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  1. shehroze malik's Avatar
    No cortana here either.. any way we can flash the rom with the US version.( I know its risky :D )
    HTC did a great job forgetting about the US english in unlocked version.
    iAdrian23 likes this.
    04-15-2014 02:45 AM
  2. FrodoBaggins's Avatar
    Unbranded 8X here with Cortana, purchased from a parallel importer though. Not sure whats different but I feel bad now lol. I'm not in the US
    CyberAngel_777 likes this.
    04-15-2014 02:49 AM
  3. axist's Avatar
    No cortana here either.. any way we can flash the rom with the US version.( I know its risky :D )
    HTC did a great job forgetting about the US english in unlocked version.
    Only there is no US rom available, just the european and asian roms. Or have you found one?
    04-15-2014 02:59 AM
  4. Laurentiu Paun's Avatar
    just had a chat with hTC Assistance... she basically told me "tough luck:, bring it up with Microsoft... how the hell is this Microsoft's fault that they "forget" to add the English (United States) phone language to all hTC 8x and 8s phones that are not shipped inside the US?
    There has to be a way to get an unbranded rom and an US Rom and copy the language data from the US to the unbranded and to be able to flash that one :(
    I'm having a tough time hanging in there, all the features work flawlessly, except Cortana :(
    04-15-2014 03:05 AM
  5. anon(8762957)'s Avatar
    I have given up.
    No way to install it. Tried all the english languages that are available.
    Seems like you really do have to set your phone language to english US. Hope MS release it soon voor Canada or UK...

    Also, US spanish doesn't work either (kinda duh, but worth a shot).
    04-15-2014 03:53 AM
  6. FrodoBaggins's Avatar
    Hey guys,
    I've taken some screenshots here, try copying the settings i've got on my 8X, might make magic happen
    Language Setting page

    Keyboards page

    Region Page

    Proof

    And Profit:
    CyberAngel_777 likes this.
    04-15-2014 04:09 AM
  7. Davis Allie's Avatar
    How did you get the 'Phone Language' set as English (US)?
    04-15-2014 04:16 AM
  8. iAdrian23's Avatar
    How did you get the 'Phone Language' set as English (US)?
    He got it because it's written in the ROM or w/e.
    We cannot get it...
    04-15-2014 04:20 AM
  9. Davis Allie's Avatar
    He got it because it's written in the ROM or w/e.
    We cannot get it...
    That's what I thought - just holding on to all hope here :P
    04-15-2014 04:21 AM
  10. FrodoBaggins's Avatar
    Guys on the back of each 8X, just above the charging port, but below the speaker there is some very very small text. On the line with model, right at the end there should be an alphanumeric model ID. Mine is C625e. Wonder if the model ids and ROMs/languages are connected somehow. Only thing I can think of that would cause something like this to happen.
    Some more general information here:
    xda-developers - View Single Post - HTC 8X Model Numbers
    04-15-2014 04:31 AM
  11. iAdrian23's Avatar
    Guys on the back of each 8X, just above the charging port, but below the speaker there is some very very small text. On the line with model, right at the end there should be an alphanumeric model ID. Mine is C625e. Wonder if the model ids and ROMs/languages are connected somehow. Only thing I can think of that would cause something like this to happen.
    Some more general information here:
    xda-developers - View Single Post - HTC 8X Model Numbers
    Checked. So is mine.
    04-15-2014 04:39 AM
  12. Davis Allie's Avatar
    Mine is C620e (unlocked international variant) NO Cortana availability. Microsoft should just open up the beta to the UK too and then all 8X's would have access. After all what's the point of having a beta if only one region can test the service anyway? They need to start testing in other regions anyway and it's not like the UK (and most of Europe) speaks an entirely different language!
    04-15-2014 05:53 AM
  13. eugen serban's Avatar
    Hi,

    I'm looking in my about phone and it's different than above. (phone bought in Denmark):
    - firmware ends in .401
    - radio is 1.20b.32.13.04_15.67b.32.19
    - SOC is 8260A (the one without LTE :( )

