NFC TagInfo

NFC TagInfo

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Read detailed information from NFC tags and contactless smartcards!

Have you ever wondered if you unknowingly carry RFID or NFC-enabled cards in your wallet? Use NFC TagInfo with your NFC-enabled Android device to find them and to check what information they carry.

The NFC TagInfo application reads meta information and data from contactless RFID and NFC transponders. It is an ideal tool for anyone who is curious about the information stored on their Near Field Communication tags.

The analysis tool is a must-have for NFC application developers on the Android platform. NFC TagInfo demonstrates the tag-reading capabilities of the Android API. Developers may use this tool to inspect and verify the information on their NFC and RFID tags.

Main features:
* Read & visualize basic meta information on the tag
* Read & visualize NDEF message data
* Read & visualize raw data (in hexadecimal, ASCII and UTF-8 text encoding)
* Read & visualize access conditions
* Read & visualize electronic passport (eMRTD)
* Save tag information to files

Supported NDEF records:
* Text Record
* URI Record
* Smartposter Record
* Generic Control Record
* Signature Record
* NFC Geo Record
* Android Application Record
* other records (basic support)

Supported tags for reading raw data and access conditions:
* NFC Forum Type 1
* NFC Forum Type 2 / MIFARE Ultralight (EV1) / NTAG
* NFC Forum Type 3 / FeliCa Lite
* my-d(TM) NFC / my-d(TM) move
* MIFARE Classic
* MIFARE DESFire EV1 (only limited support)
* FeliCa
* ISO/IEC 15693 (only limited support)
* NFC Barcode

Additional MIFARE Classic support:
* View MIFARE application directory
* View value blocks
* Try authentication with typical authentication keys
* You can setup your own authentication keys
* In advanced mode: support for individual authentication keys per sector
* In advanced mode: load & save keyset as XML-file

Additional MIFARE DESFire support:
* Display data from Clipper cards
* Display data from NORTIC cards
* Display data from ORCA cards

ISO/IEC 14443 + ISO/IEC 7816-4 support:
* Detect ePassport application

ePassport support:
* View basic identity card data
* View photo (JPEG2000 support using PassportImageDecoder service)
* View raw data files
* Tested with Austrian/Belgian/Dutch/UK/US passports
* Certain passports (e.g. US passport booklet) can only be read while they are opened
* In advanced mode: load & save keyset as XML-file

While we test our app prior to releases, there might still be some errors that cause unexpected behavior and functional interruptions. If you happen to find such misbehavior please help us by providing a so-called "crash report". You can also file bug reports or feature requests using our issue tracker:

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Recently changed in this version

* Support for MIFARE Ultralight EV 1 and NTAG 21x tags
* Support for KOVIO 2Kbit RFID tags
* Support for KOVIO NFC Barcode tags (if platform supports them)
* Support for FeliCa and FeliCa Lite
* Improved speed and support for reading electronic passports (eMRTD)
* Detect MIFARE Classic on platforms that do not support reading MIFARE Classic tags
* Major bug-fixes and stability improvements

Lists with NFC TagInfo

Some lists where this application appears: Nexus S.

Comments and ratings for NFC TagInfo
  • (66 stars)

    by Andres Kr on 03/06/2014

    Does its job.

  • (66 stars)

    by Scott G on 21/05/2014

    This app will scan a passport issued in 2008, but not one issued in 2014.

  • (66 stars)

    by Philip Pemberton on 05/05/2014

    This is a really useful app, and well worth having for anyone working with NFC chips. There's a trick to reading UK passports: place the passport on a table with the front cover facing down and the spine to the left (you should be looking at the back cover). Place your phone on the back cover, with the top of the phone (the speaker) centred along the bottom edge of the passport. Wait a minute or

  • (66 stars)

    by Tomasz W on 02/05/2014

    On Note 3 and kills NFC functionality completely till device is restarted.

  • (66 stars)

    by Matt Gruenwald on 30/04/2014

    S5 with 2 bank cards with known chips and US Passport detected nothing

  • (66 stars)

    by Liem Chieu on 29/04/2014

    happy happy we have have waq

  • (66 stars)

    by Eagloologles knot Generanext on 17/04/2014