I have a desire z (aka tmobile g2). When I fist got it a week ago the home screen used to rotate when the phone was tilted. It has since stopped doing that.

Other things still rotate when the phone is rotated. And the home screen rotates when I extend the keyboard. And menu -> settings -> display -> auto rotate screen is checked.

  • Hey.. I just noticed I have the same problem on my HTC Desire Z.. bizarre! Let me try holding the power button and selecting "restart".. nope, doesn't rotate anymore! Wow - I wonder if installing "Advanced Task Cleaner 2.0" is causing the problem...
    – PP.
    Nov 22, 2010 at 9:08
  • I tried un-installing Advanced Task Cleaner, RockPlayer, WinAmp.. home screen still won't auto-rotate.
    – PP.
    Nov 22, 2010 at 9:49
  • Are you sure it used to auto-rotate? I'm pretty certain the Sense / Rosie homescreen does not auto-rotate on any phone - it's just the slide-out keyboard that forces it. Nov 29, 2010 at 23:18
  • Is there any major thing that you did? updating your OS perhaps? what is your android version?
    – Louis Rhys
    Dec 21, 2010 at 3:10
  • @ Matthew Read: sorry to reply without a solution, but just to let you know: I too have the same issue, this is the first post I came across on the subject, and just to make sure you know this: the home screen did rotate without extending the keyboard, that much I can guarantee you. But just like with the others who posted here, after 2 days of usage it suddenly stopped auto-rotating, while other menus still do. I also noticed some lag in the Sense UI that wasn't previously there. Clean reboot, fiddling with the display rotation setting, recalibrating, uninstalling some software that had acces
    – Bart Gryp
    Jan 8, 2011 at 2:11

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From everything I've read, it appears that the Desire Z version of Sense only rotates the homescreen when the keyboard is out.

You could try installing a custom ROM like this one at XDA that supports rotation.

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