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Google Wallet Update Allows You to Add Any Credit or Debit Card (Updated)

Google announced this morning that Google Wallet will now accept any debit or credit card to be used when making mobile payments, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. Their approach has changed, meaning they now store your cards on secure Google servers, rather than in the secure element of your phone. This should speed up the process for banks to make their cards available to the service. 

Along with this massive change, they are also allowing you to remotely lock your Wallet app on a stolen or lost device. You can visit the online Google Wallet site which should list out your active devices. Once disabled, the device can no longer make purchases or participate in transactions.

When you first login to the new app, it should ask if you would like it to import your stored cards that are currently used through your Wallet account in Google Play.

From what we can tell, this move still hasn’t made the app available to Verizon phones.

Update:  If you cruise into the comments, you will likely find the .apk to download directly to your Verizon NFC-enabled phone.

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  • matti861

    Can somebody please explain this update process to me. I’ve had the Apk since it first became available months back..It’s not in my apps to update and when I search it the app says it’s not supported by my carrier

  • MttFrog13

    I see two problems with this new system.
    1. How am I going to see what is charged to my card if I look at a bank statement.
    2. If google is charging my car and not the merchant directly, will I still get 3% cash back for gas, and 2% cash back for groceries like normal?

  • gpzbc

    It just won’t let me install it. I tried the browser workaround, and no matter what I try, my device is greyed out, and it won’t let me install it. I could do the apk, but I prefer to install from the play store. Any ideas?

  • vitruviankid

    anyone else notice that this picture is taken with an unsupported device? lol. got to love root though, it still works

  • technofile

    I never thought I’d see the day…

  • Q

    Hmmm.. My sideloaded Wallet updated successfully to this new version when I opened the Google Wallet app up.

  • Larizard

    Call me scaredy cat, but I still haven’t opened the Wallet app on my GNex running Bugless Beast, just because I’m scared of frying my NFC’s secure element thing that was discovered a few months ago.

    Should I give this a try? Can someone refresh me of what can kill my NFC? I remember it was a factory reset, wasn’t it?

  • Curtis

    Whats the apk for this I tried doing the play store and it does not work plz help thank you

  • natez0r

    and you can use it on like one phone officially! woooooooo

  • Jamey Bly Williams

    Feeling kind of awesome: got it updated via the Play Store on my VZW GNex. Exact steps: took snapshot of QR for Play Store using Goggles; exited Goggles; cleared data for browser (probably not necessary); cleared data for Google Wallet; cleared data for Play Store; uninstalled updates for Play Store; QUICKLY switched to Goggles; selected “Play Store” to complete action; clicked “Continue” and “Accept”; switched back to Goggles; selected “Play Store”; clicked the blue install/update button (I forget which it said); VOILA! You need to do everything after uninstalling the updates for the Play Store quickly – WiFi or 4G only – because if the Play Store updates itself mid-download, it will stop your download. As a bonus, Wallet now shows up in my list of “All Apps” in the Play Store! So future updates should be a breeze.

    • Jamey Bly Williams

      Also is now compatible with my phone at the browser Play Store!

      • Ivealwaysgotmail

        I had to swap my Build.Prop to A Sprint Galaxy S3 To get it to work without saying “carrier/device not supported” IN the APP… But it downloads fine from the Play Store! maybe the BLOCK C Rules do apply to Wallet after all! 😉

  • robotturkey

    In the words of every guy on South Park. Niiiiicccceeee. *Head Nod*

  • Jon G

    So if on my Gnex, it says “unsupported device” will it still work to make purchases. On Aokp, and previously tried at a Mcdonalds and it failed to process.

    • Michael Martin

      yes it works absolutely fine. my suggestion is to go to a place with a self checkout like cvs to make sure all is working fine. sometimes the places wit the nfc (damn bestbuy) have the option but refuse to enable it or use it……so they pay for not using a service

  • I had hopes this might fix the secure element error since stuff is in the cloud now but it didn’t.

  • Michael Martin

    “Their approach has changed, meaning they now store your cards on secure
    Google servers, rather than in the secure element of your phone”

    so am i stupid to ask if this statement means my gf can now use it on her GSII

  • Hothfox

    Sweet balls, this is amazing! I can actually use Google Wallet now.

  • jonathonflores

    Keeps telling me my card info is incorrect and to try again.

