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Ok, I'm not jailbroken right now, since I am running GM2. Ok coders- here is your challenge.... Stevie the great Satan has turned our screen orientation lock switch from something
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    Angry I would PAY for the rotation lock switch! (hint hint!)
    Ok, I'm not jailbroken right now, since I am running GM2.

    Ok coders- here is your challenge....


    Stevie the great Satan has turned our screen orientation lock switch from something very useful to utter crap.

    Write a small program to put it back the way it should be. A Screen orientation lock.

    I would PAY for that.

    Thanks,

    Drakba

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    I have seen quite a few people wanting this. Maybe a tweak will be made in cydia to change it back after 4.2 comes out.

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    I will pay also . . .

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    I just downgraded from 4.2GM2 to 3.2.2 as I like backgrounder better then native multitasking and the switch is totally useless.
    The mute doesn't work. I clicked it to Mute and music still played, and I went into 2 games and they both still had sound.

    When there is a tweak to change the swith back to rotation lock and its jailbreaked and all my apps/tweaks are working again is when I think about upgrading, now before as there is no real need.

    If I waited I would be getting some sleep as now I have to reinstall all apps and set them up again as the backup never finished after 3 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
    I just downgraded from 4.2GM2 to 3.2.2 as I like backgrounder better then native multitasking and the switch is totally useless.
    The mute doesn't work. I clicked it to Mute and music still played, and I went into 2 games and they both still had sound.

    When there is a tweak to change the swith back to rotation lock and its jailbreaked and all my apps/tweaks are working again is when I think about upgrading, now before as there is no real need.

    If I waited I would be getting some sleep as now I have to reinstall all apps and set them up again as the backup never finished after 3 days.
    That is exactly why I don't mess with Betas or even GMs. I wait until it is publicly dropped, and has been JB. I hate reinstalling apps, doing all of my manual tweaks over and such.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Imahottguy View Post
    That is exactly why I don't mess with Betas or even GMs. I wait until it is publicly dropped, and has been JB. I hate reinstalling apps, doing all of my manual tweaks over and such.
    Amen. If I wanted to work, I'd get a job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LearningMan View Post
    Amen. If I wanted to work, I'd get a job.
    Lol!
    And it will be like a taco inside a taco within a Taco Bell that's inside a KFC that's within a mall that's inside your dream! Springboard screwy after reboot? Here is the fix

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    New tweak in cydia today from BigBoss repo called NoMute for iPad. Looks like you got your wish OP.

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    Yea the rotation switch is back

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    Its back but it still mutes.

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    I thought this was a f@#$%$# joke. Why on earth would those idiots get rid of the orientation screen lock in favor of a mute button that the volume controls already function as? What the f#@$?

    I don't even want the stupid thing anymore. I used it to read a lot especially when going to bed. Now I can't turn the thing sideways. I guess the only option now is to JB.

    Is there any serious reason for doing this other than making the thing less functional so we would have to but the next one when it comes out with both buttons?

    This changes the essence of the product. I want a refund.




    Quote Originally Posted by drakba View Post
    Ok, I'm not jailbroken right now, since I am running GM2.

    Ok coders- here is your challenge....


    Stevie the great Satan has turned our screen orientation lock switch from something very useful to utter crap.

    Write a small program to put it back the way it should be. A Screen orientation lock.

    I would PAY for that.

    Thanks,

    Drakba

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    Umm, you know you can still lock the orientation right? You just have to double tap to bring up the multitask bar, swipe left and press the orientation button...

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    Quote Originally Posted by x98car View Post
    Umm, you know you can still lock the orientation right? You just have to double tap to bring up the multitask bar, swipe left and press the orientation button...
    Uh, no I didn't. I just figured it out after googling. It wasn't mentioned on apple's software update page. Apple - iOS 4.2 Software Update

    Subversive bastards. Apple is becoming the evil empire. I don't want my essential hardware functionality changed. Even if I can still lock the orientation I don't like the switch change after purchase. It's like buying a car and then after the shop performs the first maintenance they change the turning signal to the other side of the steering wheel. It will never feel good again.







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    Ya, I'm not so sure it was the best decision they have made to change that either.

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    ya who cares, to mute the damn thing all you gotta do is hold the volume button down for a second and it mutes! Magical...F U Steve! There was no need to move the rotation lock it was fine the way it was! I dont use it much. but why change it when you already have a functioning mute in that same location?
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    There is a jailbreak app in Cydia called no mute or something like that and it gives the iPad back it's orientation control via the switch. I recommend doing that feels like 3.2 for orientation back again .

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    I never liked that switch because I'm handicapped and it really hurts my hand to use that switch.

    Is there a way to Toggle orientation lock using a swipe / gesture? That's really the hack that I want, thanks

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    Read the thread, the answer is in here. Seems like apple is catering to you.

    Quote Originally Posted by barty View Post
    I never liked that switch because I'm handicapped and it really hurts my hand to use that switch.

    Is there a way to Toggle orientation lock using a swipe / gesture? That's really the hack that I want, thanks

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    I guess I should've said as single gesture, not going through several steps

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    I didn't like how they removed the screen lock either.

    I cried, I bitched, i moaned

    Then I read the new way to do it. Can probably unlock and lock in less than a second. Not really much I can complain about now without sounding lazy

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