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Old April 7th, 2011, 04:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Manually rotate screen

Is there a way to turn auto rotate off, but still manually rotate the screen with a button or something? The auto thing annoys me, but when I view media sometimes I like to have it in landscape.

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You could try one of these.
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Some roms have the ability to turn rotating to manual or automatic.
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Default Alternative Solution

I searched the whole web for a solution to my problem which just like this thread. I wanted to be able to cycle between landscape and portrait at the press of a button. Unfortunately I found no tutorials to do so, therefore I had to develop my own method and I wanna share it with the community.

*This doesn't require root permision! : )

This method isnt free but afterwards you can rotate the screen by double tapping the home button.

1: Invest ($1.49) in an app by Coin Soft[I] called "Orientation Control"
1.a After installing open the app to change some settings. Set the switch style to "Cycle". Then select Cycle Settings>Disabled Switch>Auto Rotate.

2: Now download a free app by Hideki Kato called "Home2 Shortcut" and open after installing.


3: Now you need to set up "Home2". For step 1 of the Home2 set-up, select "choose Application>Installed Applications" and set it to "Orientation Switch"

4: Scroll down to step 3 of the Home2 set-up, and select "choose home application" and set it to whatever your preferred launcher is.

5: Finally read step 4 of the Home2 set-up, and do just as is says.


Now you can double tap the home button at anytime and rotate the screen. Hope someone finds this useful ; )

"Home2 Shortcut": bit.ly/yczD6s
"Orientation Control": bit.ly/z1vVUt
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Hey, I had a problem with my Galaxy S2. I think I must have dropped my phone and broken the rotation sensor.

Good news is I found this app http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=939535&d=1331328352

It works a treat on the S2 and I hear it's decent on other models too.

Hope this helps guys.
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