  • I want this on my VZW S3 damn you Verizon! When some one figures out how to make this work for us I’ll be happy.

    • Ivealwaysgotmail

      Hey there, I got it working, you need root and edit a file on your device to make Wallet think your a GS3 From Sprint, I modified a previous way of getting the old wallet working on the GS3 verizon. Enjoy!

  • This is great news. I’ve been waiting for this to happen

  • Whats the process for the Galaxy S 3? I assumed it would concern this phone because it is NFC enabled.

  • gadgetryan

    Any know why im getting the unfortunately, Wallet has stopped working?

    Rooted, running Liquid Beta. didnt have google wallet so i updated from the play store.

  • JD

    I have Verizon and checked “My Devices” on the browser version of the Play Store. It lists two for some reason. One being “Verizon Galaxy Nexus” and another as just “Samsung Galaxy Nexus.” The VZW one was obviously blocked but the other worked just fine and went to my phone. Great if this works for everyone! (Unfortunately my “Secure Element has stopped responding” error persists and prevents me from using this, even with the new update.)

    • Bradley Michael

      on the website, it lists my phone as verizon samsung galaxy nexus and it says my device is compatible with wallet. i hit install and it sent it to my phone; it works with no problems. i’m on stock imm76k

  • RandomJSF

    Google wins the NFC payment war before it even truly begins.
    Isis would have to be something extraordinary for me to even remotely care at this point.

  • Ash Hanna

    Does this mean that wiping data without clearing app first will no longer break the secure element error that kept happening?

    • DanSan

      ive reflashed a bajillion times, restored google wallet through titanium without clearing that first and never had a problem..

    • j__h

      I would like to know this also, and if you did in fact break your secure element will it still work without it now. I luckily have a working secure element but it makes me uneasy when I flash my phone.

  • DanSan

    Nice!!! I had an issue with GWallet early this year when it was buggy. I used it to make a purchase, it said it completely and register printed a receipt but it never removed the money from the prepaid card. I made another purchase that same day but it ended up going through and removing the money. Guess I got a soda and a bag of chips for free that day lol

  • summit1986

    My secure element got bricked long before the whole warning about clearing the account before wiping. Ever since then, Google has been silent on support of the issue.

    • Ivealwaysgotmail

      Wipe your phone to stock and get it replaced through your carrier/Manufacturer… Theres your solution.

      • summit1986

        Maybe if I felt it was worth the $100 that would cost me… Verizon won’t replace it since they don’t support Wallet

  • d’oh! right after i added money to the prepaid card

  • Chase debit card gets declined every time…

    • My card works fine. Try re-adding it at wallet.google.com

  • TheWenger

    Finally. This is what I’ve been waiting for to actually be able to use Wallet more often. Well, that and more pay terminals…
    Sweet move.

  • Im on a Gnex and its just stuck on “Adding your account” anyone else have this problem?

    • Chris Cogan

      I am having the same problem, anyone with a solution for this?

      • Andrew Wegand

        just add the card through the browser and restart the app

        • Chris Cogan

          I tried that also and it still just sits there on adding your account?

          • just let it sit there until it clears

          • Chris Cogan

            David, I have tried that, I let it sit for 10-15 minutes and still nothing, I even was on wifi

    • Nick

      Just close the app completely, even in the multitasking bar, and then relaunch google wallet and try it again, it worked for me

  • Jim McClain

    keeps saying it is not availible on your carrier

  • unexpected62

    Does anybody know how this affects getting points on your CC? Like if I get 5% off groceries or gas, and use this, will it be coded for a Google purchase and not the actual retailer and then I lose the kickback of rewards? If thats the case – this will have to wait.

    • It may depend on how the program works. For my card. I deposit money into my savings. This has worked for all my previous Google purchases including apps.

    • RedPandaAlex

      Yeah, there’s an FAQ about that. It says it depends on the credit card company. Google will post something like “Google*CVS” to your statement and it’s up to the credit card whether they know to parse that as a purchase at CVS. That’s for getting points at specific retailers though. If you get points for all purchases, you’ll still get them for using Wallet.

  • Havoc70

    Stupid Verizon, make it available already

  • William Hirsch

    This is kind of a big deal actually. Glad to see it happen. Now to find a tweaked version of this release so I can use any card on my VZW S3.

