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The weakness is actually in the fingerprints themselves and not the way Nexus 5x implements it. Fingerprints are less secure because they cannot be changed like a password and cannot be revoked if compromised. Fingerprints are also left everywhere such as, at a glass. They can then be captured and reproduced. Think about this: Android uses a touch screen. ...


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try removing these files also /data/system/users/0/fpdata/user.db /data/system/users/0/settings_fingerprint.xml Instead of removing files, appending the filenames with some random extension would be better. So, if anything goes wrong we can revert the changes. eg: user.db -> user.db.xyz or xyx_user.db I faced the same error too and this worked for me.


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As for the camera and mic part, If you simply search the web for phrases like "use Android camera/mic on PC", you will come across many apps; some of them actually do the job. I have used an app called DroidCam in the past which had worked for me in Windows 7 after a litte bit of struggling. (I have never tried it in Windows 10, though; but I guess it ...


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On Linux (and Android) it is possible to disconnect a device from its driver[1]. The fingerprint driver (denoted as fpc) on my LG G5 has the name fpc1020. Searching in the /sys path gave me the folder /sys/bus/spi/drivers/fpc1020/. This folder has four files: bind, unbind, uevent AND spi8.1. What we do is to unbind the device spi8.1 from the driver fpc1020. ...


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One solution is to use Tasker. Set up your phone to use a fingerprint as the standard unlock mechanism, with a strong password as the backup unlock (required if the fingerprint fails, or every time the phone reboots). Next, create a Task named Screen Unlocked (or similar). In the Task, make it run the Display->Lock action. Set the Code to whatever pin you ...


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You can go trough Android's security using only one at once. For example, if you have both Fingerprint and Pattern activated, only one of them is required to unlock the device. However, with third party apps like Next Lock Screen or Picturesque Lock Screen, you can actually stack them. If you activate Next Lock Screen, Pattern and Fingerprint, you will have ...


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I've solved this problem by deleting /data/fpc/ and the fpdata folders in the folders in /data/system/users/.


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I have an S5 with fingerprint on it. After 5 incorrects there should be a button next to Alternative Password saying "Unlock via Google". Does yours not have it? I looked at your article and there were a few methods they missed. a) Try hooking up your tablet to your computer, after you've downloaded and installed the "Samsung USB Drivers for Mobile Phones....


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Under Security and under Smart Lock, go to Trusted voice and check the option that says Always on. That's how I got "OK Google" to work when my phone is locked. I use the fingerprint lock as well.


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I don't know if this works or not, but according to this post: just unlock it via findmymobile.samsung.com you either need to already have an account there or just setup one. you can simply unlock it via this service. Since it's an official Samsung service instead of a sketchy third-party one, it seems like it's worth a try. I don't think it will ...


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Welcome to the community ☺ A backup plan is always necessary in case the fingerprint sensor doesn't recognize fingerprints or gets broken or something that it doesn't function as expected Coming to app locking system, it totally depends on the app lock system if it has limit of trying PINS then you should be safe but if it doesn't YES it can be ...


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No, your fingerprint data never leaves your device. Your fingerprint data is stored securely and never leaves your Pixel or Nexus phone. Your fingerprint data isn't shared with Google or any apps on your device. Apps are notified only whether your fingerprint was verified. Source Source is from Nexus/Pixel support pages hence why it mentions them ...


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I just updated to 2.20.64 to check WhatsApp does need fingerprint permission, under " Use Fingerprint Hardware" and Use Biometric Hardware" You can check under permissions in Play Store - see "others" Edit : If you are wondering why the app doesn't ask you explicitly for permission, the reason is simple - both the permissions quoted above are normal ...


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The problem was that in Knox Workspace, fingerprint reader got disabled by an event similar to a device security policy change which are issued by Knox Workspace administrator. This in turn disabled fingerprint unlock for the entire phone. The solution was to detach Knox Workspace unlock procedure from phone unlock procedure by switching off the setting ...


