A common complaint among users of NFC-enabled Android devices is the OS's apparent inability to detect when the device has been moved away from an NFC tag. This has meant that those using tags for automation have had to tap twice to toggle any triggered actions. A new modification has provided a fix for this issue.

Madfish73, a member of XDA forums, has modified code in the default NFC APKs for a number of popular Android devices. He reports that Android does in fact detect tag removal, but that the event is not broadcasted to the "application level". The modified code adds a broadcasted intent that can be picked up by applications upon tag removal.

In order to make use of the modification, Madfish73 has also posted a modified version of AnyTAG NFC Launcher. A video demonstration of this in action can be found below.

Rooted users of the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S3 can find the necessary files and instructions to complete the modification in the first post of the linked XDA thread.

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3 Responses so far.

  1. Anonymous says:

    That is a really ugly phone

  2. Anonymous says:

    What phone is that? I'm an idiot.. never seen it before.. and have an opinion about its appearance though, what ever it is

  3. NFCBrief says:

    Which phone? If you're talking about the first phone shown in the video, it's the Nokia N9.

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