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    Lightbulb [HOW TO] Enable home screen rotation with 4.1.2 *REQUIRES ROOT*

    The Android 4.1.2 update allows launcher (home screen and app drawer) rotation into landscape for the Nexus 7 but not for the Galaxy Nexus. But if you have root you can enable launcher rotation with a simple addition to the build.prop.

    Required: a rooted Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.1.2

    1. Using a root capable file explorer (e.g. Root Explorer, ES File Explorer, etc) navigate to your build.prop file located at /system/build.prop
    2. Using a text editor, add this line to the bottom of the build.prop file "launcher.force_enable_rotation=true" (without the quotes). Recommended: make a backup of the original build.prop first
    3. Save the modified build.prop
    4. Reboot


    That's all. Now your home screens and app drawer will rotate into landscape mode. There are build.prop editor apps that you can use, but I've never used those and can't speak to how they work.

    *Disclaimer: I did this on a Sprint GNex, not a Verizon one, but it should work the same.
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    Default Re: [HOW TO] Enable home screen rotation with 4.1.2 *REQUIRES ROOT*

    Just tried this on a Verizon Nexus with AOKP build 5 and it works no problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pelle8 View Post
    Just tried this on a Verizon Nexus with AOKP build 5 and it works no problem.
    Doesn't AOKP come with Nova? I'm pretty sure Nova does it as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by pelle8 View Post
    Just tried this on a Verizon Nexus with AOKP build 5 and it works no problem.
    Doesn't AOKP come with Nova? I'm pretty sure Nova does it as well
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    Default Re: [HOW TO] Enable home screen rotation with 4.1.2 *REQUIRES ROOT*

    Quote Originally Posted by dmmarck View Post
    Doesn't AOKP come with Nova? I'm pretty sure Nova does it as well
    Indeed it and Nova does. I never liked it personally. Still, very cool for those that do like homescreen rotation and don't use a custom launcher. Nice OP.
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    Default Re: [HOW TO] Enable home screen rotation with 4.1.2 *REQUIRES ROOT*

    We had to the same thing with the Nexus 7 when it was first released.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/nex...-required.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by zedorda View Post
    We had to the same thing with the Nexus 7 when it was first released.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/nex...-required.html
    Oh cool. Maybe I should frequent the Nexus 7 forums more often.

    So it sound like this worked before 4.1.2?
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    I did like u said but I rebooted and I got no rotation its just the same as before

    Here is a picture . don't mind the blue cursor thats just where I clicked when taking the screen shot

    sent from my Verizon galaxy nexus running 4.2.1 ROM
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    Never mind I put launched instead of launcher . I'm lucky I didn't brick my phone

    sent from my Verizon galaxy nexus running 4.2.1 ROM
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    Well I fixed that and I still can't rotate my screen. I don't know , things like this never work for me. But if u see anything let me know thanks!

    sent from my Verizon galaxy nexus running 4.2.1 ROM
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    Any idea why I can't get this to work please? My Note 2 is rooted. I used ES File Explorer to modify that file. It's all spelt correctly. The line I placed it AFTER was:

    dalvik.vm.stack-trace-file=/data/anr/traces.txt

    That was the very last line in the file. My Note 2 is:

    Model: GT-N7105
    Android: 4.1.2
    Sent from my Alienware M17X laptop - ooh look at the pretty coloured lights!

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