- 12-31-2010, 11:22 PM #2
- 12-31-2010, 11:37 PM #4
I ask because recently I've been turning the NFC on, and leaving it on, and sometimes when I check on it, it'll uncheck itself and say "An error occurred." I'd really hate to find out I have a defective NFC months later...
Anyone else? Android Central Editors; any of you guys experience this?
- 12-31-2010, 11:39 PM #6
Can you recreate the NFC "an error occurred" message too when you attempt to turn on your NFC in the Wireless & Network Settings menu?
What do you mean you experience it with everything? When you try to turn other things 'on' on your Nexus S, it says "an error occurred"?
Last edited by onthecouchagain; 01-01-2011 at 12:59 AM.
- 01-01-2011, 12:16 AM #8
No I sometimes try to turn on wifi and I get that message. I do it again and it works. I try to connect to another network I get that message, try it again and it works. I try to open a app and I get that message and i try it again it works. It happens, it is just a glitch. It doesn't always happen but when it does it doesn't bother me because I know Gingerbread can't be perfect. It just happens. No biggie.
Baconator, can you -- or anyone else -- recreate the exact issue I'm referring to in this thread? Can you recreate the "an error occurred" when trying to turn on ("checK") your NFC option in the Wireless & Network Settings menu? If so, I'd like to know specifically with the NFC option. Anyone?
- 01-01-2011, 12:35 AM #10
- 01-01-2011, 12:56 AM #12
- 01-01-2011, 11:45 AM #15
- 01-02-2011, 01:36 AM #17
Where could I get one? I am interested in trying it, like you, I don't want to be out of the loop in a couple years with a disfunctional feature.
Sent from my Samsung VibrantDevices: Samsung Nexus S 4.0.1(alpha, of course), Samsung Vibrant 2.3.5 CM7 w/ Glitch Kernel v13, broken HTC Dream, and a Google Cr-48 with Ubuntu 11.10
- 01-02-2011, 01:50 AM #18
- 01-02-2011, 04:13 AM #19
I've discovered my NFC can read my library card, though it doesn't recognize the information read from the card. Other things I've heard you can test with are certain credit cards that have some sort of "fast pay" feature (meaning, you can hold your card up to a reader, instead of swiping it to make a purchase), certain debit cards, and if you have a passport made after 2006, it has an NFC chip in it.
More likely than not, your phone won't recognize the information, but at least you'll know your NFC is working.
- 01-02-2011, 02:03 PM #21
Try swiping your phone across a credit card, subway pass, or passport while NFC is on to test it -- demo is here:
Gingerbread feature: Near Field Communication | Android Central
Yes, if I toggle the NFC switch enough times I will see the error notification. It still works as intended though. Looks like there is a "cool down" time on the NFC hardware, and messages to the kernel are getting picked up as errors. Either the filter needs tweaked (the filter that reports kernel messages) or the output from the NFC hardware needs "re-worded"(•‿•)
- 01-04-2011, 08:44 PM #23
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Mine does this too. You can also use a "PayPass" enabled credit card to trigger NFC. It picks mine up inconsistently, about half of the time. It seems to work a few times in a row, then stops working for a while. Sometimes it shows unchecked in the settings menu with the "An error has occurred" message.
- 01-04-2011, 08:54 PM #24
This message is not a problem. It is because you are turning the NFC off and on and it is messing the phone up.
Just like a switch to a light bulb. If you are turning it on and off and on and off and on and off the bulb will blow out. Of course the NFC won't blow out but you will get a message. I got the same message.
The NFC is not a toy for you to turn on and off on and off on and off etc... The message "an error occurred" is telling you if you want to use the NFC leave it on if not leave it off until you want to use it.
- 01-05-2011, 03:03 AM #25