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[HOWTO] Enable Auto Rotation for Lock Screen & Launcher

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By eqbirvin, Senior Member on 10th December 2014, 06:22 PM
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This is a quick walk through for editing the build.prop to allow lock screen and launcher rotation.


I got tired of looking at my phone sideways while it was propped up landscape wise, in my case.

1. Locate "build.prop" in /system using your favorite file explore
2. Open it up and at the bottom add the lines
Code:
log.tag.launcher_force_rotate=VERBOSE
lockscreen.rot_override=true
3. Save your edit and reboot.

Lockscreen rotation still not working for you???
A few users have reported that adding a blank line between the two, fixes this issue.

Once the phone reboots your lockscreen and Google Now launcher will rotate with the orientation of the device just like other apps do.
To undo this, simply remove the lines we added


Update: 11/10/2015
enigma9o7 Has figured out how to get this to stick even after an update! Head over to his post for the walkthrough and install guide!! Remember to give them a "thanks" for sharing the work!
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10th December 2014, 11:21 PM |#2  
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Awesome I been wondering how to get this done.
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11th December 2014, 12:59 AM |#3  
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Nice tip. I've always just used an app called Ultimate Rotation Control. Seems to work just fine on the Nexus 6. A quick build.prop tweak removes the need for a separate app for it, though. I might get around to trying this...eventually
11th December 2014, 01:09 AM |#4  
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can someone make a flash able zip for this please ?

thanks in advance
11th December 2014, 01:36 AM |#5  
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Anybody know how one would do this with adb?

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11th December 2014, 10:19 AM |#6  
I used an app for quite some time but i disliked it running in the background.

Im not able to make a flashable zip. Maybe in time I will see if i can.

For adb, youd have to pull the build.prop, edit on computer then push it back. The instructions to do that are unclear to me :P
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11th December 2014, 02:36 PM |#7  
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Originally Posted by mrfuzzie23

can someone make a flash able zip for this please ?

thanks in advance

You can install Nova Launcher and toggle the setting in there, or use the ultimate rotation app someone else mentioned.
11th December 2014, 04:33 PM |#8  
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Thx
11th December 2014, 05:22 PM |#9  
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If you set the DPI to 384 or less, this happens by default.
11th December 2014, 06:28 PM |#10  
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Originally Posted by pavankp

If you set the DPI to 384 or less, this happens by default.

Thats good to know! Not surprising, the device is most likely changed to "tablet size" to the system. And they have full rotation.
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11th December 2014, 08:47 PM |#11  
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Works great, thanks! (AT&T Nexus 6)
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