Will Verduzco · Oct 11, 2013 at 10:30 pm

Unlock Your Phone Using NFC

Over the last few months, we’ve talked about many different of simulating some of the built-in features of the Moto X on other devices. This includes apps (and open source projects) that deliver Active Display functionality and make Google Now listen to you at all times. A new modification courtesy of XDA Senior Member MohammadAG has appeared, and it allows any NFC tag to be programmed to function like the Motorola Skip.

The app, aptly titled NFC Unlocking, comes in the form of an Xposed Module. Because of this, you will need to have XDA Recognized Developer rovo89‘s Xposed Framework (thread) installed. Once the module is installed, simply activate it from your modules list and reboot. The module is based on previous work (NFCLockScreenOffEnabler) by qwerty12, as well as modifications by madfish73. MohammadAG then built from this to create his module.

So what exactly does this module do? Similar in function to the $20 Motorola Skip (essentially a glorified, non-writeable NFC tag), NFC Unlocking unlocks your device when a preregistered NFC tag is tapped to the device’s NFC sensor. And since this module forces your NFC sensor to stay active even when the screen is off, the mod works without having to first power on the display. The app also allows for a bit more freedom than the official offering, as you can set a detection sound, timeout, multiple authorized tags, and more.

You can get started by visiting the module thread.


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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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