The Nexus 6P has a secret double tap to wake feature, and here’s how to use it


We’ve grown addicted to the double tap to wake feature that became quite popular on phones in recent years, but not every phone has the feature. This was true for the Nexus 6P… until it was discovered that code for the feature does actually lay dormant in the device’s kernel.


XDA developer Flar2 discovered the line, and enabling the feature currently takes just 1 line of code inside a terminal emulator so long as you’re rooted:

echo 1 > /sys/devices/soc.0/f9924000.i2c/i2c-2/2-0070/input/input0/wake_gesture

There’s one problem with this, though — the feature won’t stick on a device reboot. That’s a bit sucky, but the developer is working on an update to his custom kernel that’ll bring the feature permanently. In the meantime, if you want to use it be sure to enter the line above into your terminal emulator, and enjoy. If you reboot your phone, simply repeat that step (including the whole enjoy bit, too!).

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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