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[GUIDE] How to setup a NFC Key

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By peurocs4, Senior Member on 4th August 2013, 07:59 AM
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What's NFC Key?

NFC Key is a method of unlocking your phone (from the lockscreen) by simply touching your NFC tag on the back of your device.





Requirements

☞ Rooted Android Device ☜

☞ "NFC on lockscreen" MOD installed ☜
If this MOD is not yet supported on your device, kindly ask one of XDA members to port it over to your device!

☞ An NFC Tag ☜
A tag that can be written. Meaning if the tag is "Read-Only", then this probably won't work!

☞ Tasker ☜
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☞ Secure Settings ☜
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☞ NFC Task Launcher ☜
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Install Tasker before any other Tasker-related apps in order to avoid any sort of conflicts






How to Setup

Secure Settings
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Go to "Preferences"
Check "Device Administrator"




Go to "Helper" Tab & Click "Helper is not installed"
Wait for the Download...
Click "Verify Helper" just to be sure...




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Tasker
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Go to "Preferences"
Go to "Misc." Tab & Click "Allow External Access"




Unzip "NFC_Key.prj.xml" from the Downloaded File "NFC Key v*.0.0"
Move the "NFC_Key.prj.xml" to [Root of ur SDcard] > "Tasker" > "projects"




Long Press the "Default Project" & Click "Import"
Click "NFC_Key" to Import




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NFC Task Launcher
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Go to "Settings"
Click "Notifications"
Click "Notifications" (again)
Click "None"

△△△ Optional △△△ Optional △△△ Optional △△△




Click "New Task" [Plus Sign at the Top]
Click "NFC" as trigger
Choose the Name of the Task & Click "Add Actions" [Plus Sign at the Top]
Check "Tasker Task" Under "Tasker"
Type "NFC Key" for the Tasker Task (Case Sensitive!!!)
Click "Save & Write" [Arrow Sign at the Top]
Scan an NFC tag & Click "Done" [Check Sign at the Top]




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Download

☞ August 23, 2013 ☜
NFC Key v2.0.0.zip

This version requires Expandable Notification. I believe that's 4.1.2 and above!

☞ August 13, 2013 ☜
NFC Key v1.1.0.zip



☞ August 3, 2013 ☜
NFC Key v1.0.0.zip








Helpful Links


☞ Places to buy the NFC tags!!! ☜








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Change Log

v2.0.0 [Aug 23, 2013]
- Add a scene for new UI
- Add a option to change the User's name
- Add a coding that enables/disables Screen Off detection depending on a NFC Key status (That could save some battery life??? lol)
- Changed the static notification to expandable notification
- Arranged the Tasks so it's cleaner
v1.1.0 [Aug 13, 2013]
- Locks when screen turns off
v1.0.0 [Aug 3, 2013]
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sweet. will be testing this out for sure.
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I've installed / configures everything as described. Once the screen is locked and I hold the nfc tag to the phone I see that the apps are triggered behind but it never unlocks my phone :\ any advice?
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I've installed / configures everything as described. Once the screen is locked and I hold the nfc tag to the phone I see that the apps are triggered behind but it never unlocks my phone :\ any advice?

I'm not 100% sure if the error is on my part or on a 3rd party app.
I can't test the NFC Key on my current phone due to lack of hacks(ROM/MOD) available for Korean Model.
But since I pulled the Tasker's task from TiBackUp, it shouldn't have any problem.

My previous USA phone will be ship to me within a month or so.
Until then, let's try something...

Can you try the following steps?
1) Go to "Tasker" app
2) View the menu with your hard key (soft key if it's in your screen)
3) Click "More"
4) Click "Run An Action"
5) Click "Plugin"
6) Click "Secure Settings"
7) Click "Edit" button
8) Click "Keyguard"
9) Click "Off"
10) Click "Save" icon on the bottom
11) Go back using hard key or app's back key
Try turning off and on your screen, are you free from the lockscreen?
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No, I still have the lockscreen enabled.
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No, I still have the lockscreen enabled.

Try Re-installing Helper on Secure Settings...
That might not have setup properly
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Try Re-installing Helper on Secure Settings...
That might not have setup properly

I've reinstalled it, but still no effect
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Quote:
Originally Posted by eami

I've reinstalled it, but still no effect

Can you go to Secure Settings and...
1) "Options" Tab
2) List "Actions" Section
Check if "Keyguard" has Green Dot on the left and Green Check Mark on the right?

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