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Pixel Fingerprint Vibration bug after March Update [Fix]

In this guide, we will show you a nifty workaround that might help you fix the fingerprint vibration bug on Pixel devices after installing the latest March update. Similar to other Android devices, Pixel also has this feature wherein you’ll feel a vibration whenever you interact with the fingerprint on the lock screen. You could easily enable or disable it as and when required by tweaking the “Vibrations and haptics” options present in the Settings menu. Well, not anymore!

Pixel Fingerprint Vibration

Right after installing the latest March update, numerous Pixel users have voiced their concern that they can no longer control the behavior of the fingerprint vibration. It has suddenly been disabled for those users who had it enabled and has been enabled for the ones who have kept it disabled, thereby giving quite an infuriating usage experience to both the impacted parties. With that said, there does exist a nifty workaround that might help you resolve this issue. So without further ado, let’s check it out.

Fix Pixel Fingerprint Vibration bug after March Update

Pixel Fingerprint Vibration

As of now, the only workaround that will help you rectify this issue is to downgrade to the older security patch update. However, do note that doing so requires an unlocked bootloader which in turn will wipe off all the data and could nullify the device’s warranty as well. So if you could, it’s still better to wait for Google to roll out the patch that will fix this issue because carrying out this technical fix just to fix a vibration bug might be a hard pill to swallow for some.

But if that isn’t the case with you and you are ready to proceed ahead, then take a complete device backup, and let’s get started. Droidwin and its members wouldn’t be held responsible in case of a thermonuclear war, your alarm doesn’t wake you up, or if anything happens to your device and data by performing the below steps.

  1. Download and extract the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC.
  2. Then enable USB Debugging and connect your device to PC via USB.Pixel Fingerprint Vibration
  3. Now unlock the bootloader on your device.
  4. Then open Command Prompt inside the platform-tools folder.
  5. Now type in the below command to boot your device to Fastboot Mode:
    adb reboot bootloaderPixel Fingerprint Vibration
  6. Then download and extract the February Factory Image for your Pixel device.
  7. Now double-click to launch the flash-all.bat file. The flashing will now start.
  8. Once done, your device will boot to the February update, and the issue stands fixed.

That’s it. These were the steps to fix the fingerprint vibration bug on Pixel devices after installing the latest March update. As far as the official stance on this matter is concerned, the developers are aware of this issue, but they haven’t given out any ETA for the rollout of a fix. As and when that happens, we will update this guide accordingly. In the meantime, the aforementioned workarounds are your best bet.