Hack brings Google Wallet to the Samsung GALAXY Nexus

Hack brings Google Wallet to the Samsung GALAXY Nexus
We hope you agree with us when we say that Google Wallet is pretty awesome. And if you are not quite sure about that, just imagine how cool you would look when you pay using your smartphone the next time you get yourself a cup of joe. The sad part, however, is that the service is still available to a very limited audience and can be used only on the Nexus S 4G for Sprint.

But the Android community knows no sleep. The guys over at the MoDaCo forums have found a way of getting Google Wallet up and running on a Samsung GALAXY Nexus, albeit unofficially. The tricky part is that the process involves quite a lot of tinkering with the smartphone's software, so Android newbies should not try replicating it. Those who have the skills and want to give it a shot, on the other hand, should brace themselves for some ROM flashing and bootloader unlocking.    

The folks at BGR confirm that the hack works without a hitch and have even treated themselves to a boatload of candy thanks to the $10 credit that you get when signing up for Google Wallet. Being a dedicated geek sure pays back sometimes, doesn't it?

Image courtesy of BGR.

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GALAXY Nexus CDMA
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4460, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1850 mAh(12.00h talk time)

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7 Comments

1. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

First. I dont see why a hack was needed for this.

2. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

me either...anyways im still waiting on the galaxy nexus s version or htc's ics phone w/ beats

5. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Have you used any Beats stuff? IMO most of their products are overpriced garbage. You're paying for the name, software can't fix terrible hardware.

6. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

thankyou speak the truth

7. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

yea i have some they aren't garbage they produced good quality sound tho they are a bit overpriced bc i have some sony headphones which produce better sound for $79.99. ive been considering on selling the beats headphones which will cover some of the cost of the phone itself. and if you're talking about paying for a name "iPhone" is the king of that noise. lol IMO . but anywho "Samsung Galaxy Nexus S"

4. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Because it isn't supported by Verizon yet. Not sure if Sprint has some exclusivity so far but I'm sure eventually it will be supported officially. Btw what's with the obsession with being first all the time?

3. Alantef

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

This is completely retarded.....its been out for what 2...3 months and still one phone under one service....dumb!....wtf i was OVER interested in this but not anymore...i could care less....

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