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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by robertjw4688, Aug 15, 2016.

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    Last night, after watching Netflix and exiting out of the app, my screen was stuck in landscape mode and wouldn't come out. Screen Rotation was on. After turning the screen off and then back on, it returned to portrait mode. This morning, I tried to return it to landscape mode and it wouldn't work in any app. I uninstalled Netflix and restarted my phone but the problem remained. I noticed the camera seems to rotate fine and I downloaded an app called Sensor Kinetic Innovations that appears to show that the gyroscope is working as well. I tried restarting and soft resetting my phone and it didn't work. I twirling my phone in a figure 8 and that didn't help. The screen wouldn't rotate in safe mode either. I tried giving the back of my phone a tap on a table and that didn't work. I tried calibrating it using Bubble Level and that didn't help either. I really don't want to factory reset it because I don't want to go through all that trouble. Any suggestions? I'm running a G-900p with Android version 6.0.1
     

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    Hi, there are numerous threads on this, it seems to be quite a common problem, nearly all fixes seem to involve giving the phone a firm smack, or dropping it a few feet onto carpet. I know it sounds a bit drastic but it seems to work, apparently it gets stuck and needs a jolt to free it. I will see if I can find the relevant thread and post it for you. Phil
    http://androidforums.com/threads/upside-down-camera-no-screen-rotation.849294/
     

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