SensorManager.registerListener wants a SensorListener despite its depreciation

protected void onResume(){
        sensorManager.registerListener((SensorListener) listener,

private SensorEventListener listener=new SensorEventListener() {
    public void onSensorChanged(SensorEvent event){
        if(event.sensor.getType() == Sensor.TYPE_ORIENTATION){

    public void onAccuracyChanged(Sensor sensor, int accuracy){


So the SensorManager.registerListener is where I'm having the issue. Eclipse insists on a SensorListener, and then proceeds to whine when I pass it one because SensorListener is depreciated. I can't seem to get this worked out and would really appreciate some input! I read the previous post and followed the instructions there to no avail. Thank you all very much!


Asked by: Roland299 | Posted: 24-01-2022

Answer 1

I was having the same problem earlier. For me it was a simple fix. I updated to the latest SDK and ADT and simply swapped out the SensorListener with a SensorEventListener

sensorManager.registerListener(sensorEventListener, sensorManager.getDefaultSensor(Sensor.TYPE_OREINTATION), SensorManager.SENSOR_DELAY_NORMAL);

Works perfectly for me.

Answered by: Charlie660 | Posted: 25-02-2022

Answer 2

As suggested on this post: android SensorEventListener problem take a look at the code here: Commonsware compass demo

I'm stuck on the same thing and it's helping me out

Answered by: Blake620 | Posted: 25-02-2022

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