    So I guess, unless HTC gives us the right firmware, I'm going for Nokia. Too bad, I think the HTC looks better than the Nokia.
    04-15-2014 05:54 AM
  14. Scorgie95's Avatar
    Yeah mine is a C620E too :( I hope MS say something about this soon.
    04-15-2014 06:10 AM
  15. tavisirbu's Avatar
    I have the same problem with my 8X
    04-15-2014 06:38 AM
  16. AnilJassi123's Avatar
    Please say you had to do something to get that working! I've got three columns enabled and a start background, but the tile refuses to show the time!
    I didn't have to do a thing, try opening the app and letting it refresh then restart your phone?
    04-15-2014 06:44 AM
  17. Trevor Jones's Avatar
    Same boat here, UK unlocked 8X with no Cortana. :(
    04-15-2014 06:55 AM
  18. Twitter@Firas_MD's Avatar
    Unfortunately, HTC has been having problems with the Windows Phone platform, support-wise, for years. Hopefully it will change in the near future, but no Cortana for the time being, it seems.

    What about the HTC app? Did you manage to get it to work with a Start screen background?
    Its not working for me either ... I'm also having a problem to change the PHONE'S language from UK to US .. i hope that its not something related to the hardware ..
    04-15-2014 06:57 AM
  19. DimitarStanev's Avatar
    Mine says c625e, which is either Canadian or from Singapore, according to the xda-dev page. I'd go for Singapore, even though it's supposed to be "unlocked".
    What the darn, HTC... This is absolutelely senseless, why not let me choose my phone language, since that's an "unlocked" phone with "no" regional stuff added to it. Well, I really wanted to try Cortana, give it a spin, but I guess we'll all have to wait until the UK version is released... Or they will change it until then, and we'll have to wait until it's finally released, which will be in a year...
    BTW I can find the cortana settigns page, when I do a search with Bing, but it just says Cortana is not available for this region...
    04-15-2014 06:58 AM
  20. Alexander Alexandrov1's Avatar
    Mmm yes Mitko .. the same here .. with one word 'преебани сме' (we are f.cked up :()
    04-15-2014 07:03 AM
  21. DimitarStanev's Avatar
    Yeah, basically... Well, let's hope MicroSoft will release Cortana faster for regions other than the US... Since I really doubt HTC will do anything about it.
    04-15-2014 08:19 AM
  22. anon(8762957)'s Avatar
    Basically, all of us without 4g devices (C620, Europe) are out of luck.
    I bet ya all the C625a devices have the ability to use US English (since they are AT&T/bell devices, North America).
    Not sure about the Singtel/Asian devices though (C625e).
    And of course the Verizon/CMDA device is a no brainer....
    04-15-2014 08:28 AM
  23. Laurentiu Paun's Avatar
    did nobody manage to hack it yet?
    04-15-2014 08:35 AM
  24. Twitter@Firas_MD's Avatar
    i got the international Unlocked HTC 8x ( Got it in the middle east ) and i did try EVERYTHING to get cortana to work on my phone but with no luck
    can't tell you how much disappointed i am about this, i thought that there is something wrong with my hardware or something, but after reading this tread i know that I'm not alone in this. i couldn't change the PHONE Language to english US no matter what i did.
    ill post all the steps i tried for you so you don't have to try.

    wp_ss_20140415_0001.jpg

    .. i did the following :
    1- Installed the English US language pack and moved it to the top and restarted my phone
    2- Changed The region, Speech and Keyboard to English US
    3- did a hard rest after the 8.1 update ( And this one what really made me understand this problem) .. when i rest the phone , the 1st screen shows up where i need to select the region/ Language i can only see English UK so there is no way - So far - to get cortana to work on out HTC until either MS release cortana to UK and Europe OR htc may release a fix or a frameware fix for their international phones. which i can't see coming really ...

    Now about the OS itself, it works flawlessly on my phone except that HTC app which seems not working, thats all.

    try to enjoy 8.1 without cortana
    04-15-2014 08:49 AM
  25. fgaudet's Avatar
    Basically, all of us without 4g devices (C620, Europe) are out of luck.
    I bet ya all the C625a devices have the ability to use US English (since they are AT&T/bell devices, North America).
    Not sure about the Singtel/Asian devices though (C625e).
    And of course the Verizon/CMDA device is a no brainer....
    Nope, I have a C625a from Rogers Canada, unlocked, and no Cortana, not even the setting page for Cortana...
    04-15-2014 08:50 AM
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