nexus 7 compass bug
@all nexus owners
I know that some of you are facing problem associated with nexus 7 compass. I know that because I've experienced the problem myself. I tried calibrated like a hundred times without success. But, I found a fix which does not involve calibration. It may work or not. The success rate depends. So, best of luck to all of you. So, the method is:
- Turn off your device
- Keep the device facing north
- Reboot the device
Make sure that you don't have apps like GPS status installed as they seem to interfere. This worked for me for a long time. The compass became disoriented again when I kept it on a metal table.
Diagnosis: I've discussed the issue with a couple of people in a thread and I've made some conclusions based on others replies and my experiences. It seems that the USB connector of the device is producing a magnetic field which is being detected by the magnetometer aka digital compass. Rebooting apparently does something where this field is not sensed for a long time. But, it would become sensed if the field became stronger then on. Ex: when I kept it on the metal table. So, you might want to repeat the process if the compass again becomes disoriented.
Http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?can=2&start=0&num=100&q=&colspec=ID Type Status Owner Summary Stars&groupby=&sort=&id=36678