Choosing the correct tool for the job -- Implants and Desires

I have a
M1 S50 1k (4b) card i want to clone to a implant

What’s the next best to go with that? NExT?
In this help me choose an implant thread Help me choose an implant - #24 by Kode The user was recommended if money is not an issue to go with next and a blue led? I think i like this route, is this recommended in my circumstances?

are the flex the best?

Flex m1 gen2? Flex NeXT with Blue [xSIID] (xSIID NFC + LED Implant | RFID & NFC Chip Implants and Biohacking products) LED?

What is the meaning of “If your into that” on the gen2, sounds like a convenience if I can clone from my cell yea? Someone fill me in on what im missing XD Gen1 need proxmark , gen2 use android right?

I have a Icopy-xs from Nikola T. Lab and a Proxmark3 RDV

My response from Amal,

Hi Blake,

Is it a 4 byte or 7 byte mifare “classic” ?

If it’s 4 byte then the xM1 "magic" 1k | RFID & NFC Chip Implants and Biohacking products can work with a Proxmark3 Easy (Iceman/RRG) | RFID & NFC Chip Implants and Biohacking products to clone it… or if you want better performance a flexM1 "Magic" 1k | RFID & NFC Chip Implants and Biohacking products gen1a works well too (or gen2 if you’re into that)

Any additional questions can get posted to the Dangerous Things Forum and I’ll answer there!


So basically the gen1a backdoor version of the magic mifare means you can mess things up and basically always be able to get in via the backdoor and rewrite things… the gen2 has no back door so if you accidentally lock a sector there appears to be no recovery for that (just like a real mifare).

You’ll also need to use the proxmark3 to crack any keys on your source tag, if there are any used… you could post a TagInfo full scan to see if there are any sectors being used for anything specific… otherwise just the ID needs to be cloned.


If you need to clone a mifare chip you need to use a Magic chip so that you can write to the UID. There are two versions, Gen 1 which has a backdoor to allow you to write to normally unwritable sectors, but can be detected by trying to trigger the backdoor. Gen 2 which makes all sectors writable by default, so it is not detectable. But if you lock any sectors in a Gen 2 chip they are permanently locked.

As for writing, the proxmark3 RDV4 will definitely work. The I-copyX is based on the Proxmark3 so it should also work.

To add to what the others have said, The product page has some great info and video links etc

this thread which expands further on the above if you want more info

And just a little more answer for ya…



What the guy forgot to mention in the video (or didn’t know) is that his original Yale tag is now a brick.

Yeah, he made a copy, but the copy is now the only card allowed in the lock. Not exactly covert entry :slight_smile:

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Interesting. I have only had experience with HID so far. What causes the original card to not work?

Yale NFC locks write new content to the tag each time you present it (presumably an OTP: I wasn’t able to figure out any pattern and neither was Iceman). Once the copy is presented, the lock knows its new state and will reject the original, which hasn’t changed.

In short, you can only “pass” a valid memory content from one tag to another in-between presentations to the lock, but you can’t duplicate a tag.

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Correct me if I’m wrong Rosco, but that is just a Yale lock “issue” not an iCopy issue!?

I linked that video purely as a Mifare read / write guide for using the iCopy, it just happend to demonstrate using a Yale lock.

But good info from Rosco for everybody around Yale locks

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Thank you all for your input in helping me come to a conclusion.

Can I get further elaboration on a few of the other ideas in my request?

The blue LED concept? What is it, is this something people are actively pursuing?
The NExT chip?
Flex vs non flex?
Is it easy to accidentally lock the gen2 M1 Magic – so much so that gen1 should be the go to choice?

Is there any information on the most popular items and what they are used for? Is there a Universal (nearly) option? What I am getting at is I am new, willing to spend money, want it to be directly useful, but I only have M1 mifare goals right now, What is everyone else bumping into that makes it a “recommended” item to get… like XYZ is usabled with many types of whatevers and will be the most useful besides accomplishing your M1 goals if your looking to chip both hands and dont know what to get.

I dont mind reading articles or watching vids, if something really helped you make sense of all this throw it at me!


Great post and great attitude.
Many good questions,
Generally, it is easier for somebody to tell us what they are trying to accomplish / access. etc
Quite often, people buy and implant and then ask what they can do with it…
The tricky thing is, You on the other hand, are asking us “what you should get to do everything”

I can certainly give you my opinion. BUT It depends on a couple of things
How big are you willing to go?

If I wanted to be ready for almost any situation this is what I would get.

xSeries ONLY
NExT Implant
xSIID (Since you like Blinky)

Cryptobionic Identity
Spark 2

Size is no issue aka Flex
FlexNExT ( Not available just yet , WE ARE RE-ENGINEERING THE FLEXNEXT SO IT IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE - But a FlexNT and FlexEM would be the equivalent now


Payment conversion or Walletmor

Cryptobionic Identity inluding these
Vivokey Apex ( Available Imminently ™ )

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And now to answer the rest of your questions

That is a question for Amal.
But from my observation on this forum, People like Blinky, just like you

Again, I think Green and Blue are the 2 most popular, if you go down this path, just be aware, you will have to consider the placement, as you will only be able to place this near LF implants.

My personal favourite, because it covers MANY options.
2in1 dual frequency
the LF chip is an emulator and it covers a lot of options,
the HF chip uses common ISO14443A plus NDEF capable

Personal preference and requirements
Flex - Bigger implant, better range, slightly more difficult to install
xSeries - Smaller, reduced range, easy install

Accidentally! I would say no, if you do things correctly then you should be fine, however, the Gen1 is the more popular.

I could keep rambling, but if you have any more specific questions, just ask