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Rotate Video Playback On Galaxy S II Without Auto Rotation [Guide] [Orientation Lock]

Samsung Galaxy S II is a dual core, high tier Android phone that has managed to gather huge fan base since its launch. The stock Video Player app on Samsung Galaxy S II allows the user to see videos in portrait mode. However, users need to have auto-rotation set to ON in settings for videos to stream/ play in portrait mode. Electrox666, Senior XDA member and Android developer, has managed to integrate a rotation toggle in video player that lets you easily change orientation of the video. The hack basically removes SRS effects toggle and replaces it with a rotation icon. Another advantage of this tweak is that you can easily lock video playback in landscape or portrait mode without having to go in Settings menu.

Here is the step by step guide to enable Rotation toggle in Stock Video Player app on Samsung Galaxy S II:

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.

  1. In order to being with this hack, you need to make sure that you have root on your device along with rotation-sgs2ClockworkMod Recovery installed. ClockworkMod Recovery can be installed on your phone via ROM Manager after you have root.
  2. Now download the flashable zip file from here and save it on your desktop for ease of access.
  3. Once done, connect your phone to the computer, mount SD Card and copy the downloaded zip file to SD Card root.
  4. After this, reboot your phone in ClockworkMod Recovery. You can download ROM Manager from Market and use in-app Recovery Reboot option to boot into recovery.
  5. Once you are in Recovery mode, use Volume keys to navigate to Install Zip from SD Card and select using home button.
  6. From the resulting menu, select the zip file you earlier copied to SD Card root.
  7. Now flash the file and wait until the process is complete.
  8. Once the installation/ flashing is done, reboot your device normally.
  9. Now tap to launch Video Player and you should be able to see a rotation icon instead of SRS option.

And there you go! You can now control rotation and lock orientation of videos on your SGS II without having to go to settings menu again and again. In case you are facing any issues or need developer support, then head to the official XDA thread posted here

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