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  1. Bryan Sayas's Avatar
    I wish they added a transparency settings for the live tiles
    04-14-2014 11:09 AM
  2. msxbox's Avatar
    Now press and hold on your two other languages and remove, leave us and then reboot and check your app list
    you don't need to remove the other languages as my one works with the English US and the English UK listed, try removing the us one and add it again, i am just trying my other phone to see if i missed anything to get it working i don't think i have but will update in a moment
    04-14-2014 11:11 AM
  3. Yuval Akavian's Avatar
    I can't install Cortana on 8X as well. The problem I see is that I can't have English (US) as my phone's language & I really don't know how to set it. There must be a bug or something...

    Settings: Language
    En (US)
    Regional format:enabled
    Speech: Enabled
    Keyboard: English

    EN (UK)
    Phone language : Enabled
    Keyboard: English

    I can't remove EN UK from there...grrrr
    Yeah me too here with the same problem. I Have HTC 8x too :(((
    04-14-2014 11:13 AM
  4. waltzik's Avatar
    In Ukraine and i got Cortana working from Advice on this website.No need for hard reset or what ever. Just follow the directives here and you should be good to go for those still have issues.
    Change phone language to English USA
    Speech---Download & use English USA
    Keyboard ----Have only English USA(if english Uk delete & have only English USA. at least thatz what i did)
    Under region and format----Make sure they are both set to USA and English USA
    changing Language to English USA phone should restart from that menu for it to be enabled and check back for Cortana Sweetness...
    zahir hussain1 likes this.
    04-14-2014 11:14 AM
  5. ven07's Avatar
    Hey guys i have my cortana :D delete the english uk and soft reset the phone :)
    04-14-2014 11:15 AM
  6. msxbox's Avatar
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    I don't know why...please help me!:) I have waited for Cortana too loong:(
    you don't need to remove the other languages as my one works with the English US and the English UK listed, try removing the us one and add it again, i am just trying my other phone to see if i missed anything to get it working i don't think i have but will update in a moment, it may be just the restarts, after each section it asks to restart the phone you must do each restart..YES i have just finished updating my other phone and you must do a restart after each point in my post below I updated it now scroll down to see.. Good Luck
    Painkillerhu likes this.
    04-14-2014 11:15 AM
  7. Zeem Frostmaw's Avatar
    On my Lumia 920 I set my region settings to US before installing 8.1 and Cortana loaded as it should. After installing the UK language pack afterwards, Cortana vanished. Deleting the US language then installing it again caused Cortana to appear again, though I removed the UK language afterwards just to be safe.

    To be honest though, as a Brit using Cortana, you aren't missing much. Non-US Bing services are as poor as ever, and the voice recognition still chokes [S]one too many times[/S] WAY too many times for me to regularly choose Cortana as opposed to finding the information myself.
    04-14-2014 11:19 AM
  8. msxbox's Avatar
    I have updated the instructions to get Cortana working hope it works for you

    To get Cortana working you need to (non US)...

    1. go to settings then select language ..if you have English (United States) make sure it is listed at the top of the list, you need to long press it and choose move up if it is at the bottom, if you only have one language then you don't need to bother moving it, if you don;t have English (United States) then select add languages and choose English (United States).. if it doesn't work you may need to delete the English (United States) and add it again selecting add languages you will be asked if you want to install the language just say install or ok, also it should look something like this (RESTART PHONE)

    English (United States)
    Phone Language: enabled
    Regional format: enabled
    Speech: enabled
    Keyboard: english

    2. go to settings and then select region and change country/region to United States and you must also set regional format to United States (RESTART PHONE)

    3. go to settings and then select speech and then select speech language and change to English United States (RESTART IF NEEDED)

    then restart the phone and Cortana should be working great with the search button

    also you should look on your app list cortana should be there then pin it to your start screen, then click it and follow the Cortana Setup

    There is now a WPCENTRAL news article by Rich Edmonds with clearer instructions than mine here is a link
    http://www.windowscentral.com/want-c...e-us-heres-how
    Last edited by msxbox; 04-15-2014 at 09:14 AM.
    04-14-2014 11:23 AM
  9. Painkillerhu's Avatar
    Yeah me too here with the same problem. I Have HTC 8x too :(((
    same here, still no solution
    04-14-2014 11:28 AM
  10. hermantj's Avatar
    I had Cortana right after the installation of wp8.1.
    For those who haven't installed it yet, just set everything to English US (language, region, speech). Then restart your phone. Then install wp8.1. And it will be fine ;)
    04-14-2014 11:28 AM
  11. SharkLaserz's Avatar
    HTC 8X, unable to set phone language to US English. I'm a tech-nerd myself, but I am unable to figure out what to do. Have done multiple hard resets; on the setup after the reset, there is no option for English US either. Help?