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Most likely the problem is with the fingerprint scanner itself. He was either damaged or moved away from the water, and he burned


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Don't know the exact answer but from my experience It seems that touch sensors are finely tuned and calibrated against voltage reference. Using power supply other than provided chargers might be affecting these calibrations and cause fluctuations that results in malfunctioning of touch screen - that is - we click on something and something else is clicked or ...


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As requested by OP posting answer, in response to my comment (now deleted) based on my experience Having a clean power supply, using original charger + USB cable, setting up finger prints again are the common things that work... I am not sure as to why touch sensor works only with original charger but posting as it may help, as it helped OP


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On stock Android, a backup authentication method is required after 5 failed attempts, or 48 hours since the last time that backup authentication method is used. Using a screen off app will trigger this immediately, as that's how they trigger the screen off.


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I don't know about fingerprints (since I don't use them), but to make Magisk prompt to grant/deny root access to an application without saving this preference, do the following: If you have already granted/denied root access, revoke it in Magisk Superuser settings by tapping your app and in the newly-opened list of buttons tapping "recycle bin" button. Next ...


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Basically you have to set up a pin (or password) before you can enable fingerprints on the device, and you will be always required to enter the pin/password when you first boot or the first time you log into a protected user account. After that point, if you have the fingerprint enabled for unlocking, you can use the fingerprint to directly wake and ...


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Unlock the phone with security pin then go to settings > lockscreen > manage fingerprints Input your security pin again and then delete all registered fingerprints.


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When you activate the fingerprint authentication for any third-party app, what it does is that it asks your Android system to initialize the fingerprint hardware which checks for your fingerprint. And if it matches, it passes that information back to the system and then to the app. The only information that the app gets is that the scan was successful. Your ...


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Secure location Capturing and recognizing your fingerprint must happen in a secure part of the hardware known as a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE). Hardware access must be limited to the TEE and protected by an SELinux policy. Fingerprint data must be secured within sensor hardware or trusted memory so that images of your fingerprint aren't accessible....


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I have checked all forums for a way to fix my lg G5 fingerprint option that just dissapeared, i came across something, if you go into settings>general>lock screen>choose "none" exit and reset your phone once it starts up go back to settings>lock screen> and miraculously you should be able to activate your fingerprint option again


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This is a thing to do with the Secure/Smart Lock setup. When using third party apps the system will default to the "primary" method (whatever you set as backup to finger print whether it is PIN, Password, or the draw on the screen gesture lock). The only way I have seen to get around this is to grant root access to your Home Launcher (Nova does allow this ...


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It could be nice to know how many "a few" is.... From Marshmallow Compatibility Definition Document (CDD) , quoted here MUST rate limit attempts for at least 30 seconds after 5 false trials for fingerprint verification .... and whether this is an adaptive number that for example may take into account how recently it was correctly unlocked CCD is silent ...


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@Susan If your phone is rooted and has the Xposed framework installed, you can take a look at MasterLock. It's nearly impossible to remove (installs as system app, is device admin, etc). Though, I can't resist to ask, why want to use two lock methods at once? Only you have your finger prints. An additional number lock seems kind of useless to me.


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Step 1: Make the certs compatible (if they are not already) At the very beginning we need to figure the file name of our the cert file. The name of the cert file is a hash one can obtain from the certificate itself. For this, one needs the openssl tools. On Unix/Linux the steps are then as follows: # Obtain the hash – in my case that returned d6a2705a – so ...


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Type findmymobile.samsung.com into your search bar, then type in your Samsung account name and password, click phone lock, set a new code and it will appear on your locked phone screen. This is the only way it worked for me. I found this solution in a forum. I called google, samsung, and my service provider. They said the only option was factory reset and I ...


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Try pressing the power button, till it shows the options like, power off, flight mode, restart, emergency mode then select emergency mode. Wait for it to enable. After that, it will ask again for your finger print.


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