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[APP][2.3.3+][NFC] NFC ReTAG --> re-use write protected NFC tags

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2nd February 2012, 04:28 PM   |  #1  
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Bored of the NFC features of your devices?

Every NFC tag you tried (hotel keycards, lift passes, price tags, merchandising key fobs etc.) is write protected?

Donīt want to buy plain tags for playing around?

Try "NFC ReTAG"!
https://market.android.com/details?i...NFC_ReTAG_FREE

--> Reads the ID of the (write protected) NFC tag and connects theses tags via a app internal database to various functions (e.g. Toggle Wlan/ Bluetooth, launch installed apps, trigger TASKER tasks, start navigation, set ringer mode ,browser etc.)

XDA-Portal article:
http://www.xda-developers.com/androi...ite-only-tags/
(misleading title --> read-only or write protected tags!)

Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7Trk... height="350">

Things to scan with your NFC Phone: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1701644
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OK, just one remark, as Iīve been asked again and again:

The ONLY way to get the PRO version is Google Play. There is NO apk download or whatever!

EVERY OTHER VERSION YOU COULD FIND IS AN ILLEGAL VIRUS INFECTED PIRATE VERSION!


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Issues with default app chooser ("Choose an action"):

- Writeable tags --> just write a special NFC ReTag tag (more button).
- Non-writeable tags --> just disable background dispatching within all other NFC Apps (every good NFC App should have such a setting). System Apps like “tags“ can be disabled via the App info screen.




Features:

Update 2.12 (2.12.x = fixes)
* New Boot trigger
* Compatibility setting for non-standard TTS engines
* First Android L adaptations
* Tweaks and bug fixes

Update 2.11 (2.11.x = fixes)
* New HttpGet and HttpPost activity (Lab)
* Additional parameters (wireless) for "Stay On while charging" activity
* New volume setting for the TextToSpeech activity
* Tweaks and bug fixes

Update 2.10 (2.10.x = fixes)
* New Power trigger
* New Vibrate activity
* New icons for ReTag widgets
* Improved TexttoSpeech and Speak current time activity
* Small tweaks and bug fixes

Update 2.9 (2.9.x = fixes)
* ReTag widgets (wooohoo!)
* New Timer activity (4.4+)
* Play Media activity
* Better activity handling
* Tweaks and bug fixes

Update 2.8 (2.8.x = fixes)
* NEW Bluetooth trigger
* Set Cycle activity
* Android 4.4 support
* Android 4.4 Location activity
* Russian translation by 4pda community (2.8.1)
* Bug fixes

Update 2.7 (2.7.x = fixes)
* NEW Wifi and Battery triggers
* NEW Activities: Close app, Toggle NFC Setting, Location Access, URI
* Log table for activities
* Improved receiver handling
* Many additional improvements, tweaks and bugfixes

Update 2.6 (2.6.x = fixes)
* New additional write options for "special NFC ReTags tags" and "Activity tags"
* Experiemental support for Tag lost message from Xposed NFCLockScreenOffEnabler module
(Have a look here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2122019)
* A lot of additonal improvements, tweaks and bugfixes

Update 2.5.2
* Small fixes and Jelly Bean 4.3 adaptations
* Additional compatibility setting for ReTag Brodcast lower case variables
* Updated ReTag Expert Plugin v1.2.1 fixes Airplane mode issues in JB 4.3 (root required!)

Update 2.5.1
* Small fixes and design improvements
* New experimental template activity

Update 2.5 (2.5.x = fixes)

* Support for placeholders (e.g. [%UID], [%DAT])
* Tasker Task advanced (pass variables to tasker)
* ReTag Broadcast (for 3rd party apps)
* Improved Timestamp activity (Define Calendar ID and Title prefix via settings)
* Language support for German
* Minor improvements, tweaks and bugfixes

Update 2.4 (2.4.x = fixes)

* Add support for new NFC ReTag Expert Plug-in ( --> Download FREE Plug-In)

* Toggle GPS (via plug-in and root)
* Airplane mode (support for JB 4.2 via plug-in and root)
* Stay On while charging (support for JB 4.2 via plug-in and root)
* Moved Call activity and CALL_PHONE permission from main app to plug-in
* Moved Timestamp activity and WRITE_CALENDAR permission from main app to plug-in
* Minor improvements and fixes