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    04-14-2014 11:29 AM
  12. miklavzg's Avatar
    Looks like we'll have to wait for another update.
    04-14-2014 11:35 AM
  13. waltzik's Avatar
    i guess cortana is having problems understanding my accent as it's no where near American accent but it still catch parts and bit of what i say. Between for a beta app i would say the integration and functionality is Awesome. A satisfied customer from Ukraine. thanks Microsoft and guys here for sharing method to getting cortana rocking :)
    04-14-2014 11:39 AM
  14. Zeem Frostmaw's Avatar
    HTC 8X, unable to set phone language to US English. I'm a tech-nerd myself, but I am unable to figure out what to do. Have done multiple hard resets; on the setup after the reset, there is no option for English US either. Help?
    Remove US English and install it again. That'll set US to default again.
    04-14-2014 11:55 AM
  15. Chris Yarrow's Avatar
    Not working on HTC 8X - Having the same issue as SharkLaserz - no way to set "phone language" to English (US) even though speech, region and keyboard all set to English (US).
    SharkLaserz likes this.
    04-14-2014 12:13 PM
  16. SharkLaserz's Avatar
    Remove US English and install it again. That'll set US to default again.
    Nope, still the same. It's like... my phone is unable to download the US translations from the server, because it manages to download everything else (keyboard, speech etc.).
    04-14-2014 12:24 PM
  17. msxbox's Avatar
    HTC 8X, unable to set phone language to US English. I'm a tech-nerd myself, but I am unable to figure out what to do. Have done multiple hard resets; on the setup after the reset, there is no option for English US either. Help?

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    English (United States) you already have it..also we have to remember that this isn't a techie only site..
    04-14-2014 12:32 PM
  18. Chris Yarrow's Avatar
    Apparently there's no hope for those with HTC 8X in Europe as the phone ships with a ROM where the US Phone Language is missing. I guess we'll have to wait until it's released properly (see here for more: http://forums.windowscentral.com/cor...ml#post2461294)
    04-14-2014 12:44 PM
  19. jefftovar98's Avatar
    I live in the U.S. and I am of Spanish heritage so I have my language settings to Spanish but for some reason I can't find Cortana even though my tone zone I'd set to be in the U.S.???
    04-14-2014 12:47 PM
  20. dlalonde's Avatar
    Well the real question is is it worth it?
    04-14-2014 12:49 PM
  21. archaeopterix's Avatar
    04-14-2014 12:56 PM
  22. broughshane's Avatar
    Did U get quiet hours. Can't find it in settings or the action centre
    04-14-2014 12:57 PM
  23. Zeem Frostmaw's Avatar
    Well the real question is is it worth it?
    I'd say it's definitely worth it, given how easy it is to revert back if you don't like it. =)
    04-14-2014 02:36 PM
  24. bologni's Avatar
    HTC 8X, unable to set phone language to US English. I'm a tech-nerd myself, but I am unable to figure out what to do. Have done multiple hard resets; on the setup after the reset, there is no option for English US either. Help?

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    lumia 720 user here, and happen the same.
    All day been trying to figure how, but can't delete the us language and re download.

    i give up, full reset is the option now i think.
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    04-14-2014 04:28 PM
  25. BeatSync's Avatar
    I noticed my Microsoft Account Country was set to United Kingdom. The same as my phone language in WP 8.1 which I cannot change on the device. I've changed to the United States but it has not updated on the device.

    I am wondering if doing a hard reset and then reconnecting my Microsoft Account after changing my Country on it will have any affect.
    04-14-2014 04:59 PM
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