Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for enthusiasts and power users of the Android operating system. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

When I use Google Navigation or VZ Navigator on a Droid Incredible 2 it is supposed to align the map to the direction I am pointing the phone. But when I turn around the map rotates in the wrong direction. It seems to work fine in Compass applications but not in Google Maps or VZ Navigator and not with other augmented reality apps.

I went to VZ store and saw that other Incredible-2 phone has the same issue, but Thunderbolt and some Samsung phone do not.

How can I fix this?

share|improve this question
Seems to be a known issue :(( – Vitalik May 26 '11 at 21:54
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Upgrading to Gingerbread (Android 2.3) resolves this issue.

share|improve this answer

This happens a lot to me. I wish I had a more technical answer but it seems like the compass needs to be reset and shaking it hard for a few seconds usually resets mine. I've had to shake it, reboot, and reopen the app and it comes back fine.

share|improve this answer

Have you tried calibrating the compass? Settings->Location & Security->Calibrate Compass

share|improve this answer

Hold the phone flat and make a figure 8, do this a few times. These are the instructions found in this app:

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.