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Is my positionning or gyro device broken ?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gabier, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. gabier

    gabier Lurker
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    Hello you all,

    My GalaxyS5 (Android 6.0.1) had no landscape mode switching for several month. More precisely, this switching could reappear when restarting the phone, but it did not stay for long (a few minutes to several hours).
    Recently, I wanted to install a compass application, and I discovered that I had also to restart the phone in order to have the compass working.
    Thus now I suspect a hardware problem in the positionning or the gyroscopic system.
    Is there a way to confirm this diagnostic ?

    :) gabier
     



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  2. ExLegionAir

    ExLegionAir Well-Known Member

    in the status bar where all the quick setting of the phone are is the rotation lock to portrait mode
     
  3. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    Download and install, free from the Play Store, Sensors Multitool to ensure that your GPS is functioning correctly. If so, move on to, GPS fix S5 - Dummies Guide to see if that helps.
     
  4. gabier

    gabier Lurker
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    The switch is lit, which means, I expect that rotation is on. Also, in the Display panel the "Screen Rotation" option is On.

    Yes, it is On
     
  5. ExLegionAir

    ExLegionAir Well-Known Member

    Change it it auto
     
  6. gabier

    gabier Lurker
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    There is no "auto" option. The only option in the Screen Rotation section of the Display panel is the "Smart Rotation" option, and the On/Off switch.
    :) gabier
     
  7. ExLegionAir

    ExLegionAir Well-Known Member

    Reply I'm talking about this look in the top left of photo
     

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  8. gabier

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    Sorry I had not understood that you were still in the status bar
    I have not exactly the same status bar layout (see photo, sorry in french) DSC05483.JPG , but there is also a tuning line at the bottom with an "auto" box at the right and it is ticked.
     
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  9. gabier

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    I have not done all the tuning (it was raining for the outside tuning) but I have done part of it and the GPS seems to work properly. It is the display rotation which does not work. Yesterday it was OK and this morning it does not work.

    :) gabier.
     
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  10. ExLegionAir

    ExLegionAir Well-Known Member

    Hey I'm wondering if clearing the cache partition would help since it works when he restarts the phone for a second
     
  11. gabier

    gabier Lurker
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    Hey
    How do I safely clear the cache partition ?
     
  12. ExLegionAir

    ExLegionAir Well-Known Member

    You need to to boot into recovery mode what's your phone
     
  13. gabier

    gabier Lurker
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    Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900M) Android 6.0.1
     
  14. ExLegionAir

    ExLegionAir Well-Known Member

    Ok your going to make sure the phone is turned off and then you need to hold the volume up, home button and power at the same time untill you see the samsung logo and release them. Then your going to choose wipe cache partation and then reboot phone
     
  15. gabier

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    OK. I hate those special startups, i had to do it 4 times before succeeding. But once the cache partition wiped and the phone restarted, the screen rotation still does not work .
    Note that the GPS Status application has an option "Sensors test". When choosen it displays a list of sensors with after a few seconds a green (OK) or red mark (not OK).
    The GPS, light, Magnetic field, pressure, are green = OK
    The accelerometer, the gravity, the gyroscope, the linear acceleration, the orientation, the step meter are red.
    When clicked the gyroscope line displays a message "The gyroscope is maybe in error. Try to move the phone".
    But no movement can change this status. It is the same for other sensors with red status.
    I almost believe that there is a hardware problem in these sensors.
    :) gabier
     
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  16. ExLegionAir

    ExLegionAir Well-Known Member

    there might be
     
  17. ironass

    ironass Extreme Android User

    My bad about GPS. I have seen on other forums, that a sharp tap on the side of the phone, against the edge of a table or chair, has cured the screen rotation in some cases. Do this at your own risk.
     
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  18. gabier

    gabier Lurker
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    I did it. Several taps harder and harder did not change anything.
    Well I suppose we have went around the issue.
    Thank you to all of you who have helped me trying to solve the problem.
    I will live without screen rotation for a while. When I cannot stand it anymore, I buy another phone :D.

    gabier
     
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  19. ExLegionAir

    ExLegionAir Well-Known Member

    Your welcome
     
  20. I had a similar problem with a Galaxy Avant a while back. Rotation/gyro would stop working, reboot would bring it back for a while until it quit again, lather rinse repeat. Factory reset didn't fix it. It was new so I could have sent it in for repair, but I had rooted it and that might have been a dealbreaker for getting warranty service. My solution was to get an S5 (which I'm still using) and repurpose the Avant as a media player.
     

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