Iphone 5s touch ID

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dr.delinquent, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. dr.delinquent macrumors newbie

    dr.delinquent

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    So here's my story, and I'm sticking to it. I recently changed out the screen, and touch ID sensor for my iphone 5s. I understand that the touch ID sensor is paired to the A7 chip in the phone. Unfortunately my original is somewhere in Florida, I had fixed a colleagues by giving him my screen and taking his. I changed the one I swapped from his to a new fully working one with the understanding my Touch ID would most likely be affected. So here is my inquiry, considering Apple is able to "reprogram" the Touch ID to the main board, is there a genius somewhere on the forum who would be able to help me figure out this reprogramming procedure. I will be contacting apple to see if they will do the pairing for me, however I sincerely doubt they would be so kind. I did some research to see if there are any possible jailbreaks out there that would resolve my issue, but alas, i returned empty minded. While this is a problem of minuscule importance, it bugs the crap out of me because, this phone is in perfect condition otherwise. Thank you all for your time and consideration.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Delinquent
     
  2. dr.delinquent thread starter macrumors newbie

    dr.delinquent

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    Update: I contacted apple, and I have confirmation that they can in fact "reprogram" the touch ID sensor. Unfortunately due to my warranty voiding tinkering they cannot touch my phone, as per the individual on the phone. However considering it is possible in some way, I am convinced this is achievable without apples intervention.
     
  3. HEK macrumors 68030

    HEK

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    Good luck. Apple is not noted for endorsing do it yourself repairs on top of jailbreaking to tinker with the phones. As evidenced by your response from Apple to date. Perhaps someone on this forum can help but I have not seen this level of tinkering on this forum. Good luck.
     
  4. dr.delinquent thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Indeed, I hope someone will be knowledgeable in the way of the iphone. I definitely expected the response I received, I suppose more optimistic heads prevailed in my desires. Fortunately I have yet to jailbreak the phone, and my personal repairs are rather clean, ultimately the mismatched part numbers would do me in at the apple store. I suppose my last resort would be to contact my friend and see if he could send me back his phone in order to swap out the touch ID sensors. This is what I get for trying to be a good friend...*note to self; be more of a POS.* Regardless I appreciate the kind wishes.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Delinquent
     
  5. lamborghini392 macrumors member

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    If Apple can reprogram it, any skilled programmer/hacker could reprogram it. I just don't see it being publicly available.

    Since Apple offers little to no info regarding low-level features of iOS and its hardware to the public I doubt we will see a tool that can reprogram Touch ID for you. My guess is if anyone were to make such a tool publicly available though, it would be a jailbreaking team. So, yes it's possible, but just isn't likely to go public.
     
  6. yaboyac29 macrumors 6502a

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    apple likely has a special program that no one has access to, not even the jailbreak community could figure it out.
     
  7. HEK macrumors 68030

    HEK

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    Remember back in high school day friends and I cobbled together a car with various parts, ran on and off, till we had some major issues. Finally crapped out as we turned it into a POS with all the part swaps. Long story short, finally broke down and bought a new car. A couple warranty issues but it ran like a champ and frankly I had enough garage door mechanic fun.

    I'm no psychic but my guess is I am seeing a new phone in your near future.
     
  8. dr.delinquent thread starter macrumors newbie

    dr.delinquent

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    I appreciate your input, but my resolve is quite the contrary. The phone works perfectly, its simply my obsessive compulsive qualities, and my intrigue which sent me pondering. Truth be told, my future will probably involve getting the original button from the person who has it on their phone. I plan on using this phone until the thing has no screen left due to erosion.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Delinquent
     

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