[Tools] AmiiBomb

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by Ac_K, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. Ac_K

    Ac_K Advanced Member

    Mar 1, 2009

    I usually see many questions about the Amiibo, N2(Amiiqo), Datel Power Saves, TagMo... And nothing was easy and cheap to do an Amiibo Clone Tag... So I'm glad to bring you AmiiBomb!


    AmiiBomb is Windows tools, with cheap component used, for create Amiibo Tag (NTAG215) and much more...

    What's you need?

    • 1x Windows PC
    • 1x Arduino Uno R3 (around $4)
    • 1x USB Cable Type AB (pretty sure you already have it)
    • 1x RFID Module RC522 (around $2)
    • 7x Pin Wire Male-Female (around $1 for x20)
    • 1x Soldering Iron Kit (and a little soldering skills)
    • Many NTAG215 as you want Amiibo Tag (around $34 for x100)
    What you have to do?

    You have to solder the pins on the RC522 Module and connect them following this schematics. Connect the Arduino Uno (or Nano) to the PC by USB and That's all! (Guys with soldering skills already know that but I prefer explain for anyone!)

    Signal | RC522 Pin | Arduino Pin
    RST/Reset | RST | 9
    SPI SS | SDA(SS) | 10
    SPI MOSI | MOSI | 11 / ICSP-4
    SPI MISO | MISO | 12 / ICSP-1
    SPI SCK | SCK | 13 / ICSP-3
    VCC | 3.3V | 3.3V
    GND | GND | GND

    And when the hardware is ready?

    You have to run AmiiBomb, Set an Amiibo folder (*.bin files), select the Amiibo Keys, flash the AmiiBombuino Firmware to the Arduino, and you are ready to Read and Write Amiibo Tag.

    • *.bin folder
    It's the folder where you can put your Amiibo dumps (previously dumped with AmiiBomb or found on internet, Google is your friend for that). You can save the readed Amiibo here too, to write it back to another NTAG. You don't have to re-execute AmiiBomb, it's looking for folder changes automatically.

    • Amiibo Keys
    You probably already have them if you know a little how Amiibo cloning works. If not, a little helper is here in AmiiBomb. Due to Copyright reason, we can't distribute them, but there is many place to found them. AmiiBomb send you to the right website, you just have to highlight the keys chars and copy them to your Clipboard, AmiiBomb check if the valid keys was inside, and ask you if you want to save them. If you have already them, you just have to select the keys file.

    • AmiiBombuino Firmware
    Just an Arduino program who communicate with AmiiBomb, You can flash it through avrdude by yourself or using the Internal Flasher in AmiiBomb or using XLoader.


    What is done?
    • Grab info of an Amiibo Dump via http://Amiibo.life website.
    • Cache system for Amiibo Dump informations in a file.
    • Enable/Disable and Reset Informations Caching files.
    • Reconize encrypted/decrypted Amiibo Dump.
    • Decrypt/Encrypt Amiibo Dump.
    • Able to fix the incorrect size of one type of Amiibo Dump (Power Saves or N2? I don't know:/)
    • Dump and Write AppData of an Amiibo Dump.
    • Help to found Amiibo Keys and Autodetect them in Clipboard for save them in file.
    • Multilanguages.
    • Read a NTAG215 and save it to an Amiibo Dump file.
    • Write an Amiibo Dump file to an NTAG215.
    • Flash AmiiBombuino Firmware inside AmiiBomb.
    • Get Amiibo Tag Basic Informations.
    • and more...
    What's Next?
    • Many little things to do AmiiBomb more User Friendly.
    • Clean the code.
    • It's work really fine with an NTAG215 but I don't know if it's work with an Amiibo ^^'!
    • AppData editor (for SSB Amiibo or any others who have interesting things inside).
    • Support PN532 NFC Module in AmiiBombuino.
    • Improve the docs.

