General droid eris won't go into landscape mode??

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  1. ilikemyeris

    ilikemyeris Well-Known Member
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    okay so you see i'm trying to text in landscape mode because potrait is just being weird on me, i like hold it to the side for like a minute and the darn thing won't change to landscape mode, i did it a couple of times but it just does it when it wants to, i want to be able to just turn it to the side and have it instantly change modes but it doesn't do that... -_-

    please help..
     

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  2. erisuser1

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    I don't know about the instantaneous part - normally it takes a few seconds to switch, but that delay can be avoided altogether by tilting the phone over in landscape mode before you tap the "Messages" icon.

    It won't switch at all if you turn it so that the trackball is on the left (as you look at the screen). I know, that's ridiculous, but I thought I'd throw it out there just in case.

    Have you performed the accelerometer calibration?

    Settings -> Sound & display -> (scroll all the way down) G-Sensor calibration
    (You need a fairly level surface to put the phone on, and try not to move it after you press the calibrate button.)

    Also, further up the same page "Orientation" should be checked.


    That's all I've got... :eek:

    eu1
     
  3. thetomlin2

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    Have you downloaded any apps/widgets that change settings?
     
  4. superchaos

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    Mine does the same thing when using the stock browser. Hitting the home button and going back to the browser fixes it but it does get irritating. It usually happens when the phone comes out of a long "sleep" period.
     
  5. Caddyman

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    give ti a shake,....idk it works for my wife with her storm...lol

    did any of you update with the mr2 manual update?
     
  6. AwesomeIT

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    I posted in the official MR2 thread that my Eris no longer switched between portrait and landscape immediately after flashing MR2. I re-calibrated the G sensor a number of times and it did nothing. I re-flashed MR2 a second time and it fixed the issue.
     
  7. Caddyman

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    I saw that post which is why i asked. I used to run leaked and hybrid os's only on my bb storm but i am holding off on android for the ota's
     
  8. AwesomeIT

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    I typically like to hold off for OTA as well but my Eris was starting to lag when typing on the keyboard a little too much for my comfort. So far the Eris seems much snappier with MR2. I also have a Class 6 SD card on the way as well.
     
  9. DellyBelly

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    This occurs on the Nexus also; I just was about to complain about this :) You have to tilt the phone to the "left" and not the "right". If you do nothing happens.

    Is this something that has a software fix around or is it a hardware thing?
     
  10. erisuser1

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    There is a really easy "field" fix - don't tilt the phone to the right (clockwise). :p

    It also won't do the correct thing if you view the phone upside down in portrait mode, but nobody seems to complain about that :D

    You have a N1 ?
     
  11. DellyBelly

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    Yep; just got it yesterday. So far it's good; im not really missing my iphone. Few quirks are annoying me but happy with the choice so far. Iphone is now a glorified ipod touch.
     
  12. Jomboni

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    I just got an Eris about a week ago and it just started having this problem yesterday - I don't believe I've installed any new apps that would mess with the settings, and I've tried calibrating numerous times. I don't think it's that MR2 update because my phone automatically downloaded it the first time I started it up, and it still switched to landscape mode fine until yesterday.

    Any other suggestions would be appreciated... thanks!
     
  13. Caddyman

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    restart it or battery pull?
     
  14. Jomboni

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    I forgot to mention that I did try both of those with no luck... thanks for the suggestion though!
     
  15. rigamrts

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    one tip is don't use calibrate sensor. i did this once and it totally screwed my phone to where i had to do a hard reset to fix it. not saying it will happen to you but it happened to me.
     
  16. Caddyman

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    SHAKE IT! WORKS FOR MY WIFE :p
     
  17. rigamrts

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    yeah i tried that cause it works most of the time when that happened to me. but ultimatly had to hard reset to fix my issue. but yes strangling the eris and shaking it madly does work. ;):D
     
  18. Frisco

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    Heh.. um.. ok, I won't even go there.. :D
     
  19. Jomboni

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