  • WR

    Anyone else getting “Add Card Failed” when trying to add one? Verizon GNex JB Bugless Beast

    • MikeSaver

      Running the same thing and I didn’t get that error.

    • htowngtr


    • Yeah I am.

  • Damu793

    does google wallet work with the cruzerlite case?

    • As long as it isn’t metal (it isn’t) the NFC signal will pass through just fine.

      • Damu793

        thank u

    • r0lct

      My NFC Androidn beam doesn’t work with the cruzelite case on so I’m assuming this may not either.

    • It works just fine

  • Alix8821

    Any idea if this update will work with the Galaxy SIII hack??

  • White Wolf

    Just went to the play store on my computer and it said it was installed. I clicked install again and sure enough it update without problem.

    BTW I am using a VZW Nexus with Liquid Jelly Bean Rom.

    I have love from Google. =)

  • I love Android. Within minutes of this being available, the .APK is available for unsupported, official devices from Google (yeah, VZW I’m talking about you. You cunt.)

    • I’m craigslisting my VZW Nexus and grabbing a GSM one out of spite next week, I really can’t wait. I only hope Verizon feels a bit of pain from the way they handle things right now eventually.

  • Scott Willenborg

    I’ll say it even if no one else will… that hand in the video looks fake.

  • Tim Buchanan

    Question: will the recent ruling about VZW blocking tethering apps have any effect on our ability to download GWallet more easily?

  • Pdiddy187

    Did anyone else lose their prepaid remaining balance? Also, the only transaction I’ve made, back in December, now shows as pending. My VISA I use on the play store is there though…

    • blakjakdavy

      Yes. To fix, remove and re-add the prepaid card.

      • Pdiddy187

        Thanks. I tried that and got an error. Tried again, same thing. Says to contact the bank.

        • Ivealwaysgotmail

          BTW you can always call them and they will transfer your balance from your last card.

          • Pdiddy187

            I ended up calling. Apparently after 6 or more months of inactivity they charge a $2.00 fee which wiped out my balance.

  • Not A Name

    Does a factory image reset fix the security problem by flashing roms without resetting?

    • No, once you get the secure element error you are screwed for the life of that device

      • Ivealwaysgotmail

        Until you do the sensible thing and get the phone REPLACED>…. The NFC isnt working?… Thats a FEATURE… its not working … Lol Get a new one!.

  • It will install via the Play Store for me. http://i.imgur.com/N45ss.png
    No hackery here.

    • Same here! Wondered if anyone else noticed this. I’m not rooted and am running stock 4.0.4 on Verizon Galaxy Nexus. Installed directly from Play Store with today’s update.

      • I’m on 4.1.1 rooted. Patient Zero.

      • Ryan Twombly

        I tried many different ways and nothing worked for me. I had to install the .apk from above

      • Bradley Michael

        same for me. installed and worked fine. 4.0.4 stock imm76k

  • This is huge for Google. I will now use Wallet on a regular basis. Hey Verizon FFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!

  • BobtheGreatII

    This is awesome. It’s what I really wanted the whole time. I have JB on my Verizon GNexus, and it installed and updated from the web (also not in the play store).

  • blakjakdavy

    Added my debit card and it’s been processing for 20+ minutes, plus my Google prepaid card now shows as being “removed from my device by my bank”…anyone else!?

    • Remove it and add it back. Freaked me the hell out too and I called the number they gave. The lady had me do that and it was just fine again.

      • blakjakdavy

        That worked! Thanks all!

    • I did, but removing it and adding it back got me my card back

  • MikeCiggy

    This is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo big for google wallet.

    • MikeCiggy

      Now if i could have a legal photo ID on my phone, I could leave my wallet at home

      • 4n1m4L


  • Collin Kleditz

    hell yes, i’m on verizon but running aokp jb nightly and i could install wallet via web (it wasn’t in the play store on the phone)

  • How do I get the updated one on my VZW GS3?

  • Anyone know if the market trick will still get this onto a Verizon GNex?

  • markgbe

    this is awesome!!! I can’t wait to freak out cashiers everywhere now. 🙂

  • NemaCystX

    About time! I’ve been waiting for this on my Galaxy Nexus, yes my Verizon Galaxy Nexus!

