Enable Hardware Rotation Lock On iPhone 4 In iOS 4.3 Beta [GUIDE]

Apple has introduced a handful of new features in iOS 4.3, second beta of which was seeded to developers almost a week back. One of these new features is the much desired return of iPad‘s hardware rotation lock switch. Though the feature is iPad exclusive, a workaround has been published by FSM to make this work on an iPhone 4. The process is quite simple, though a jailbroken iPhone 4 is required to make this work. Simply follow the easy steps given below to enable hardware rotation lock on your iPhone 4.


Step 1:

Jailbreak your iPhone 4 on iOS 4.3 beta (follow this tutorial)

Step 2:

Download .plist files from here .

Step 3:

SSH into your iPhone and browse to /Applications/Preferences.app/ and backup general.plist and settings.plist. Now over-write them with the ones you just downloaded

Step 4:

Go to /var/mobile/library/preferences/ and edit com.apple.springboard.plist. Add SBUseSystemGestures as a key and set it as true.


Step 5:

Go to System/Library/CoreServices/SpringBoard.app/ and edit N90.plist. Add multitasking-gestures as a compatibility and set it to true.


Step 6:

Reboot. Now you can use your mute ON/OFF switcher on your iPhone as a rotation lock.


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