Is there a way to avoid clicking on the centre button where the fingerprint scanner is. I would like to reconfigure the fingerprint scanner to go to home when brushed. Is that possible?

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Not without rooting the phone, no.

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    That means, the answer is actually, "Yes, if you're rooted". Meanwhile, could you provide the steps/reference to do this on rooted device?
    – Andrew T.
    Mar 16, 2015 at 7:57
  • And any apps that do that when rooted? Am I the only one annoyed (and lazy) by the clicking
    – Vladtn
    Mar 16, 2015 at 12:04
  • No, my wording was precise. Without root it's not possible. With root it MAY be possible, but I'm unable to locate any appropriate apps to do so, and I suspect it's not. In reality, I don't believe there are any capacitive sensors in that button, so without pressing it, it's unaware that you're interacting with it.
    – TurboFool
    Mar 17, 2015 at 2:06

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