  • Anyone else have issues with the payments not authorizing?
    Does the touch to pay have to have a wallet logo on it?

  • MKader17

    I was excited until I realized no useful store in my area accepts wallet.

    • it’s accepted anywhere that uses paywave or paypass, which is basically all walgreens and CVS stores. Lots of places have paywave now, even many newer vending machines.

      To be honest, I’ve never tried, but it says so right on the left side of this page:


  • MikeCiggy

    It even has my card info from the online google wallet. Just needed a small amount of information to be ready to go! awesome!

  • Jigga_Z

    Ugh…I just got a Chase Freedom card for this (I was switching banks anyway, but I would have gotten a different card if I had known about this expansion)

  • Rogue
  • walletUser

    I think Citi Mastercard data is still stored on the phone. This should allow purchases even if there is no internet connection on the phone. Since Wallet polls the Google server for other card types, it won’t work without an active connection.

    • 4n1m4L

      no. Your device passes a mastercard number to the reader. The “Major credit card” d you add gets a mastercard number associated with it. Anything charged to that card number gets charged to the associated “Major Credit Card” card retroactively.

  • Artune

    For Verizon GNex users who have the app but need to update it, all you have to do on your phone is go to the google play store, go to “my apps” and then at the “Installed” screen swipe to the right where it’s titled “ALL” and go through it and you will see google wallet and the update will show. O

    • 4n1m4L

      yup. Been there since i used the glitch

    • spickle

      brilliant!!! i was just searching on how to update it. thanx!

    • Lamar Sumner

      +1 thats how I update mines

    • Tim Buchanan

      Freaking brilliant! Thanks! I always feel a little better about getting things from the Play Store than using an APK.

    • MetroGnome711

      Awesome. Thanks!

    • If you’ve previously owned…
      Scanning this (Open with Play Store):

      Will open a direct link to the “update” button.
      Or clicking this (QR decoded url) and opening with the play store:

      I personally keep the second url bookmarked…and open it occasionally to see if I have and update.
      Quicker than scrolling through a seemingly endless list of “All” apps.

      • David Hussey

        This worked for me. +1 and thanks.

      • Floyd Gray

        You sir…ROCK! Thanks!

      • This did not work on my Bionic. Neither did any of the other ways listed…….damn

        • Probably because your bionic doesn’t have an NFC chip, noob.

          • Yea, I soon learned that, but thanks for your rude comment anyways.

          • nightscout13


      • I have the extended battery from samsung in my VZW nexus, and it won’t recognize the nfc. Do I have to do something special to enable it?

        • Stewie

          You havea hardware or batt issue, I have the extended batt and it is fine.

          • nightscout13

            Do you have the OEM extended battery or aftermarket?

        • nightscout13

          The NFC chip is inside the battery on the Gnex and GS3. If you have a non-Samsung extended then you will not have NFC functionality.

          • No, the NFC chip is in the phone not the battery. The Battery has an extended antenna for the NFC chip.

          • nightscout13
          • Mr. Orange 645

            Nope its just an antennae in the battery. The NFC chip itself is in the phone.

          • nightscout13

            Provide link, or cease and desist.

          • sahharj


            “Google wallet is touted as the next big thing. And lets face it, mobile payments in the phone have been an idea long overdue for success in North America. Powering this technology in the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is one of the most advanced NFC chips on the market – the NXP PN544 near field controller.
            There are two dies in this chip. Since we have completed an analog circuit analysis on the NFC chip, it gave us the opportunity to include an annotated die photo at the right. Also, see the top metal of the controller chip. The antenna for this device is found under the cover of the battery – an unusual move; battery replacement is easy, but you have to get the right battery or you lose NFC!

        • Ivealwaysgotmail

          If its a 3rd Party battery, you might have bought one with no NFC antenna… (you can feel it under the sticker of the battery, Square ridges, You can even see it if you take the sticker off ! (post later)

      • Worked on my Gnex running Jelly Bean. Thanks!

      • DigitalWolf

        Awesome thank you, still says unsuported device but it works fine XD

        • tyguy829

          that just means you’re rooted and they can’t guarantee your security. Had nothing to do with your vzw gnex

          • DigitalWolf

            i thought it was because i was on jellybean 😛

      • Woody Fentress

        Absolutely worked (I have bugless beast installed so it already has google wallet for VZW Gnex) all I had to do was scan the barcode that took me to the Play store page and I just hit update.
        Pretty easy. Thanks Kit

      • I clicked the link and it took me to the play store and it said unsupported device

        • Yeah, stopped working after the most recent Wallet update.

