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XA2 magnetometer and gyroscope do not work

asked 2018-12-04 15:24:32 +0300

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updated 2018-12-05 10:36:50 +0300

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gyroscope answered: device has no gyroscope (thanx)

magnetometer not answered

Hello all,

I'm using SailfishX on XA2 dual sim phone, only one sim is inserted. The CSD tool and the App Messwerk both show that magnetometer and gyroscope do not work.

I tested all sensors successful before installing Sailfish X (free version/trial version).

Any ideas? Do they ship the phone with sensors using closed software which is not available in the trial version? Are there tools I could try to make them work?

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Gyros don't work for me either. And though I do get magnetometer readings in Messwerk, every compass app shows wrong headings.

Kopekenscheich ( 2018-12-04 15:33:22 +0300 )edit

Magnetometer works fine on my dual SIM XA2 (if compass heading is off, rotate the phone around all axes a few times). Gyroscope does not work either.

lethe ( 2018-12-04 19:58:40 +0300 )edit

Hello @lethe, thank you for the tip, Calibration attempts are completely in vain. Messwerk shows one enormus negatve value for X, and 0 for Y,Z and precision.

X=-438*10^30 Tesla

The values do not change, even if I wave the phone around for hours.

FrankSiebert ( 2018-12-05 10:54:24 +0300 )edit

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answered 2018-12-04 20:03:34 +0300

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updated 2018-12-04 20:16:25 +0300

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Xperia XA2 doesn't have a gyroscope sensor based on information on Sony website. Magnetometer should work fine, at least it works on my device both as part of the virtual compass sensor and as a separate sensor in Messwerk app.

Proof from Android OS:

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Thanx for answering why the gyroscope does not work. Any hints how to get the magnetometer to work?

For me it is unfortunately only half answered.

FrankSiebert ( 2018-12-05 02:07:35 +0300 )edit
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