04-20-2016 11:34 AM
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  1. dakshay95's Avatar
    I wanted to download English(India) speech pack for my phone and I went to Settings -> Speech and chose English(India) and my phone says "Downloading language" but it's been going on for 2 days and the download hasn't finished. The file size is not more than 25 MB. I'm using a proper Wi-fi connection. When I tap the English(India) option, it takes me to phone update and when I choose check for updates, the update status is shown as "Checking for updates..." but it never finished checking for updates and every time my phone screen times out I have to check for updates again. I've been preventing my phone screen from timing out for the past half an hour but the phone is neither able to check for updates, and nor is it able to download the speech language pack I want to download. I tried the workaround where you download a keyboard language but even that failed to download... Everything just says "Downloading" or "Checking for updates" but it never finishes.
    04-12-2014 12:02 AM
  2. Guytronic's Avatar
    No error message?
    Can I ask how much room is on the phones internal storage?
    04-12-2014 12:12 AM
  3. dakshay95's Avatar
    Internal storage: 1.68GB free
    And yes, no error messages.

    I also have the latest OS version (8.0.10521.155) on my phone already and am registered for Preview for Developers program
    04-12-2014 12:15 AM
  4. Guytronic's Avatar
    Not sure, yet I think you may need more overhead storage to allow the download package to install.
    04-12-2014 12:17 AM
  5. dakshay95's Avatar
    If I bring my free internal memory up to 2GB would that be sufficient? I don't think I free it up beyond that...
    04-12-2014 12:19 AM
  6. Guytronic's Avatar
    I'd try a reboot (soft reset) first.
    Then see if you can bring the phone memory up as much as you can afford after that.
    04-12-2014 12:26 AM
  7. dakshay95's Avatar
    I've noticed that the Viber app on my phone is taking up 96MB although the app itself is only 18MB. Is this because of the app updates? Also, out of only 4GB of internal memory, is it realistic of Microsoft to ask us to keep 2GB free just so that we can download a 25MB speech language pack. I reckon it's gonna be much worse when Cortana comes out (it'll obviously need more than 25MB)
    04-12-2014 12:32 AM
  8. Guytronic's Avatar
    I believe the need for so much overhead is because the phone is running apps\services in the background.
    Things like OneDrive, Messaging...etc will be caching\writing to phone memory during downloads.
    The system may need as much as 1gig to guarantee underlying operations run properly.

    The case of having 1.5 gig or so left in memory the download package is compressed and probably inflates to .5 gig to install.
    Perhaps the system is detecting low memory then not allowing the download.

    The odd thing is your not getting any memory or other error code.
    Give the reboot a go and see what happens after.
    Certainly worth a try as a low risk solution.
    Make sure the battery is topped up also.
    04-12-2014 12:44 AM
  9. dakshay95's Avatar
    Battery is topped. Rebooted the phone and went to speech and it still says "Downloading language". Been like this for two days. Can't even cancel/stop the download
    04-12-2014 12:49 AM
  10. Guytronic's Avatar
    It's going to to updates for the phone firmware\OS?

    Is use cellular data enabled for limited wifi under settings\cellular?
    04-12-2014 12:52 AM
  11. dakshay95's Avatar
    It says "Downloading language" and when I tap it, it takes me to updates for OS
    04-12-2014 12:56 AM
  12. MARKjotep's Avatar
    It says "Downloading language" and when I tap it, it takes me to updates for OS
    Its normal. thats the process of installig new language. Ive downloaded Spanish and It took me like 30mins for everything
    04-12-2014 01:02 AM
  13. dakshay95's Avatar
    30 minutes is fine. I've been waiting for two days.
    04-12-2014 01:03 AM
  14. Guytronic's Avatar
    I have a 521 right here and I just changed the language to English from English (US)
    I got "Restart Phone" in a box tapped it then the phone went to a quick restart.

    Now the language has changed.
    04-12-2014 01:03 AM
  15. dakshay95's Avatar
    Yes I tried that too but I still haven't got the language pack
    04-12-2014 01:09 AM
  16. Guytronic's Avatar


    I just changed to India and English.
    Same thing.
    Restart Box\tap\reboot\language and region changed.
    About 25 seconds.
    04-12-2014 01:11 AM
  17. dakshay95's Avatar
    I don't have a problem in changing language. I have a problem in downloading the speech language pack for my region. Try going to "speech" and downloading the English(India) language pack.
    04-12-2014 01:12 AM
  18. Guytronic's Avatar
    Ah I see...
    Just got a notification to download a language pack.
    Downloading now.
    04-12-2014 01:14 AM
  19. dakshay95's Avatar
    Were you able to complete the download? For me the download starts but it never finishes.
    04-12-2014 01:20 AM
  20. Guytronic's Avatar
    it's almost done...about one more minute maybe...

    This phone had 4.04 gig free after the download\install it has 3.79 gig.
    04-12-2014 01:22 AM
  21. dakshay95's Avatar
    That's like 0.25 GB. But the speech language list shows it's size as only 23 MB


    EDIT: I found the above pics from Google. They're not from my L520
    04-12-2014 01:29 AM
  22. cysuresh's Avatar
    04-12-2014 01:31 AM
  23. dakshay95's Avatar
    wp_ss_20140412_0001.png wp_ss_20140412_0002.png

    These two are screenshots from my L520.

    As you can see in the above screenshots, the language packs shouldn't be occupying memory anywhere as near as 0.25GB.

    @cysuresh I tried that but it didn't work
    04-12-2014 01:38 AM
  24. dakshay95's Avatar

    This is what happens when I try checking for OS updates... As you can see the last time it successfully checked for an update was about a month ago. Since then it just says "Checking for updates"
    04-12-2014 02:01 AM
  25. dakshay95's Avatar
    How large are these speech files btw? Someone from the Microsoft online community told me that they're as big as 3GB? But the list says that they're pretty small...

    Sent from my Lumia 520 using Tapatalk
    04-12-2014 02:56 AM
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