Calibrating the compass Droidx

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    I've tried the compass calibration routine both indoors and outdoors and I can't get it to calibrate.

    Do you have to follow the routine exactly?

    The instruction says it will turn green when calibrated. Mine keeps turning red so I assume I'm not doing it right. What do you do when it turns red? Do you have to restart the process or do you just keep going till it turns green?

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    I couldn't get it to calibrate the first couple time I tried. But I finally got it. Just make sure you follow the instructions, keeping it as flat to the ground as you can. And also, make a full 360 degree in one motion. Don't go 180 one way and then twist the other way to hit all directions.
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    The key is to just keep rotating in all directions until it turns green....it takes about a minute or so.
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    I had to do a battery pull. It only took about a minute after the pull. Before the pull lots of trouble.
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    Before I calibrate mine, I always shut it off and reboot. Calibration then occurs within 1 minute. If I don't do the shutdown and reboot I never get anything but the red screen.
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