    • rvandawalker

      What if I have it sided-loaded and Google Play doesn’t recognize it?

      • jeesung

        side-load the new APK? 🙂

    • This works on my S3 on Verizon as well. Thanks

      • are you rooted?

        • Yes I am. I I’m guessing that’s the reason?

          • ApplesNAndroids

            No, in our case it will not even let us use the app. This is not due to root and isn’t the “warning” message as others may think. I’m trying to find away around it without editing build.prop

      • Tim242

        It only says unsupported because you are rooted. It still works.

        • palomosan

          Yeah but it doesn’t have the feature to add your own credit card.

          • Tim242

            Yes it does…I added mine. It was already there from app store purchases, I just clicked add.

    • Ziltoid

      I tried this method with no luck. Im rooted btw

    • j__h

      This has worked for my Verizon Galaxy Nexus that is running a stock rooted ROM.

  • Kyle

    I have Google Wallet all set up on my phone. I had it set up before, and I know that if I do a simple reset (ROM flash) without resetting Google Wallet it will screw something up. I currently don’t have a use for Google Wallet so I ignored that. Will it still work on my phone now that I set it up again?

  • Onitsoga

    I was able to go to the Play store on my computer and install the app on my Verizon Gnex.. I am using a JB rom tho. Any Idea why that worked?

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    WOW Big move today by EL GOOG! . . .

  • For this to work on any device you need to edit your build.prop to reflect certain values of a supported device. The GSM Galaxy Nexus values are here http://jrobcomputers.com/downloads/android/gsm_GalaxyNexus.prop_NOTCOMPLETE

  • Skyskioc

    Just updated through my PC and it worked perfect on my Verizon Galaxy Nexus. Im unlocked and rooted and running AOKP Jelly Bean newest preview. Everything great so far. Now off to 7-11 for a Red Bull and a Slim Jim to try it out

  • working on my verizon nexuz with jelly bean 🙂

    • which rom? I’m on Bugless Beast and it’s Unsupported

    • MikeSaver

      does yours say unsupported device? does this mean we can’t use google wallet because we’re rooted or just that they are recommending we not do that?

      • You can ignore that, that’s just a disclaimer since you are rooted. It works fine even though it says that.

      • Tony Allen

        It’s just because you’re rooted.. it’s ALWAYS done that.

        I also installed on my VZW GNex through the browser with JB

  • mustbepbs

    I need this. Now.

    I’ll hack it on :/

  • fixxmyhead

    so can i finally use this on my s2?

  • Joseph Wynant

    I’m on verizon but also on Vicious JB and it installed, set up and paid with my visa flawlessly…woo!

  • r0lct

    Can anyone post the play store link directly to the app?.
    LOL I am an idiot, missed the link above.

  • Mine says unsupported device (rooted, Bugless Beast JB on GNex) but I know others with root can use it. I’m still new to rooting. Is there something I can do to get it to work?

    • This message shows for any rooted device. The functionality should still work for your device. This is just Google covering their butt. 🙂

      • I didn’t realize it was just a message that still let the app work. Thanks for the tip!

  • mrjackson

    I was able to update the app via google play website on my LTE Galaxy Nexus. It didn’t show on the device itself though.

  • God dammit, Verizon

    • I modified my Verizon sIII build.prop to these values http://jrobcomputers.com/downloads/android/gsm_GalaxyNexus.prop_NOTCOMPLETE and it works for me

      • Tim Buchanan

        Did you change your build prop back afterwards, or did you just leave it?

      • 4n1m4L


    • You rooted or custom ROM’d? Go check the market again.

      • MikeCiggy

        Wish it was still called the market..

    • sc0rch3d

      oh yea….it’s there for vzw gnex…new agreement posted today and UI

    • Sean Zubrickas

      Working on mine, I’m on BB [JB]

    • desiman26

      Use the play link in the post and download it to your phone by your computer. I couldn’t find it when searching through the play store manually for some reason. It should work.

    • Still doesn’t work on the SIII. I’ll have to root one of these days…

  • Liderc

    Wow, this is how you get things moving. Well done Google.

