Root With root, is there an app to change the orientation of the screen to upside down?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by running711, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. running711

    running711 New Member
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    I've seen other android phones with custom roms to do this. Will we have to wait for a custom rom? Or is there an app that will change the orientation with root?
     

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  2. jasonb1985

    jasonb1985 Well-Known Member
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    why would you want it upside down? i could see wanting landscape in each direction but why upside down?
     
  3. running711

    running711 New Member
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  4. drdoom

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    You wouldn't be able to talk on it.
     
  5. Notthedroidyourlookingfor

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    Haha yeah, have fun talking into the speaker.
     
  6. coolbone

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    I don't know about you guys but I use my phone very little as a phone anymore.

    From my Incredible Drooooiiiiiid.
     
  7. sylent101

    sylent101 Well-Known Member
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    Exactly this is more of a pocketable computer I even download music with it.
     
  8. xvenom89

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    I, too, would like this. I did it on my Droid running Cyanogenmod. It'd be nice to implement this as an option.
     
  9. contagous

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    I would love this, tbh I used my omnia lot in my Cup Holder so i could see it with the top of my car down, but the charger is in the lower bottom, same as the DInc, so You flip the phone over and chargers at top, hence you can put it in the cup holder and see the screen no matter how much sunlight is beaming down on top of you :)


    Would be awesome to see this on my DInc, was quite disappointed knowing that the G sensor wasn't being used to the max it should be :)
     
  10. yojoe600

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    same reason i want this is bc my omnia could be in the cup holder^
     
  11. Bug Splat

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    As an RF engineer I can assure you that holding the phone upside-down will not make a difference. :)
     
  12. VolsMcFalls

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    As a former Samsung Omnia owner (which has the same antenna location) I can offer hard evidence that it does. I would be in areas with 1 bar, turn the phone upside down and the signal would go to 2, sometimes 3, bars. Makes a difference when surfing the web.
     
  13. Piiman

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    Some apps also don't display landscape except when the usb is at the bottom. It looks like they assumed the usb port would be in a dock and thus at the bottom. So if you have to rotate the other way (say you have a corded) it's upside down. The night clock comes to mind and there are others.
     
  14. contagous

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    I just wanna be able to have it upside down, I actually put it in my cup holder today because couldn't see the screen in the sun light with car top down, but it doesn't sit right in cup holder unless upside down :( so everything was upside down....

    seems like it should be easy, hope some one can do this :)
     
  15. Piiman

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    Who cares about your cups holder upside down Dinc ? I want upside down landscape!! :D
     
  16. BringTheRain403

    BringTheRain403 Well-Known Member
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    AMEN! I want landscape in both directions too! I mean FCS the BlackBerry Shit Storm did landscape in both directions...
     
  17. jgscott987

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    I can't believe this isn't a standard option, especially landscape. When you are using the DInc in landscape mode with two hands, your left thumb covers the light sensor, making the automatic brightness go way down.

    I really like the automatic brightness EXCEPT for this annoying fact.
     
  18. contagous

    contagous Well-Known Member
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    So can we make this happen?
     

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