Change Your Android System Language

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Method 1: English to Russian

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Steps

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    To start with, press the lock button on the right-hand side of the phone one time.
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    This will open up your lock screen where you swipe across the screen or enter your password, pattern, PIN, or other lock methods to open up the main home screen.
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    Once you are on the home screen, there are two different ways that you can access the settings menu, which is a necessary menu in order for you to change the language
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    The first method is by swiping down from the top of the phone screen.
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    Once you have swiped down across the screen, you can then note that there is the gear-shaped icon on top for settings
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    Simply press that icon one time to open up your settings menu.
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    Alternatively, you can press the Home button, which is the oval-shaped button at the bottom of all Samsung Galaxy smartphones
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    One press will bring you back to the home screen
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    There you will find that there is an "Apps" ("applications") button on the bottom right-hand side of the phone. It looks like a small checkerboard. Tapping it one time will bring up your applications folder.
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    In the applications folder, you will find that there is a number of applications and icons for all of the programs on your device
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    Simply look for the gear-shaped icon, which is "Settings", and tap it one time. This will take us to the "Settings" menu.
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    Now that we are on the Settings menu, you need to scroll down until you find the letter "A" in a gray circle
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    This is our "Language and input" menu option under the system menu. Tap it one time.
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    This will open up the "Language and input" menu
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    You will note that at the very top of the language menu I currently have the language set to "English (United States)".
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    One press on that will bring up the list of menu options, which will allow me to change the language to Russian ("Русский"), as we have discussed it at the beginning of this guide
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    If you scroll down, you will notice that all of the languages are listed alphabetically; however Russian is not in this list. This is because Russian uses Cyrillic letters, which are unlike the letters of the English alphabet. You can see "Русский" here as the option. Simply tap it one time, and this will convert the system language of the phone into the Russian language.
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    To confirm this, just press "back" one time on the language button "Язык и ввод"
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    There you will see that the settings menu has changed to Russian
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    To further confirm this, press the Home button one time, and make sure that your home screen has also changed to Russian
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    Press the Lock button to lock your screen
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    One more press will unlock it, allowing you to see that main system language also has been changed to Russian
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    Now, I am going to swipe across the screen to unlock it
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    We can confirm that the home screen also been changed to Russian
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to change the system language of your Samsung Galaxy S5 or S5 Mini phone from English into Russian. Thank you for using VisiHow, and have a great day!
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Video: Change Your Android System Language from English to Russian

Method 2: Russian to English

You are watching VisiHow! Today, we are going to show you how to change your system language from Russian into English on your Samsung Galaxy S5 or S5 Mini.

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Steps

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    To start with, press the lock button on the right-hand side of the phone one time
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    This will open up your lock screen where you swipe across the phone to open up the main home screen
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    From the home screen, there are two separate ways that you will be able to access the settings menu, which is the necessary menu in order for you to change the language
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    You can swipe down from the top of the phone.
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    This will bring up the list of notifications and notification icons, where you will be able to tap one time on the gear-shaped icon for settings
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    Alternatively, press the Home button, which is located at the bottom of your phone
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    One press will take you back to the home screen, and you should see on the bottom right-hand side the icon of the checker-board application that says "МенюŽ"
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    This will let you bring up your main applications folder, simply by pressing one time.
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    Once you are in the applications folder, you should be able to scroll through until you find a gear-shaped icon just like the gear-shaped icon that was available on your notifications panel
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    This time, it has "Настройки" written under it. One press on that will open up the system menu again.
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    Now we scroll down until we get to the gray circle with the letter "A" inside reading "Язык и ввод"
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    This is our language and input menu option. Simply press that one time.
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    Once you press it, it will open up the "Language and input" menu
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    Obviously, everything is in Russian; so if you do not speak, read, or understand Russian, you will not be able to understand where you should change the language
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    However, like all Samsung smartphones, the top option is the one that you should press, so press that one time.
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    This will bring up the list of languages that we can select
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    Scrolling down, very quickly we will find English. In my case, I am going to choose "English (United States)". One press on that will quickly change the system language to English.
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    Now, I can read what is on my menu again, and I have "Language and input" written above as the option
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    Press on "Language and input".
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    Now, I am confirming that my settings menu has also changed to English by noticing that each of these icons is listed now in the English language
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    Once more, press the Home button on the bottom of your phone
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    This will take you back to the home screen where you can further confirm that everything is set to the English language
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    Now, let us go ahead and lock the phone by pressing the Lock button one time, and then we press the Lock button one more time to unlock the phone
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    This confirms that the lock screen is also set to English
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    Now, I am going to swipe to unlock my screen
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    I can see that my home screen is still in English, indicating that the system change has taken effect; and my system language now has been changed to English instead of Russian
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to change the system language of your Samsung Galaxy S5 or S5 Mini phone from Russian into English. Thank you for choosing to use VisiHow. If you have any questions or comments, please let us know in the section below.
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Change Your Android System Language from English to Russian?

When I follow your video I don't see Русский in the list of languages.. I have tried: I followed your instructions. I think it was caused by: Something is missing in your instructions - on my list of languages there are only 7 languages - NO Russian

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  1. 1
    Download and install MoreLocale 2 onto your phone.
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    On the phone, press the home button.
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    Tap on "Apps".
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    Tap on "Settings".
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    Tap on "About".
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    Tap on "Build Number" many times until you see "You are now a developer".
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    Press the back button.
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    Tap on "Developer options".
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    Tap on "USB Debugging" to enable it.
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    Download and install a ZIP file under "Get just the command line tools" at http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html#downloads.
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    Extract the ZIP file.
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    Run "SDK Manager.exe" in the extracted folder.
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    Uncheck everything.
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    Check only "Android SDK Platform-tools"
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    Optionally, check "Google USB Driver".
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    Click the "Install" button.
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    Accept the license by clicking the button.
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    Click "Install"
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    The ADB tool will be extracted to the "platform-tools" folder within the extracted archive.
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    For your convenience, create the "ADB" folder in the root folder of the "C" drive
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    To do that, launch the File Explorer (Windows + "E" keys). Click the "C" drive. Click an empty space where you see the folders. Select "New" > "Folder". Type "ADB". Copy the contents of the "platform-tools" folder of the extracted archive to the "C:\ADB" folder.
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    Connect your phone to your computer with a USB cord.
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    On your computer, press the Windows key.
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    Type "cmd" and press "Enter".
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    Type "CD c:\adb".
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    Type "adb devices"
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    Your devices should be recognized by the system and shown in the Command Prompt under "List of devices attached".
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    Type "adb shell".
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    Type "pm list packages morelocale".
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    Type "pm grant jp.co.c_lis.ccl.morelocale Android.permission.CHANGE_CONFIGURATION".
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    Disconnect the phone from your PC.
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    On the phone, open MoreLocale 2.
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    "Русский" should appear on the list
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    Tap on it.
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Did Android OS have the Russian language on all type devices?

I'm planning to buy a New RCA 11 Maven Pro Tablet 2 in 1 Android 5.0 and not sure about the option to switch to Russian language

These languages are installed based on Regions of sale. Before you purchase, ask them to check the system language options for Russian.

What do you mean by root of my C drive on my Computer? Just into C drive or in specific folders?

I don't understand what you mean by "Extract the ADB Folder into the root of your C drive." Do I just put it into my C drive? Or into a specific folder?

Root means into C:\ directly and not into any folder.

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