Possible for an android app to act like an amiibo?

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  1. Silithas
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    Instead of writing the data with a phone, there's an app that basically holds up info ready to be read from the amiibo reader on the consoles, is that possible? Or is there already an app for that?
     


  2. Kourin

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    Just but some blank NFC stickers, they're cheap as hell.
    Or if you have some extra money get an amiibo powersave with the re-writable tag. It's quick and easy and you don't need a phone with NFC.

    And no, it's not possible to do that to answer your question.
     
  3. Silithas
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    Yeah, have to wait for zipnfc to get the 215 cards back in stock as i need more than just 10 tags i already used up. And they are the cheapest ones that ships within a week. Next shipment with 10k tags is in 5 days.
     
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    I would honestly recommend the Amiibo powersaves; I used tags until I got one. Very quick to rewrite the 'powertag', just make sure if you do you're getting the version with the powertag which is a white box. It's not overly expensive either.

    Also I bought mine from codejunkies which I really wouldn't recommend, their service is awful and I think I paid a little more than I would have paid if I bought on ebay.
     
  5. Silithas
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    I'm not after to boost the characters that way, just a way to use my phone as a "fake amiibo" until i can buy 20 more cards.
     
  6. Rafay

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    Is Aliexpress cheaper and better or zipnfc
     
  7. Silithas
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    Aliexpress has way cheaper shipping (free compared to 4 euros i have top pay), but 3 times longer wait. Plus i have to wait for ali to add paypal support. I don't like to paste my visa info just anywhere.
     
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    i checked zipnfc is cheaper and faster( cause u said 4 euros= 1 week shipping) but the zip nfc cost me $10.45 on nfc zip while aliexpress cost me $18.61 including premium shipping which still didnt arrive so i guess ill switch to zip nfc PS how long does it take for processing
     
  9. Silithas
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    Even the expensiest shipping from ali is minimum 17 days which is 17 bucks. I pay around 4-5 bucks and get the thing within a week from zip. You pay 10 because you live in canada, thus the package have to travel overseas to arrive.
     
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    Yeah so thats a good thing right? for zipnfc
     
  11. Silithas
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    Yep, unless you find a closer store to canada with 0.66 cad per ntag215 card.
     
  12. Mr. Wizard

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    You may want to follow this:

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/ha...lating-ntag215-amiibo-cyanogenmod-10-t3302278

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    Codejunkies is the consumer site of Datel, the manufacturer of the device. This is where I bought mine, their service was awesome. Could not find it any cheaper. Although I know a guy in the US that got it for 14$ from a gamestop instead of 19$.
     
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    I emailed them like 5 times through their customer support page and they never replied to any of them, looking at other people complaining about codejunkies' service, a lot of people are saying the same thing.
     
  14. gundamu

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    codejunkies are hackjobs, their service blows.

    only used them for powersaves on pokemon until i could use the browser hax to get the superior pokehex.
     
  15. Silithas
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    Nice! Now to wait for this to become a separate app and not something we need cyanogenmod for.


    Btw, i already have a phone with nfc. and the stickers are just as cheap as the card ones.
     
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  16. OfficialFBomb

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    NFC Tools, has a option in the Pro version to Emulate and NFC Tag (in beta)
     
  17. Silithas
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    Alright, got it, but how do i load the bin files for a profile to use for the nfc tag emulator feature?
     
  18. OfficialFBomb

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    Honestly idk, I looked at the app to just read data and tell me what that data was, I noticed that it says it emulates but I have no idea how to.
     
  19. xile6

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    Man before the switch hit, I brought some tags on ebay from US to US got 12 for $8 ship.
    After the switch came out they jack up the prices and now there running around 10 for $20.

    So i went with aliexpress just waiting on delivery but order 100 tags for around $30
    I shouldnt run out any time soon lol.

    Oh and fyi. They said they cant make a app because the phone cant emul a tag but only read/write to them.
     
  20. Silithas
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    Yeah. I tried everything, but didn't work, so i refunded it.
    Think i'm just gonna order from ali instead.

    Yeah, i refunded it. It could't read from one of my cards, and could't activate it when i tried to emulate a .bin file.