Is there any way to make the Android 2.1 automatic screen rotation rotate all the way up to 180°, instead of just 90° either way? I would very much like to be able to use my phone upside down, because the audio jack is on top.

I've looked all over the web and the only advice I found was to install a custom rom (like Cyanogen,) but I haven't found any builds suitable for my Samsung Galaxy S.

  • There are log of apps available now for auto rotate on play store and I don't think anyone is using 2.1 anymore.
    – smali
    Commented Sep 1, 2016 at 13:16

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I do not believe Android 2.1 allows this. I've read that the latest release Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) will have this feature.

Sorry I couldn't find the post that mentioned it but here is the API link.


You should be able to get this functionality if you have a custom launcher, like LauncherPro. Samsung's TouchWiz does not support the 180 degree rotation. You also need Android 2.2+, however, which introduced the getRotation() API.


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