Question NOOB help: I want to make back up Amiibos, but cant find a cheap Android Phone.

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  1. ConfusedNoob
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    Hi,

    I figured you all would be knowledgeable. I was hoping to make Back Ups of my Amiibos for traveling. After a lot of research (like 18 hours), I couldn't find any cheap alternatives to making them. People keep recommending an android phone. I've searched everywhere for a phone that fits the requirements to make Amiibos, but I haven't found one in my price range.

    So my question is: where can I buy a cheap NFC android phone that would work with making amiibos? My price range is under 35$. If you could post a link where I can get one, I'd be so grateful. The screen (as long as it is still functional) can be cracked. As long as the NFC functionality works and I can access the web, I'm good to buy it.

    If that is a little unrealistic for a phone with NFC, totally link me a phone that works thats cheap. I'm dirt poor, so this will help me a lot. All the research I did, lead me to non-compatible phones.

    Thank you so much in advance.
     
  2. TheCyberQuake

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    You aren't going to get one at that price easily. You would be better off getting an arduino and nfc module.
     
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    Got a hacked n3DS? They can be used to make Amiibo NTAG215s now.
    Other than that, there's this which fits within your budget: https://gbatemp.net/threads/tools-amiibomb.467990/
     
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    Try Walmart

    Both the LG Phoenix 2 and Samsung Galaxy Express Prime are on clearance for $20-30

    I picked up the lg Phoenix 2 for $25 and works great for tagmo and ldtageditor
     
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    ooh what is the name of the Program for Hacked 3DS's
     
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    WTF really? No need to be cheap. lol jk

    But buy a PowerSaves instead. They're $15 in GameStop now.
     
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    I have a question given the fact that the 3DS can do that.

    Would the Pro Controller/JoyCon be able to do the same with some software?

    EDIT: Now that i think about it, the Pro Controller can be connected via USB now, would that help?
     
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    Why don't you just borrow one?
     
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    Nope.
     
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    Try to elaborate more please.
     
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    Well, technically you could do it with switch controllers with the right software, but there's no software for those that have nfc functionality.
     
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    Technically they can. In fact, registered Switch developers have access to an application that allows them to write Amiibo data to blank tags using attached Joy-Con. Not sure if it also works with Pro Controllers though. Understandably, this app is only available to developers using EDEV/SDEV units :(

    But the fact that this app exists proves that the hardware is capable of generating Amiibo, so when homebrew becomes available this can be an option in the future.

    As for connecting Joy-Cons or Pro Controllers to a PC, I'm not sure if it's possible to write an Amiibo app that way. There would need to be a driver in order to access the NFC reader/writer plus the Amiibo key to authenticate the generated Amiibo.
     
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