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  1. NaxIonz

    NaxIonz Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have been trying to find some information if there is any way to adjust how sensitive the phone is to switch from portrait to landscape.

    I hate the fact that I have to shake my phone to get it to switch :(

    Other phones I have have used never were this stubborn before.
     

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  2. Thefoodman52

    Thefoodman52 Well-Known Member

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    It's like this since the 2.2 update... it's more than likely something with the way it now allows for rotation on both sides for landscape as well as portrait. Pre 2.2, we never had this issue. For now, live and let live, just deal with it best you can. There'll be something along the way to remedy this.
     
  3. m4bandit

    m4bandit Member

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    My problem is that it starts off in landscape constantly and is a pain to get it to switch to portrait while holding it in a normal viewing position.
     
  4. ceabbott2

    ceabbott2 Well-Known Member

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    Can I get an amen! :D

    AMEN!
     
  5. gww528

    gww528 Active Member

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    Lay your phone on a flat level surface & Recalibrate it.... fixed mine. :)
     
  6. Awful

    Awful Well-Known Member

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    Not mine :(

    Having to jiggle it annoys me. I feel like I'm going to drop it:eek:
     
  7. mdizzle99

    mdizzle99 Well-Known Member

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    I just turn off auto rotate unless I specifically need to have it rotate. I just don't have a big landscape need I guess.
     
  8. unwallflower

    unwallflower Well-Known Member

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    Mine rotates just fine... :confused:
     
  9. gww528

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    Its under warranty, hurry get it fixed before you drop it. ;)
     
  10. NaxIonz

    NaxIonz Member This Topic's Starter

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    Boo - I guess since I have always had 2.2 I never knew what it was like before
     
  11. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

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    Same here
     
  12. NaxIonz

    NaxIonz Member This Topic's Starter

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    Man - I rotate mine to landscape 90% of the time - seems waaay easier to type in that mode
     
  13. miles_archer

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    I like that it's a little "sticky". It drives me nuts to borrow someones phone and have it constantly spinning if I hold it somewhat flat. Giving my evo a little tap on the corner works great to get it to rotate. An impact (a tiny one!) generates much higher acceleration than shaking will.
     
  14. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

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    oh i agree....but the lag drove me crazy

    patiently awaiting the one click root from unrevoked and hoping that I can fix the issue with custom roms and kernals
     
  15. NaxIonz

    NaxIonz Member This Topic's Starter

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    They should at least make a user setting so you can tailor how sensitive it is for your own liking.
     
  16. OpusP

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    I only wanna use one hand to hold and to get a strong enough 'tap' I'd be forced to use my other hand... Aaarrrggggg.....
    I like everybody's answer and think we should be able to finess all these sorts of options to our individual likings.....

    ....And Why not?
     
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    NaxIonz Member This Topic's Starter

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    bump - not sure if that helps though...
     
  18. wkufan

    wkufan Well-Known Member

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    I just figured out something with my EVO. If the phone is laying flat, it will not rotate. If the phone is vertical, the rotation works perfect.
     
  19. atistang

    atistang Well-Known Member

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    I'm having this same problem

    2.1 it worked perfectly

    2.2 if i get a notification or open an app thats already running it goes landscape automatically

    i took it to the sprint store and told them i didn't want to downgrade to 2.1, so they turned off auto rotate :mad:

    i have a few friends with evo's and they do not have this problem

    I've tried

    factory reset
    hard reset
    calibrated the g sensor
    root with custom rom
    and now a custom theme

    still the same problem persists, this drives me nuts, its like having a shitty built rom your trying out even with everything factory.

    i have searched high and low and nobody has a fix

    I need to try and find a way to get insurance to replace it
     
  20. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

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    my speculation is that it is an adjustment in the sensitivity to the accelerometer when they changed the landscape adjustment with the 2.2 update. It has been present in every Evo phone I have held in my hands :(

    I hope they fix it in an update soon!
     
  21. ancient_one

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    You can calibrate it with 2.2 by downloading a free level app called "Bubble" from the market. Open the app and hit menu :)
     
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