Update 2.3: (2.3.x = fixes)
* Add new SSID (great for sharing/ beaming WiFi SSID and password)
* Say current time
* Launch App Activities
* Bluetooth discoverability
* Set default ringtone
* Set default notification tone
* Set default alarm tone
* Improved media control
* Minor improvements and fixes

Update 2.2: (2.2.x = fixes)
* Beam your tag cycles to other devices
* Import beamed tag cycles
* Minor improvements
* Fixes

Update 2.1: (2.1.x = fixes)
* Option to write NFC ReTag activity tags
* Import NFC ReTag activity tags
* Disable NFC ReTag activity tag dispatching
* Minor improvements and JB 4.2 adaptations
* Fixes

Update 2.0: Complete revised NFC ReTAG. New UI, new app structure, new database, new features.
(2.0.x -> Bugfixes)

Highlights:

* Complete new UI, to much changes to list them all, but you will love it!
* New tag cycles: You can add now tag cycles with specific activities for each cycle.
Each scan will increase the cycle count and run the cycle activities. (e.g. a tag with 3 Cycles will run the cycle 1 activities on first scan,
the cycle 2 activities on second scan, the cycle 3 activities on third scan and starting again with cycle 1 activities on forth scan etc.)
* Complete new "Do not show" behavior
* New info pop-up for scanned tags
* Tag statistics
* Improved background tag dispatching
* Setting to disable background tag dispatching for NFC ReTag
* New Feature: Set Display Timeout
* New Feature: Set Stay on while loading
* New Feature: Run secret code
* Option to write the new sony smarttags (Grey, Orange,Purple, Green)
* New Update/ Repair Database feature
* Bug fixes
* and much much more ...

Update 1.6

* Set Alarm Volume
* Connect to a specific WiFi SSID
* Enable/ disable Mobile Hotspot
* New toogle parameter for Mobile Data
* Enable/ disable Car Mode (BETA)
* Added format option for NOT formated tags
* Added additional smarttag write option (Favourite tag)
* Added Tasker fallback setting (for manual adding of tasks)
* Added setting for disabling "http://" prefix within browse activity
* UI improvements and bugfixes

Update 1.5
* Set Alarm
* Set Timer
* Set Brightness (auto, value)
* Launch Navigation without address
* Added fallback solution (small memory size) for writing special NFC Retag tags
* some UI improvements and bugfixes

Update 1.4.5 :
* Airplane mode on/off/toggle
* Mobile data on/off
* Possibility to write smarttags (Blue, Red, White, Black) for sony devices
* some UI improvements & bugfixes

UPDATE 1.4: (-> 1.4.x = bugfixes)
* TexttoSpeech
* On/Off/Toggle auto sync
* On/Off/Toggle auto rotate
* Write a special NFC ReTAG for pre-ICS devices (BETA!!!)
* Some minor improvements (e.g launcher list is now sorted)
* Some minor bugfixes

UPDATE 1.3: (->1.3.+ = small bugfixes)
* Improved tag dispatching
* Possibility to write special NFC ReTAG tag (ICS required) ->nice for those with writeable tags
* “Do not show“ feature (→ Settings)
* Save tag as template + Manage templates
* Set Music Volume (Parameter = integer 0 - 100)
* Set Ringer Volume (Parameter = integer 0 - 100)
* Bluetooth ON without pop-up (as addition to the toggle option)
* Import/Export database (→ Settings)
* Auto Backup (→ Settings)
* Improved UI and some minor tweaks

UPDATE 1.2:
* Toggle Bluetooth without Pop-up
* Mute 'Tag detected' Pop-up via preferences
* Calendar entry: Open new calendar entry. Starting time: now; Duration: 1h -> Title will be set according to parameter
* Timestamp: Adds a calendar timestamp in the calendar (ID 1) -> Title will be set according to parameter
* Mediabutton: Simulates media buttons (Parameter: Toggle Play, Play, Pause, Stop, Next, Previous, Fast Forward, Rewind)
* Show homescreen: Jump to the homescreen. No Parameter
* Wait: Add a wait period. Parameter: milliseconds (2500 = 2,5 seconds)
* Show Pop-up: Shows a custom pop-up. Parameter = Pop-up text.
* Improved UI and some other minor tweaks


UPDATE 1.1: "Tasker" tasks added. (To use this feature, <b>Tasker</b> must be installed and the option <b>Misc / Allow External Access</b> must be set in <b>Tasker UI</b>.)

