The Windows 10 April 2018 update has arrived! Get the new Dell XPS 15, starting at $999.99
01-30-2015 10:06 AM
152 ... 23456 ...
tools
  1. Twitter@Firas_MD'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....
    mine is C620e .. 16GB and i got the same problem here .. No cortana for me.
    04-15-2014 08:52 AM
  2. DimitarStanev's Avatar
    Guys, I don't want to be a Negative Nancy, but I am almost sure HTC won't do jack to make it work. They are pretty low as a company overall at the moment, and the 8X is the last phone they've released which has Windows Phone, and it has absolutely no support. HTC is known to have crappy support, but this is just ridiculous.
    I am planning to let them know how I feel about their product too... Deeply disappointed, I would really have loved to have Cortana. Really hoping someone comes with a workaround.
    04-15-2014 09:00 AM
  3. Peter McNeill1's Avatar
    Canada Unlocked Rogers 8X C625a and no cortana either. Odd thing is, those on Rogers as their provider can change the phone language to US with the same phone or so what I've been reading say. I"m on Koodo, so maybe it's carrier dependent with the Canadian variant?
    04-15-2014 09:03 AM
  4. Twitter@Firas_MD's Avatar
    Guys, I don't want to be a Negative Nancy, but I am almost sure HTC won't do jack to make it work. They are pretty low as a company overall at the moment, and the 8X is the last phone they've released which has Windows Phone, and it has absolutely no support. HTC is known to have crappy support, but this is just ridiculous.
    I am planning to let them know how I feel about their product too... Deeply disappointed, I would really have loved to have Cortana. Really hoping someone comes with a workaround.
    Well, I'm still hoping for Microsoft to enable Cortana in the UK so we can use. We still got hope.
    04-15-2014 09:15 AM
  5. Alexander Alexandrov1's Avatar
    Offically from HTC

    "Dear ...,

    Thank you for contacting HTC.

    with regards to your inquiry , We apologize for any inconvenience that you are facing.
    Kindly we ask you to contact Microsoft , the developer of operating system for more assist ,"
    04-15-2014 09:18 AM
  6. Laurentiu Paun's Avatar
    Well, I'm still hoping for Microsoft to enable Cortana in the UK so we can use. We still got hope.
    This would most likely be the global solution, as all HTC 8x/s can use English (United Kingdom) as phone language...
    If they do not want such a "large" country to have access to Cortana, then at least search for the smallest country in the list and enable Cortana for that "small" region, the issue is that English (United States) is not available at all :(
    04-15-2014 09:36 AM
  7. Alexander Alexandrov1's Avatar
    See my post No Cortana for HTC 8X/8S in Europe (maybe not only)??? .. there I have pasted the official reply from HTC :(
    04-15-2014 09:57 AM
  8. Laurentiu Paun's Avatar
    See my post No Cortana for HTC 8X/8S in Europe (maybe not only)??? .. there I have pasted the official reply from HTC :(
    Why the hell should we take it up with Microsoft? Is it MSs fault they messed up? NO
    Is it hTCs fault they did not include the language pack? YES
    Should they be the ones to deliver a firmware update? ABSOLUTELY
    I am quite angry, spent the day searching the web for any solutions today, even found one guy on Reddit claiming to have an hTC 8x bought in the United Arab Emirates and he posted about making it work:
    DarthPlanet comments on Changing your region will NOT enable Cortana.

