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Google Wallet Prepaid Card Provisioning is Back for Some

Last night, a few of our readers claimed that they were able to re-add their Google Prepaid cards in Google Wallet, a part of the service that had been stopped after a handful of security concerns had surfaced. We reached out to our Twitter followers to see if others were having success, but unfortunately, most were running into the same errors that they had seen for weeks. However, within the last hour, another batch of readers is claiming to have been able to provision prepaid cards again. While I’m having zero luck, we wanted to at least pass word on so that you can check for yourselves. Also, if you do have success, feel free to share your steps.

Cheers Michael and everyone else!

  • Spoken Word™

    I had no issues provisioning my card. It wouldn’t before so they’ve obviously started rolling it back out.

  • getsome831

    Did a GWallet reset and then re-setup…pre-paid card is back in business.  I feel like a Big Mac for some reason now. Running Pete’s latest nightly (03-02-12).

  • Smask99

    Just signed into my wallet account from my galaxy nexus and have my account back again. I also have the app from the long form android market trick.

  • duke69111

    I never lost mine, but it does say unsupported device now.   

  • G3spike

    Woot. Verizon Galaxy Nexus running AOKP build # 25.

  • so if it says it “unsupported device” but still shows your pre-paid card can you still use it to purchace stuff?

  • G3spike

    Woot, got it back on my Verizon Galaxy Nexus. Rooted with AOKP build 25.

  • For some reason, it would not activate over WiFi….. however after turning WiFi off 3G kick in on my NS4G and it sat for a bit while activating… so I knew it was actually working. 😀

    Running CM9 on NS4G and running another ROM on my other….. both are now activated.Screen Shots:

  • Hans Wee

    just started working for me too.  delete old card, add new one.  didnt work yesterday.

  • Works for me just found an updated APK file (for those on the LTE network with the galaxy nexus) and I was able to apply a prepaid card by following the proper prompts. Just tells me that the device is “Unauthorized” due to root access. But from what I can tell it won’t limit the capabilities of the app. Google will just track that your device is rooted and will not support any claims if you have any type of stolen card information. 

  • Tvldone

    I received the same message stating that mines was outdated, once I selected update….. G-Wallet was pulled from the updated G-Play Market and is now working perfectly. It’s about time.

  • Droidalicious

    AOKP M4 seems to have fixed my Wallet…

  • I deleted my old card and added a new one.. and viola!! It worked!!

  • ddevito

    This update does not fix the secure_element (lockout) issue.

  • C-Law

    I just got it back. Finally!

  • I was able to add my prepaid card back about an hour ago. I’ve got the Verizon Nexus. 

  • Amarao

    I updated my Google Wallet app yesterday, and after reading this post I tried adding my prepaid card again. It seems to have worked, but I’ve never been able to actually use NFC to pay for anything in stores before.

  • Jsz3us

    I am rooted and unlocked on my SGN and all I did was hit “try again” and I have my prepaid card back with the $10 bucks!  feels good. cant wait to use it.

  • Stewie

    I kinda hate the unsupported flag staring us in the face.

    Either fix the issue itself, or at least let us check something acknowledging the message and absolving Google of liability, something to that effect, and then it’s gone from our view.

    However mine has been working throughout this mess, including adding funds and purchasing.

  • Mj Lindamood

    I’m running AOKP 27 and using the newest Wallet app on xda; I was just able to get my card verified finally.

  • Gary Patrowicz


  • Joediver

    Can’t wait for Isis!

  • CPC

    wait, I thought I didn’t have to root last time I put wallet on…

  • i’ve been trying once a week since they stopped provisioning with nothing, suddenly worked today, didn’t do anything different so it had to be on Google’s end. rooted LTE Nexus, Verizon

  • It worked for me and it gave me back the $10 for signing up. I’m stock, rooted and running stock wallet thanks to the loop hole in google market. By the way, I have the G-Nex LTE version

  • i just downloaded the update through the market after getting the update not supported notice google play booted right to it and i clicked update. downloaded fine over 4g.  card said it was unavailble like it had since they disabled it. clicked and its re-adding the card now… and it appears to be relinked and working again.

    android version 4.0.3


  • sahilm

    LTE Nexus AOKP using the market workaround that used to work. Just worked for me! Hooray!

  • Reversal

    Got it!  Was trying last night after I saw some people claiming they got it back on XDA’s forum but it didn’t work.  Decided to try again after reading this and I have it back!!!

  • SHarrison

    Yey! Another success for LTE Nexus Provisioning

  • Logan

    Mine did NOT work yesterday (3/7) but worked just now (3/8)

  • eze4

    Appreciate that @tim242

  • Skaterskye

    Started with me yesterday afternoon.
    Galaxy nexus-stock

  • eze4

    Does anyone have the apk for google wallet? Mine isnt working.

  • it took a while but i was able to re add my prepaid card as i was not able to before. i am running stock 4.0.2 and standard market app

  • Icehunter

    I haven’t tried to use my card since the update.
    Rooted & Stock Nexus


  • Mike

    So I’m running AOKP 23 and just got my prepaid back! My question is..I want to update to AOKP M4 today and want to get Wallet working correctly..what do I need to do to ensure this? Also don’t want to run risk of secure element issue…

    • Phil Austin

      i just got gwallet to work and then upgraded to M4 and it still functions normally.  i didn’t wipe, just updated.

      • Mike

        what version of AOKP were you on before M4? I’m wondering if I don’t have to wipe coming from 23

        • Phil Austin

           b27.  not sure if you need to coming from 23….  this page may help.  http://forum.aokp.co/  or email those guys, they’ll be able to tell you.

  • Jon Williams6283

    Downloaded it from 4shared, installed and reset Wallet, and it worked fine for me 🙂

  • i did it. just delete the old prepaid card and add a new one

  • If you use Hide My Root, you can use gwallet while rooted.

    • Tim242

      You can use it while rooted. The unsupported device message is just to cover their a$$es.

      • Ah. I thought it didn’t allow functionality. Thanks for the tip. Derp.

  • Arda Akman

    Im running AOKP M4 ROM with wallet apk I got from back when it was first released (before the security flaw update). I just removed the prepaid card, then added it back again. Now I can use the prepaid card without a problem, in fact I just did at a 7/11

  • KrispyKrink

    It;s back baby! All I did was tap on the “Try Again” button I’ve been looking at for the past week.