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Xperia Z auto-rotate not working

Inhabitant
Message 11 of 40
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Message 11 of 40

Re: Xperia Z auto-rotate not working

Try stock 4.2.2, it's pretty solid. No need to unlock bootloader if you stick to a stock rom. Google flashtool,  it's fairly easy to use.  Don't forget to make a backup of your current rom. 

Adviser
Message 12 of 40
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Message 12 of 40

Re: Xperia Z auto-rotate not working

Flashed the 4.4.2 stock on my phone using flashtool. It's looking good so far. Thanks for the advice. I'll keep you updated to weather or not it worked.
Adviser
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Message 13 of 40

Re: Xperia Z auto-rotate not working

12 hours it lasted. Same thing happened again. Accelerometer and gyroscope stopped working. Can't understand why. Is it possible to flash an earlier android version? 4.3 or something around that.
Inhabitant
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Message 14 of 40

Re: Xperia Z auto-rotate not working

Like I said,  try Android 4.2.2. Build 10.3.1.A.2.67 worked pretty well for me, no accelerometer issues. It still might be faulty hardware and needs to be sent away for service. 

Adviser
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Message 15 of 40

Re: Xperia Z auto-rotate not working

Sorry I misread. Thought you said 4.4.2. I'll give it a try. Thanks again.
Adviser
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Message 16 of 40

Re: Xperia Z auto-rotate not working

Awesome, it's working great. Thank you very much. Just got to put up with it telling me about a new update now. Lol
Adviser
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Message 17 of 40

Re: Xperia Z auto-rotate not working

Disaster, I opened my camera app and it rebooted my phone. Flashed 4.2.2 again and Same thing happened. Upgraded to 4.3 and it wouldn't even boot up. Just kept getting so far then rebooting. Flashed 4.4.2 back on it and no rotation issue for almost a day. Then it happened again. Gonna unlock bootloader and install cm11 see if that helps. My warrenty had expired Anyway.
Adviser
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Message 18 of 40

Re: Xperia Z auto-rotate not working

I finally got around to unlocking my bootloader, I'm gutted. It can't be unlocked. I found a method of fixing the problem. But need to boot into recovery mode. I've tried almost every method I've found on Google. (about 7 methods) and still no luck. It just boots up as normal everytime. Can anyone shed some light into why this is not working?
One time poster
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Message 19 of 40

Re: Xperia Z auto-rotate not working

I have same problem using update firmware 4.4.4 never had the problem before last update, it's a relatively new phone so about time Sony got their act together to fix the problem it's obviously software related and a bug in the last update
Visitor
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Re: Xperia Z auto-rotate not working

I fixed my auto rotate issues by disabling and re-enabling 'Google voice typing'

You can find it under Settings > Language & input.

If it works for you please let me know.

I'm hoping this bug is resolved with the upcoming Android L (Lollipop 5.0 5.1) update coming in February / March