Plugin: Elan Fingerprint Sensor


The plugin used for update firmware for fingerprint sensors from Elan.

Firmware Format

The daemon will decompress the cabinet archive and extract a firmware blob in a packed binary file format.

This plugin supports the following protocol ID:


GUID Generation

These devices use the standard USB DeviceInstanceId values, e.g.

  • USB\VID_04F3&PID_0C7E

Vendor ID Security

The vendor ID is set from the USB vendor, in this instance set to USB:0x04F3

Version Considerations

This plugin has been available since fwupd version 1.7.0.


Anyone can submit a pull request to modify this plugin, but the following people should be consulted before making major or functional changes:

  • Michael Cheng: MichaelCheng04