Simulating Estimote’s iBeacon using a HackRF

Over on YouTube user Jiao Xianjun has uploaded a video showing a HackRF simulating an Estimote iBeacon which is being received by an iPhone. An Estimote iBeacon is a wireless beacon that uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and can be use to notify nearby mobile devices of the beacons presence. This can be used for many things like indoor positioning or by retail shops to for example alert owners of special coupons.

Jiao used this tutorial to help clone an iBeacon on his HackRF.

hackrf tx to simulate Estimote' iBeacon, and detected by iPhone successfully

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