HTC EVO 4G LTE's Google Wallet woes are expected to be fixed this month with an OTA update

HTC EVO 4G LTE's Google Wallet woes are expected to be fixed this month with an OTA update
At the beginning of this month, it was believed that the HTC EVO 4G LTE’s Google Wallet problems were solved thanks to a new software update, but instead, it didn’t do anything to address the nagging issue. Ultimately, handset owners were still without Google Wallet on their highly prized smartphone.

Interestingly enough, looking at app’s landing page on Google Play provides some clarity on when we’ll finally see this all resolved. Specifically, it mentions that “Google Wallet will be unavailable on the EVO 4G until an OTA update in July.” There you go people, it’s just only a matter of time before we see that update, which hopefully will once and for all squash the problem.

As of right now, HTC EVO 4G LTE owners who try tinkering with Google Wallet are given the message stating that “Google Wallet has not yet been certified in your country or on your device / carrier.” So yeah, it’s installed on their device, but there’s still no way of getting it to run properly. However, if you’re adventurous and simply can’t wait for that pending over-the-air update, it’s being reported that tinkering with the build.prop file on the smartphone can enable Google Wallet to function properly.

Then again, messing with it can result in some unexpected results that might put things into further disarray. Frankly, seeing that we’re a third of the way through July, the wait for that update shouldn’t be all that terrible – so why not wait for it instead?

source: Google Play via The Verge

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EVO 4G LTE
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2000 mAh

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4 Comments

1. Avdub1

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 10, 2012

Let's hope this OTA fixes other bugs, such as the WiFi randomly disconnecting, poor signal strength and the intermittent lack of touch functionality. I hate hitting buttons twice!

2. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Never had any of those problems but my 3G would turn off intermittently after waking sometimes

3. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I have had the WiFi problem, but none of the other ones you mentioned. I do hope it fixes the "homescreen loading" issue, but that's probably a Sense 4 problem, and will need to be fixed with a much bigger update.

4. Nick040489

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 01, 2010

Fortunately I haven't had any of those problems. Let's hope I don't. I don't get the same error for Wallet though. Mine says "Unfortunately, Google Wallet is not yet available for your device or mobile network." But it's not that bad. I doubt I'll use the app very much ha

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