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  1. LordCanuck's Avatar
    EVERYTHING on my new Nokia Lumia is in Japanese! How am I supposed to use it?
    Last edited by Laura Knotek; 10-03-2014 at 12:08 AM.
    10-02-2014 12:47 PM
  2. Deepak's Avatar
    EVERYTHING on my new Nokia Lumia is in Japanese! How am I supposed to use it?
    Which Lumia did you get?

    Here's a fix for your problem:-
    1.) Go to Settings (I hope you can decipher the Settings app by its icon).
    2.) Then find some settings with a "+" sign in their names.
    3.) One of them should be language+region
    4.) It should look something like this :- 言語+領域 (Japanese)
    언어 + 지역 (Korean)
    语言+区域 (Chinese)

    (I don't know why the Japanese and Chinese words look quite similar!)
    5.) How to confirm it's the right place, isn't it? Well, the language+region has four option-selecting boxes with three lines separating third and fourth boxes.
    6.) Of the four, first one is what you need. Go ahead, touch it and scroll to look for English (US, UK, India, etc... whatever you want)
    7.) Restart your phone and you're good to go!
    8.) After restarting you may also change the country in the same place as before.
    9.)Thank me

    ​Good luck!

    Sorry for taking much of your time but you can find the article over here:- How to Change the Display Language in Windows Phone 8
  3. superunderscore's Avatar
    Try to go to settings, aand tranlste them till you found language.
    10-02-2014 12:49 PM
  4. LordCanuck's Avatar
    Try to go to settings, aand tranlste them till you found language.
    How can I translate it. Did you not read my post? It is in Japanese. I don't speak Japanese.
    10-02-2014 12:51 PM
  5. LordCanuck's Avatar
    Hell, I am not even sure if it is indeed Japanese.
    superunderscore and tamanasi like this.
    10-02-2014 12:52 PM
  6. superunderscore's Avatar
    Bing translator
    10-02-2014 12:52 PM
  7. superunderscore's Avatar
    Language is the item number 30 in the settings list. However try to translate it, I'm not sure.
    10-02-2014 12:55 PM
  8. Deepak's Avatar
    EVERYTHING on my new Nokia Lumia is in Japanese! How am I supposed to use it?
    Which Lumia did you get?

    Here's a fix for your problem:-
    1.) Go to Settings (I hope you can decipher the Settings app by its icon).
    2.) Then find some settings with a "+" sign in their names.
    3.) One of them should be language+region
    4.) It should look something like this :- 言語+領域 (Japanese)
    언어 + 지역 (Korean)
    语言+区域 (Chinese)

    (I don't know why the Japanese and Chinese words look quite similar!)
    5.) How to confirm it's the right place, isn't it? Well, the language+region has four option-selecting boxes with three lines separating third and fourth boxes.
    6.) Of the four, first one is what you need. Go ahead, touch it and scroll to look for English (US, UK, India, etc... whatever you want)
    7.) Restart your phone and you're good to go!
    8.) After restarting you may also change the country in the same place as before.
    9.)Thank me

    ​Good luck!

    Sorry for taking much of your time but you can find the article over here:- How to Change the Display Language in Windows Phone 8
    Last edited by Laura Knotek; 10-03-2014 at 12:17 AM.
    10-02-2014 01:04 PM
  9. RichardBurt's Avatar
    EVERYTHING on my new Nokia Lumia is in Japanese! How am I supposed to use it?
    It's obviously not new then is it? The very first thing you should get when switching it on for the first time is language selection.
    Last edited by Laura Knotek; 10-03-2014 at 12:17 AM.
    Madam ImAdam likes this.
    10-02-2014 01:13 PM
  10. Deepak's Avatar
    It's obviously not new then is it? The very first thing you should get when switching it on for the first time is language selection.
    He might have just gone clicking next....next....next.....
    10-02-2014 01:18 PM
  11. Madam ImAdam's Avatar
    It's obviously not new then is it? The very first thing you should get when switching it on for the first time is language selection.
    Hard reset the device, then you can choose your language. Anyone, how to hard reset with out using the screen?
    10-02-2014 01:52 PM
  12. Deepak's Avatar
    Hard reset the device, then you can choose your language. Anyone, how to hard reset with out using the screen?


