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A compass is a navigational instrument that indicates the direction to the magnetic poles. It's one of the sensors present in most Android devices.

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HTC explorer A310e - does it have magnetic sensor?

I want to use any compass app to my HTC explorer A310e model. But i am not sure whether it will work or not? Is it something related to hardware support to have magnetic sensor? And is there any way ...
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Magnetic compass correction

After updating to Android 4.4.3 the magnetic compass deviates by 90 degrees. This is more than a lttle bit and recalibrating did not help. Q1: Is this a common problem? Q2: Is there a fix or ...
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How to calibrate compass on KitKat?

How to calibrate compass on KitKat? Is it possible to do it from Google Maps? The direction is often unstable there and no settings or Apps to calibrate on Xperia.
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How to calibrate magnetic sensors using Cyanogenmod?

I am using a Samsung Galaxy S4 mini with Cyanogenmod (11) and want to calibrate the compass / magnetic sensors. With the stock rom this was possible by "dialing" *#0*#. This is however not ...
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Nexus 7: Compass drifts over time

When I use apps like Google Maps on my Nexus 7, I find that the compass drifts, with the indicated direction rotating counterclockwise over time (from north to west to south to east). As a result, I ...
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How do I get my GPS working in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean?

Recently I've been having all sorts of troubles with audio and GPS and the compass... I tried different ROMs, different kernels, different patches. The short story is that after a long time spent ...
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How does compass calibration work?

I am wondering how compass calibration works / why e.g. drawing an 8 or rotating the phone to all 3 axis works (or at least shall work) - I mean I would understand the calibration process, if an ...
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How can I get my compass pointing the right direction?

On my Samsung Galaxy S2 running ICS 4.0.4, my compass is off by 90 degrees. It shows west in the north position. I had a similar compass problem before, and had solved it by applying this patch. ...
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Compass north and south are reversed on my Samsung Galaxy 2

Since upgrading my phone to ICS, my compass is reversed, with the north end pointing south. I have tried waving the phone in a figure 8 pattern and flipping it over on all axis. What can I do to get ...
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Shaky, drifting compass an inevitability on Samsung Nexus S?

I bought a Nexus S off eBay and found that the compass direction wanders even with the device laying still. Likewise, the display in Google Sky shakes around even with the resting on a stable surface, ...
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How does an android compass application work?

I recently installed a Compass app on my phone (it's a HTC Wildfire S if it matters) and I'm curious as how it works. Found some answers online that the phone's hardware has a digital compass in it, ...
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How to calibrate a Samsung Galaxy Tab GPS and compass

Does any one know how to calibrate a Samsung Galaxy Tab GPS and compass. Is the Galaxy Tab even "calibratable"?
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How can I calibrate the compass on my phone?

Google Maps sometimes asks me to calibrate my compass. Last time it did so, I was in a rush and didn't bother to, and now the compass does seem a bit off. I tried to find a "calibrate compass" ...