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an accelerometer issue ive seen in a few myTouch phones.

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Default an accelerometer issue ive seen in a few myTouch phones.

Ive had a few customers come in over the last week with screens that wont rotate. i read on the t-mobile forums that sometimes you need to tap the phone to get the accelerometer "unstuck" (which has never fixed it). instead i did a master reset and it fixed the issue on all the devices. one phone had tons of apps installed, which could have been an explanation, but today the guy had a brand new one purchased yesterday w/ no apps that wouldnt rotate until we reset it. he says it rotated at first then stopped.

and fyi, rotation was enabled in the settings

any ideas? it seems software related.
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Hi mate, this site shows you how to fix it:
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Have the same issue. 3 hours ago i had no problems with the accelerometer at all. everything was working fine.
then all of a sudden i notice that its not working. only change i did was upgrading from RA recovery 1.2.1H to 1.2.3H. after that, all was still ok. then now its not working all of a sudden.

Originally Posted by SyntaxTerror View Post
Hi mate, this site shows you how to fix it:
tried that. still not working.
Compass app is not pointing north,
abduction is no responding to tilts.

followed the instruction to the letter. and still nothing.

could this be a hardware issue?
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Same issue.I've tried redoing sappimg.nbh still nothing if I restore nandroid backup,fresh wipe tjen update rom it will work fir a bit then dies.evwn tried amon ra fix in recovery.

EDIT: Fixed my issue! Found that my case hsa metal in the back part, this has become magnetic thus stopping my gsensor
I have a pda flip case from ebay like this.....
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