Amiibo figures are nothing more than NFC (Near Field Communication) chips and plastic. You can purchase NFC tags from Amazon and Ebay for very cheap. However, the Amiibo NFC chips are transmitting some encrypted code. But several developers have found ways to decrypt and use this data. They have uploaded their code to GitHub in the form of Android code. Lots of Android devices out there have the ability to write to NFC tags, so this is why they are being targeted for this kind of app development. So if we have NTAG215 NFC tags and re-write the data to make it an available Amiibo, we can claim it as our own on our console. Let’s get started!
– The Android app and bin files
– Android device that can write to NFC tags (ex: Nexus 7)
– NTAG215 NFC tags
1) On your Android device go to Settings > Security > Unknown Sources (turn on).
2) Install the TagMo.apk file on your Android device.
3) Place unfixed-info.bin, locked-secret.bin and Amiibo dump files on your Android device.
4) Launch TagMo app, touch the 3 dots in the upper right corner > Load key(s) file…
and select the unfixed-info.bin and locked-secret.bin files.
5) Touch the LOAD TAG button and select your Amiibo .bin dump file.
6) Touch the WRITE TAG (AUTO) button and press your NTAG215 NFC tag to your Android device.
You can now use these NFC stickers on anything! I personally stuck them on to print outs of the Amiibo’s and put them on a homemade key chain. You could also make your own Amiibo figures out of clay or plastic and stick them to the bottom and they would work exactly the same.