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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MillertimeRC, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. MillertimeRC

    MillertimeRC Lurker
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    I just allowed the latest software update this morning, and since then most apps will only display sideways (or landscape). By "sideways" I mean with the longest screen width horizontal rather than vertical.

    Previously apps such as Gmail and Internet would display normally, and when I rotated the screen sideways it would rotate the display and resize the screen automatically. Now, it just automatically displays sideways but I cannot get it to display normally.

    Oddly, it now also rotates clockwise or counter-clockwise, which I don't think it did before.. but the real issue is not being able to view screens without rotating the phone now. Was that intended.. because I hate it!

  2. Vincent Law

    Vincent Law Android Enthusiast

    Have you rebooted it since the update?

    Because, no, it should not work like that. It should work like it did earlier (Except now you can rotate it in any direction).
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  3. tflb

    tflb Member

    Mine is doing it too. I even did a factory reset and relaoded everything. G Mail and internet browsing and messeging are stuck in landscape.
  4. MillertimeRC

    MillertimeRC Lurker
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    It rebooted itself after the update but I didn't otherwise. I just did reboot it and try again - when I first opened Gmail it was viewing as normal (vertically) but as soon as I rotated it slightly it rotated the view in that direction, and now will only rotate between the two landscape displays.

    Is it possible that it's an issue with whatever sensor inside detects the rotation? Previous to this update it was always difficult to get the rotation to work properly. I would need to swiftly rotate it and stop abruptly to trigger the view rotation... so maybe what's happening now is it just doesn't detect the center?
  5. MillertimeRC

    MillertimeRC Lurker
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    Well after posting that I got to thinking about my guess, and remembered seeing the Calibrate G Sensor option. I did that, the level bubbles were WAY off at first. After calibrating everything seems to be working properly again.. hopefully that is all that was wrong.

    Thanks again!
  6. tflb

    tflb Member

    Mine still isn't working. I too had to soemtimes shake the phone before the update to get it to rotate. Now it just stays in portrait.
  7. MillertimeRC

    MillertimeRC Lurker
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    Did you try to calibrate the G sensor? It's in the settings menu, mine was way off.
  8. tflb

    tflb Member

    yes many times

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