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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Stang70Fastback, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Stang70Fastback

    Stang70Fastback Well-Known Member
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    I am uncertain as to whether this is an EVO issue or just an application issue, but here's the problem.

    I was using Google Latitude the other day and noticed next to each friend listed was a little arrow that physically points in their direction. I thought that was cool and spun around only to notice the arrows fluctuated a bit but never really moved. I tried backing out to the map and locking it to compass mode and turning and that didn't work either. So I went into the Compass app and that wasn't working either. I performed a figure-8 calibration in the compass app and the compass worked. However, going straight back to Maps, the compass seems to completely fail again. If I then go back to the compass app, it is no longer working and has to be calibrated again.

    Is anyone else having issues like this? Thanks!

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  2. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    Hello Stang.

    I'm wondering if the advanced bubble level app would help with that and be more accurate than the figure 8 motion method. It has an accelerometer calibration item in its menu.

HTC EVO 4G Forum

The HTC EVO 4G release date was June 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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