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Long-standing Pixel bug that breaks all on-device sensors spreads to Pixel 5

Though the December update might fix it for some

In a case of déjà vu, a minority of Pixel 5 owners are starting to report issues with all of their phone’s various on-device sensors, including the compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. Based on the details provided, this sounds like the same issue that some prior Pixel phones were plagued by, which may have been caused by a corrupted “persist” partition. However, Google tells us that a fix for several sensor issues across all Pixel devices was included in the December 2020 patch, and some of those affected claim the update fixes their problem.

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Long-standing Pixel bug that breaks all on-device sensors spreads to Pixel 5 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.