Compass on custom ROMs not working. Can we help?
Many of us don't miss having a working compass but for those of us that do I was hoping that now might be the time to get it fixed.
First the problem. In most applications the compass doesn't work as it should. As you rotate your device the compass moves in the opposite direction that it should. It's easy to see in Google maps. If the compass pointer says your pointing north and you rotate clockwise 90 degrees it will say you're pointing west instead of east.
Oddly enough a few applications work properly with the compass such a Field Compass
I don't understand how our developers do their magic, maybe this is something easy, maybe it's impossible to fix. Many of them don't own a Blaze but generously give their time anyway. Could we make it easy(er) to solve this with logcats from a working/non-working application. I've never worked with logcats but if needed should be able to figure it out with the help of jparnell8839s tutorial
Maybe the compass is broken at a level that can't be fixed. I don't know nearly enough to know how to fix this but if it might be fixable I'd be happy to help if I could.
Here's a link to another post where rasafrasit
talks about other apps that work and don't work with the compass.
I'm going to start a parallel thread in the General section with some possibilities of work-arounds in case this can't be fixed.
I'm currently using CM 10.0 nightly 2013-09-01