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How To Enable Fingerprint Swipe Gestures on OnePlus 5T

Making the rear sensor act as a touchpad, here is how OnePlus 5T users can enable fingerprint swipe gestures to use for navigation. In a clever mod released by developer Aswin08, older OnePlus 5T smartphone can have its rear-mounted fingerprint scanner accept swipe gestures. This makes navigating through the standard User Interface that much easier as now, with a single swipe, users can perform back function, visit recent apps menu and more. The modification only requires you to have your OnePlus 5T rooted through Magisk and have Magisk Manager installed. For a complete installation break-down, read ahead.

With the OnePlus 5T, OnePlus moved the fingerprint scanner towards the back for the first time. This allowed for less bezels upfront and a more convenient unlock procedure. However, there was some functionality which could’ve been added as stock such as swipe gestures. Fortunately, with this clever and easy mod, users can enable that manually. Continue below for the complete tutorial on enabling fingerprint swipe gestures.

Enable Fingerprint Swipe Gestures, OnePlus 5T

The mod comes as a single ZIP package which can be loaded and installed through Magisk Manager. If you have installed Magisk Modules before, this should be very similar. However, for new users, a complete step-by-step guide has been added ahead.

How To Enable Fingerprint Swipe Gestures on OnePlus 5T

To enable stereo speakers on OnePlus 5T you must full fill some requirements then you will be able to enable stereo speakers on your OnePlus 5T

Swipe Gestures:

Here are all the gestures that would be accepted after you install the mod:

  • Swipe Left for Back/Close notification
  • Swipe Right for Home
  • Swipe Up for Recents
  • Swipe Up twice for switching to Last App
  • Swipe Down – Default notifications swipe

Requrements:

  • Your OnePlus 5T must be rooted.
  • Magisk should be installed.

Note: If you dont know how to root OnePlus 5T then we have written a guide on how to root OnePlus 5T

Now follow the step-by-step guide below to enable the stereo speakers on OnePlus 5T:

Step 1 – Download Fingerprint-Swipe-Gestures-OnePlus-5T.zip

Step 2 – Open the Magisk Manager app on your device.

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Step 3 – Click on the three lines on the top left of your display.

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Step 4 – From the options, select “Modules“.

Step 5 – Now, tap on the add button on the bottom of the display.

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Step 6 – A file browser would now open. Select the module you downloaded in Step 1.

Step 7 – Once selected, tap on flash option.

Step 8 – The Magisk Manager app should display a certain command line display. After it finishes, press on Reboot.

You should now have enabled fingeprint swipe gestures on your OnePlus 5T. If you ran into any issue, reach us through the comments section below.

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