Alex Dib

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Proxmark 3 Cheat Sheet

05 Jun 2018 » all, rfid

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This post will outline commands to read, write, simulate and clone RFID cards using the Proxmark 3 device. Please note this post is a work in progress and will have ongoing updates. These commands were run on Kali using the official and iceman fork Proxmark 3 repo. Commands specific to the iceman fork will be marked with this tag: [Iceman].

The Iceman fork is the most enhanced fork to this day for the Proxmark 3 device. Iceman has done a great job developing and maintaining the repository, please consider donating if you find his fork useful.


  • iClass
  • Mifare

125 kHz

  • Indala
  • HID/ProxCard



# install prerequisites
sudo apt-get install p7zip git build-essential libreadline5 libreadline-dev libusb-0.1-4 libusb-dev libqt4-dev perl pkg-config wget libncurses5-dev gcc-arm-none-eabi

# check out the latest revision of the official project:
git clone

# Change directory to the recently cloned Proxmark3 repository
cd proxmark3

# compile the bootrom, OS and software.
make clean && make all


Flash the BOOTROM

./client/flasher /dev/ttyACM0 -b bootrom/obj/bootrom.elf


./client/flasher /dev/ttyACM0 armsrc/obj/fullimage.elf


./client/proxmark3 /dev/ttyACM0



High Frequency search

hf search

Low Frequency search

lf search

Measure antenna characteristics, LF/HF voltage should be around 20-45+ V

hw tune

Check version

hw version


iClass Master Key can be found from the following twitter post.

[Iceman] Reverse permute master key

# r          reverse permuted key 

hf iclass permute r 3F90EBF0910F7B6F

iClass reader

hf iclass reader

Dump iClass card

# k <Key>      : *Access Key as 16 hex symbols or 1 hex to select key from memory

hf iclass dump k AFA785A7DAB33378

Read iClass block

# b <Block> : The block number as 2 hex symbols
# k <Key>   : Access Key as 16 hex symbols or 1 hex to select key from memory

hf iclass readblk b 7 k AFA785A7DAB33378

Write iClass block

# b <Block> : The block number as 2 hex symbols          
# d <data>  : Set the Data to write as 16 hex symbols          
# k <Key>   : Access Key as 16 hex symbols or 1 hex to select key from memory 

hf iclass writeblk b 07 d 6ce099fe7e614fd0 k AFA785A7DAB33378

Print keystore

# p           : print keys loaded into memory

hf iclass managekeys p

Add key to keystore [0-7]

# n <keynbr>  : specify the keyNbr to set in memory          
# k <key>     : set a key in memory  

hf iclass managekeys n 0 k AFA785A7DAB33378

Create iclass_decryptionkey.bin

echo <auth_key> > key_dump
xxd -r -p key_dump > iclass_decryptionkey.bin

Encrypt Block

hf iclass encryptblk 0000000f2aa3dba8

Load iClass tag dump into memory

# f <filename>     : load iclass tag-dump filename

hf iclass eload f iclass_tagdump-db883702f8ff12e0.bin

iClass Simulate [0-3]

# 0 <CSN> simulate the given CSN          
# 1       simulate default CSN          
# 2       Reader-attack, gather reader responses to extract elite key          
# 3       Full simulation using emulator memory (see 'hf iclass eload')  

hf iclass sim 3

Simulate iClass card Sequence

hf iclass managekeys n 0 k AFA785A7DAB33378
hf iclass dump k 0
hf iclass eload f iclass_tagdump-db883702f8ff12e0.bin
hf iclass sim 3


Check for default keys

# <block number>|<*card memory> <key type (A/B/?)> [t|d|s|ss] [<key (12 hex symbols)>] [<dic (*.dic)>] 
# * - all sectors          
# card memory - 0 - MINI(320 bytes), 1 - 1K, 2 - 2K, 4 - 4K, <other> - 1K          
# d - write keys to binary file           

hf mf chk *1 ? d default_keys.dic

Dump Mifare card

# [card memory]: 0 = 320 bytes (Mifare Mini), 1 = 1K (default), 2 = 2K, 4 = 4K

hf mf dump 1

Convert .bin to .eml

script run dumptoemul -i dumpdata.bin

Read Mifare block

# b <no>  : block to read          
# k <key> : (optional) key for authentication

hf mf rdbl b 3 k FFFFFFFF

Write Mifare block

# <block number> <key A/B> <key (12 hex symbols)> <block data (32 hex symbols)>

hf mf wrbl 0 A FFFFFFFFFFFF d3a2859f6b880400c801002000000016

Hardnested attack

# <block number> <key A|B> <key (12 hex symbols)>
# <target block number> <target key A|B> [known target key (12 hex symbols)] [w] [s]
# w: Acquire nonces and write them to binary file nonces.bin

hf mf hardnested 0 A 8829da9daf76 4 A w

Load Mifare tag dump into memory

hf mf eload 353C2AA6

Mifare Simulate [0-3]

# u    (Optional) UID 4,7 or 10 bytes. If not specified, the UID 4B from emulator memory will be used

hf mf sim u 353c2aa6

Simulate Mifare card Sequence

hf mf chk *1 ? d default_keys.dic
hf mf dump 1
script run dumptoemul -i dumpdata.bin
hf mf eload 353C2AA6
hf mf sim u 353c2aa6


Read Indala card

lf indala read

Demodulate Indala card

lf indala demod

[Iceman] Simulate Indala card

# <uid> :  64/224 UID

lf indala sim a0000000c2c436c1

Clone to T55x7 card

# <uid> :  64/224 UID

lf indala clone a0000000c2c436c1


Read ProxCard card

lf hid read

Demodulate ProxCard card

lf hid demod

[Iceman] Convert Facility code & Card number to Wiegand

# [OEM] [FC] [CN] 
# OEM           - OEM number / site code          
# FC            - facility code          
# CN            - card number  

lf hid wiegand 0 56 150

Simulate card

# <ID>

lf hid sim 200670012d

Clone to T55x7 card

# <ID>

lf hid clone 200670012d


Detect card

lf t55xx detect

Set demodulation

# d <FSK|FSK1|FSK1a|FSK2|FSK2a|ASK|PSK1|PSK2|NRZ|BI|BIa>  Set demodulation FSK / ASK / PSK / NRZ / Biphase / Biphase A
# EM is ASK
# HID Prox is FSK
# Indala is PSK

lf t55xx config FSK

Write T55xx block

# b <block>    - block number to write. Between 0-7          
# d <data>     - 4 bytes of data to write (8 hex characters) 

lf t55xx wr b 0 d 00081040

Wipe a T55xx tag and set defaults

lf t55xx wipe


Get raw samples [512-40000]

data samples <size>

Save to file

data save <filename>

Load from file

data load <filename>

Lua Scripts

List Lua Scripts

script list

Convert .bin to .eml

# i <file>		Specifies the dump-file (input). If omitted, 'dumpdata.bin' is used

script run dumptoemul -i xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.bin

Format Mifare card

# k <key>       - the current six byte key with write access
# n <key>       - the new key that will be written to the card
# a <access>    - the new access bytes that will be written to the card
# x             - execute the commands aswell.

script run formatMifare -k FFFFFFFFFFFF -n FFFFFFFFFFFF -x


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