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Old August 24th, 2012, 09:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an HTC Inspire with the latest Android OS software. I also had this issue with the previous software version. This problem has existed for a while now.

The problem is that my screen will no longer auto rotate......even it is checked in my settings! What gives? Software bug?

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Old August 24th, 2012, 09:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Umm that's weird, we would need more info on your setup, are you rooted or stock, have you also checked in your device forum to see if others are having the same issue ??
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Old August 24th, 2012, 11:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Umm that's weird, we would need more info on your setup, are you rooted or stock, have you also checked in your device forum to see if others are having the same issue ??
Hi, I am stock. Where is my device forum??? Thanks!
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Here you go Rich along with your device sub-forums, see below

HTC Inspire 4G
Sub-Forums: Inspire 4G - Accessories , Inspire 4G - Tips and Tricks , Inspire 4G - Support and Troubleshooting , Inspire 4G - All Things Root




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This phone is junk. It will not calibrate and will not auto-rotate. Right now it is useless! Next phone, iPhone!
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It will not autorotate evertwhere? or in just certain parts of the interface? Take note that in some places, like the homescreen, I don't think autorotate is supported by the latest version of Sense UI.
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No, it will not auto rotate anywhere. I also can no longer calibrate the display.
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Did you install it from an official update, or flashed a custom ROM?
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Did you install it from an official update, or flashed a custom ROM?
Official update (always!). That is not the point. It stopped working prior to the upgrade. I upgraded it to hopefully resolve the issue, but it persists.
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Official update (always!). That is not the point. It stopped working prior to the upgrade. I upgraded it to hopefully resolve the issue, but it persists.
Is the orientation sensor completely broken? Do games or such respond to tilt movements of the device? If not (or respond incorrectly/erratically), I would say the sensor has gone bad.
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Is the orientation sensor completely broken? Do games or such respond to tilt movements of the device? If not (or respond incorrectly/erratically), I would say the sensor has gone bad.
What sensor?

I have never played a game on this phone. I do notice I can no longer take "landscape" photos!

Who can fix this? I can't use it like this. A little over a year old.
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What sensor?

I have never played a game on this phone. I do notice I can no longer take "landscape" photos!

Who can fix this? I can't use it like this. A little over a year old.

All smartphones have an accelerometer and a g sensor that measure movement on every axis. They are very precise instruments that can break.
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All smartphones have an accelerometer and a g sensor that measure movement on every axis. They are very precise instruments that can break.
Thanks! How do I fix it???
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May be it has something to do with the launchers you installed or updated. Try removing the launcher and see if it will return the functionality
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May be it has something to do with the launchers you installed or updated. Try removing the launcher and see if it will return the functionality
I am not sure you understand, this problem existed long before I upgraded. And, what is a launcher???
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If you recently dropped it the sensor could have broke. Had an iPhone do that once despite being in an otterbox.


Launchers are aftermarket or custom home screens with different features than what comes out of the box. You aren't rooted so you don't have any other launchers installed
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We tried some of my daughters games and rotation is not working for those either.
So, can an AT&T store replace the sensor?
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