Android is definitely affordable, has its own battery, and can theoretically clone magic.
Although I aim to support as many technologies as possible with ZINC I’m limited by what the hardware and OS allow so some edge cases won’t be covered. In addition, it’s under development, and unless a hundred of you join the Patreon it’s not my job so things will take time
I plan on releasing a limited test version this month to the early testers. Also, the wiki is more and more complete every day: Home · AxelFougues/ZINC-public-resources Wiki · GitHub
I don’t know if you have a specific usecase but you can look around the existing apps while waiting for ZINC
Just to elaborate a little, I’m looking for something that has the capability to decode and write the decoded dump to my XM1. I don’t want to have to find a laptop or computer to hook my Proxmark up to everytime I need a quick change.
Android, which is what I have, doesn’t allow apps to write to section 0 assuming you have a Gen 2 card or implant.
The reason is basically cost and supply problems. In the UK Flippers are hard to get and exceptionally expensive. Since I’m only after a fraction of the capabilities I was hoping there might be something to fit my requirements without hurting my pocket.
I did browse the chameleon tiny, but if I understand things it does not write decoded/cracked dumps (?).
Might there be a app that utilizes a USB card reader that would do the job essentially externally?
Look at the Proxmark 3x. Its what i picked up. All the features of a PM3 Easy, has a battery, and you can connect to it via Bluetooth (Although the app is outdated and claims it wont run it still does on the newest android.). I followed @amal guide on getting started with the Proxmark to update it and set it up. Works great for my use case. half the price of a flipper, shipping was a pain though.
I would offer to buy a US based flipper and send to you if you feel that is worth the saving If any.
I managed to write to a gen1a card using an android device and acr122u card reader.
First i used mct to create the dump to a bin file by reading the card with the phone. Then i used rfid tools app by rfid research group (available on play store) to import the bin file and clone the uid and sectors to a gen1a card using acr122u card reader plugged into a usb c otg connector on the phone.
Im not in a situation to explain very eloquently right now but hope it makes sense.