is NFC doomed if you r a flashaholic?

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  1. mtnbst

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    I am on my 4th ROM already and my NFC element is fine...but is it a matter of time before it becomes disabled? Makes me nervous to flash anything because I don't want NFC to become toast.
    A big part of the attraction to the Nexus is all of the ROMS and mods that are, and will become available. Kinda stinks to be nervous about bricking that element on every flash.
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    I am wondering this as well. All is good now but if I flash something that break Wallet, I will be pissed.
     
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    I dont understand why this is a concern, why would there be an issue? hoping I didn't miss something big.
     
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    Until all this gets sorted out, I'm sticking with Th3ory's stuff.
     
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    Good call.

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    Some ROMs break NFC (potentially forever - no fix has been found yet).
     
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    Any idea which ROMs those are?
     
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    From what i understand about it, the risk is for the Google Wallet element to get locked and not the chip itself allowing you to still use the NFC for bump and beaming purposes. I activated GW on several roms and had no issues what so ever, it is an area the requires a bit more attention thought..
     
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    If it's software being disabled not the hardware ... Why doesn't restoring to stock, or to a different rom correct the problem?

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    Because the secure element memory area is not part of main memory. The secure element is on the NFC chip.
     
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    I been holding off on gwallet cuz of the possible effects with the secure element.
     
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    I turn nfc off immediately when I flash a rom.

    Also I am not flashing roms unless I have followed what others are getting first

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