Rotate Lock Screen
Rotate Lock Screen is a small application I wrote for the Harmattan Operating system of Nokias N9 mobile phone. After installing this application, your lock screen will automatically rotate when you hold it in landscape mode.
To undo the modification, simply uninstall this app.
The modification will only get active after you restart your device!
You get this application for free in the OVI store.
Nokia dropped it out of the store because it does not fit their (very restrictive) guidelines. Until I can rectify this, you can download it here.
You can also download it from here:
In landscape mode, the wallpaper will be cut off and be black on the right side. To fix this, you will have to create and place the wallpaper manually. (Means you can not use the built in function in the gallery application).
and store it as /home/user/.wallpapers/wallpaper.png
Below I created a step by step guide to help you to fix this:
- On your computer, create your own 854×854 pixel sized wallpaper. To do so, you can use any image editor. I suggest GIMP, one of the best fee image editors.
Alternatively you can use one of the wallpapers I provide below.
- Store the image as wallpaper.png. It is important that you use exactly this file name. Use only small letters!
- Connect your phone to your computer with an USB cable and select the mass storage mode on your phone.
- You should now have a new drive showing up on your computer.
- Copy the created wallpaper.png onto the most top folder of it.
- Disconnect the USB cable again.
- Now you need a file manager for your phone. Not all of them have the features we now need. I suggest to use FileBox, one of the best file managers available for Harmattan.
- Start FileBox on your phone and open the settings window. There you will have to enable 2 switches:
– show root filesystem
– show hidden files
- Now, close the settings window and traverse to /home/user/MyDocs/ . Almost all the way down you will find your image wallpaper.png.
- Do a long press onto this file. A dialogue will open where you select Copy.
- Now, traverse to the folder /home/user/.wallpapers/
- Click onto the clipboard icon at the bottom left. The clip board will open.
- Select the file wallpaper.png and click on the paste icon (2nd left icon at bottom). A dialogue will open. Select Overwrite.
- Now your new wallpaper is set. Lock your device and rotate the phone. The new wallpaper should now be visible.
You can use any image which has a resolution of at least 854×854 pixel.
Or you can use one of them here: