Portrait screen on Android

Although most Android media players distributions don't offer screen rotation right out of the box, in most cases it is possible to change a specific config file that will make your digital signage screen work in portrait mode.   The process is quick and easy, but please pay attention to these points:
  1. Not all Android firmwares support rotation.
  2. The process may be slightly different depending on your player CPU brand and firmware.
  3. In most cases you will need to edit a system file. Don't be scared as this is a simple text edit.
  4. As you will be changing Android system files there is always a small chance things go wrong and you may need to reflash your device.
  Before starting, make sure you:
  • Download and install ES File Explorer File. You can get it at Play store or download the APK. here
  • Your device is rooted so ES File Explorer File has the appropriate permission to change system files.
  Please select the process according to your hardware CPU and firmware.   Realtek 1195    
  1. Open ES3 File Explorer.
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  3. Click on Tools.
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  5. Slide the menu down and enable the option Root Explorer.
  6. Click on the Root Explorer item to enter it.
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  8. Set the /System partition to RW and press OK.
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  10. Scroll the menu up and click on "Local".
  11. Select "/Device".
  12. Select the "System folder".
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  14. Click to open the "Build.prop" file.
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  16. Select ES Note Editor.
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  18. Click on the "Pencil" at the top right to enable text editing.
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  20. Locate the item rtk.screenforceOrientatio and change the value from 0 to 1.
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  22. Right click once to close the keyboard.
  23. Right click again to close the file.
  24. Confirm you want to save your changes by clicking "Yes".
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  26. Reboot your device

Now all your Android screen will be loaded in Portrait mode!

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