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    I have a rooted G2 with a custom ROM with Sense. Yesterday when I would turn the phone into landscape mode the screen would auto rotate. Now it doesnt unless I open the keyboard. I read somewhere that it has to do with the Car Panel and that once you run the car panel it will stop the home screen from auto rotating without the keyboard open. Is there a way to fix this? I installed an Auto Rotate Switch app but that didnt work. I wanted to remove the car panel but android wouldnt let me uninstall it. I really dont want to reflash but I guess I will have to if I cant get it to work again
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    Quote Originally Posted by graffixnyc View Post
    I have a rooted G2 with a custom ROM with Sense. Yesterday when I would turn the phone into landscape mode the screen would auto rotate. Now it doesnt unless I open the keyboard. I read somewhere that it has to do with the Car Panel and that once you run the car panel it will stop the home screen from auto rotating without the keyboard open. Is there a way to fix this? I installed an Auto Rotate Switch app but that didnt work. I wanted to remove the car panel but android wouldnt let me uninstall it. I really dont want to reflash but I guess I will have to if I cant get it to work again
    did you go to
    settings>sounds and display>orientation and change it from there
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    Quote Originally Posted by DroidXcon View Post
    did you go to
    settings>sounds and display>orientation and change it from there
    Yes, I did. and it's set correctly. I read somewhere on the Droid phone they are having this issue and it happens when the Car Panel is run the first time.. Which I accidentally ran today and think that's why it stopped working.
    Here is the Thread that mentions its the car panel




    Updated: Actually, it looks like it was Android updates from Google that removed the auto-rotation. This thread is informative:



    OP: For some reason, the Car Dock application locks out the auto rotation of the home screen. Before it is run the first time, the home screens will auto rotate; afterwards, they won't. On one of the Motorola.com forums, they claimed it was by design.
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    any resolution to this yet?
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    If you have been using Google skymap it is making auto rotation all wacky. If you haven't sorry can't help.
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    Default Re: Auto Rotate of home screen stopped working

    thanks, this helped me. kind of figured it was one of the apps that was blocking auto-rotate but there are many and i couldn't think of which one until i read your post. went to 'manage applications', opened up google sky, cleared the data cache, moved app to sd card, and auto-rotate now working fine. ran google sky again, had to accept terms, app ran fine and screen is still behaving. thanks again.

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