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Swept the Ceiling achievement in Microsoft Minesweeper (WP)

Swept the Ceiling

Win a game on any difficulty while holding the phone so that the screen is facing the ground.

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How to unlock the Swept the Ceiling achievement

  • JieXYJieXY
    27 Dec 2013 27 Dec 2013 25 May 2014
    The achievement is very self-explanatory. Finish a game (preferably on easy if you will) while lifting you phone above your head and letting the screen face the ground, like when you are lying in bed.

    One thing I want to point out is that if you have the GDR3 update onboard, you probably will have to enable your screen autorotation. I won several times with screen rotation locked to portrait and the achievement did not unlock. And then right after I enabled autorotation, I unlocked the achievement on my first try.

    Note: As per BADW0LF 01, you need to win a new board should you fail the current one (Do not replay the same board).

    My phone: Nokia Lumia 1520 (GDR3 + Lumia Black).

    More Info:
    Phone with GDR3: OS Version: 8.0.10521.155 (e.g. AT&T Lumia 1520 stock)
    Phone with GDR2: OS Version: 8.0.10328.78 (e.g. AT&T Lumia 920 with latest update (Late 2013))
    If you have any version that is older than GDR3, you will not find the option to turn off autorotation, as autorotation is ALWAYS ON on those phones, meaning you should not need to change anything to make it work.

    Hope this will solve the same problem you might be facing.

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    lazyNeighbourJust got it. I disabled autorotation and it popped. Couldnt get it with autorotation on. Win10M
    Posted by lazyNeighbour on 01 Jun 16 at 17:38
    R1ENThanks, just got it on a Nokia Lumia 720 with autorotation enabled, rotated the screen, and then holding the phone upside down and played a new game.
    Posted by R1EN on 05 Jul 16 at 21:55
    Murphyslaw0527Absolutely ridiculous achievement. Won't unlock for me at all, rotation lock enabled or disabled.
    Posted by Murphyslaw0527 on 12 Nov 16 at 16:00
    Esphyrian PrimeIn case anyone else has trouble w/ this like I did, you have to play the entire game from start to finish w/ the phone facing down.
    Posted by Esphyrian Prime on 05 Jul 17 at 18:41
    VisibleRaptor5Got it on my Lumia 950. Oh yes, waiting for it to sync to my account. These achievements are still obtainable. If only Microsoft would look into this and fix it for us.
    Posted by VisibleRaptor5 on 12 Mar 21 at 00:01
    ugliDo you need to start the board while the phone is upside down or do you need to turn the phone after you have started the new game?
    I've been trying to get this for ages and it just doesn't unlock. Autorotation is ON on my Lumia 950
    Posted by ugli on 31 Mar 21 at 17:42
    AntiIgnacioI tried several times with my Lumia 950XL holding it above my head, did it all suggestions and still not popping. 🤦🏼‍♂️
    Posted by AntiIgnacio on 03 Apr 21 at 15:06
    SwearySeanAnyone managed to trigger this on a Lumia 535?
    Posted by SwearySean on 05 Apr 21 at 10:49
    ijiekmotorscannot get to pop on lumia 950... tried so much
    Posted by ijiekmotors on 13 Mar 22 at 23:04
    VisibleRaptor5Maybe try doing this. Install the app, turn off screen auto-rotate, set phone in position (I got mine in a car when I propped it on the ceiling), open the app, play a game and win it. Achievement should pop. Put phone in position (landscape/wide position) first before opening the app. See if that works.
    Posted by VisibleRaptor5 on 14 Mar 22 at 16:56
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