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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mirose, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. mirose

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    Hi all!

    I will recive my Hero today, finaly. It has been some problems getting this one in Sweden for some time now but this is going to be a great weekend:D

    I do have a question and i found two other post regarding this but not a answer that can confirm the problem.

    My Hero will come wit a flip style case with some kind of magnetic lock, will this really affect the GPS/Compass?

    Best Regards
    Micke
     

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    Hi mirose

    I bought my hero just to use Google sky map. I had numerous problems with sky map, and any other applications which relied on using it's compass and accelerometers.

    I solved these problems by disposing of my flip top case which had a magnetic clasp. If you think of it, any stray magnetic field will make a compass read inaccurately.

    I suggest you ignore any case with a magnetic clasp. Even the ones sold by HTC. My Hero, and google sky maps are working perfectly with a sleeve case.

    Now I've started someting.
     
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    A magnetic clasp will also interfere with the screen rotation as I found out after spending an evening trying to figure out how I had broken the screen rotation. Removed it from the case and magicaly the screen rotated.

    Gordon
     
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    Yes same happened to me. Get rid of the magnet and use velcro.
     
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    Will the magnetometer recover when one stops using a magnet snap case?
     
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    My Hero started working correctly, immediately after I removed it from its magnetic case.

    I have had no problems since, with my compass or google sky map.

    Hope this helps.
     
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