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More of a status update than an answer: Jelly Bean 4.1.2 allows a landscape rotation on small screens. I previously had the same experience (accidentally changed the rotation but could not reproduce it) -- I received the system update yesterday and was pleasantly surprised after the reboot :-)


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Try recalibrating the orientation sensor from Settings -> Display -> Horizontal calibration. My phone does this too occasionally, since when the phone is lying flat, the difference between portrait/landscape is very small in the sensors.


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It's possible to override the default screen orientation by disabling accelerometer rotation and setting user rotation in the system settings database. The phone/tablet needs to be rooted to do this. The change is applied after the phone/tablet is rebooted. On the console: su sqlite3 /data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases/settings.db insert ...


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You can go to Settings > Display and then un-check Auto-Rotate. Since that's rather inconvenient, I installed an app called Power Toggles which makes it possible to force lock the screen orientation to landscape or portrait from the notification bar very easily. I particularly liked this app since its very lightweight, only about 248kb. It also makes it ...


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Aha! As edlarerathis commented, you can change this in AWD settings. settings -> ADW settings -> system preferences -> Home orientation change from landscape to auto/sensor.


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I don't think you can do it via adb, but you can programmatically change the orientation using.setRequestedOrientation(ActivityInfo.SCREEN_ORIENTATION_LANDSCAPE); You could link this up to a timer that would change the orientation every five minutes if that's what you want to do, or write it into unit tests to automatically check if everything goes ok when ...


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There is a way but not an easy way. You can use keyboards like Null keyboard. A keyboard that does nothing. Yes, really. This keyboard is useful if you have an external bluetooth keyboard paired with your phone and you want to stop the on-screen keyboard from popping up all the time. The problem is every time you change mode you have to change the ...


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Normally you just tilt the device. On my Samsung Galaxy S, you should also have rotation enabled (pull down the notification bar, it's the far right icon).


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Rotation Locker says that it supports this: Lock your screen's rotation in Landscape, Portrait or Auto. When you launch the app, you're faced with these three options. For doing this quickly, it does also include a widget to lock whatever your current orientation is: A widget is provided so you can lock into whatever your current ...


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With a combination of Tasker and Rotation Locker you can keep your auto-rotation off but create a profile that sets the orientation for certain apps.


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How things currently work The Android OS uses a file to map the volume buttons in order to know what to do when they get pressed: The file: /system/usr/keylayout/gpio-keys.kl Contains two lines for the volume buttons: key 115 VOLUME_UP WAKE_DROPPED key 114 VOLUME_DOWN WAKE_DROPPED They aren't "orientation sensitive", just like their physical position ...


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This feature is cooked into the ROM, itself, so it will be entirely dependent on what the chef cooked into the ROM. You can find ROMs such as CM9 and AOKP that have various options for the volume rocker--- but forcing the rockers to stay static on devices like this where it changes is not one I've ever seen.


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The auto-rotate setting is just that, automatic. When it is disabled, the device doesn't always use a single screen orientation, but uses whatever orientation is active when entering an application, until that app is closed. At least, this is trite for phones, i have little experience with tablets, but I expect it would be the same. If it is, just make sure ...


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You could use a custom home launcher like ADW - Go to ADWSettings > UI Settings > Screen Preferences > Home Orientation this allows you to specify which orientation you want. Apart from that im not sure its possible Only other thing could be Custom ROM



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