    I do no know what to believe anymore...
    /rant
    iAdrian23 likes this.
    04-15-2014 10:03 AM
  9. Eral Ocal's Avatar
    I have a HTC 8X, with Turkish language settings. In settings there is USA language option but even if i change my language settings my phone still works in Turkish. I think there is a problem with win 8.1 Because before update i could changed my phone language (display and menu language) to English for enabling mobile bing setting. There was no problem changing language settings. After 8.1 developer update i could not enable bing mobile at first try and i don't why. Then i've tried everything again from start.
    1 Change language to Eng USA (priority on top)
    2. Change Region to USA
    (i also installed eng keyboard and changed speaking settings to english)
    Now i have mobile bing and qr scan. Phone is still in Turkish ( you can't delete Turkish language). English languages looks installed but with minor effects. For example calender is in english but menu and display is still in Turkish. And i still don't have cortana app on my htc 8x
    04-15-2014 10:05 AM
  10. KRS WP8_1's Avatar
    Yes, that HTC app is useless now. Doesn't make much difference to me, but it's ****ty, cos its the build in manufacturer's app... and... it doesn't work with a new update.. wow.. that boosts my confidence on HTC :/ WTH!
    04-15-2014 10:20 AM
  11. fgaudet's Avatar
    Do you mean this? (Top left corner)
    Yes, you'll notice the clock (presumably the rest also) does not update anymore.
    If you remove the start background image, it works again and the clock show the correct time.
    04-15-2014 11:41 AM
  12. josephcq's Avatar
    In the US with an 8x. No problems yet.
    CyberAngel_777 likes this.
    04-15-2014 12:27 PM
  13. agsalinas's Avatar
    Hello guys, can someone help me? I have an HTC 8x Unbranded i believe its a European unlocked device. I looked for the number you were talking about in the back of the phone and it says CE0560. I downloaded yesterday the update for Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1. It usually took about 6 hours in the update for GDR2 and GDR3 so I left it installing before i went to sleep. This morning I woke up very excited to use my brand new OS Updated and i was very happy when i saw those new icons on the top of the bar and when i unlocked it i saw the message that the update was succesfull. I couldnt be any more happy, so I started right away to explore and make new configurations such as Action Center and Start Screen Background. Finally i looked up for that feature we all have been waiting for: Cortana. I couldnt find it but I wasnt worrried as i read that I should do some configuration changes for the region and language and so I did. After making sure everything was right, I rebooted my Phone and surprisingly my phone didnt come up! After the HTC White Splash Screen i was hoping to see the usuarl Blue Windows Phone Screen but it just stuck in a Black one. I did power it down several times and did a soft reset with no success. Battery was almost charged as i left it all night plugged in. I tried connnecting it with a USB cable to my PC with no success. Im desperated!! Can someone help me please??? Appreciate!
    04-15-2014 12:52 PM
  14. axist's Avatar
    I contacted HTC about the missing US English language as "phone language" option for our non-US devices. I found out two things from this:
    1. The HTC support is rather incompetent
    2. They're not going to help us

    According to the support guy (whom I have nothing but confidence for and very little of that) only Microsoft can send out the updates needed for the phone.
    So, it looks like we will have to wait (a month? three months? half a year?) for Cortana to be released to other regions. But I will attempt to hack the registry or something.
    Hopefully I will brick the phone in the process of doing so which means I can buy a Nokia instead.
    04-15-2014 01:17 PM
  15. threefortyduster's Avatar
    I am in the US with a T-Mobile 8x, and I have cortana just fine.

    Sent from my Windows Phone 8X by HTC using Tapatalk
    CyberAngel_777 likes this.
    04-15-2014 01:31 PM
  16. TrueTrueFalseTrue's Avatar
    Hi

    I just have spoke to Polish HTC helpesk.
    Is no way to have Cortana on HTC 8X/8S in Europe/outside US. "English (United States)" is not included in the ROM. I think is no trace of Cortane inside either. So is no sense to try. Thanks HTC. MS and HTC decision is just stupid. You few year behind Apple and Android and you should say "thank you" just because I have choose Windows Phone...
    Last edited by TrueTrueFalseTrue; 04-15-2014 at 02:22 PM.
    04-15-2014 01:32 PM
  17. threefortyduster's Avatar
    It's not Microsoft's fault that HTC chose to not include a language in the ROM.

    Sent from my Windows Phone 8X by HTC using Tapatalk
    04-15-2014 01:45 PM
  18. TrueTrueFalseTrue's Avatar
    If I would be Microsoft I would say: No way! Give it to UK to make some tests...
    Twitter@Firas_MD likes this.
    04-15-2014 02:23 PM
  19. Asim Musaad's Avatar
    I can confirm, no Cortana on 8X that was bought in Europe. All region and language options switched to US. UK still stays in Languages menu (in second place) - cannot be deleted. After restart no Cortana under apps and it cannot be turned on in settings. After 'hard reset' no option available for English (United States).
    For anyone facing this problem,

    we need to try.

