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    Default Screen won't rotate at all

    So far this is the absolute best phone I have owned hands down. I have a small but annoying problem of the screen not auto rotating, or rotating at all.

    Yes I have auto-rotate checked, I did a G sensor cal both with it checked and not checked. I have tried Touchwiz, APEX, and Nova launchers and they all do the same thing which is nothing.

    I have a feeling my G sensor is not broke It may be a software issue. All the other "S gestures" work such as making a call just by putting the phone to my ear when in the TXT screen.

    Anyone else have this problem, or any suggestions would be appreciated. I would hate to take this phone back to VZW just to get a Referb but may have to if it won't rotate. Thanks
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    Did you power cycle the phone (off/on)? A reset might be all it needs.
    a little obsessive...
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    Default Re: Screen won't rotate at all

    Ya i shut the phone down, took battery out and it still wont rotate.
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    Sorry but might be a defective phone.

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    Default Re: Screen won't rotate at all

    Quote Originally Posted by blade22222 View Post
    Sorry but might be a defective phone.

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    I was afraid of that. Anyone know if they hand out referbs, or can I get a brand new phone
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    Since the phone hasn't been out long probably a new one.

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    Mine does not rotate on lock and home screens. Does when inside apps.
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    A friend of mine had that same issue. He did everything he could and was going to replace his phone but to fix it this is what he did.

    Turned phone off
    Put it into 'odin' mode
    Pull the battery while in 'odin' mode, wait a minute.
    Put battery back in and turn it on.

    After that he said it starting rotating normal again.

    Dont know if that will help just giving you info.
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    Did your go into setting and check auto-rotate screen, make sure your have this check!!

    Settings, Display, select auto-rotate screen
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    That actually did work for me. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morlince View Post
    A friend of mine had that same issue. He did everything he could and was going to replace his phone but to fix it this is what he did.

    Turned phone off
    Put it into 'odin' mode
    Pull the battery while in 'odin' mode, wait a minute.
    Put battery back in and turn it on.

    After that he said it starting rotating normal again.

    Dont know if that will help just giving you info.

    thanks!!!! It worked like a charm.
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    how do you put the phone into "odin" mode? I'm totally new to all this. I just want my screen to rotate and i've done everything else.
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    Just wanted to say that this worked for me as well!

    In order to get into odin mode, hold the volume down, home, and power buttons when powering on your phone. Then just hit volume up when it prompts you to.
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    This appears to be a repeat issue with the S3....I litterally bought a Chocolate S3 less than 3 day's ago and it is already having the same problem. I tried all the possible solutions like a Hard Reset, Factory Data Reset, Gyro Recalibration..and like all of you the problem was not solved. Called Samsung, Verizon, and checked all the forums but nothing was able to solve this issue...HOWEVER, after discussing it with a tech I got to thinking that maybe the issue is with the keyboard itself, that comes factory installed on the phone. I downloaded a new keyboard(Swiftkey 3 Trial in my case) off the market and then did another Hard Reset. This time after pulling the battery, waiting 30 seconds, and repowering, the phone is fully funtional and the problem has not repeated it's self since then. I Hope this helps others in the future!
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    Yea its a problem with touchwiz the same thing happens on the sprint s3, yet it works fine if your running aosp/aokp.

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    Sorry to say but I use swiftkey too, the full version in fact, and the auto-rotation sticking is a problem for me too. I don't think it's the keyboard software.

    Quote Originally Posted by carterj83 View Post
    This appears to be a repeat issue with the S3....I litterally bought a Chocolate S3 less than 3 day's ago and it is already having the same problem. I tried all the possible solutions like a Hard Reset, Factory Data Reset, Gyro Recalibration..and like all of you the problem was not solved. Called Samsung, Verizon, and checked all the forums but nothing was able to solve this issue...HOWEVER, after discussing it with a tech I got to thinking that maybe the issue is with the keyboard itself, that comes factory installed on the phone. I downloaded a new keyboard(Swiftkey 3 Trial in my case) off the market and then did another Hard Reset. This time after pulling the battery, waiting 30 seconds, and repowering, the phone is fully funtional and the problem has not repeated it's self since then. I Hope this helps others in the future!
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    I guess I'm a little confused. To the op and others that had the issue. When was screen not rotating? Is it supposed to rotate all the time? Mine has never rotated on the lock screen or home but seems to work just fine in all my apps. (have had the settings not sticking issue but thought it was just me). Just curious.

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    Had the same issue but with my gnote2, morlince trick safe the day. Thx!!
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    This is why I love this forum...I came here because my screen wouldn't rotate, and there was
    an answer! It turned out that the answer I needed was the simple one (had auto rotate unchecked)
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    Everyone is talking about a whole bunch of steps that they took before they took their battery out and waited 30 seconds. All these steps are unnecessary. All you have to do is turn your settings > display > turn off Auto-Rotate screen then take the battery out, wait 30 seconds or so, turn your phone on, turn Auto-Rotate screen on, and it should work. I had this problem and read so many suggestions all of them different with one similarity, everyone takes their battery out and waits 30 seconds. That is the main step. Hope this helps some people.
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    real simple fix that worked for me,

    select Settings then Display turn off the "Auto-rotate screen" option then scroll down and select "Gyroscopic Calibration" place the phone on a level surface and select Calibrate then turn the Auto-rotate back on.

    Give it a shot.
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    After trying all the suggestions EX: Power cycle. Factory reset, Auto rotate on/off, etc..... THE ONLY SOLUTION I FOUND THAT WORKED FOR ME WAS WIPING THE CACHE IN RECOVERY MODE.

    -POWER OFF PHONE
    -HOLD VOL UP, HOME AND POWER. (WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE SAMSUNG LOGO AND SMALL BLUE TEXT ON TOP LEFT CORNER AND LET GO)
    -NAVIGATE IN RECOVERY MODE USING VOL UP AND DOWN PRESS POWER TO ENTER
    -WIPE CACHE
    -REBOOT

    ALL SHOULD BE FINE AS IT WAS FOR ME.

    BTW, I WAS RUNNING IN CWM RECOVERY, IM SURE IT'LL WORK ON STOCK RECOVERY

    BEST OF LUCK*
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    Default Re: Screen won't rotate at all

    Quote Originally Posted by drmaf894c View Post
    I guess I'm a little confused. To the op and others that had the issue. When was screen not rotating? Is it supposed to rotate all the time? Mine has never rotated on the lock screen or home but seems to work just fine in all my apps. (have had the settings not sticking issue but thought it was just me). Just curious.

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    Can someone answer this? I thought that touchwiz does not rotate on home or lock screen, am I wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryano89 View Post
    Can someone answer this? I thought that touchwiz does not rotate on home or lock screen, am I wrong?

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    You're right. Mine never rotated until I installed nova launcher. My gs2 didn't either.

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    Same problem, yeah I have the screen rotation setting checked. I tried restarting the phone and taking the battery out. I also installed a system update. Tried calibrating the gyroscope. Without screen rotation the phone is hard to use, especially for typing, navigation while i'm driving, watching video, web browsing etc etc. I'm going to a sprint store today, hopefully I will get this resolved.
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    Thank you sir! Lol That was the only thing that worked for me
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