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It depends on your model of phone. If there is no built-in compass calibration application from the manufacturer, then likely you can calibrate your compass by opening up any application that uses the compass, and moving the device in a certain manner. Here are two types of movements to try: The "figure 8 pattern" easier said than understood. Here's what ...


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There may be an option in your settings, but easier, just open Google maps, start using the compass and spin your phone in figure 8 pattern. That is all there is to it.


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Yes, it has a magnetic sensor / digital compass.


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Have you tried GPSFix kind of apps from Play store? And take a look at web site Samsung Galaxy S2 GPS Problem? SOLVED! which talks about how a battery saving option (disabling repetitive polling of GPS data) causes fix issues and how it can be tweaked using another app, GPS control for SGS2 which is mentioned there. Before starting with these two, just ...


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Compass calibration works by detecting the magnetic field intensity of earth. But sometimes due to strong interference from other electronic devices like transformers compass sensor may get wrong idea about the magnetic poles of earth and can point in wrong direction. So to ensure that it asks users to recalibrate compass by rotating in figure 8 direction so ...


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I don't think you can calibrate the GPS in any device. To calibrate the compass, in every device mobile device I have seen, you just need to draw 8's in the air with the device and turn it up and down few times. But this calibration doesn't last very long, I guess depending on the device.


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I found a solution in this answer in the XDA forum. To generalize and hopefully be of use to others, the key point seems to be that even if you think you have the right ROM for the right device, it might be that your particular model has very slight differences. In my case, if I understand correctly, I was using ROMs built for the GT-I9100 model of the ...


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It's not the hardware gang, it's a programming flaw in Ice Cream Sandwich. My Galaxy Blaze's compass worked flawlessly until I upgraded from Gingerbread to ICS. It seems like they misconnected or merged two of the axies or improperly handled the data.


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Had a Nexus S and experienced the same issue, which wasn't present in the Nexus One. Though my online research, the unofficial stance was that this is a hardware defect in the product line that Samsung and Google either didn't notice or noticed too late to do anything about. The most appropriate place to complain about this would be the Google Product ...


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GSMArena's listing for the HTC Explorer doesn't indicate a compass, and this post on an HTC Forum concurs. Without a compass in the device, compass apps obviously won't work.


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Give this a go: Try to stay away from magnetic fields as far as you can Open GPS Essentials and tap on compass (calibration will not work when the compass is not showing) Put the phone on a flat surface with the display pointing up Move the phone slowly, 5 seconds per full rotation is ok Rotate the phone three full cycles around the axis pointing ...


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I've discovered over time and with much frustration and experimentation, that getting all features to work is always a matter of first finding the latest ROM and kernel that are the most problem free, then seeing if any patches exist to handle any remaining issues. In this case, I found that I after upgrading to the latest kernel and ROM, then applying the ...


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I found the answer on this page, and the solution was to download and install a compass fix patch.



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