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[Q] Compass in Landscape orientation

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By DJ_Barcode, Junior Member on 13th May 2014, 06:44 PM
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Using 4.4.2 CM11 nightlies, Philz Touch

My compass acts oddly when my phone is in landscape orientation. It works fine in portrait orientation. If my phone is flat on a table (i.e., the screen is facing directly up), it's fine. As I rotate the phone vertically (with the power button facing away from me), it works up until the phone is about at a 45° angle from horizontal. Then the compass can sweep though an angle of about 180°. I see this behavior in GPS Status & Tools and with the blue arrow in Google Maps.

In portrait, everything is fine. I prefer to have my phone mounted in landscape when I'm in the car. This is when I need my directions to be correct, and this is precisely when they are not.

It seems that there's nothing telling the compass that the phone is in landscape orientation. I don't know if this is a hardware problem or an issue with CM11.

However, Google Sky works when the phone is in EITHER orientation. I have no way to explain that.

I cannot find anything or anybody else describing the same issue or any way to resolve it.
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