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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Sharkonwheels, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. Sharkonwheels

    Sharkonwheels Well-Known Member
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    Anyone run into an issue where auto-rotation stopped working?

    I uninstalled 3 recently installed apps, but no dice.

    Running ADW.Launcher, and it used to rotate fine until last night.
    Uninstalled those 3 apps one at a time, with a reboot after each, and nothing.

    Sure would hate to have to reinstall the phone from factory wipe...

    EDIT: I did go into ADW.Launcher and disable+enable auto-orientation. Also tried LauncherPro, same results: no rotation. Any apps out there to TEST the built-in sensors, like the orientation sensor?

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  2. DT

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    What about under Settings >> Display >> Orientation

    That's a separate orientation setting at the OS level that may override anything at the launcher level.
     
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  3. Sharkonwheels

    Sharkonwheels Well-Known Member
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    (sigh...)

    Sometimes, we get SO caught up trying to find the difficult things, that we ignore the obvious...

    I dunno how it got turned off, but it was turned off there...

    Tks!
     
  4. I'll just admit it. I have no idea what or where the OS level is but I lost Orientation also. It's turned on in Settings but still doesn't work. Where do I go to get to the OS setting si o I can check it there..Thanks from lost gabbyt
     
  5. pac0naut

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    LOL....

    I won't lie. Happened to me too.
     
  6. It is now working thanks to a board member. Told me to switch it off and on and to back out to home screen each time doing that. Haven't got a clue why, but it worked ...THANKS
     
  7. DjMikeWatt

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    I have no auto-rotate. I've tried all things mentioned above. Any help?
     
  8. jdalldorf

    jdalldorf New Member
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    I got my Captivate a week ago.

    I had the same issue right after a software update. It was working one minute. I decided I would take a break and check for downloads and OS updates. When I came back, no rotate. My setting for auto-rotate had been deactivated.

    The update was Android 2.1 (Eclair), update 1.
     
  9. lvn4jsus

    lvn4jsus New Member
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    I have the same issue. Auto-rotation is enabled, but quit working. Tried the above. Any additional ideas or solutions? I am running Cognition 2.2.
     
  10. ewingr

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    Add me to the list.

    I updated a few apps today, and now no rotation.
     
  11. askpcguy

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    Only things I have seen over on xda developers is to reflash the ROM if auto-rotate stops working. I'd rather not but perhaps there is a procedure out there to fix the auto-rotate not working problem.
     
  12. askpcguy

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    Well that was quick! I kept searching and to confirm there is a problem perform the following:

    1) In Launcher Pro, add a shortcut > application > LbsTestModeLaunch
    1b) In LBS, test application > show sensor data. Problem is all settings read false.

    2) From the phone, dial *#0*#
    2b) LCD Test, tap Sensor and if the readings do not change and/or show 0, its time to fix it.

    *Note the device must be rooted and you must have the ADB.exe setup to run in a command prompt (see Android SDK | Android Developers and look for ADB on the DevGuide tab), finally adb shell needs root (which should be easy, if the device is already rooted).

    All that has to be done is place the phone totally horizontal (use a level if you have doubts), open CMD, type ADB SHELL then SU then

    cd system
    cd bin
    sensorcalibutil_yamaha

    Source: G-Sensor needs calibration?! - xda-developers

    And follow the prompt on the screen. When finished reboot the device. Quick way is type exit / enter / exit / enter until you are back to your command prompt, then type adb reboot.

    Check auto-rotate.

    Also check the items in step 1 and 2 to confirm things are working again.
     
  13. Kattrinakitten

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    Have you tried just restarting the phone? Works for me.
     
  14. askpcguy

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    Multiple times. Check your lbstestmode sensor data.
     
  15. isthisagoose

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    When I run sensorcalibutil_yamaha, I'm getting:

    fgets: Unknown error: 0
    msmachdep_SaveGsOffest failed
    calibration utilities failed

    any idea what's going on here? this is getting aggravating to me. thanks so much for this thread; it's my only ray of hope other than going back to the stock rom!

    EDIT to add: I'm running Cognition 2.3 b8 if that's relevant.

    EDIT2 to add: solved it. last post in the G-Sensor needs calibration?! link above recommends to delete the file “ms3c_yamaha.cfg“ in data/system and rerun sensorcalibutil_yamaha. after doing that, rebooting, I have auto-rotation working again.
     
  16. Dr.McNinja

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    So what if you can't find ms3c_yamaha.cfg? I'm running Cog 3.04.
     
  17. askpcguy

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    Attached the file from my device, running COG 3.04.

    Unzip and adb push to /system/bin then perform the steps as discussed.
     

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