Google Wallet for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus arrives in APK flavor, no hacking required

Google Wallet for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus arrives in APK flavor, no hacking required
Last time when we checked what the deal with Google Wallet and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was, the only way of getting the service running on the smartphone was through some elaborate tinkering with the device's software. However, the bright individuals over at XDA Developers have come up with a much easier way of using Google's mobile payment service on the Galaxy Nexus, and only minimal technical knowledge is required to do so. 

Google Wallet is now available as a simple APK file, which you can easily install on a Galaxy Nexus via your favorite file manager. Besides, there is no need for the device to be rooted, as long as it is being used within the U.S. The only requirement in terms of software is that your smartphone is updated to Android 4.0.2.

Of course, do not forget that this is an unofficial Google Wallet port, so your experience may vary. The only smartphone that is officially permitted to use the service is the Nexus S for Sprint. With that out of the way, those of you who are brave enough can still try it out. The APK file can be found at the source link below.

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1. daddyd302

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 17, 2008

I got it on my GN. I haven't had a chance to test it yet. People on the Android forums been saying it works, so I guess it works.

2. Alantef

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

just got it too....about to run somewhere and see how much va jay i get for using it #supercool lol

3. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Be careful. These files can be tampered with to steal your information. If possible make sure their is an official hash of the .apk to verify that it matches the original provided by Google.

4. doubler86

Posts: 320; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

It works perfectly, I tried it as a fast food drive through with the free $10 Google gives you for signing up. It's pretty cool the worker was like, what is he doing? lol

5. kpfirefighter

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

what is google wallet and what does it do? I have the Nexus but haven't heard of this!

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