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  1. droidbutton

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    I have Android 5.1.1 and I couldn't find a way to flip the screen vertically on Android nor an app with that functionality. 180º rotation (which can be seen as flipping both vertically and horizontally) is not my purpose. My purpose is to flip only vertically but not horizontally. How can I get this feature, please?

    Thank you for your time!
     

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    You didn't understand what I meant. I don't need rotation. I need vertical flipping.
     
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    Are you yrying for a mirror image droidbutton? I'm not sure if that's possible.
     
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    Sounds like you intend to view via a mirror or are rear projecting possibly?

    Some Android devices can flip vertically, and/or horizontally as well if required, like my Android projector.
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    What Android device have you actually got there, and what is your intended purpose for flipping the image around? There might be a third-party app to do it, I've never looked myself.
     
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    There is this passive smartphone projector that is basically cardboard and a lens. When putting my smartphone on it the projected image is flipped, which means I need either to 1. flip vertically and not horizontally or 2. to flip horizontally and not vertically and then rotate 180º. This is my goal and this is what I need to have the correct image. There must be some kind of app that does this, or is there not such kind of app?
     
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    I used a special cable with a PocketPC to hook to a projecter back in the day... Maybe there's a cable for your Android Phone.
     
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    I'm not connecting my Android smartphone to any other device, it's just a cardboard projector (cardboard and a lens) that uses no electricity and that has no ports.
     
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    Do you have the "Cardboard" app installed on your device? You need that. Its free in the Play Store.
     
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    Which "Cardboard" app?
    Are you not confusing the VR Cardboard from Google with the Cardboard projector? They are not the same thing. Both share that they are made of cardboard, but the first has two lenses and the second has only one and while the first doesn't not have a flipped image as output, the second does.
     
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    The one from Google Inc.
     
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    You're confusing the two cardboard devices I referred above. They do not work the same way.
     
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    I've used other cardboard devices than Google's original product. Big, plastic goggles. Over the head and hold in your hand made out of cardboard ones. They all needed the Cardboard app to work.
     
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    I'm not talking about those cardboard devices. I'm talking about one of these: https://www.smartphoneprojector.co/shop/smartphone-projector-2-0/
     
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    I think what the OP means is something like this... https://www.firebox.com/Cardboard-Smartphone-Projector/p6636
    Which is an improvised projector made of cardboard that uses the phone to project an image on a wall or screen, and it would need the display to be mirror reversed for it to appear correctly when projected.
     
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    Ninja'd ...They should do a supporting app for it, that mirror images the phone screen as required, otherwise everything including text is going to be reversed. Real Android projectors like what I've got include image flipping as standard, for if you're front or rear projecting.
     
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    @droidbutton it's made of cardboard. Do you have the "Cardboard" app or not? "Cardboard" is for iPhones too. That description didn't mention Android devices.
     
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    You are correct.
     
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    I agree, but unfortunately they don't.
     
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    The cardboard app does not flip the screen as required in this situation.
     
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    I think it only works with Iphones.
     
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    Being completely passive it should work with any phone really, the main things are to flip the display on one axis only, and also the phone must have sufficient brightness to actually be able to project anything useful. Real projectors usually have a powerful lamp or LEDs in them, phones do not as they're intended for direct viewing, so quite frankly I don't think it's any more than a novelty.
     
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    You could always edit the photos (if that's what they are) first, then project them?
     
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    That would be helpful if they were photos, well thought. Unfortunately, the purpose was to show the time (clock) on the ceiling. Specifically, the time from the Android app Glimmer.
     
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    with this tool you can, try it..

    let us know
     

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