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How to Change Pixel Device Region to Japan

In this guide, we will show you the steps to change your Pixel device’s region to Japan. There could be quite a few reasons why you might want to get this job done. The primary among these is the ability to mute the camera sound. Suppose you are in the middle of a lecture and wish to take an image of some important notes, then it might end up notifying or disturbing the entire class.

Unfortunately, in most regions, Google does not allow you to turn off this sound, even if you use a third-party GCam app. With that said, there does exist a nifty workaround using which you could easily change your Pixel device’s region to Japan and then enjoy all the goodies that this tweak has to offer. So without any further ado, let’s get started.

How to Change Pixel Device Region to Japan

Change Pixel Region to Japan

Only carry out the below process if it is legal to do so in your region. Droidwin and its members wouldn’t be held responsible in case of a thermonuclear war, your alarm doesn’t wake you up, or if anything happens to your device and data by performing the below steps. NOTE: If you just want to change the region for muting the camera sound, then check out this Magisk module instead.

  1. To begin with, root your device via Magisk.
  2. Then find the model ID for your current region as well as the Japan region.
  3. For example, in the case of Pixel 6 Pro, for the US it’s G8VOU whereas for Japan it’s GF5KQ.
  4. Moreover, this Model ID is stored in /dev/block/by-name/devinfo
  5. With that said, now use the below command to enter the shell
    adb shell
  6. Now change to root via the below command
  7. Then copy devinfo to img via the below command
    dd if=/dev/block/by-name/devinfo of=/sdcard/devinfo.img
  8. Now change the model ID via hex editor like HxD.
  9. Once done, save the changes and flash back the file:
    dd if=/sdcard/Mod_devinfo.img of=/dev/block/by-name/devinfo
  10. Finally, restart your device and the process stands complete.

That’s it. These were the steps to change your Pixel device’s region to Japan. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.