Google Wallet Comes to Nexus S & Galaxy Nexus (AT&T); VZW G-Nex Unofficially Gets It

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  1. dgstorm

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    The NFC payment system that Google is pioneering, Google Wallet, is now available on a couple of new devices. You can now get it officially on the Nexus S and the GSM Unlocked AT&T version of the Galaxy Nexus. All you have to do is download it from the Android Market and start using it. Google even gives you a free $10 bucks to get the ball rolling.

    Sadly, there is no "official" support for the G-Nex on Verizon (because Verizon wants to push their own mobile payment service); however, luckily, our beloved Android community has come up with a workaround that solves that little issue. Here's the complete instructions below:

    It's interesting to see that this Google Wallet workaround for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus is so simple and doesn't require rooting or anything too complicated. Of course, it's not surprising, because you guys are awesome!

    Source: PhoneArena and AndroidMarket
     
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    This doesn't work.


    EDIT: I wasn't touching the Google Wallet icon and opening the Google Wallet detail page on the browser. I was touching the tiny INSTALL button below the icon on the search results page.

    Watching this really helped me - might help others.
     
  3. dgstorm

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    Hmmm... I found a post in a thread somewhere that supposedly makes this method work. They signed out of the market, and did the long version again. They said that when you get to the sign in page you MUST type out your account and password. The user indicated that if you click the yellow bar for an auto-sign in, it won''t work. After you do that, tap back, and chose "open with market". It should say, "This item isn't available by your carrier" but go ahead and "Accept & Download" anyway.

    Another method was mentioned that said to send a market link to your phone with the "Chrome to Phone extension" for the Chrome browser. If you do this it should open automatically in the Market App and allow you to Accept & Download.

    I haven't tried any of these ideas, so sound off if it works/does not work for you. I am sure we can figure it out. :)
     
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    Fallowing the OP instructions it's not working for me. After I sign in it's asking me to choose which device to send it to, and when I choose G Nexus, it say "this item is not available on your carrier".
     
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    I used the hacked version, spent my courtesy ten bucks and uninstalled it - doesn't seem safe enough yet, I feel better using my cc
     
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    I added some additional instructions in my secondary post above that should do the trick. Let us know how it goes.
     
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    Does it risk messing up secure element still?
     
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    Worked like a charm for me. Even shows up in the market as an installed app on my G-Nexus
     
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    Awesome, my unofficial side loaded Google Wallet app is now officially showing up in the market.
     
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    also want to know. I havent seen much on this. it has dissapeared.
     
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    This works... :) VZW Nexus
     
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    Don't know, but the install seems safer. Also it shows up in the market like a normal app. I would imagine you would get updates also...
     
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    Can't get it.. Got as far as shown in market but no install choice

    Sent with Gnex on the green tap
     
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    It Works.
     
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    You have received a YouTube video!
    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk
     
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