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home screen always locked in portrait mode

Discussion in 'RAZR HD and RAZR HD MAXX Support' started by nepkp, Mar 22, 2013.

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    I have had this phone for 2 months. I just love the phone. it's amazing. But the home screen always being locked in portrait mode unless a cable is plugged in, is very annoying. What is up with the non rotating home screen on the Droid RAZR Maxx HD? I only can do it by plugging in some kind of optional cable and I'd like to do it all the time. Are they ever going to make this part of the basic operating system?
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    I'd say the sensor in your phone is bad get it replaced
    your the first I have heard of this
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    Download androsensor and post your results...perhaps someone can compare readings with you... so you can verify if your sensor is faulty..

    -insert catchy phrase here-
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    Download the Android Sensor Box app from Google Play and check the "orientation sensor" in your phone. If it's not working properly, demand a replacement phone. However, first check your Settings/Accessibility to make sure that your "auto-rotate screen" option is selected. Good luck!

    Sent from my Droid RAZR MAXX HD using Tapatalk 2
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    It has nothing to do with OP's sensor.
    The homescreen doesn't rotate unless it's in car mode.

    Dumb........ Motorola
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    This I didn't know...so his device operates as intended...

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    Pw_irvine has a good idea I forgot about settings it is turned on isn't it?
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    Home screen does not rotate regardless of this setting. Just how the phone works.
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    Yeti35 then your phone is messed up and needs a replacement
    Verizon will most likely have you do a reset before replacing if you want to try this first
    but you will have to reinstall everything which sucks a bit
    talk to a level 2 guy at tech support they may have a better idea and it actually could be an app. that causes this
    they will take control of your phone and take a look at it, most of the guys are ok with it being rooted if it is
    they have never said anything to me about it I just unroot before I talk to them but SU and Voodoo are still
    on the phone and they can see that, be sure and hard reset before sending it back but root will show no matter what you do but it is a hardware failure
    so they are good with replacing it., good luck
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    So you are saying your HOME screen rotates when you rotate the phone? Neither my Maxx or my Maxx HD ever rotated the home screen. As far as I know neither did my X. You sure you are understanding the OP's issue? My phone is not screwed up and is working fine.
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    Yeti yes you are correct and I was wrong it does not rotate on HOME screen !!!!
    while in some apps it should sorry I didn't read well:D
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    I'm not sure snowman is understanding the original question either. The Home screen/Desktop (whatever you want to call it) is not supposed to rotate. Nor are the subsequent screens that show all your apps/widgets.
    The only time the screen should rotate is when you are actually "IN" an app/widget.
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    To expand apon this the home screen will rotate as said above when installed in a car dock. I don't personally have one, but know someone that does and it does in fact work then.
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    yes Dave thats what I meant while operating in an app it should rotate with most at least
    but no not on home screen I misread at first ==== orginal op (nepkp) your phone is functioning nomal
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    Yes, the HOME SCREEN, by design, does NOT rotate. I misread the OP's original comment and question. I would add that there are many apps that, by design, do not permit screen rotation either. For example, OneCast comes to mind. Question for the group: Are there any third-party launchers that allow you to change home screen orientation?

    Sent from my Droid RAZR MAXX HD using Tapatalk 2
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2013
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    The HOMESCREEN never rotates on ANY phones! Are you referring to secondary screens?
    YOU DO NOT NEED A REPLACEMENT PHONE!

    On the subject of rotating screens, it would be great if we had the option to lock the screen in LANDSCAPE mode. It dislike
    playing tag when I move the phone an inch and the screen switches between portrait and landscape.
    Such a simple programming fix would be greatly appreciated.
    MOTOROLA, ARE YOU LISTENING?
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    "The HOMESCREEN never rotates on ANY phones!"

    Actually, the home screen did rotate on many BlackBerry phones. However, the BB Z10's home screen does not rotate to landscape.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2013
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    OP: See the app "Ultimate Rotation Control" by FaMe IT at Google Play. I don't know if it works with RAZR MAXX HD though, but there is a free trial version available.

    Sent from my Droid RAZR MAXX HD using Tapatalk 2
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    "The HOMESCREEN never rotates on ANY phones!"

    I also have to disagree. Just switched from Droid 2 Global and the home screens rotated just fine without a dock or any special programs.
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    You are wrong about every device on Motorola since the Droid Razr running ICS.
    Motorola removed the feature to have the device rotate the home screen.
    I had a DroidX when the feature was removed.
    My progression was DroidX, Droid Bionic, Droid Razr, Droid Razr Maxx, Droid Razr HD.
    It has irritated me on every device that in a dock it works but not in your hand.
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