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[Q] NFC Tag writing after Google OTA patch

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21st November 2011, 04:50 PM   |  #1  
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Has anyone been able to write any tags with their Galaxy Nexus handset yet with the software from the market?

I got these tags http://www.rfidshop.com/tamperproof-...-10-3132-p.asp

I'm trying to use NFC Task Launcher but it says the tag isn't the correct format, I also used a reader but that also says:

'This item is used blocked or not supported and cannot contain an NFC data set'

I have contacted the company that supplied me the tags and they are happy to refund me but after further correspondence with them I have confirmed I have indeed bought the correct tags

So before I send them back I'd like to know if it's just down to ICS and the new hardware

Update 1:

I have now tried several NFC apps from the market some say the tag is unlocked some say it write protected I have tried writing to one and the app said complete but when I touch the tag again it just prompts to write to it again =/

I'm hoping it's the tags and I have somehow got a corrupted batch, I need to find somewhere I can test the tags independently of the Galaxy Nexus to rule it out

Anyone have any Ideas?

Update 2:

Issue raised with Google by user krohnjw [thanks ]
From the android bug tracker
"Thanks for the report. We're aware of this issue, and it will be fixed in next upcoming release."


Update 3:

Have just applied the patch .zip and tried one of the tags from TagsFroDroid.com and it's still the same issue where the tag isn't recognised by the handset!!!
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21st November 2011, 08:25 PM   |  #2  
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is it just me that has tried this then?
21st November 2011, 08:36 PM   |  #3  
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Looks like it ;)

Once mine turns up, I'll be trying it too. I was also planning to order from the same company as you as well, so I'll be keeping a watch on this before ordering.
21st November 2011, 08:40 PM   |  #4  
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Hi spences10

I think you and I have crossed paths with the Mighty Dell Streak (Great device, make the SGN look tiny Glad you are onboard with the SGN)

Your idea looks interesting, sorry i cant help, but it is a free bump for you.

Can you tell me where you got these tags from, and how much they were please?

Are they rewritable one?


Good luck
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21st November 2011, 08:48 PM   |  #5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by grizlore

Hi spences10

I think you and I have crossed paths with the Mighty Dell Streak (Great device, make the SGN look tiny Glad you are onboard with the SGN)

Your idea looks interesting, sorry i cant help, but it is a free bump for you.

Can you tell me where you got these tags from, and how much they were please?

Are they rewritable one?


Good luck

Hi grizlore good to hear from you again dude

The company that does the tags is linked in the main post, I'll link you the exact page if you like

From talking to the guy at the company they are the right tags for what we want to write to with the galaxy nexus

I have started the thread to find if its the tags or of the software needs updating

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21st November 2011, 08:50 PM   |  #6  
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Sorry, I'd love to be able to have tried it, but the Carriers (?- I think, maybe Google/Samsung) are dragging their feet here in the States...

Forgive my ignorance, but what frequencies do the NFC tags/transponder use? Is there variation or changes in the standards over time (i.e. the phone's hardware and tags match right?)? How were they packaged, were they shielded from anything that might have interfered with the tags?

I don't know much about the NFC systems, but this is one of the features I am most excited for (sadly I skipped the Nexus S last year). And I can't wait to play around with this...
21st November 2011, 09:57 PM   |  #7  
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Just a tag out of the package tapped it against the back of the phone and it pops up saying its incompatible

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21st November 2011, 10:12 PM   |  #8  
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Sorry this doesn't relate to your problem, but since you are knowledgeable about NFC tags, do you know if it's possible to use the NFC in the GN to read an RFID tag in an ID card, store that, and then let me use the phone in place of the ID card to get accesses to card readers that read the ID card?
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I couldn't get NFC Launcher to work, but could read my UK Oyster travel card (MIFARE) using NXP TagInfo. I couldn't do much with it though - maybe because it's encrypted.

There are quite a few types of RFID tags. Many simple ones are 125kHz and these can store the data in different formats. NFC uses 13.56MHz along with some other RFID tags.

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22nd November 2011, 02:04 AM   |  #10  
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This is very upsetting if true. Hopefully it's either a non-issue or will be fixed with a software update. I ordered a Nexus and some NFC tags, so next week I should be able to test this.

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