How to read NFC Tag UID and Header

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Created: mahbub_s60 (12 Jul 2011)
Last edited: hamishwillee (26 Jul 2012)



This code snippet shows how we can read UID and the headers of NFC forum tag type 1.

Header ROM

The NFC Forum Type 1 tag includes two bytes of fixed header ROM called HR0 & HR1. These are not individually addressable by a Read command.


Block 0 is reserved for the read-only Unique Identification (UID) number.
Byte 7 is reserved for future use.
on code.
Bytes 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0 are the unique number.
See the tag type 1 specification for more

Test Application

Native Symbian test application can be used to read the UID of tag type1

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