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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by aidan257, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. aidan257

    aidan257 Well-Known Member
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    Hello People,
    I have a little question for you guys as i'm a totally new owner of a very nice Black Magic that i bought from Ebay.
    Now, My issue is with my unlocked Magic all my Apps are in Chinese language (i think). Is there anyway i can change or reset the phone so the language is in entirely English as most of this phone will be useless to me without being able to use the apps.

    Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. MoreYummy

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    You can delete all the apps, and download english version if there are.
     
  3. justjimjpc

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    You may need to root flash the phone to fix the ROM on the phone ... especially if the core and Locale is in chinese ...

    do a TAG search on this site for "root" looking for magic as part of the list of matches you get ...

    You might even be able to flash it with G1 rom ... but i cant swear to that ....
     
  4. aidan257

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    Thanks justjimjpc, i've been looking at some of my settings on my phone... now i may be jumping to conclusions but i see theres "Super Terminal" app on there & "Super User White List" are these normally on the Magic?
    I am also curious is there a straight forward way to tell if a phone is Rooted?
     
  5. justjimjpc

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    I am not familiar with the Builds for Magic ,,, but hink they can be the same as G1 ... my quess is that it is not ... but it has the odd Chinese build on it ... i just can't say ...

    Many Builds the dev will ID their builds in the phone so it is easy to tell ...

    You can try to run just the Terminal app...

    I am not familiar with the Super Terminal ... so suggest
    downloading Terminal ....

    When you run Terminal ... you will a "$" prompt

    At that prompt type su ...
    if you have root you should get a new prompt of #

    type cd ..
    type ls

    See a list of file in the root directory .... then you have root

    press the BACK key to exit terminal
     
  6. aidan257

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    that didn't work so i'm guessing its not been rooted.... well i did that in Super Terminal. I'll download terminal & give it a go again :D
     
  7. justjimjpc

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    Check my edits
     
  8. aidan257

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    well its bricked. Won't be able to get a new Magic till the new year now :( not a happy chappy.
     
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