Originally Posted by kmoulds
Thanks for the quick reply Dean but when I go to Settings the only 4 options are "Contacts with Phones", "Service numbers", "Contact Sharing Settings" and "Online Search". Definitely nothing about Family Names First.
What you have described is on Jelly Bean 4.1.2 and is on my old S3 but not on the S4 running 4.2.2.
Hi, since I had the same problem and my recollection was I could fix it before but forgot how. It took me a half day and finally it came back to me by keep looking at a Chinese forum. It mentioned about how to add a T9 search feature on the S4 based on Chinese spelling.
Here is how to solve the problem:
First you need to root the phone.
Install an app called Root Explorer (because you need to edit a file)
Use Root Explorer go to system/csc -> feature.xml or others.xml
Change >TRUE< to >FALSE< of following line:
Reboot the machine, and you will see the option let you select to display order for Last Name or First Name.
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