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 â€“ 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 â€“ Orientation Locker â€“ 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.