1. jwilichowski's Avatar
    I downloaded a game from the app store and I believe it had a little extra with it. Shortly after, my phone decided to flip everything. To press on an icon on one side of the screen, I have to press the opposite side...(press left to hit right, press right to hit left) All text is backwards and to read, I actually have to hold it to a mirror which is not fun.

    I did a factory reset thinking this might resolve it and it failed....even the reset menu was backwards. I just downloaded Android SDK to see if there was something in the codes that I might recognize with no luck.

    It is a Samsung Galaxy Ace Style with 4.3 Jelly Bean.

    And just so you know, throwing it doesn't help....I tried.
    08-18-2015 08:43 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! This probably won't help, but go to Settings>Developer Options, and make sure Force RTL Layout isn't turned on. The reason why I think this won't help is that Force RTL (Right-To-Left) should just change the alignment of text and buttons on the right instead of the left, and not actually cause the screen to look like a mirror image.
    08-19-2015 01:01 AM
  3. jwilichowski's Avatar
    That was actually the first option I looked for. Apparently my phone does not have this option. I was hoping that in SDK I would find something to do that externally but I couldn't.
    08-19-2015 05:16 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I assume you mean that Force RTL is not in your Developer Options, and not that you don't have Developer Options, correct? That is to say, you know how to activate Developer Options, right?
    08-19-2015 11:26 AM
  5. jwilichowski's Avatar
    Correct, I don't have Force RTL in the Developer Options. But like you already mentioned, that would only switch the layout of the text.
    08-19-2015 02:43 PM
  6. Javier P's Avatar
    How did you do the factory reset, from your settings or from recovery mode?
    08-19-2015 03:12 PM
  7. jwilichowski's Avatar
    I did the reset from recovery mode. I contacted Samsung and they tried to get me to do the same thing. It was all they would do since the provider I have isn't' on their list of companies they work with. I was told to contact my service provider...but I would rather throw my phone in the river if it came to that. That is when you realize you need to work with another provider.
    08-20-2015 06:08 AM
  8. Javier P's Avatar
    I did the reset from recovery mode. I contacted Samsung and they tried to get me to do the same thing. It was all they would do since the provider I have isn't' on their list of companies they work with. I was told to contact my service provider...but I would rather throw my phone in the river if it came to that. That is when you realize you need to work with another provider.
    That's not good then. If even the recovery menu is backwards there's no much you can do. Check if you can flash the stock rom back in your phone. Take a look at this thread.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...interface.html
    08-20-2015 07:37 AM
  9. N4Newbie's Avatar
    So, what is the name of the game?

    Have you tried contacting the developer?
    08-20-2015 10:14 AM
  10. jwilichowski's Avatar
    The game was Racing Rivals. But it's my best assumption of how something may have gotten on the device as it was the last app added.

    I have been focused more on trying to salvage the device to even think of contacting them. I feel it's a chance I take every time I download anything so I'm not really upset with the developer....more myself.

    I will be trying to flash the ROM tonight and see what kind of damage I can do. If that fails then I may find myself a shovel and bury the device.
    08-20-2015 10:45 AM
  11. jwilichowski's Avatar
    Well....I'm sad to say that the device is no longer with us. She died while downloading new ROM and never came back up. She has been put up for use as a parts phone.

    Thanks everybody for your help. Learned a lot.
    Javier P and B. Diddy like this.
    08-21-2015 01:10 PM
  12. Javier P's Avatar
    Sorry to hear that. You tried everything so don't feel guilty. Remember the good moments you shared together and try to move on

    See you around the forums.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    08-21-2015 01:41 PM

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