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Smart Card Emulator

Use your phone as contact-less smart card

The Android Smart Card Emulator allows the emulation of a contact-less smart card. The emulator uses Android's HCE to fetch process APDUs from a NFC reader.

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 3.3 (6) suggested Added on 2020-03-12

    This version requires Android 4.4 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • control Near Field Communication
      Allows the app to communicate with Near Field Communication (NFC) tags, cards, and readers.
    • pair with Bluetooth devices
      Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
    • access Bluetooth settings
      Allows the app to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.
    • com.samsung.accessory.permission.ACCESSORY_FRAMEWORK
    • com.samsung.android.providers.context.permission.WRITE_USE_APP_FEATURE_SURVEY
    • com.samsung.WATCH_APP_TYPE.Companion
    • com.samsung.wmanager.ENABLE_NOTIFICATION
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera at any time.

    Download APK 2.6 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 2.0 (2) - Added on 2016-05-13

    This version requires Android 4.4 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • control Near Field Communication
      Allows the app to communicate with Near Field Communication (NFC) tags, cards, and readers.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera at any time.

    Download APK 2.8 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 1.0 (1) - Added on 2015-03-12

    This version requires Android 4.4 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • control Near Field Communication
      Allows the app to communicate with Near Field Communication (NFC) tags, cards, and readers.

    Download APK 1.8 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log