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  1. Liam Templeton's Avatar
    I have the exact same problem on my HTC Windows Phone 8S which has the Telstra (Australia) rom on it. I spoke to HTC customer support... they said that it is the carrier's rom disabling you from changing the phones language to English US. Why would they disable it in the first place anyways. I am so annoyed at this problem. GRRRR! I want cortana as it is the coolest new feature on windows phone 8.1 but is only supported in the US
    04-26-2014 04:17 AM
  2. MultiGielen's Avatar
    Has anyone got a solution?
    04-29-2014 03:57 AM
  3. GaizkaG's Avatar
    The solution will be to wait until june, 1 month more, and use Cortana with UK english. According to Microsoft 8.1 will be released on june, and Cortana will be available in UK and China.
    Cortana to launch in China and UK for version 1, other English-speaking countries soon after | Windows Phone Central
    05-05-2014 06:16 AM
  4. vlacocabios's Avatar
    A quick question for you, guys. I already have wp8.1 on my htc8x, since I am registered as a developer. However, I might get a lumia925 in the next 10 days. Will I have to register again as a developer in order to have access to 8.1 again?
    05-06-2014 07:51 AM
  5. Laurentiu Paun's Avatar
    You shouldn't have to, just install Preview for Developers and you will get the update, as long as you use the same Microsoft Account :)
    05-10-2014 05:07 AM
  6. S640's Avatar
    A quick question for you, guys. I already have wp8.1 on my htc8x, since I am registered as a developer. However, I might get a lumia925 in the next 10 days. Will I have to register again as a developer in order to have access to 8.1 again?
    You'll be fine. Download the app, sign in, check the box, update to 8.1 just like you did on the 8X.
    05-10-2014 11:09 AM
  7. Sadangelman's Avatar
    I have a 16gb HTC 8x model C620e that has Cortana. I brought the phone recently secondhand from a local auction site. So i have no idea where the phone is from. But if it helps, after a full reset the setup guide defaults to Singapore.

    All i did was upgrade to 8.1 then did a full reset of the phone & during the setup guide i used my actual location, language & keyboard which for me is New Zealand. After setting up the phone i then changed the language + keyboard to english United States & the region to United States, restarted the phone & had Cortana ready & waiting to go.

    I also found that if i ever set my region setting back to New Zealand so I can purchase apps from my local store I will lose Cortana, but once I reset my region back to United States i regain Cortana & still have all the settings i had set for Cortana.
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    06-04-2014 07:02 AM
  8. Twitter@Firas_MD's Avatar
    I have a 16gb HTC 8x model C620e that has Cortana. I brought the phone recently secondhand from a local auction site. So i have no idea where the phone is from. But if it helps, after a full reset the setup guide defaults to Singapore.

    All i did was upgrade to 8.1 then did a full reset of the phone & during the setup guide i used my actual location, language & keyboard which for me is New Zealand. After setting up the phone i then changed the language + keyboard to english United States & the region to United States, restarted the phone & had Cortana ready & waiting to go.

    I also found that if i ever set my region setting back to New Zealand so I can purchase apps from my local store I will lose Cortana, but once I reset my region back to United States i regain Cortana & still have all the settings i had set for Cortana.
    Did you managed to change the PHONE LANGUAGE to English US? Maybe you can post a screenshot of that pls
    06-04-2014 07:17 AM
  9. Sadangelman's Avatar
    My main settings & the keyboard setting is actually English United States.
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    My keyboard setting.
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    My speech settings
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    Cortana settings with Cortana on
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    Cortana live tile on home screen
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    Cortana running
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    Finally my phone, yes it's an HTC 8x running the lastest 8.1 update
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    The support phone number on the about screen is the number for HTC support in Singapore & with a full reset of the phone, the setup guide defaults to Singapore. So i would guess this phone came from Singapore. So it maybe an international unlocked model?
    Last edited by Sadangelman; 06-04-2014 at 09:07 AM.
    06-04-2014 08:03 AM
  10. Twitter@Firas_MD's Avatar
    My main settings & the keyboard setting is actually English United States.
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    My keyboard setting.
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    My speech settings
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    Cortana settings with Cortana on
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    Finally my phone, yes it's an HTC 8x running the lastest 8.1 update
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    The support phone number on the about screen is the number for HTC support in Singapore & with a full reset of the phone, the setup guide defaults to Singapore. So i would guess this phone came from Singapore. So it maybe an international unlocked model?
    That's exactly what I have ben trying to do since day one of Dve preview 8.1
    Still no luck here, I got stuck with my UK English for the phone language. Even when I did a hard rest I couldn't find US English among my Choices for the phone language. did you noticed that?
    Thanks a lot for sharing this. I hope you are enjoying the experience.
    I'll be waiting for Microsoft to release cortana for the uk I guess.
    06-04-2014 10:18 AM
  11. Sadangelman's Avatar
    Originally i had set my phone to English New Zealand. After updating to 8.1 i simply went to Settings-Language-Add Languages & English United States was automatically available in my list of languages. Selected English United States & deleted English New Zealand then rebooted my phone. Then as long as my keyboard, region & speech settings are also set to English United States Cortana is good to go for me.
    CyberAngel_777 likes this.
    06-04-2014 01:16 PM
  12. Captains's Avatar
    Selected English United States & deleted English New Zealand then rebooted my phone. .
    I think that is the problem for most of us, In that we can't delete the default. In my case English Australia.
    06-05-2014 03:03 AM
  13. MultiGielen's Avatar
    I got "Cortana: info gathering" in my Data sense usage. It won't be long anymore..

