WARNING! Google wallet issue

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy Nexus' started by yakitori, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. captdroid

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    yea it's just the antenna in the battery and swapping batteries so long as it's a Samsung battery should have no adverse impact on GW or NFC.
     
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    Just read this. Maybe you should edit you OP with your new found knowledge

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  3. captdroid

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    yea I don't think his NFC was bricked... and the secure element problem is because the secure element ends up locked down because it detects security issue. And BTW I read somewhere the Google Terms that using a custom ROM is not supported for Google Wallet. So even if GW was official for the Galaxy Nexus using a custom ROM would not be support along with GW. Not sure about rooted stock
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  4. yakitori

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    I did edit the OP. I jumped the gun...because I had tested on a demo...and verified android beam was turned on on the demo. However...I restored the stock images through fastboot and took the phone to verizon for troubleshooting and the rep grabbed another persons nex and we verified beam DOES work.

    The error will hopefully be fixable in the future.
     
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    FWIW I had the secure element not responding message on my phone while on Gummy 12/23 version. I flashed Zygot3 2.0 yesterday and to my surprise Wallet is working again. It still retained my sign in info.
     
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    Good to know! :). I'm not scared anymore! :biggrin:

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    So here is an off topic GW question, do you think having GW installed will be an issue with a OTA 4.0.3 update or a OTA official GW push?
     
  8. captdroid

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    haha good question :D You want to be the first to give it a try after getting the 4.03 OTA? :) Or for that matter the first to get the 4.03 OTA while being rooted... :)
     
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    Point taken, I guess I'll uninstall GW then wait.
     
  10. yakitori

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    lol...Ill be the first to try. haha.

    Here is my thinking. The secure element is part of the app. What I think happens (big think lol)....the app on first initiation reads some code/part of the nfc chip itself. It activates to that code. One app per phone basically. Once you activate...thats it...thats your working google wallet. If you wipe....try to install the app again from no data...it tries to initiate again...2 code readings on 1 chip....security breach....lockdown.

    It has to be software coded....so...In my opinion...its something that the wallet team could possibly fix? IDK. Or at least a good hacker can disable that code reading function of the app...making the wallet app usable on a single device as many times as you want to initiate.

    Im thinking its like a lock and key...once the key is made for wallet...thats the only key that can be used to open wallet...it doesnt allow re-keying.


    that being said...I have a weird feeling that those who have made this key using the hacked app....will end up getting this secure element lockdown if the OTA comes. What I predict will happen in the future is...you will not be able to use another wallet....youre stuck with the one you have already activated.

    Thats my take...so uninstalling and waiting for the new one....its a test...may work...may lock. Personally....I wouldnt try another wallet app other than the one Ive been using on my phone. I could be wrong though. WHo knows...we really need to find out whats the issue with this app...and the secure element lockdown error.

    Makes me want to dig through some smali files. lol
     
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    I would make a Titanium Backup of GW before uninstalling it. I'm not sure of the proper procedure for backing out of using GW but I would want a backup before uninstall just in case I needed it later. My understanding is a key sequence is created and stored when initializing GW which I think may be backed up with GW data using Titanium Backup. Good luck whatever you decide.
     
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    :) Yup there is a guy supposedly looking into more of what happens in that XDA thread I was reading. I think the key holder is not Google but the payment processor of sorts who would need to unlock / re-initialize the secure element.
     
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