Libra Sun's OPO Report: NFC Operation

  1. LibraSun
    Jelly Bean Jul 20, 2014

    LibraSun , Jul 20, 2014 :

    Fellow NFC users:

    Please help me compile more information on the OPO's compatibility with various NFC technologies, specifically whether it successfully reads and/or writes industry-standard tags.




    Add known issues and your own test results in the Comments below...

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  2. vavahvoom
    Gingerbread Jul 21, 2014

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  3. LibraSun
    Jelly Bean Jul 21, 2014

  4. LibraSun
    Jelly Bean Jul 21, 2014

    LibraSun , Jul 21, 2014 :
    @Carl or @David S. can you please verify the exact NFC chipset being used in the OPO?

    EDIT: No need, it was possible to find the information (with great difficulty) elsewhere.
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2014

  5. LibraSun
    Jelly Bean Jul 22, 2014

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  6. bonello77
    Honeycomb Jul 22, 2014

    bonello77 , Jul 22, 2014 :
    I've tryed to read/write a mifare classic card (working well on htc one) but without success :(

  7. LibraSun
    Jelly Bean Jul 22, 2014

    LibraSun , Jul 22, 2014 :
    Which size card? 1K? Brand? Source?

  8. bonello77
    Honeycomb Jul 23, 2014

    bonello77 , Jul 23, 2014 :
    1k....a chinese card buyed on eBay without a specific brand.

    The bad news is that worked perfectly on the old phone....


  9. LibraSun
    Jelly Bean Jul 24, 2014

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  10. LibraSun
    Jelly Bean Jul 25, 2014

    LibraSun , Jul 25, 2014 :
    NFC Compatibility Chart has been update again (no thanks to OnePlus, the company, or CyanogenMod folks).

  11. zuckerj
    Froyo Jul 30, 2014

    zuckerj , Jul 30, 2014 :
    I have Samsung TecTiles and they DO NOT seem to be working.

    I assume these are MIFARE 1K and those, from your chart above, have already been determined not to work with the OPO.

    But I'm still posting this because I'm not really up to speed with the NFC tech yet and I could be misinterpreting.

  12. LibraSun
    Jelly Bean Jul 30, 2014

    LibraSun , Jul 30, 2014 :
    I have no TecTiles to test myself, so based my chart results on anecdotal evidence provided elsewhere. If you think it was premature of me to add TecTiles to the "Working" section, no problem, I can take them off (for now).

    As for MiFARE 1K Classic tags, the general consensus is that they won't (indeed can't) work with the OPO, and that this issue is unlikely to be rectified through software updates alone.

  13. clee542
    Gingerbread Jul 30, 2014

  14. clee542
    Gingerbread Jul 30, 2014

    clee542 , Jul 30, 2014 :
    You should wait until the next OTA to update... they're supposed to fix these issues and it should be coming out soon...

  15. zuckerj
    Froyo Jul 30, 2014

  16. LibraSun
    Jelly Bean Jul 30, 2014

    LibraSun , Jul 30, 2014 :

    I re-read what you posted earlier, and yes, the original TecTiles are basically MiFARE 1k's.

    TecTiles 2(!!) are NTAG203's and thus work almost universally with any reader/writer, even the OPO.

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  17. B-Rad
    KitKat Aug 2, 2014

    B-Rad , Aug 2, 2014 :
    Hi Libra Sun. I'm wondering if you have any more NFC info to share. BTW it seems to me that this should be the official OnePlus NFC thread. Have you followed up on whether MiFare Classic tag compatibility might be implemented with an upcoming update? Or if that's an impossibility due to Cyanogen, is there a possibility that it could work with a different ROM, AOSP perhaps?

  18. LibraSun
    Jelly Bean Aug 3, 2014

    LibraSun , Aug 3, 2014 :
    I appreciate where you're coming from, but unfortunately, OnePlus hasn't said jack shite about NFC nor responded to my inquiries or posts (ever).

    So let's not hold our breath here.

    I will say that I continually update my chart (post #1) whenever new information comes my way.

    Most recently, I noticed that:

    (A) Trying to scan Topaz-based tags from WhizTags.com caused my NFC Re-Tag app to crash every time;

    (B) Oops, you cannot cut 1/16" off the edge of a WhizTags tag and expect it to work ever again (kills the antenna!).

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  19. LibraSun
    Jelly Bean Aug 3, 2014

    LibraSun , Aug 3, 2014 :
    I like the way you think, and was wondering the same thing!

    Still, CM's team hasn't chimed in, and OnePlus never will, but yours at least is a testable theory!

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  20. sn809
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 3, 2014

    sn809 , Aug 3, 2014 :
    Umm while I appreciate what youv have done, did you lodge a jira? Like this one