Rotation Inhibitor alternative?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by macsrcool1234, May 12, 2011.

  1. macsrcool1234 macrumors 65816

    Oct 7, 2010
    I broke my old phone and got a new phone, it came with 4.3.3. Unfortunately rotation inhibitor doesn't work with 4.3 or above.

    Is there any alternative program (preferably with SBSettings integration?

  2. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
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    Portrait lock is built into iOS on the iPhone now: double tap the home button and swipe the multitasking dock from left to right, and it's the far left hand button
  3. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816


    Nov 4, 2008
    I don't believe the iPhone 3G has that support for portrait lock? I may be completely wrong though.
  4. The LPT macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2010
    if you enable native multitasking it will support portrait mode
  5. michaelcyee macrumors member

    Jan 27, 2011
    Yes, that's nice, but it's a lot easier for me to swipe once and disable via SBSettings than it is to double tap the home button (which minimizes the app I'm using) and then swipe and then click the portrait lock.

    I'm really puzzled as to why Rotation Inhibitor won't work on firmware 4.3 and above.

    (BTW: SEO win! This was the second hit when I Googled "rotation inhibitor 4.3")
  6. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816


    Nov 4, 2008
    Really? One extra swipe? I've read reports of rotation inhibitor draining battery life and it uses mobile substrate so there is so ram that is gonna be missing. All for one extra swipe, /thread
  7. macsrcool1234 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Oct 7, 2010
    Sorry for the late response but yes im aware of the built in portrait lock, however you cannot lock the phone in landscape unfortunately. I'm not sure why Apple didn't implement this.

    Hopefully rotation inhibitor will be updated.
  8. michaelcyee macrumors member

    Jan 27, 2011
    Oh, please. This is jailbreaking, which grants one the right to do what THEY want with the iDevice, and not be told by anyone ELSE how they should use the device.

    Anyway, I bought MCleaner because I didn't want to lose the double-tap home configuration with mutlifl0w, and that ALSO uses RAM, for just one purpose, so I can open the mulitasking bar with a double tap on the status bar instead of the double tap on home. If Rotation Inhibitor worked I could uninstall it.

    I have not noticed any further battery drain with it on/off. There are probably other things that are draining my device more (i.e. use of IRetina+).

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