Samsung galaxy s8500 accelerometer not working

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The accelerometer of my Samsung phone is not rotating when I rotate the phone.  I have a Samsung Galaxy S8500 Wave that has the Hummingbird chipset and an upgraded Bada OS 2.0.  Ever since upgrading to the new OS, the accelerometer has stopped functioning like it's in lock mode or something.  Is this a hardware problem?

Answered By 30 points N/A #170779

Samsung galaxy s8500 accelerometer not working



Hi there Phillip Arthurr,
There are few things you should check before blaming the hardware. Personally, I don't believe it's a hardware problem since the problem started after changing the OS.
First of all, please check if your autorotate is ON. Sometimes freshly installed OS doesn't turn the autorotation on so the accelerometer doesn't respond.
If it's turned on, check your Launcher settings and eventually restore them to default.
Another thing to try is to wipe the data cache. 
And the last thing to do, if nothing else helps is to factory reset your phone.
Answered By 590495 points N/A #309306

Samsung galaxy s8500 accelerometer not working


The Samsung S8500 Wave is a 3G Smartphone operating on 2G and 3G network bands using GSM and HSPA technologies. It was announced to the public on February 2010 and released on April 2010 measuring 118 x 56 x 10.9 millimeters and weighing 118 grams. This phone has been discontinued.

Samsung S8500 Wave
Samsung S8500 Wave

It uses mini-SIM card and has Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with 16M colors at 480 x 800 pixels screen resolution. It supports multi-touch protected by Corning Gorilla Glass with TouchWiz UI 3.0 and handwriting recognition support. It runs on Bada upgradable to Bada 2.0 powered by Hummingbird chipset, 1 GHz Cortex-A8 processor, and PowerVR SGX540 GPU. It supports microSD expandable up to 32 GB.

It has 390 MB internal storage. The primary camera supports 5 megapixels with LED flash and autofocus featuring geo-tagging, image stabilization, touch focus, and face, smile, and blink detection. It supports 720p video recording at 30 fps. It has a secondary camera.

It has 3.5-millimeter jack with DNSe (Digital Natural Sound Engine), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with hotspot support, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP support, GPS with A-GPS and Samsung Mobile Navigator support, stereo FM radio with RDS and recording support, and microUSB 2.0. It has built-in accelerometer, proximity, and compass sensors. The pre-installed web browser supports WAP 2.0/xHTML and HTML.

It runs on removable Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery with standby time up to 600 hours on 2G and 550 hours on 3G. Talk time is up to 15 hours on 2G and 7 hours on 3G. It is available in ebony gray color. Now, if you have a problem with your phone’s accelerometer, try factory resetting your phone. Press Volume Up and Power button simultaneously to reset.

Another way is to enter without quotes “*2767*3855#”. You can also go to “Menu,” “Settings,” and then “Reset.” See if this works. Note: before doing factory reset, remove your SIM card and microSD card.

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