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[Xperia X] Compass not working [released]

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asked 2017-10-13 01:13:13 +0200

Sailor_John_Doe gravatar image

updated 2017-12-16 21:46:09 +0200

DarkTuring gravatar image

Hey guys, on my Xperia X the compass doesn't work. Can you confirm this issue? Btw, apart from that I really love my Xperia X :-)

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by Giacomo Di Giacomo
close date 2018-09-06 13:59:58.854443



I cannot find the link, but I remember reading that that was not supported at the moment.

marxistvegan ( 2017-10-13 01:36:11 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-10-13 08:28:38 +0200

tmy gravatar image

updated 2017-10-13 08:31:02 +0200

From https://together.jolla.com/question/168541/release-notes-213-kymijoki-for-sony-xperia-x/:

KNOWN ISSUES AND FEATURES NOT YET SUPPORTED ON - Bluetooth: implementation - not complete (beta) - Waking up the device by double-tap does not work - New pictures may appear at the end of the Gallery - WPA2 Enterprise connection fails after first entering an incorrect password - Sensors: - not working: fingerprint, barometer, step counter - compass (or gyro?) working in Google Maps, not yet natively - Internet sharing (tethering) does not work - Issues with video playback and video recording - FM radio missing - Even though all CPU cores get eventually enabled, foreground apps do not always run on the big cores

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Thanks for the information! Wow, that is actually an impressive todo-list for Jolla. Hopefully the Xperia will be fully functional soon, since Sailfish OS feels just great on this phone!!

Sailor_John_Doe ( 2017-10-13 22:26:26 +0200 )edit

Its not just that the compass isnt working in Alien Dalvik, its not working oeriod, in Sailfish native apps as well.

DarkTuring ( 2017-12-16 21:47:37 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-06-20 07:39:12 +0200

spiiroin gravatar image

Should be fixed in Sailfish OS >= 2.2.1.x

Looks like the problem was that some devices require that in addition to merely activating compass sensor also a sampling rate needs to be explicitly set before the sensor actually starts reporting values - and due to bugs in sensorfwd sampling rate requests made by client applications never reached the underlying android sensors hal.

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Great! How can update from and is there something else updated as well?

potski ( 2018-06-20 08:07:20 +0200 )edit

based on official Sony informations, some sensors will be not available at all without DRM. Those are:

  • Step Counter,
  • Step Detector,
  • Significant motion detector (whatever that is)
  • Game rotation vector
  • Geomagnetic rotation Vector

Source: https://developer.sony.com/develop/open-devices/get-started/supported-devices-and-functionality/current-platform-functionality-maintained/ (select Xperia X).

lolek ( 2018-06-20 09:02:28 +0200 )edit

@potski Fix exists, but has not been released yet -> "in sfos 2.2.1.x" as in: "When the next update becomes available."

spiiroin ( 2018-06-20 09:03:58 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-03-22 19:59:31 +0200

Xeno_PL gravatar image

Bumping the question, any news on this matter?

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answered 2018-09-06 13:59:41 +0200

Giacomo Di Giacomo gravatar image

Fixed in 2.2.1.

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it says released in update - but when will this update be available to mere mortal?


deloptes ( 2018-09-06 22:57:34 +0200 )edit

Usually in one or two weeks after release to the EA group.

vattuvarg ( 2018-09-07 00:31:11 +0200 )edit

You are right, it's not available to non-EA. Anyway, the fix works so Jolla has no more work to do beside releasing it.

Giacomo Di Giacomo ( 2018-09-07 10:06:59 +0200 )edit

I added the link to the release notes. it says there 1-2 weeks after EA it is usually released to the public.


deloptes ( 2018-09-07 17:19:29 +0200 )edit

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