Improved Orientation Lock homebrew app released

We’ve previously pointed you to Windows Phone Hacker’s Accelerometer Disabler. While useful to prevent the screen from rotating while lying in bed, for instance, it had several shortcomings – it only worked on LG and Samsung devices, required an interop-unlock and you had to reboot your device to enable or disable the accelerometer.

The new version released today fixes all of these things, but depite the new name – Orientation Locker – it still completely disables the accelerometer, so games relying on motion sensing will not work while enabled. It seems like until Windows Phone (in Tango or Apollo?) provides a native solution to lock the orientation, there’s no way getting around that limitation. Still, as you can now switch the accelerometer on and off on-the-fly, that isn’t too much of a problem anymore, and it does work pretty flawlessly, as we’ve confirmed on our modded HTC HD2 running the latest 8107 build.

Download the homebrew app at Windows Phone Hacker.

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