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  1. Continuum88's Avatar
    Is there any way to make the screen rotation also work on home and lock screens (as well as apps list/screens)? The way iOS does it, i.e. not only within running apps. I found a how-to somewhere, about how you have to change some setting in a configuration file, but my Note 2 doesn't have that file at all (I believe the instructions were for a Nexus).
    pinkbellbird likes this.
    04-08-2013 05:08 AM
  2. zmann's Avatar
    There is a good app in the app store to allow you to do this. I had used it before. I'm sorry I don't remember the name but yes,, it is possible. I'm sure someone will let you know which app it is.

    Note 2, it's true, ,size is everything!
    04-08-2013 06:15 AM
  3. Onemoa's Avatar
    There are different launchers you can download from the Play Store that will allow it. I've never found the need for it myself but there are some pretty cool one's.

    Check out this Video.



    After watching that video check this one out. It has all the information you need to setup you're Note 2 like the one in the video.

    alamarco and pinkbellbird like this.
    04-08-2013 06:15 AM
  4. PittiesRule's Avatar
    .There's an app called ultimate rotation control that I had on my Nexus7 and it worked flawlessly, not sure how it will work on the N2 but I'd say it's worth a shot
    soulstlr likes this.
    04-08-2013 07:02 AM
  5. jdub1981's Avatar
    Ultimate rotation kind of sucks. It works but when in lanscape it doesnt resize icons so it ends up cutting off whole rows of apps.

    I tried go launcher ex but I decided that was a bit to much customizing for me. Now I use apex launcher. I get the same feel as touchwiz but I can go landscape and nothing is cut off.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 2
    04-08-2013 08:50 AM
  6. FitMomXtine's Avatar
    I use go launcher ex because I like the really cool themes and ability to customize it to your liking. I didn't even know there was this many options! This phone is really great! Hope you find something that works for you.But I no longer use the stock Touchwiz.
    04-08-2013 09:30 AM
  7. kris.richards's Avatar
    Ultimate rotation was great. Bought it before I rooted, now don't need it lol. Good app though!
    04-08-2013 09:59 AM
  8. PittiesRule's Avatar
    Ultimate rotation kind of sucks. It works but when in lanscape it doesnt resize icons so it ends up cutting off whole rows of apps.


    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 2
    hmmm it didn't do that on my N7
    04-08-2013 12:30 PM
  9. Andyvalver's Avatar
    I use apex launcher and that does it I think

    Sent from my GT-N7100 using Android Central Forums
    04-08-2013 04:25 PM
  10. jdub1981's Avatar
    hmmm it didn't do that on my N7
    Try it with the note 2. When you go to landscape mode go to one of the other screens other than the home screen. More than half the apps cut get off because the rotation app does not resize the icons to fit.

    Apex does work and that is what I am using now along with my smart dock. This phone is a fully functioning computer with the dock.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 2
    04-08-2013 05:40 PM
  11. PittiesRule's Avatar
    Try it with the note 2. When you go to landscape mode go to one of the other screens other than the home screen. More than half the apps cut get off because the rotation app does not resize the icons to fit.

    Apex does work and that is what I am using now along with my smart dock. This phone is a fully functioning computer with the dock.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 2
    I loaded ultimate rotation control to my N2 and can say it's working flawlessly just like it did in my N7. My phone is stock and I've got rotation control set on forced auto and it's not cutting anything off.

    Sent thru cyber space by my Samsung Galaxy Note 2
    04-08-2013 06:49 PM
  12. jdub1981's Avatar
    Weird, it cuts a whole row of icons off for me.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 2
    04-08-2013 08:17 PM
  13. slinkies's Avatar
    Ultimate rotation control works perfect on my note 2 no need for apex now I like touchwiz anyways

    Sent from my SPH-L900 using Android Central Forums
    04-08-2013 09:18 PM
  14. PittiesRule's Avatar
    I use go launcher ex because I like the really cool themes and ability to customize it to your liking. I didn't even know there was this many options! This phone is really great! Hope you find something that works for you.But I no longer use the stock Touchwiz.
    So Go launcher is how you made your fonts the way they are?
    04-08-2013 10:51 PM
  15. gnr_2's Avatar
    Is there any way to make the screen rotation also work on home and lock screens (as well as apps list/screens)? The way iOS does it, i.e. not only within running apps.
    Unless it's an iOS 6 thing, the home screens don't rotate, and some apps won't either.

    Sent from my totally awesome Sprint Galaxy Nexus, even if I don't know all its secrets yet.
    04-08-2013 11:50 PM
  16. Chris Flowers's Avatar
    Had the same icon cut off with ultimate rotation to.

    Sent from my GT-N7105 using Tapatalk 2
    04-09-2013 05:31 AM
  17. jdub1981's Avatar
    Unless it's an iOS 6 thing, the home screens don't rotate, and some apps won't either.

    Sent from my totally awesome Sprint Galaxy Nexus, even if I don't know all its secrets yet.
    I believe ios only does it for the ipads. Ive had 4 iphones prior to the gn2 and they didnt rotate on the homescreens from what I remember.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 2
    04-09-2013 08:59 AM
  18. donec's Avatar
    I tried Ultimate and did not like it but then I found adaptive rotation lock and it was good enough that I bought the pro version for the ability to set the screen orientation for different apps.
    https://play.google.com/store/search...on+lock&c=apps
    BTW the permissions that it requires are minimal and make sense.
    04-09-2013 11:43 AM
  19. Chris Flowers's Avatar


    Happens with ultimate and adaptive apps mentioned in this thread.

    Sent from my GT-N7105 using Tapatalk 2
    04-09-2013 04:24 PM
  20. jdub1981's Avatar
    The above is exactly what happens on my phone when I use ultimate rotation with touchwiz. Now I use a combination of apex launcher and rotation. Apex resizes apps so nothing gets cut off. I only use rotation for the quick access of lanscape without going into apex settings to make it landscape. Makes things easier when using the smart dock.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 2
    04-09-2013 04:32 PM
  21. Manuel La Bor's Avatar
    Adaptive rotation lock is free and it works flawlessly.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Android Central Forums
    04-09-2013 06:48 PM
  22. alamarco's Avatar
    Go Launcher EX looks pretty interesting, thanks for the tip.

    I don't have time to try it out during the week, but I'll be making it my weekend project. While I'm happy with TouchWiz, I don't mind experimenting as you never know what you're missing out on if you don't try.
    04-09-2013 08:27 PM
  23. PittiesRule's Avatar
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/10/a6etynam.jpg

    Happens with ultimate and adaptive apps mentioned in this thread.

    Sent from my GT-N7105 using Tapatalk 2
    That doesn't happen for me while using ultimate rotation control, it is still working flawlessly for me. You obviously have something set differently than I do which is proven by the fact that the little symbol in the upper left hand corner of your screen does not look the same as mine.
    04-09-2013 09:55 PM
  24. PittiesRule's Avatar
    My homescreen using rotation control

    Sent thru cyber space by my Samsung Galaxy Note 2
    Attached Thumbnails Screen rotation for home screens?-uploadfromtaptalk1365563056649.jpg  
    04-09-2013 10:05 PM
  25. jdub1981's Avatar
    I think I see what is happening here. Your dock is on the right but those of use who have the icons cut off do not have the dock on screen. I believe the difference is landscape and forced landscap setting. Maybe, maybe not. Im not gonna test it as ive got my launcher set up just the way i like it.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 2
    04-10-2013 12:17 AM
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