I have a hunch this is common to all of us with a Droid IV: that if you use any app or widget that can totally disable the lockscreen (i.e., no lock, power control plus), it affects the orientation switch under the following circumstances:
- When you are on any screen on landscape mode, turn off the screen and make sure the phone's closed (keyboard tucked in),
- While the screen is off, flip the phone to portrait mode and then turn screen back on.
- Now you should see the problem: the screen will remain in landscape mode -- unless you do something to snap it out of it (like tilting both ways or opening and closing the physical keyboard).
I know it's not a life or death issue, but I'd like to be as certain as possible that there's nothing wrong with the phone itself (while I can still exchange it). I've owned a Droid I, II, and III, and have never had this happen with either of them.
Sharing your experience would be much appreciated!
Thanks in advance,