Get the Google Pixel Fingerprint Gestures on any Android Marshmallow device

Google Pixel and a number of Huawei, Lenovo, and Xiaomi devices feature some pretty nifty shortcuts you can access using the fingerprint sensor. But these are no longer exclusive to those handsets thanks to the amazing developers at XDA. What began life as a simple app to just put the device to sleep with MIUI ROMs has turned into much more.

The app put together by ztc1997 is called Fingerprint Quick Action. The best part is that the app does not even require root although, it is better if you do have it.

There’s a short introduction video over at the Fingerprint Quick Action XDA thread which shows you how to set it up, but it is pretty straightforward – just make sure you have the Unknown Sources header ticked in your security options before installing it.

The app allows the fingerprint scanner to be used to bring down the notification shade, return to the home screen or put the device to sleep. While it’s true that the app doesn’t require root to install and operate, it requires Accessibility access to “detect interface switching and perform some quick actions” but does not require access to work unless you want to simulate the power button press to turn the display off without activating Smart Lock. If you do not have root access then fingerprint reader will not unlock the phone if turned off with the fingerprint reader.

For apps that use the fingerprint scanner for unlocking sections of them such as Last Pass, Banking apps, the Play Store etc Fingerprint Quick Action will be temporarily disabled while the app is waiting for a fingerprint to unlock it.

Also read : All Google Pixel apps and goodies that you can get and how to get them

However, as usual with such apps (first version), you are likely to come across buggy performances. Not necessarily though. The app works well with Pixel XL, the Nexus 6P and but on the Moto Z, it makes the home button sluggish and non-responsive for the first press more of the time on the Moto Z.

If your device has a fingerprint sensor I recommend heading over to XDA from the source link below and checking it out.  Give it a try and let me know how this works for you in the comments?

Source : XDA


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