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August 13, 2013

Unlock Your Device with NFC tag

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Unlocking your device with NFC is quite a useful function if you’ve teamed your device up with an NFC-enabled tag, other smartphone or with a Tasker setup.

Now XDA Senior Member peurocs4, has added more devices will be able to enjoy this function.

Peurocs4 has created an excellent guide enabling users of devices with the ‘NFC on lockscreen’ mod such as the HTC One, Sony Xperia Z, and Samsung Galaxy S4 to unlock their devices with NFC. Additional requirements include a rooted device, the apps Secure Settings, Tasker and NFC Task Manager, and last but not least,an NFC tag that can be written to (A tag that can be written. Meaning if the tag is “Read-Only”, then this probably won’t work!). Instructions are written with clear and easily understandable steps, and are aided with accompanying screenshots (in the dropdown content boxes), of the various settings and steps so you won’t miss a thing.

In addition to the already established end result, once the process is done, you’ll also be able to bypass the lock screen straight to your home screen with NFC, (Although on some phones this appears to be a problem) and lock the device again.

If you’d like to see it done yourself, peurocs4 has a video demonstrating just exactly how it work below.


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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini