Although for the majority of users it is a gyroscope, it is a function that goes unnoticed by many users, always comes when it is necessary to have it and, if we do not, we will miss it. For example, if we want to see images and videos 360 degrees and we want to do it by moving the smartphone, we must have a gyroscope, because it will be the chip responsible for following the movement we make the device. Similarly, the use of VR glasses, and even augmented reality games, such as Pokemon Go , must also use this gyroscope or, otherwise, the RA function will not work.
Today, with the exception of mid-range or low-end smartphones, most models on the market include a gyroscope chip. If we do not know if our smartphone includes it or not, we can use a free tool called Sensor Box, which will give us information on all our sensors, including gyro values.
This app will show us all the possible sensors that can come in a smartphone and we mark with a prohibited symbol those that are not available.
However, although any smartphone on the market is more or less high-end or high-end has this chip, the manufacturer Huawei does not include it in most of its models, so the owners of these devices can not enjoy the comfort and curiosities that this device offers us.
Fortunately, independent developers have managed to find a simple way to emulate a gyroscope in this manufacturer’s smartphones so that by combining the values of the accelerometer and the magnetic sensor, the smartphone can simulate the values of the missing gyroscope.
How To Enable Gyroscope In Huawei Smartphones
Before we can enable this gyroscope in these devices, it is necessary that we have root permissions, because we have to copy the “driver” manually into the operating system folder and change its permissions. Although we remember that the process of taking root is different in each smartphone, and that each model needs its own files.In case of having another different smartphone, the process will be the same, changing the files of this model for those of the other.
In the case of not wanting to complicate with this simple process, we can also get this gyroscope enabled by changing the smartphone’s ROM and installing another such as, for example, CyanogenMod.
Once the bootloader is unlocked and we have rooted the device, we must download the following file and save it, for now, in the internal memory of our device.
With this file saved in the memory of our device, the next step is to copy it into the internal folders of Android (for this step it is for which we will need root permissions). To do this, using a file explorer such as Root Explorer we move to the path “/ system / etc / permissions” and assemble it with write permissions (by clicking on “Mount R / W” or equivalent, depending on our file explorer), to be able to paste the file.
Before leaving, we need to open the permissions window (we select it, open the options window and choose “Permissions”) from the file and change to rw-r-r- (644).
Thats it restart your device see how, if we re-run the Sensor Box application, now the values of this sensor are recorded.
Now, the only thing to do is open the application that uses this gyroscope, like Pokemon Go, and see how everything goes back to normal.
It is possible that the Play Store does not allow us to download some applications because, if one of its requirements is to have a gyroscope, our smartphone will appear as not compatible, although in this case we had to use alternative apps, such as the Amazon or Aptoid App Store, and download them from there.