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Proximity Sensor with 2.1

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sbbamafan, May 21, 2010.

  1. sbbamafan

    sbbamafan Member
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    I had real problems until with my phone until I loaded the proximity sensor. I had a little trouble getting it to work but when it did, it remedied the one thing that I disliked about the Hero. I loaded 2.1 yesterday and generally I like it EXCEPT I cannot get the proximity sensor app to work again. Has any one else had this issue? Suggestions? Thanks.

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  2. andy d

    andy d Android Enthusiast

    Wrong forum try the sprint one.
  3. astrobill

    astrobill Well-Known Member

  4. ronbien

    ronbien Well-Known Member

    I think it WAS in the wrong forum and got moved here by the Mod.
    Just a guess!
  5. salpiche

    salpiche Well-Known Member

    Proximity Sensor is working fine for me so far, try removing it the installing it again
  6. carmendiva

    carmendiva Android Expert

    What's the app called
  7. sbbamafan

    sbbamafan Member
    Thread Starter

    proximity sensor
  8. Thefoodman52

    Thefoodman52 Android Expert

    Turns the light sensor into a ghetto make-shift proximity sensor, because it'll be reading really low when it's on your face.
  9. sbbamafan

    sbbamafan Member
    Thread Starter

    Foodman - You have a unique way with words - but your theory is correct.
  10. nodrogkam

    nodrogkam Well-Known Member

    i think im going to install this app for kicks but i sense trouble when you're in a dark room and want to try to use ur phone. haha. or does it only activate when you're in a call?
  11. sbbamafan

    sbbamafan Member
    Thread Starter

    only when on a call. You do have to enable the automatic dimming (or whatever it is called) but it is always plenty bright to see. Truthfully, it probably saves battery by dimming some when it can.
  12. astrobill

    astrobill Well-Known Member

    Honestly, if it weren't for the Proximity Sensor app, I would've returned my Hero long ago. How they could sell a phone that accidentally responds to your face pressing the screen while you're on a call blows my mind. It's a serious problem with the Hero that almost NONE of the early reviewers bothered to mention....yet a lot of people experienced it.
  13. nodrogkam

    nodrogkam Well-Known Member

    i use the automatic feature anyways...i quite like auto dimming/brightness.

    i dont have an issue without a proximity sensor. but i can see how one could have many issues (ie. holding phone between head and shoulder, positioning phone screen against face etc.).

    too bad this app doesnt actually turn off the screen to save power. does it eventually turn off?
  14. V425

    V425 Android Enthusiast

    I just pull down the notification bar when on a call so I don't accidentally hang up/hit mute
  15. Whiskeypawz

    Whiskeypawz Android Enthusiast

    I had issues with hanging up on people when I had 1.5. Sometimes the Proximity Sensor helped, other times it didn't.
    I haven't put it back on my phone since the 2.1 update bec the screen seems to lock or go to sleep when I'm on a call much better now than before.

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