1. Ryan Hemingsen's Avatar
    Hello everyone, and thanks for looking at this post! Sorry if it's in the wrong location, though I'm new here...bear with me, please.

    Anyway, I've got a quick question: I've got a jailbroken 3rd gen iPod touch, and I need to use it for a costume; I'm looking to turn it in to something like Snake Plissken's lifeclock from Escape From New York (see picture for reference). Considering I'm no programmer, and I don't know a whole lot about cribbing something like that together out of spare parts, I figured this would be the easiest approach. My question is this: Is there a way to force the iPod to stay on without any screen dimming, and in landscape mode? Keep in mind that I need it to stay on and in landscape mode while an app is running (the app in question would be a generic alarm clock).

    Any help is MUCH appreciated. Thanks!

    Forcing screen to stay on and in landscape orientation?-lifeclock.jpg
    02-13-2015 12:52 PM
  2. 3cit's Avatar
    and then you can turn off rotation and auto lock
    your phone will die in like 30 minutes though considering the age. the battery can't nearly be full capacity
    02-13-2015 01:26 PM
  3. Ryan Hemingsen's Avatar
    Awesome, thanks! I figured that might be the case with the battery...I just want it to not auto lock, I'll be using the lock button quite a bit, I imagine. As for sbsettings, is it easily found, and can I set it to force landscape no matter the iPod's orientation?
    02-13-2015 01:47 PM
  4. 3cit's Avatar
    I think it's still pretty easy to find and still relevant on the iOS that your 3GS is on… all you need to to is enable the toggles for locking orientation and auto lock, then get your phone in the right setup, swipe right across status bar and flip the two toggles for auto lock and screen rotation… it will lock in whichever orientation it was set to.
    02-13-2015 08:25 PM
  5. natasftw's Avatar
    Do you even need sbsettings for this one? You can turn off autolock in the default settings. It's been a while since I've worked with that iOS so I can't remember if you can disable the auto rotate without sbsettings there. If not, it's an easy download in cydia.
    02-14-2015 11:12 AM
  6. 3cit's Avatar
    I was never even on ios6. I'm completely shooting from the hip here!
    02-15-2015 11:34 AM
  7. 3cit's Avatar
    Probably turn off auto lock in default iOS settings… then do the double tap for app switcher and swipe to the left side and there is the rotation lock setting!
    That's ios5 though… I think
    02-15-2015 11:36 AM

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