    Make English United States phone language available to download for HTC 8X and other phones that doesn't have it. As Cortana doesn't work!!? €“ Feature Suggestions for Windows Phone

    I've gave away my maximum three voices here.

    Added:
    If you find anyone anywhere else asking about this problem please direct them to this link in order to get Microsoft's response to be faster about this, i believe it won't be hard for them to get this done as quickly as possible.
    Last edited by Asim Musaad; 04-15-2014 at 03:33 PM.
    04-15-2014 02:59 PM
  20. Bearach's Avatar
    The only reason this is a problem is due to it being US only at this time. Why would we want that language on our devices if it wasn't for this restriction? It's frustrating and I was really looking forward to trying this out but lets be realistic. This isn't a problem we'd have if it weren't for the feature's restriction. Lets just hope they bring it to our countries quickly.
    04-15-2014 03:38 PM
  21. paulove's Avatar
    Hi

    I just have spoke to Polish HTC helpesk.
    Is no way to have Cortana on HTC 8X/8S in Europe/outside US. "English (United States)" is not included in the ROM. I think is no trace of Cortane inside either. So is no sense to try. Thanks HTC. MS and HTC decision is just stupid. You few year behind Apple and Android and you should say "thank you" just because I have choose Windows Phone...
    Cortana is in rom, I did see settings. After setting all I can to US English and searching with bing. But it said disabled because it is not supported in my region.

    Sent from my GT-N7100 using Tapatalk
    04-15-2014 04:13 PM
  22. wackykhaki's Avatar
    Just installed 8.1 on my AT&T HTC 8X (English-US). Cortana only works with text input. She cannot speak or hear anything I say. Double-checked all my settings. My speaker and volume works fine but Cortana cannot hear me or speak when I ask her pronounce my name. Any ideas?
    04-15-2014 04:46 PM
  23. itzdrk's Avatar
    This is where i have got to before giving up, doesn't seem like its gonna happen for a few months

    ztnad3m.png

    ccgvgam.png

    d8kml3p.png

    f1yqifv.png

    gaedbya.png

    Even changed my clock to Eastern Time (US & Canada)

    Meh
    04-15-2014 05:23 PM
  24. bologni's Avatar
    This is where i have got to before giving up, doesn't seem like its gonna happen for a few months

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ZTNAd3m.png 
Views:	14 
Size:	106.9 KB 
ID:	62777

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ccgvgAM.png 
Views:	11 
Size:	96.9 KB 
ID:	62778

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	D8KML3p.png 
Views:	9 
Size:	67.7 KB 
ID:	62779

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	f1yQifv.png 
Views:	9 
Size:	487.1 KB 
ID:	62780

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	GaeDBYa.png 
Views:	10 
Size:	118.6 KB 
ID:	62781

    Even changed my clock to Eastern Time (US & Canada)

    Meh
    Same here but with a Lumia 720 Argentina Movistar
    04-15-2014 05:42 PM
  25. HitoTheKing's Avatar
    Too bad I was so excited to try Corona but i'll have to wait. Other features work fine except reader mode when I use it the screen is white I may try it on other sites to check. Also I can't open the IE11 advanced settings. Anyone have the same problem? How can I fix it?
    04-15-2014 10:00 PM
152 ... 23456 ...

Similar Threads

  1. Problems with Samsung ATIV S
    By Mazlum in forum Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-16-2014, 02:43 AM
  2. Completely disappointed with Music hub
    By JCtheGreat in forum Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-14-2014, 10:39 PM
  3. 8.1 update for HTC 8X release date?
    By MarkCwee in forum HTC 8X
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-14-2014, 12:34 PM
  4. Apple's Passbook passes now work with Windows Phone 8.1
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-14-2014, 11:40 AM
  5. Verizon to give discounts to customers with off-contract phones
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-14-2014, 11:30 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD