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Root Change My Touch 3g Software to HTC Magic Software

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by johnsmith0774, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. johnsmith0774

    johnsmith0774 New Member
    Thread Starter

    Oct 25, 2009

    I have a My Touch 3G phone I bought in america. Its basically a HTC magic but with a different name and more importantly different (american) software.

    It very annoying living in the UK and having it. The Market always diverts to American apps, google maps goes to US first. Google always show american search (even though i go to google.co.uk).

    Does anyone know how I can change the software to HTC magic software so it really becomes a HTC magic?



  2. slarti

    slarti Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2009
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    I don't think it's the fact you've got Mytouch branded software it's the localisation settings causing your problems.

    I rooted my Magic (voda UK) and installed a Mytouch ROM, installing the rom did nothing to alter my settings to US ones. My phone still thinks it is a mytouch and I've never had problems like you describe.

    To switch to a Magic you'd have root the device and install a Magic ROM, but I'd be tempted to just install something like cyanogenmod after wiping your phone, this will give you the benefit of running Android 2.2
  3. fender62

    fender62 Member

    Jun 22, 2010
    just change your localisation settings in settings-local&text-select local english (united kingdom) them use back key to get out, i have a vodafone magic 1.6 i changed mine to IONv1.6.3G.zip + MTpatch-RA-IONv1.6.3G.zip i also changed the
    HBOOT-1.33.0007 to 1.33.2004 engineering and the radio from radio to, but you must first put on recovery-RA-sapphire-v1.7.0G.img. i tried cyanogen 6 final but my phone just lagged when browsing the net, so i reverted to the above, its faster than the original 1.6 i also removed the ugly vodafone splash screen to a nice android splash, you have to have patients doing all this or you will brick your phone, recovery-RA-sapphire-v1.7.0G.img is a must have first thing
    at the moment t-mobile usa have ota 2.2 update thats been tweaked for the magic
    in the states its a My Touch 3G phone, no doubt it will get ported so you can flash that to your uk magic.

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