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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by John256145, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. John256145

    John256145 Newbie
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    Hello everyone, I've been having this problem with my Moto G4 Plus, and it's really annoying.

    All of a sudden, my phone refuses to auto-rotate. I've only had this phone for nearly 3 weeks, and it's not even pre-owned. I've disabled Xposed, wiped cache and davlink, and of course, rebooted. Is it time for a factory reset, this early in my phone's lifespan?

    I'm running Android 6.0.1.

    Thanks in advance to anyone that helps me out.


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    Post #7 by mikedt, Apr 30, 2017 (3 points)

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  3. Daniel Fernandes

    Daniel Fernandes Android Enthusiast

    Have you at least turned auto-rotate on?
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  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Try CPU-Z, this will tell you if the orientation sensor is working or not and what it's doing.
    If it's only three weeks old and a new device, that should be under warranty.

    OT: but for information :)

    Just remembered, last week a friend of mine had an Onda oBook dual-boot Win 10 and Android tablet. Auto-rotation was working in Android but not Windows, after he factory reset/reinstalled Windows. What it was, Windows didn't automatically install the driver for the orientation sensor after it was reinstalled
    #3 mikedt, Apr 29, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2017
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  5. John256145

    John256145 Newbie
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    The 3 axis accelerometer only changes in the x axis, and the y and z axes stay the same.

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  6. John256145

    John256145 Newbie
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    It's always on. I never turn it off. I even check to make sure it's on often to make sure it doesn't somehow turn off or anything like that.
  7. John256145

    John256145 Newbie
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    (Yes, I checked if auto-rotate was on and if my x-axis moved on each attempt)

    I factory reset my device. Did not help.

    I restored a Nandroid from when auto-rotation still worked. Still did not help.

    I restored the earliest Nandroid I had for my phone. Still did not help.

    I downloaded and flashed the stock Rom of my phone. Still did not help.

    Kill me now.
  8. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    OK, I think you've found the problem, a 3 axis accelerometer should definitely show changes on all 3 axis. This is a chip on the main logic board, and it seems to have gone faulty, i.e. it's a hardware failure.
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  9. John256145

    John256145 Newbie
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    I'll see if I can ask Motorola for a repair. Thanks so much for your help, mikedt and Daniel Fernandes
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  10. Auto rotation is not working on main homescreen,
    Or it's not working anywhere?
    #9 Gadepalli Saipriyank, Oct 10, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2017

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The Motorola Moto G4 Plus release date was May 2016. Features and Specs include a 5.5" inch screen, 16MP camera, 2-4GB RAM, Snapdragon 617 processor, and 3000mAh battery.

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