First I went outside and tried out skymap and indeed the tracking didn't seem reliable.
I came back inside and installed a compass app: (Compass, by Catch.com)
At first run it asks you to move the phone in a figure 8 to calibrate the magnetic sensor. I did so...Then I got some strange dialog that said "Abnormal magnetic field detected. Please calibrate". While the compass app is running, if I put the phone on a table (or any flat surface) and just turn the phone, the North arrow should stay pointing at north. But on my Nitro it's not!!
What's worse is that damned "Abnormal magnetic field detected" keeps coming back.
I tried doing the same thing with my old Nexus One and it works fine, no complaints about "abnormal magnetic field" and when you turn the N1 the North arrow keeps pointing towards north.
This has me VERY worried about this phone!! I noticed the other day that while using the Navigation the software seemed to be locked up (non-responsive when trying to bring up the menu) and if the "abnormal magnetic field" had a play in it, then that would explain it.
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Also tried installing Sensor Test
to see how the other sensors were looking...I didn't even know our Nitro has a Gyroscope! Nice! Would that gyro in any interfere? It shouldn't correct?
Phone: LG Nitro HD (rooted)
Battery: Hyperion extended, 3800mAH w/cover
ROM: CM10.1 Nightlies
Kernel: Wind Kernel
Storage: Sandisk 32gb SD
--> Titanium Backup
--> Go Launcher EX
--> ClockworkMod Rom Manager
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