How to Fix Huawei Honor 8X Won’t Rotate Problem and When Gyro Stopped Working

Honor 8X and Honor 8X Max, the latest budget smartphones from the Huawei backed sub-brand were announced last week in China. Now, the Honor 8X is finally available for sale in the country and is available on popular Chinese e-commerce platform. Although it has got a lot of publicity and has been appreciated by a lot of users, there are several problems that have been reported in it. One of the very common issues reported by a lot of people is the sudden stop of accelerometer and gyro. During such a situation, the device stops rotating the screen and don’t give any response even if the users tilt the display. In this post, I will show you how to fix Huawei Honor 8X won’t rotate problem and when gyro stopped working.

These problems have also been reported to bring a lot of other issues on the phone at the same time. Therefore finding a permanent solution is always recommended to you in case you are facing it. Although it’s quite frustrating experience, it is possible for you to keep up the pace simply. There are some tips on how to fix Huawei Honor 8X won’t rotate problem and when gyro stopped working.

How to Fix Huawei Honor 8X Won’t Rotate Problem and When Gyro Stopped Working

Steps to Fix Huawei Honor 8X Won’t Rotate Problem

The very first thing that you must proceed with is to check whether you haven’t turned OFF the screen rotating on your device. In case its ON and you still face this issue, the next thing you can do is updating your device to the latest OS. Many times doing so can simply eliminate the issues and updates often fix a lot of bugs.

You can manually update your device to new software version. Here is the Huawei Honor 8X Stock Firmware collection.

Perform a hard reset to see if you can fix this.

After upgrading your device, if the problem doesn’t eliminate, then you can proceed with a hard reset. The steps to do this are listed below.

You can perform a simple test to see if the problem related to gyro has gone or not. For this, simply open dialer app and type *#0*# and press the call button. The device will go into the service mode and you can click on the “sensors” button to do a self-test.

Another basic tip which you can try to fix the gyro and accelerometer on your Huawei Honor 8X is gently hitting the back of your device with your hand. It must be noted that this can damage your device if you hit it very hard. Also, there is no guarantee whether it works or not.

Thus the best method to keep up the pace is performing a hard reset the steps of which I already mentioned above. It must be noted that your device will lose all its data when you perform the same and thus, taking the backup is suggested to you. There are certain chances that the problem will be gone after you perform this reset. In case it’s still present, you need to visit the nearest repair shop or the authorized repair center of Huawei around you.

I hope this guide was helpful to Fix Huawei Honor 8X Won’t Rotate Problem. Please leave a comment below if you have any queries or feedback.

Huawei Honor 8X Specifications:

Display Technology Display IPS LCD
Screen Resolution 1080 x 2340 Pixels
Screen Size 6.5 inches
Protected By Not known
Operating System Android 8.1 (Oreo); EMUI 8.2
Dust and Waterproof No
CPU/GPU Processor Chipset Hisilicon Kirin 710
CPU 1.2GHz Octa-core Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-G51 MP4
Memory RAM 4GB/6GB
Internal Memory 64 and 128GB variants
Expandable Up to microSD Card support with up to 256GB
Camera Rear Dual 20 MP, f/1.8 with 2 MP, depth sensor
Front 16 MP (MP = Megapixels)
Battery 3750 mAh Non-RemovableDual
Fingerprint Scanner Yes, rear mounted
Other Sensor: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Connectivity Dual SIM, Bluetooth, 4G voLTE, GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Dimensions 160.4 x 76.6 x 7.8 mm
Weight 175 Grams

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