Does theoperating language of a GTi9300 in the firmware?
First post. This is part intro, part question and part whine, I guess. I'm Ian from Canada, now working and residing in China. I have a locally purchased S3 GT i9300 running Jelly Bean 4.1.2. I chose this phone largely because of good reputation and huge number of units sold. This is the 2nd Android phone I've purchased recently. The difficulty with both is that, although I changed the language setting to English, I am often presented with system messages in Chinese.
I've been reading tutorials, watching videos and reading about various software tools. I suspect I'm different from many of you in that I only want to hack the phone to make it usable in my own language. I've done a minimal (the least I could get away with) amount of Linux command line tinkering in the past.
I bought this phone with the certainty that I must root it and flash a new ROM, if for no other reason than to change the system language to English. Am I correct in assuming that I can change the system language? I want to be sure I'm barking up the right tree.
I picked up a 4GB micro SD card on which to do my system backup. Predictably, when the phone detected the SD card it threw up a message and prompt in Chinese. I'm assuming it is prompting me to format the card, but I won't know for sure until I can see a Chinese friend with a little smart phone knowledge to confirm this for me.
Is the SD card the best/only way to create a backup? Can this be done via USB to my PC with software?
Bottom line time. What's the simplest and safest route for a non-hacker with very modest ambitions (and high anxiety)?
Ian in Shenyang
Re: Does theoperating language of a GTi9300 in the firmware?
If you bought in China you're most likelly out of luck.
Chinese operators using different network frequencies (TD-WCDMA, SD-WCDMA etc) and phones are specific for chinese market...
Do really careful research before attempting to do any flashing.
Easy and reliable is using Odin 3.07, but be carefull...