1. AC Question's Avatar

    So i just got my HTC One E8 (also known as the M8Sw dual sim phone) from China. While I have changed the language to English, there are a lot of Chinese pre-installed apps on the device, i have uninstalled most of them. a few refuse to be uninstalled.
    What baffles me most is all Google apps are missing, mail, play store, etc. I am considering re-installing the android base OS for HTC One E8, pure English, non operator based OS.

    Can i get some pointers on where i can download the software?

    07-05-2014 12:02 PM
  2. Valerio Iglio's Avatar
    oh, yes! I'm writing from Italy and I've the same problem. Please, help us...
    07-05-2014 05:55 PM
  3. kellingi's Avatar
    What is so terrifying is i can't sync my contacts and calendar using the native email app on the phone, and using Microsoft active sync doesn't work because the google account is not a business account. i am really upset right now...
    07-05-2014 06:15 PM
  4. Vito Sorresso's Avatar
    Hai risolto il tuo problema?
    Sto decidendo se acquistarlo o no, me lo consigli?
    Soprattutto, funziona in italia?

    Grazie mille
    07-07-2014 10:42 AM
  5. kellingi's Avatar
    Problema non risolto, vi suggerisco di attendere il dispositivo da relased in Italia
    07-07-2014 11:09 AM
  6. smyl's Avatar
    I don't think there's an English rom available yet, so you will have to bear with the stock apps. However, you can download and install GMS from HTC Marketplace which comes with your E8. GMS is a Google pack that you can install without rooting your Android phones from China. I am using an E8 myself 😉
    07-15-2014 01:14 AM
  7. kachman's Avatar
    you can root your phone now. download rooting files from xda forum
    07-19-2014 12:17 PM
  8. heatsang's Avatar
    Can you send the link please. I am having same issue. I purchased HTC One M8Sw from Asia and much of the content is in chinese. Please help. If someone can walk me through the rooting process I will Paypal them some money for their trouble.

    07-19-2014 04:29 PM
  9. Michele Placido's Avatar
    In the HTC store search for GMS安装器 it will install Google play and all google apps
    08-25-2014 10:58 AM
  10. carlwelldone's Avatar
    1.HTC M8SW is a custom version for China Unicom, you can not find an official firmware for this phone except Unicom version.
    2. It's not easy to root this phone, first you need to unlock it because the phone itself was set to S-OFF status.
    3. If you only need to use google service, simply download Google Frame from HTC market.
    4. Another problem is that it's all google services are forbidden to use in China, so you need some proxy app to help you to use google services.

    The best way for you to solve your problem is to ask some Chinese to help you to install those apps. And about those apps you want to uninstall, simply use the app manager to stop them since there is no way to uninstall it except root your cell phone.

    Hope this will help you unless your problems were solved already.
    01-21-2015 03:49 AM

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