Unlock NFC on your AT&T Galaxy Note with a simple recovery package

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Despite the fact that a leaked image of the Galaxy Note all but confirmed the presence of NFC on the device, the production version doesn't ship with the feature. Actually, to be more accurate, the AT&T Note does pack the hardware shown in the shot, but the software just doesn't make use of it. 

There could be any number of reasons why AT&T decided to disable the feature on their version of the Note, but fortunately consumers won't be forced to abide by their decision. Provided you have recovery software installed on your phone, SDA user fox689 has posted a simple zip file that you can flash to add NFC functionality to the stock ROM. Now, while most users with custom recovery software installed will be rooted, it sounds like the tweak will still work even when applied to an unrooted stock ROM.

With this tweak installed, it should be possible to simply go into the Android settings menu, enable NFC, and use any NFC enabled applications. However, potential users should keep in mind as always that this tweak is unofficial and may have bugs. Still, early signs seem to point to everything working fine, so if you have an AT&T Galaxy Note and want some NFC love, just head to the source link below to download the zip file.

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Aaron Orquia

Aaron Orquia is an associate editor at Pocketables. He has been using Android and Linux since he bought his first computer years ago, and his interest in technology, software, and tweaking both to work just right has only grown stronger since then. His current gadgets include a OnePlus One, a Pebble smartwatch, and an Acer C720 Chromebook.

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