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Hack brings Google Wallet to the Samsung GALAXY Nexus

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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.    

Hack brings Google Wallet to the Samsung GALAXY Nexus
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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posted on 29 Nov 2011, 04:18

1. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

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

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 05:14

2. HTCOE (Posts: 635; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)

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

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 10:06 1

5. sgogeta4 (Posts: 394; Member since: 02 Feb 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.

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 22:44

6. belovedson (Posts: 1052; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)

thankyou speak the truth

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 01:46

7. HTCOE (Posts: 635; Member since: 20 Nov 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"

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 10:05 3

4. sgogeta4 (Posts: 394; Member since: 02 Feb 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?

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 07:48 1

3. Alantef (Posts: 288; Member since: 14 Sep 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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