Originally Posted by Morgoth_RB
Is there a way to find out of the battery supports NFC without using a nfc-tag? I bought one from mugen and could check it out for you.
That would be great, thanks
You could try the NFC Info. app for this.
Things to try:
- passports with the chip sign on the front
- newer credit cards
- keycards for getting in apartments
- anti theft rfid tags in stores. Common in the perfume section including toilet smellies
- many book stores put the tags inside the cover of books or in a random page
I contacted Samsung UK directly for a replacement. They were unable to point me to somewhere that has the batteries. When I really pressed hard (because I need this battery or I have to buy another phone) they ignored me. I think they are no longer making the batteries but enforcing the patent on the battery NFC design to prevent others from making them. The only people claiming to make them now as a result are fakers. This is anticompetitive of course and it means that if you buy a Samsung phone you can expect it to start to become broken in terms of NFC after a year or 2 as the battery fades. I think the practice has extended to newer phones. If true (that they're using this as a way to break our phones to get us to buy new ones) then I won't be buying a Samsung again.
RSS feed for NookTouch Dev forum: http://forum.xda-developers.com/exte...&forumids=1201
Refer to each phone by it's model name where possible - i.e. "i9000", not "Galaxy S" - easier searching