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Compass problem in Fish&Chips ROM?

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I've found that compass doesn't work correctly. E.g. app google sky map is useless - I can turn arround and map's still showing East.I've tested it (*983*0#) and sensors are OK, but compass data doesn't look OK - X=13, Z=-45. Phone on the table. Also accelerometer still shows data in one axis. Is it normal? Or is any application for calibration? If I press "calib" in sensor test it shows "proximity calibration is OK".

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I noticed Sky Maps behaving a bit strangely too. The sky seemed to be turning the opposite way to the way I was turning.

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just to be sure try "tricorder" a very light app that displays all the sensor info. and report your findings here :).

PS- accelerometer will always show a result even when still... This explained by what you should have learned in your first ever physics class lol

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Yes, exactly. It goes opposite way (or showing eastwards). You can see on picture - phone was horizontally on the table but values of compass are strange.I'd appreciate any advice.

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just to be sure try "tricorder" a very light app that displays all the sensor info. and report your findings here :).

PS- accelerometer will always show a result even when still... This explained by what you should have learned in your first ever physics class lol

I thought that accelerometer automatically corrects 1G from one axis. I read about it in other forum, so my mistake :)

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I thought that accelerometer automatically corrects 1G from one axis. I read about it in other forum, so my mistake :)

It might correct itself... i dont know lol.

i assumed it didn't.

are you using the TMV or the SF2?

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It might correct itself... i dont know lol.

i assumed it didn't.

are you using the TMV or the SF2?

TMV. Your ROM is really perfect and this is the only issue I have. It's nothing important I just like to know what's wrong...

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I downloaded 2 random compasses and they seemed to be showing north correctly. The compass in tricorder was pointing east though.

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TMV. Your ROM is really perfect and this is the only issue I have. It's nothing important I just like to know what's wrong...

is this maybe included in the recent update? Because i used the stock TMV ROM for both versions of Fish and Chips and havent had this issue.

I suppose the easy way to find out is to update it and try it. :) anyone having this problem on the SF2 version?

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Hi all,

just checked my my SF2 compass and it seems to be having the same issue, three different compasses and three different directions...odd...

HTH

Cheers surf

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Hi all,

just checked my my SF2 compass and it seems to be having the same issue, three different compasses and three different directions...odd...

HTH

Cheers surf

thanks. just checking :)

strange that it is playing up on the TMV. have any of the affected parties installed the firmware update?

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thanks. just checking :)

strange that it is playing up on the TMV. have any of the affected parties installed the firmware update?

I am on SF2. I think I had the same problem with Fish & Chips v1 and v2.

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I reinstalled Crescent ROM and then RLS1 to check if there is compass OK. it wasn't. I flashed back Fish and Chips RLS2 and made again sensor test. Compass still doesn't work properly but compass data are different - phone was in same position.

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I reinstalled Crescent ROM and then RLS1 to check if there is compass OK. it wasn't. I flashed back Fish and Chips RLS2 and made again sensor test. Compass still doesn't work properly but compass data are different - phone was in same position.

When you say Cresent ROM, do you mean the stock Orange/T-Mobile ROM?

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No, it was "Flibblesan FLB2-R1", very first modified ROM I found here.

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Hmm, would be interesting to see if the stock ROMs work OK? Looking through the stock rom thread it seems some new ones have been released recently. I wonder if they fix an issue with the compass?

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I can try evening. I've got downloaded stock ROM but I forgot to try it yesterday...

Edit: In stock ROM no change - same situation as in custom ROMs. I'm using "Ulysse Gizmos compass" and it works fine. So my only problem is skymaps which is unimportant.

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