1. samc282's Avatar

    I have bought a Android smart TV box in china,
    And all menus are in chinese ,
    i cant use it as i do not know chinese,
    Can any one assist me to get this thing work in english,

    Device Specs :

    Product maker : Baidu,
    Maker website : yb.baidu.com (not helpful all in chinese language)

    Model name : Baidu Shadow stick, 3S

    Model :B-303

    Processor :ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core 2.0GHz

    GPU : Mali-450 eight-core

    RAM ; 1GB DDR3 dual channel

    Flash : 8GB MLC NAND Flash

    Menu Language : Simplified Chinese

    Operating System : Android 4.4 system


    Support HDMI: 1080P / 4K, supports 3.5mm composite audio and video output
    (AV connector)
    Composite audio and video: 3.5mm composite audio and video output (AV
    Directly with an Ethernet port, without going through the USB-RJ45 expansion
    Interface Other interfaces

    1 × standard USB 2.0 interface / 1 × HDMI interface / 1 × Power

    Wi-Fi (supports 802.11b / g / n); support for Bluetooth 4.0
    09-22-2014 07:42 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Try to get to the Settings menu, and hopefully there will be an icon next to each settings entry. Look for an icon that has a letter A, which should be Language & Input, and select that. On the next screen, tap the first entry, which should be the default language. Now look through that list, and hopefully you'll find English or whatever language you want.
    abil_eron likes this.
    09-23-2014 03:41 AM
  3. samc282's Avatar
    hi thanks for tip
    did so and changed to english
    but now only the settings page is in english
    rest all like TV App, player APP, and other programs all in chinese version and it didnt chnage the language for these Apps
    so may be i guess i need to install english version ROM
    or english version players and tv app
    Also tried to install google play store via APK share
    but result negative
    google play store instaled successfully but can't load
    the same for youtube also...
    any idea how i can get these worked in my smart tv box...?
    09-25-2014 07:42 AM
  4. samc282's Avatar
    smart tv specs attached...
    Attached Files
    09-25-2014 07:45 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I suspect Google Play Store won't run because the device is not certified for it.

    Not sure how you'll get the apps to show English. Flashing a custom ROM might help, but the challenge would be to find out how to root the device, and then find a ROM that is designed for it. You can't install just any ROM. I don't have rooting experience, so I'm afraid I can't help you further. Keep searching Google, and maybe you'll find something! Good luck.
    09-25-2014 11:23 AM
  6. mandoskill's Avatar
    Yes, all devices you bought from China are not support Google Play unless you root them.
    09-26-2014 05:39 AM
  7. samc282's Avatar
    Hi when i tried to figure it out i came across the info that baidu smart tv box sold in china are rooted..
    how can i confirm that whether my device is rooted or not...?
    09-26-2014 09:28 PM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Use whatever app store your device came with and search for "root checker."
    09-26-2014 10:36 PM
  9. abil_eron's Avatar
    That was really helpful .......
    07-16-2015 11:34 PM

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