Will Verduzco · Aug 31, 2014 at 11:45 pm

Prevent Apps from Locking Screen Orientation with HaveOwnOrientation

Most applications on Android play nicely with both landscape and portrait orientation. This, however, is unfortunately not the case for all applications, with games and older applications being the leading culprits. While many of these orientation locked apps truly do work best in their preferred orientation, there are many others that are fully capable of working well in the other orientation but are inexplicably rotation locked.

XDA Senior Member defim was tired of this behavior, so he set out to change it with his latest Xposed module, HaveOwnOrientation. As the module name suggests, HaveOwnOrientation allows you to use any application in any screen orientation of your choosing. With the module enabled, applications can no longer lock to any particular rotation setting. Instead, the device will simply remain in its previous orientation. Naturally, not all applications will play nicely when locked into a particular orientation, so if you experience screen anomalies, try going back to the app’s default setting.

Naturally, you need to be rooted and have Xposed Framework installed to use this module. If you meet the above criteria and if apps forcing their own preferred orientation has you pulling out your hair, head over to the HaveOwnOrientation module thread to get started.


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willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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