all (error: cannot connect to daemon). HTC One X+ (v4.2.2) and Butterfly 2 (v4.4.4), same results on both. I could transfer data between phone and computer, but the adb shell just won’t connect to it. USB debug mode is enabled. Any help?

  5. The daemon won’t start, or it starts but fails to run…either way, I couldn’t get to the shell at all (error: cannot connect to daemon). HTC One X+ (v4.2.2) and Butterfly 2 (v4.4.4), same results on both. I could transfer data between phone and computer, but the adb shell just won’t connect to it. USB debug mode is enabled. Any help?

  6. Hi,
    And if I want to stay with main language English, and add only input keyboards ? It seems like it’s no option.
    I have android 4.4.2 . Open the permissions , but still hebrew (which is not in OS) is not there 😦 So I can’t choose it.

  7. For all the ppl with adb problems like no device or other type of errors u can do all the steps u need in Terminal emulator from playsore . Directly from your device with 100% success rate! Have a great day!

  8. Hi

    Is there any way to identify the current language being used in the phone using ADB commands?
    I can read the language property from build.prop, but its the constant one like “en” seems like default for the device, if I change it to another language by going to the settings it wont get reflect in build.prop

    So am try to find the language in the device on my system, if there are any methods please let me know. Thank you

  9. After downloading morelocale2 and successfully change the language to Arabic the contact names aren’t readable right only the contact names
    my mobile is note 3, pls help me

  10. Thank you so much for writing this article, it was just what I needed! For the first time I bought a handset myself online instead of through my mobile provider, and the HTC One M9 I received was manufactured for the Hong Kong market meaning it only had US English installed, when I wanted UK English.

    I found More Locale 2 but it didn’t work as I didn’t have the requisite permissions, after researching the error message I found your article. The guide was so helpful that I had it sorted in minutes, the main time required being to download and install the SDK.

    Thanks again for saving me from a frustrating experience of the wrong English on my otherwise wonderful new handset.

  11. Hi, I was able to follow your directions and change the default language from English to Russian on a samsung SGH-I467, I’m giving it as a gift so I was trying to make the default language of everything to Russian. It seems like not everything was translated? I was under the impression it would be able to change all of the text, I have not rooted the device and was preferring to avoid that. Could you please tell me if there is anything else I can do or is this as good as it will get?

    Thanks for your time and help, I appreciate it.

  12. Hi,

    Read your tutorial and it looks good. I just can’t seem to apply it to the latest Marshmallow and a Window 7 setting. Can you help?

    /Thomas

  13. My Galaxy 7edge was upgraded to Android 7 yesterday, lost Russian pack that I was using before. Tried your tutorial – got the driver on the PC (it is seeing the phone), got minimal ADB, but when trying to run “pm”, get a message: ‘pm’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. Could you help? Thanks in advance!

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