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[Q] other country rom on e8

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Default [Q] other country rom on e8

Hello guys!

I am new to android world.I just bought this E8 from China and its the China Unicom version of E8 known as M8SW.There are many chinese apps on the phone and also it doesnt let me take cloud backup of the device as it asks for some chinese weibo account to sign in or create new account.The same phone has been launched in India and some other countries with the model code M8SD.

Sorry for my lack of knowledge,I am just curious can i flash indian or any other country rom like singapore on it which supports english as main default language.I dont wanna install custom rom on my phone and somehow wanna stay with stock rom but from some other country.

Also if i flash some other country rom on it would it be a problem with frquencies my current rom supports and frequencies what indian rom supports.i mean i dont want any hardware issue after i flash indian rom on to my e8.

After i flash indian rom would the ota updates happen or no.

Finally where I can get Indian stock rom for e8.

Thanks in advance.
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Hello, i own also a HTC ONE E8 DUAL SIM (M8SW) with the China ROM on it. This ROM has not the Possibility to UPDATE the Android, is missing this Point in the options Menu. Could you tell me someone where ich can Download another Country ROM who works this OTA function?? Maybe INDIAN oder better another EUROPEAN version. SOMEONE WHO CAN HELP HERE?

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I would say you have to unlock bootloader (1), go s-off (2), change CID (3), flash international stock ROM and possibly lock the bootloader to get OTA updates. How it's done is explained in several threads here.

One of my own posts containing information on 1, 2 & 3:
I finaly managed to get dutch feeds in Blinkfeed.
What I did:
1. unlock the phone (see
2. flash TWRP and rooted (
3. gain s-off (
4. write Super CID (
5. modify build.prop (you can find build.prop in "/system"). Set ro.product.locale.language=nl & ro.product.locale.region=NL (I found these records twice in build.prop and I changed both)
6. go to play store, remove Blinkfeed and then reinstall Blinkfeed.

I now have local news and/or feeds in dutch on my HTC One E8 (m8sw), you can probably get them in any language you like.
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