when purchased it was on jelly bean. sensors worked fine.
i have been using the device for 4 months
sometime after the kitkat OTA update (before any unlocking/flashing/rooting was done to the phone) the autorotate started malfunctioning.
till date i have flashed three kitkat aosp roms before returning to jellybean stock after the final rom crashed and i lost all data.
on the second kitkat rom autorotate stopped working completely.
after that irrespective of the rom it did not work. when i used the cpu-z app i saw that ALL sensors were unresponsive.
physical damage to the device so far:
dropped thrice from a height of about 2.5 ft. with protective case on.
dropped once in water (submerged) for two seconds. (the phone still functioned normally)
other problems: device has shown consistent issues with flashing -
phone freezes/switches off /
failure to boot successfully after flashing a new rom/ trying to restore backup/startup from fastboot mode/startup from recovery/
is the sensor issue a software bug or an indicator of serious hardware damage?
and why is the device behaving so unstable after flashing