    Isn't it a long way round?
    Last edited by Deepak H Kadam; 10-02-2014 at 02:07 PM. Reason: Misconception
    10-02-2014 02:05 PM
  13. HoosierDaddy's Avatar


    Isn't it (hard reset) a long way round?
    If I bought a used phone, I'd go farther and use NRT (or equivalent for whatever brand). There are articles about how to jailbreak and flash 3rd party files on some Windows phones. NRT is the best bet for making sure of what's running on the phone. Is it overkill? Its a one time thing, so I say no, unless I'm getting a different used phone every few days.
    Last edited by HoosierDaddy; 10-03-2014 at 09:55 AM.
    Toan Le likes this.
    10-02-2014 04:39 PM
  14. Kniggt's Avatar
    I wonder if doing a hard reset would change it back to English. Search on how to do it using the volume and power keys, it's easy.
    10-02-2014 10:41 PM
  15. Zulfigar's Avatar
    Calm down mate, and did the suggestions work?
    10-02-2014 11:20 PM
  16. LordCanuck's Avatar
    Calm down mate, and did the suggestions work?
    Nope, they didn't.
    10-02-2014 11:22 PM
  17. MDK22's Avatar
    Caveat Emptor

    where's a mod when you need one ...
    10-02-2014 11:44 PM
  18. Deepak's Avatar
    I guess he has dyslexia problem. He couldn't even understand what I said, I think.
    Dyslexic ha? Somebody please type the words and letters randomly for the LORD isn't able to understand us at all!
    Right?

    Posted via the Windows Phone Central App
    10-03-2014 12:12 AM
  19. envio's Avatar
    Calm down mate, and did the suggestions work?
    Nope, they didn't.
    Did you get this fixed, are you still stuck getting into settings?
    10-03-2014 05:13 AM
  20. ezapp's Avatar
    It's strange to see a Nokia phone in Japanese!

    Can you post some screenshots of the setting page here? I think it is easier for others to help you by pointing on the photos.
    10-03-2014 05:37 AM
  21. radmanvr's Avatar
    Go to a gaming cafe they all anime fans, im sure one can read japanese.
    tamanasi and undisputed n00b like this.
    10-03-2014 08:32 AM
  22. Juliano Dorneles dos Santos's Avatar
    Hard reset:
    Turn the phone off.
    Press and hold the Camera Key, Volume Down and Power keys at the same time.
    Wait for the phone to vibrate.
    When the phone vibrates, release the power key but continue to hold the volume down and camera keys until the phone reboots to the start screen.

    Done.
    10-03-2014 12:33 PM
  23. MDK22's Avatar
    Hard reset:
    Turn the phone off.
    Press and hold the Camera Key, Volume Down and Power keys at the same time.
    Wait for the phone to vibrate.
    When the phone vibrates, release the power key but continue to hold the volume down and camera keys until the phone reboots to the start screen.

    Done.
    Are you sure ?

    I'm looking @ the Lumia 1520 Service manual - at the end it lists the steps to HARD RESET, just using the phone's keys. I don't post these, lest someone misinterpret the directions & fubar their phone (loss of data !). If they search for the steps, any issues would be entirely on them & eliminate a possible typo. (plus the OP was being quite rude & aberrant ! - wanted to tell him ... well never mind, the mods finally castigated him)

    The directions on the service manual differ significantly from your directions.
    Last edited by MDK22; 10-03-2014 at 02:01 PM. Reason: damn auto-correct, meant 'castigated'
    10-03-2014 01:55 PM
  24. Deepak's Avatar
    OMG! Thanks Deepak! You're an angel.
    My pleasure :)

    BTW, did you have the same issue?

    Posted via the Windows Phone Central App
    10-04-2014 06:10 AM
  25. th34monk3ys's Avatar
    I have a Chinese version of 1520, it allowed me to select English on first boot. However I have now changed my rom, from Chinese to English it also helped me get cyan 2 weeks before the Chinese did!
    10-06-2014 05:31 AM
  26. tamanasi's Avatar
    Go to a gaming cafe they all anime fans, im sure one can read japanese.
    bro most of us watch eng subtitled/dubbed animes.. 😉
    10-06-2014 05:50 AM
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