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Compass/level app has gone crazy! Gyroscope problem?

iPhone 5 stock compass&level app is behaving very strange, moving all by itself. Not displaying correct inclinations nor the sides of the world.

But, rotation is working flawlessly.

Here is the demo while laying flat on the table. It should be zero degrees. Also compass is like that.

Level: DEMO

Compass: DEMO

Restore, respring, hard reset, calibration didn't help. What might be the problem?

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Anyone please? :(


Did you do a repair on the iPhone prior to finding this fault?


Hi, did you find an answer to this? my phone has started doing exactly the same?



The logic board was completely broken. U2 chip was broken and probably few more chips that caused this behavior. Changing the chips or complete board is only solution.


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It does look like there is physical damage to the gyroscope chip. Replace it and see if it improves.

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Try checking for updates on the app, or reinstalling it.

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