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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by junglizste, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. junglizste

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    Is anybody else's compass completely useless?

    finds north(ish)... rotate the phone 90 degrees and it points in the opposite direction. move phone back where it was and the needle is in a completely different location.

    It makes apps like layer or skymap useless.
     

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    I think it has to do with the GPS being broke.
     
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    gps works fine. i did the XDA fix... but i wasn't really having any problems before that.

    navigation app works fine.

    just compass dependent apps are all screwy.
     
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    it will probably be fixed along with the gps update
     
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    Mine works, but it is SLOW to "catch up".


    The Behold II was fairly quick, and almost instant by comparrison.

    I'm thinking it's a software issue with reading the built-in accelerometers (Since it DOES catch up, just not quickly)
     
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    yes the compass is busted along with the gps, crossing fingers that the optimization also optimizes compass, a busted compass does navigation no good.
     
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    I've mentioned in a couple of the other threads now that the compass is much improved in the leaked rom. It is now very useable as .... A COMPASS! ;):D
     

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