Old 3DS with NFC Reader mod

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    Has anyone attempted to mod an old 3DS with the Amiibo reader yet? I'm not very skilled at circuitry or soldering and wanted to know if this would even be possible.
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    i would rather have an android app that emulates the amibo reader and can use "backups"
    specially when i have an IR blaster on my phone...
     
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    I don't have an Android and I'd rather not spoof an Amiibo. I think it'd be cool (and probably cheaper than buying a New 3DS) if you could use the Amiibo like on the New 3DS.
     
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    Very unlikely to ever happen, since you would have to find a way to connect the nfc reader to the console. And it would also be cheaper to just buy the dongle.
     
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    Hm.. That's unfortunate, but couldn't you solder wires from the IR Sensor on the Amiibo reader into the IR Sensor on the 3DS and solder the battery spots on the Amiibo reader onto the test point for the battery/charging port and place the chip from the Amiibo reader inside the 3DS, maybe near the home button on the back of the card?
     
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    If you did that, how would you use the Circle Pad Pro while also communicates to the 3DS using IR?
     
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    Oh man I didn't realize the Circle Pad Pro used IR. I've never played any games that require that. I mostly play Sm4sh on it so I didn't even consider other accessories and their usage of the IR sensor.
     
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    yes, it is.
     
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    Wow. The IR blaster idea is alot more probable than the idea of using the phone as an amiibo itself.
     
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    Another reason this couldn't be possible is because the game updates for amiibo support are only working on n3DS. Unless some cool dev could get the n3DS game updates onto the o3DS for amiibo support (giving out an idea ;)) then somehow created a extension then it could be possible.
     
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    is that sarcasm?
    you could use the phone as a nfc amiibo reader, or use virtual amiibos inside the phone that communicate with the o3ds via IR, because the nfc reader for O3ds communicates via IR..
    as for the N3ds, this is useless since it has a nfc reader inbuilt, but you still could use nfc backups on your phone.. but i don't know if the devices are able to do that..
     
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    Smartphone NFC sensor can't emulate amiibo chip because these file are crypted. You can buy an amiiqo
     
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    No, I was being serious.
     
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    with backups\restores it doesn't matter when a file is encripted or not, the problem is the protocol, how data is transmited back and fourth, timings, frequencies and etc...
    if data is encrypted it doesn't matter when you are using a backup, since its the 3ds that will decrypt it...