Like many people, I was happy with the release of iOS4. It introduced rotation lock, an awesome feature that locks the rotation of your screen in portrait. Unfortunately, this new rotation lock feature is a little less awesome because it only supports portrait mode.

The good news is there’s a brand new application in the Cydia Store that changes the default behavior to include landscape support, Landscape Rotation Lock.

This modification changes the behavior of the Rotation Lock icon locationed in your device’s multitasking dock near your music playback controls. It normally only locks portrait orientation.

Please keep in mind this app is fresh on the scene and does not currently support locking springboard (in landscape mode) with SBRotator. qTweeter currently breaks this modification (I have verified this myself). Apps currently do not open in landscape mode (unless application was open when landscape mode was locked).

While this is a great modification, I believe $2 is a bit much for it at this stage  its development. However, the developer is very responsive and definitely plans on tackling the bugs and compatibility issues in addition to having apps open in landscape mode.

Update: Version 1.1 was released late last night (01/09/2010) which addresses the compatibility issue with qTweeter. It also appears that all apps now open in landscape mode when locked in landscape.

  • Beakhand

    Beat burge but he is in the email

  • Burge

    I read this awhile ago and gave someone else ago first. Lol
    You can download InoRotate it’s in BigBoss repo with that you have the option to toggle which apps you would like to have rotate or not, the only thing is it’s for portrait,
    I didn’t see me up there, I think I post on here to much. So I’ll give it a break from now on. See ya.

    • Yes, your name is in the email screenshot 😉

    • Beakhand

      No !! Don’t stop !!! We love u burge 🙂

    • Jacky

      I think beakhand refer u being in the “inbox” part at the top of the screen

    • Burge

      Quick update on iNoRotate
      This will lock the screen in place if you open it portrait or landscape, so it up to you which way you wont to open a App

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  • Pete

    If you want to lock in landscape you can rotate the phone to landscape then rotate again so dock connector faces up. Your done.

  • Fahad

    Pete i had figured that thing but dint posted dueto internet unavIlability. Ppl thank pete its reaally an awsum techniqueeee… U stop buying n stArt using ur brains lyk pete… Keep the gud work up bud…