One of the Android smartphones that my brother bought has a defect that it would not detect USB pen drives when connected through an OTG cable. The hardware was fine, it was just some glitch in the Android OS supplied by the manufacturer. So I fixed the problem, by download the Android ROM from another manufacturer for a phone having exactly similar hardware configuration and flashing it on my brother’s phone. Everything started to work fine except that the user interface was now in Italian. But Android makes it very easy to switch the user interface language for your phone.
Here is how you can change the user interface language in Android:
- First of all you have to open the Android Settings in your smartphone. You can do this from home screen menu (press menu key on the home screen and choose System Settings) or from the App drawer.
- On the settings screen, you have to select Language & Input from the Personal section. This option controls the languages used in your Android smartphone.
- On the Languages & Input screen, you will see the currently selected interface language for your smartphone under Language. Touch on Language to open all the available languages for your phone.
- On the next screen, you will see a list of supported languages that you can use for the Android interface. Many manufacturers supply dozens of languages while some of the manufacturers supply only three or four regional languages. As soon as you select one of the languages, it will be set as your interface language.
After a firmware upgrade it is possible to see a different interface language in your Android smartphone. But it is very easy to change the interface language in Android, provided that the language you want is supported by the new update.