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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rickbear, Apr 25, 2010.

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    Hi....

    Just got my legend this friday and very happy about it until now.
    I have some trouble with apps using the compass though:

    When the Legend lies flat on a table there is no problem in finding North and South. When I turn the phone the compass needle stays. (Using the Compass app from the Market). But when I pick up the phone and hold it vertical (this is required for most Augmented Reality applications) it only points at South. And it's very annoying.

    This happens with Google Street View Compass mode, Layar, Google Sky Map and the Compass application. I haven't tried other programs.

    So is there something wrong or does something need calibration?

    What I have tried till now:
    - Waved the phone in an 8 shape for a while.
    - Calibrated the G-Sensors.
    - Tried in different locations making sure nothing magnetic is near by.
    - Tried tipping the back of the phone.

    Hope someone has an answer.
     

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