    ChangeLog v0.3 Alpha:

    • Fix bug of AmiiBombuino check on busy COM port. (Thanks dtomcat)
    • Detect when Tag is not compatible. (Suggest by YozenPL)
    • Add a forget message when delete cache files is done.
    • Change way to detect if *.bin file is encrypted.
    • Increase AmiiBombuino RxGain to read Boxed Amiibo. (Thanks StandardBus)
    • Add folders browsing inside the Bin Folder. (Suggest by donator TerryG)
    • Add ability to search Amiibo files. (Suggest by Zarklord)
    • Keyboard Shortcuts added. (Suggest by YozenPL)
    • Add Donators to the About windows.
    • Add Spoof UID of *.bin file (For N2/PowerTag).
    • Add Support AmiiboAPI to get Amiibo informations. (Thanks N3evin - AmiiboAPI owner)
    • Add Twilight Princess Wolf AppData Editor.
    • Add Support of PowerSaves for Dump (Thanks ConsoleX for donate PowerSaves/PowerTag)
    • Russian translation added. (Thanks Chrushev)
    • Netherlands translation added. (Thanks DjoeN)

    Release: https://github.com/AcK77/AmiiBomb-uino/releases/
    Source Code: https://github.com/AcK77/AmiiBomb-uino/

    In a future, I would own an N2 to add many functionality as possible in AmiiBomb. If you have any kind of ideas or suggestions, just let me know :)! You feel free to donate me at paypal adress: [email protected]

    Thanks & Enjoy!
    Last edited by Ac_K, May 28, 2017
  2. swabbo

    swabbo Wot u doin readin dis m8?

    Mar 9, 2011
    East Yorkshire/ A Bin
    Looks and sounds fantastic! Does it work with Ubuntu at all?
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  3. Sliter

    Sliter GBAtemp Psycho!

    Dec 7, 2013
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    There are some USB NFC readers/writer , or maybe skylanders portal?
    (also it's possible to use to writte skylanders and stuff on the tags?)

    also I can help with Portuguese if you want
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  4. MichiS97

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    Jun 14, 2011
    Where could I find such an Arduino for that price? I can only find them for about 30€
  5. Sliter

    Sliter GBAtemp Psycho!

    Dec 7, 2013
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    I've found on aliexpress looking for "Arduino Uno R3" , but was just a fats search, haven't looked in details
  6. If you could get the software to work with the NFC usb programmer that comes with the N2 that would be amazing for folks that dont own an android phone and wish to use their PC to make tags.
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  7. Roomsaver

    Roomsaver GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Sep 7, 2015
    United States
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    There's cheap clones such as this one. They all do the same thing, you just might have to download separate drivers from online.
  8. Soluble

    Soluble GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 12, 2017
    I've been using my android phone to flash but this looks like a fun little project! Parts ordered!
  9. bennyman123abc

    bennyman123abc GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 21, 2013
    United States
    Some City
    This doesn't appear to make you use your phone but an Arduino instead. (Please correct me if I'm wrong)
  10. You missed what I was asking, PC.. software and writer only.
  11. bennyman123abc

    bennyman123abc GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 21, 2013
    United States
    Some City
    Whoops. Sorry about that. But currently it seems the software only supports Arduino to flash the images which is a good thing for people like me who ordered 10 Arduinos for an unfinished project :D
  12. jpx86

    jpx86 GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 21, 2006
    Will this work for Skylanders, too?
  13. aut0mat3d

    aut0mat3d GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 15, 2017
    skylanders and amiiibos are different concepts, so..... nope ATM
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  14. Hemoner

    Hemoner Newbie

    Apr 18, 2017
    Last edited by Hemoner, Apr 21, 2017
  15. jpx86

    jpx86 GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 21, 2006
    Thanks! I'm new to both Skylanders and Amiibo - bought my first of both with the Switch.
  16. aleuts

    aleuts Advanced Member

    Oct 2, 2016
    Your software looks great the best so far. I've always been interested in raspberry pi and audrino now I have an excuse to buy one!!

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  17. Dexter

    Dexter Member

    Sep 21, 2015
    It will be cool if in the future your program will work with N2elite too.
    - Restore bin file to selected slot
    - Activate selected slot
  18. Dan-the-Rebirth

    Dan-the-Rebirth GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 5, 2014
    But if i usw this to write in a ntag i still cange the bin right?
  19. Ac_K

    Ac_K Advanced Member

    Mar 1, 2009
    Just a response on the few questions here :) :

    - AmiiBomb it just for windows. Can probably ported with Mono when I put AmiiBomb open source.

    - For the announced prices of the differents parts, you can found them on Aliexpress or Ebay...

    - It's not compatible to Skylanders, maybe in future due to hardware used, but right now I'm focus on Amiibo.

    - For the N2 support, Right now I can promise anything but it's maybe able to modify it. I don't own N2/Amiiqo so for now, it's just an idea to support it.

    - For all traductions purpose, I keep your names in my mind, and contact you when the release still here soon.
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  20. LoDeus

    LoDeus Advanced Member

    Feb 2, 2016
    Last edited by LoDeus, Apr 24, 2017
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