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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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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 my compass pointing the right way? …
asked May 30 '12 by Questioner
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I found the answer on this page, and the solution was to download and install a compass fix patch. …
answered May 31 '12 by Questioner
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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 … . Unfortunately, I've since discovered that this patch breaks my WiFi. I have tried calibrating the compass by moving the phone in a figure 8 pattern, as well as rotating on all axis. The compass is still pointing the wrong way, though. Is there a safe solution for fixing my compass? …
asked Jun 9 '12 by Questioner
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applying the compass patch I had used before, I finally got all my features working. Note it was important to go in that order. At the moment, my GPS, WiFi, USB, and compass are all working, so hopefully I can be done with playing feature-whack-a-mole for now. …
answered Aug 10 '12 by Questioner
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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 m …
answered Nov 26 '12 by Questioner
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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 … -NIGHTLY. Update: The compass issue I mentioned earlier was fixed when I used the build of Cyanogenmod available in this thread on the XDA forum. So I'm now just focused on fixing the GPS. …
asked Nov 21 '12 by Questioner