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Question Anyone know how to change the region on this Realme GT?

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Mazupicua

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I've tried everything I can think of but no dice. Can't use "ok Google" voice command in the assistant and it everything points towards this being a region problem (even though my device is in English US and they don't have a region choose option {at least not one you can open}). Also another weird quirk is that messenger chat heads work for a bit and then go away completely (like even the option to enable it is gone after sometime installed, you can reinstall it to get it back for a bit and then it goes away) any help relating to these 2 issues would be greatly appreciated.
 

Mazupicua

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Realme GT
Update about the voice assistant: somehow I manage to click on the "ok Google" setting in the voice match section, it let me train my voice model and everything and then it disabled itself still not letting me do anything...

Update about the messenger problem: Still going on, only works for a few minutes after reinstalling then the option to enable it disappears and moves to the notification settings (and when you enable it there only a grey banner appears when you pop a chat head)

Lastly does anyone know if there's a way to update that permission? (On the 3rd screenshot) still trying to change the region to no avail
 

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Socialism

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Tried SO MANY DAMN THINGS and configurations to get this to work -- and like you, for a fleeting moment -- I could get the Voice Match thing to not be greyed out. But then. Moments later. It was greyed out again, dashing all my hopes and dreams (but stupidly tricking me into trying for another few hours in vain).

I have no clue what sequence of things I did to get that enabled for the brief 30 seconds.

Other Realme devices have secret code command menus that allow you to change the phone region setting (not the Google setting)... unfortunately none of those codes worked for this GT 5G. So I think the only option is to attempt to flash Global rom on it, which I suspect has been solved by some folks in the other thread. Perusing now.
 
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Mazupicua

Senior Member
Sep 4, 2012
199
19
New York
Realme GT
Tried SO MANY DAMN THINGS and configurations to get this to work -- and like you, for a fleeting moment -- I could get the Voice Match thing to not be greyed out. But then. Moments later. It was greyed out again, dashing all my hopes and dreams (but stupidly tricking me into trying for another few hours in vain).

I have no clue what sequence of things I did to get that enabled for the brief 30 seconds.

Other Realme devices have secret code command menus that allow you to change the phone region setting (not the Google setting)... unfortunately none of those codes worked for this GT 5G. So I think the only option is to attempt to flash Global rom on it, which I suspect has been solved by some folks in the other thread. Perusing now.
That's what I'm thinking in the long run, since I just got it a few days ago imma chill out (since it's not a vital functionality) in case I gotta return it or something imma run stock and down the line I'll qo the custom ROM route. Thx for your input 😊
 
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Socialism

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May 11, 2021
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That's what I'm thinking in the long run, since I just got it a few days ago imma chill out (since it's not a vital functionality) in case I gotta return it or something imma run stock and down the line I'll qo the custom ROM route. Thx for your input 😊
The hardware benchmarks on Geekbench are so heartwarming... but the lack of QOL stuff is really irritating. Notifications/alarms don't work half the time, totally unpredictable.

99.99% you've already seen this, but this is the thread on converting China to Global ROM that I'm ... contemplating trying to piece together + follow instructions on:


Main phone, so like... hesitant to potentially brick. :|
 

Mazupicua

Senior Member
Sep 4, 2012
199
19
New York
Realme GT
The hardware benchmarks on Geekbench are so heartwarming... but the lack of QOL stuff is really irritating. Notifications/alarms don't work half the time, totally unpredictable.

99.99% you've already seen this, but this is the thread on converting China to Global ROM that I'm ... contemplating trying to piece together + follow instructions on:


Main phone, so like... hesitant to potentially brick. :|
Hardware wise is a great phone and for 400 bucks there's nothing that compares atm. In like a month Imma look into changing the rom and pray to baby jeezus we get lineage or something
 

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    Tried SO MANY DAMN THINGS and configurations to get this to work -- and like you, for a fleeting moment -- I could get the Voice Match thing to not be greyed out. But then. Moments later. It was greyed out again, dashing all my hopes and dreams (but stupidly tricking me into trying for another few hours in vain).

    I have no clue what sequence of things I did to get that enabled for the brief 30 seconds.

    Other Realme devices have secret code command menus that allow you to change the phone region setting (not the Google setting)... unfortunately none of those codes worked for this GT 5G. So I think the only option is to attempt to flash Global rom on it, which I suspect has been solved by some folks in the other thread. Perusing now.