Google is following Apple’s footsteps in binding components with the devices. Apple is well known for using this method to tie the components to the device to prevent third-party repairs. In the same way, Google is binding the fingerprint reader to the device, most probably to the Titan M2 chip, present on the motherboard. And since Pixel 6 uses an in-display fingerprint scanner, to be able to use the fingerprint scanner, you have to remove the old fingerprint scanner and place it inside the new display – which in turn will destroy the display and the sensor completely.
A new, but somewhat easier solution has been provided by Google for this. The new update to the Google Pixel Update and Repair tool, which is used to revive the bricked device, will be used to recalibrate the fingerprint scanner for you. Dubbed as Fingerprint Calibration, this feature will be used in case you have gone through a display replacement, on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
This new feature, however, needs to be installed via fast boot.
PS: This will not improve the slow fingerprint scanner on the Pixel 6 (those who have this issue, in particular).
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