    HTC 8X Belgium
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    06-12-2014 01:31 PM
  14. Fidan Fidanoski's Avatar
    И сега што да правиме ? Т-Мобиле Македонија нема никогаш да има официјални апдејти за htc8x
    06-22-2014 06:19 AM
  15. Basidh Mohammed's Avatar
    Hey every1, Just download the United States(English) and enabled in the Settings--> Languages->Add languagges and downloaded the language..
    After downloading just, change another Setting-->Keyboard-->United states..

    After doing this with in few seconds i got Cortana update for my HTC-8X.. I am from india.. Do this and u r done with the update.
    CyberAngel_777 likes this.
    08-06-2014 11:29 PM
  16. Captains's Avatar
    Hey every1, Just download the United States(English) and enabled in the Settings--> Languages->Add languagges and downloaded the language..

    After downloading just, change another Setting-->Keyboard-->United states..



    After doing this with in few seconds i got Cortana update for my HTC-8X.. I am from india.. Do this and u r done with the update.

    Not with Asia pacific phones 😐
    08-07-2014 06:44 AM
  17. Painkillerhu's Avatar
    Hey every1, Just download the United States(English) and enabled in the Settings--> Languages->Add languagges and downloaded the language..
    After downloading just, change another Setting-->Keyboard-->United states..

    After doing this with in few seconds i got Cortana update for my HTC-8X.. I am from india.. Do this and u r done with the update.
    How on earth can you download the whole U.S.?
    MultiGielen likes this.
    08-07-2014 09:00 AM
  18. fgaudet's Avatar
    Nope. Doesn't work, the phone language stays generic English, not US english, because the FIRMWARE doesn't provide the option.
    "NO CORTANA FOR YOU."
    08-07-2014 12:23 PM
  19. MultiGielen's Avatar
    My region, phone language and speech is set to UK but still not Cortana? How come? Do you need 8.1 Update 1 to use Cortana UK?
    08-13-2014 06:32 AM
  20. Neyney10's Avatar
    My region, phone language and speech is set to UK but still not Cortana? How come? Do you need 8.1 Update 1 to use Cortana UK?
    Yes.
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    08-13-2014 07:13 AM
  21. Reginald Risolo's Avatar
    There's a way to the alpha version now... Reset the phone, enter "canada" for region, language, keyboard in "english," update to 8.1 and boom! It's not Cortana yet but some of her features are there.
    08-22-2014 10:34 PM
  22. MultiGielen's Avatar
    There's a way to the alpha version now... Reset the phone, enter "canada" for region, language, keyboard in "english," update to 8.1 and boom! It's not Cortana yet but some of her features are there.
    What do you mean by "some of her features"? Did you install 8.1 update 1?
    08-25-2014 07:02 AM
  23. Painkillerhu's Avatar
    Still nothing...?
    09-08-2014 05:28 AM
  24. Nicolae Florian's Avatar
    and did you sent them an email?
    09-19-2014 11:20 AM
  25. Laurentiu Paun's Avatar
    upgraded today, cortana is available :D
    09-29-2014 05:49 AM
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