Version 1.0:
WLan -> Parameter: 0=OFF, 1=ON, 2= TOGGLE
Bluetooth -> Parameter: 0=OFF, 1=ON, 2= TOGGLE
Ringer mode -> Parameter: 0=SILENT, 1=VIBRATE, 2= NORMAL
Navigate -> Parameter: addresses like "Google Mountain View" or "Berlin Alexanderplatz 1"
Launcher: Launch any installed app. Choose Launcher and a list of all installed apps will pop up. Click an app to choose -> parameter will automatically be set! Dont change parameter manually!
Browse -> Parameter: any website (e.g. www.google.com)
Call -> Phone number or USSD code (e.g. 555 111 222 or *123#)
Dial -> used for Dialer codes (e.g. *#06# -> IMEI))

Automode enable: start saved functions when tag is detected. Automode disabled: edit saved functions when tag is detected.
You can also manually edit the database and simulate a tag via the database button.






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Have fun!


NFC ReTAG
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2nd February 2012, 06:21 PM   |  #2  
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Nice dude! I just downloaded it and tested it out with a ski tag I had from a few weeks ago at blue mountain. It worked flawlessly.

I wasn't sure if the ski tag was nfc or rfid, but aparently it was nfc! Thanks for the cool app. I look forward to additional actions being added in the future!

Edit:

Is there any way to bypass the "An app wants to turn on Bluetooth. Allow?" prompt? It appears every time I scan a tag that has a bluetooth on/off action associated with it.
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2nd February 2012, 06:48 PM   |  #3  
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Hi raing,

seems that this bluetooth prompt is a "security" feature in android and there is no possibility to disable this on an unrooted phone ... at least I found no way until now... ...

If there is a possibility, I will include it within the next update...together with some new activities

regards
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EDIT: ok found a solution ;) ...will include it within the next update ...
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4th February 2012, 05:23 PM   |  #4  
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Any further comments/ problems/ feature requests ?
5th February 2012, 04:25 AM   |  #5  
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I have a building access Card and a Key-Fob for entering another building as well as a Keyfob that saves credit for a vending mashiene, but it doesn't seem like the app is able to see them. Are there maybe differences between EU and US tag standards?

Edit: Oh... I guess they could be all RFID-Tags...
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5th February 2012, 07:17 AM   |  #6  
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There are so many nfc "standards" and formats.. It's a shame... But I'm not aware of any special differences between eu and us tags...

If your phone recognize a tag, the app should be able to handle it.

The imho best check if your tag is compatible is: close all (nfc) apps... Enable nfc within the settings And tap the tag to your phone... If nothing happens, it's very likely that it's not a nfc tag...(or something with your nfc adapter is broken)...

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It seems like the tags are generally incompatible with the Phone. Oh well. ^^ It is able to find my passport, but that seems to have a different ID on each scan-attempt.
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Yes,

the (new) german passports (Reisepass und Perso ;)) change their ID on every read attempt for security reasons ... so no luck with this app --> Itīs also mentioned as exeption in the app description ...

... try for example lift passes, hotel key-cards or badges ...
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Update 1.1 with "tasker" task support is released....

Have fun!

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Originally Posted by raing

Nice dude! I just downloaded it and tested it out with a ski tag I had from a few weeks ago at blue mountain. It worked flawlessly.

I wasn't sure if the ski tag was nfc or rfid, but aparently it was nfc! Thanks for the cool app. I look forward to additional actions being added in the future!

Edit:

Is there any way to bypass the "An app wants to turn on Bluetooth. Allow?" prompt? It appears every time I scan a tag that has a bluetooth on/off action associated with it.

What rom are you using to get this to work? thanks

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