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Enable NFC on Samsung Galaxy S II Variants Running Jelly Bean

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If you have one of the Samsung Galaxy S II variants that shipped with NFC and are currently running a custom Jelly Bean ROM, you might have noticed the lack of functional NFC capabilities on your phone. Fortunately, you needn’t wait any longer. Thanks to XDA Senior Member jthatch12, you can now enable NFC on any custom Jelly Bean ROM on your Galaxy S II.

The hack is quite straight-forward, and all it requires is an SGS II variant that comes with NFC hardware. So if yours is one of those shipped without it, don’t expect it to magically work just by using this hack. Also, it is meant for devices running Jelly Bean only. This mod has been confirmed to be working on AT&T’s Galaxy S II (SGH-I77. . . READ ON »

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Pro Tip Number 6: Effective Use of NFC Tags – XDA TV

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In the sixth in a series of XDA Pro Tips, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler demonstrates the use of NFC (Near-Field Communication) tags. AdamOutler begins by showing how to used the Tag ID to trigger a scripted event using an Android Application. Next, AdamOutler shows data being written and retrieved to and from a tag. Finally, AdamOutler discusses the NFC technology briefly. So sit back, relax, and check out the video.. . . READ ON »

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Use NFC with Screen Off or in Lock Screen on Galaxy Nexus

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While it hasn’t hit the mainstream yet, Near Field Communication is on the rise. With a number of flagship Android devices shipping with a NFC chip installed, users have been finding more and more uses for NFC. Is the experience perfect? Far from it, but improvements are being made all the time to make NFC a bigger part of the Android experience. There are many tools out there to help NFC users make full use of NFC, and now there’s at least one more way to make the experience even better.

One fault with the current implementation is that it usually requires the screen to be on and an application to be running for NFC to work properly. While some may not mind this, there are users out there who would rather be ab. . . READ ON »

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This Week in Development Quick Take: AROMA and NFC – XDA TV

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In today’s Quick Take of This Week in Development, Jordan takes time out of his birthday celebration to cover a couple stories of interest from the XDA Portal. Giving a nod to the most important women in anyone’s life, Jordan discussed the Top Five Apps for the Hard Working Mom. A mother is the woman who brought you into this world, and according to my mother, is the one woman who can take you out of it.

Jordan then talks about managing files with AROMA file manager and the addition of the NFC Hardware Hacking forum. Finally, Jordan mentions our new Pro Tip series on XDA TV. All in all, this is a video you don’t want to miss!. . . READ ON »

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NFC Hardware Hacking Forum Added

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NFC lends itself to some pretty interesting and amazing possibilities. With NFC-based task automation and well-publicized mobile payment options, NFC may well become a central component in your future (or current) smartphone. In fact, more and more new phones are coming with the technology, and for those lucky enough to have it, you are probably waiting for the next killer app for the nascent platform.

Maybe you’re an app developer thinking about incorporating NFC into your next application, or perhaps you’re trying to hack NFC onto previously unsupported devices and unsupported carriers. Whatever the situation, we realize that NFC hacking is important. As such, we are creating a n. . . READ ON »

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Unlock NFC on AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note Stock ROM

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AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note users might want to have a look at this. With all the interesting stuff going on with NFC (Near Field Communication), from using Google Wallet to make real-life purchases with your phone to contact sharing and even initializing multiplayer games, it’d be a shame to have a NFC chip in your device and not be able to use it. Some of the more notable devices that have the NFC chip include the Samsung Galaxy S II, the Motorola Droid RAZR, and the HTC Amaze 4G.

The Korean version of the Galaxy Note has an activated NFC chip. Now, thanks to XDA Forum Member fox689, AT&T Note users can enable the NFC chip on their own devices. From the original thread:

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Google Wallet PIN Vulnerability Discovered

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Google Wallet is all over the headlines lately, first with its release on the Verizon network with the Galaxy Nexus and then with its release on the AT&T network with the Samsung Galaxy S II. Sprint and T-Mobile users have even been able to sideload the Google Wallet app on their respective variants of the Nexus S.

The app itself relies on the devices NFC chip to communicate with non-contact payment stations, like Mastercard’s PayPass. Google Wallet stores your credit card information allowing you to make in-store purchases with a swipe of your phone. Since the information on the chip can be accessed without direct contact several security measures were put in place to protect users.  A four digit P. . . READ ON »

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AT&T Users Get Access to Google Wallet in the Marketplace, Some Success for T-Mobile Users

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XDA forum members have noted that the AT&T Android Marketplace does, in fact, have the Google Wallet app available for download. Previously available only to Verizon users with NFC capable phones, the app is already in high demand. Now AT&T users with NFC capable phones (looking at the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and Galaxy Nexus) can start using Google Wallet to make purchases.
An APK version of the Google Wallet app modified for any NFC capable phone is already available but installing it requires a rooted device. Additionally many users may prefer to have the Market version to ensure they have the latest updates installed. If you already sideloaded the APK to your device, be sure to uninstall it co. . . READ ON »
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NFC Task Launcher Unleashes NFC’s Automation Potential

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Ever wish that the seldom, if ever, used NFC chip on your Nexus S got a little bit more action? Luckily XDA Forum Member krohnjw felt the same way and created a new application that lets you use NFC tags to control your mobile device via profiles!

NFC Task Launcher will undoubtedly feel very familiar for those who have used Tasker, but with the added cool factor of using NFC tags rather than time, location, or events to initiate profiles. And speaking of Tasker, it can even be used to launch any Tasker task you have enabled on your phone!

Currently, the application supports the following tasks:

- Enable / Disable / Toggle Wifi
– Enable / Disable / Toggle Bluetooth
– Launch any installed Application

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