The Easy Guide to making your own Amiibo clones using Android or iPhone with NFC

There are 3 requirements for making amiibos you can use on your Switch/Wii U/3DS.

NFC writing capability – generally this means only Android phones with NFC, but apparently it is possible to buy an NFC reader/writer for PC but it is more complicated.  As of May 2020 there are 2 iOS apps in development for iPhone/iPads – CattleGrid and Placiibo apps.

NFC Ntag215 stickers – these are little stickers that have a specific type of nfc chip in them that you can buy for really cheap.You can buy our high quality tested to work with Nintendo ntag215 stickers from our site – they ship from the USA (currently only available to ship to USA).

Only NTAG215 works!!! ntag 213, 216 and other common stickers DO NOT WORK.

Amiibro.com sells tested and working ntag215 stickers on our site.

Shipping is free and fast from the USA. No international shipping is available at this time.

Okay, you have your Android phone with NFC and the ntag215 stickers, now what?

The TagMo app for Android and .bin files of the amiibo you want to put on your sticker. I’ll let you guys google that one, they aren’t hard to find.

  1. On your Android device go to Settings > Security > Unknown Sources (turn on). This makes it so that you can install apps that aren’t on the Google Play store.
  2. Install the TagMo.apk file on your Android device. You can get the latest version from their github
  3. Download the 2 configuration files that work with TagMo – you can find them by googling unfixed-info.bin and locked-secret.bin
  4. Place unfixed-info.bin, locked-secret.bin and Amiibo dump files on your Android device.
  5. 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. You might need to install a file explore for your Android device if you can’t do that already on your phone, but it should be in the downloads folder if you downloaded it on your phone.
  6. Touch the LOAD TAG button and select your Amiibo .bin dump file.
  7. Touch the WRITE TAG (AUTO) button and press your NTAG215 NFC tag to your Android device.

The stickers aren’t re-writeable so I’d advise against trying that in the future so you don’t mess the sticker up.

10 thoughts on “The Easy Guide to making your own Amiibo clones using Android or iPhone with NFC”

  1. When I use tagmo and attempt to load the security bin files from my android (Samsung s7), the bin files are not visible in the downloads folder. I know the files are there because I can see them in file explorer.

    Any ideas?

  2. Can you write the characters name on the amiibo card after you’ve scanned it so you don’t forget which character is which or will that mess the tag up

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