  • David Hussey

    First one to post an .apk link to run this on VZW Gnex gets a high five from me.

  • htowngtr


  • moelsen8

    interesting.. i backed up my sideloaded wallet on my verizon gnex, uninstalled it, logged onto the web store and pushed it to my gnex. it said it was compatible and allowed me to install it through the web site, and now it’s on my phone.

    that being said, it wouldn’t let me find it in any search results on the play store. i had to use a direct link.

    • htowngtr

      I had to use the playstore link too as my phone couldn’t locate it in search.

    • moelsen8

      wow, it really works. all through setup now with an email from gmail etc, and there’s my personal CC that’s on my google wallet account i use online.

      edit: and there’s my prepaid balance card with the free $10 i never got around to using.

      F*ck you verizon.

    • MikeCiggy

      Same here, just recently flashed AOKP so I didnt have wallet and couldnt find it in the store. But let me push the install to the phone rite from the online store.

  • SWEET!!! Love the unsupported device underneath it all.. even if its on Verizon! lmao!

  • Franz

    Yay Discover Card!

  • 4n1m4L

    You guys don’t wanna participate? TOO BAD!!! BWAHAHAH!!!

  • derek connolly

    Shows in play store for my VZW Galaxy Nexus. Running Aokp JB nightly.

    • 4n1m4L

      shows in my play store on my vzw nexus. Running stock.

      • r0lct

        Doesn’t show on mine running Bugless Beast JB 🙁

        • Same for me

          • r0lct

            The market link in the article works fine, I just couldn’t search.

          • @r0lct:disqus ah same happened with me. I just wish I knew why it doesn’t work for me. I’m using Bugless Beast but it says unsupported

          • r0lct

            Weird, I’m on 7/19 build not that the date should matter. I would recommend first deleting the apk in the system/apps folder. I did that as usually market updates don’t work with preinstalled apps in system folder.

        • 4n1m4L
        • Jeremy Hall

          All I had to do was click the play link and install to my VZW nexus, I’m running JellyBelly 3.8 on my nexus

          • derek connolly

            This is what i did

    • Greg Morgan

      it’ll show, but will it download?

      • derek connolly

        Yes. Although It isn’t showing in the on-device Play store for me. But if I use the website it says it is compatible with my VZW Gnex and it installs.

    • PC_Tool

      Not working on my 729 build.

      Hopefully it’ll work on whatever the heck it is I build from their Git on Friday night.

      • derek connolly

        Weird, im also on the 729 build. Did you try to find it on the web version of play store on computer? Thats where I got it. I couldn’t find it in the play store on my phone.

        • PC_Tool

          Tried both. Just set my build prop to maguo/yakju and rebooted. Still no luck.

          Incompatible due to carrier.

          Love that sh*t.


  • ddevito

    So…in theory, if they store our credit crad on their servers, then there should be no need for secure_element. This should have been in their original design spec.

    Still does nothing with secure_element bricked devices. +1 to Google for changing design, -1 for still not fixing the secure_element issue.

  • Andrew


  • gbenj

    Ugh. I literally bit the bullet and signed up for a Citi Mastercard two weeks ago…oh well


  • Hector Marquez

    I haven’t used it more often because of having to transfer money to that prepaid card, I will use it so much more now! 🙂

    • RedPandaAlex

      By the way, do you know what happens if you try to buy something that’s more than the balance of your prepaid card? I need to use up the rest of that.

      • mustbepbs

        They’ll just ask for more payment. It is rung up as a credit card payment, so like gift cards, if your balance is more than what’s on the card they’ll just need more payment.

      • MetroGnome711

        I paid for a Coffee at McDonald’s with only the last dollar of my prepaid card. I needed an extra .03 cents in some other form of payment. That was all.

  • Does this mean you need a data connection in order to purchase anything?

    • 4n1m4L

      no. Your device passes a mastercard number to the reader. The “Major credit card” you add gets a mastercard number associated with it. Anything charged to that card number gets charged to the associated “Major credit card” retroactively.

  • Lamar Sumner

    I have it loaded on my G-nex it shows in market. I just havent finished setting it up yet….

  • MikeSaver

    How come it says “device not supported”. It saying its because i’m rooted..?

    • Greg Morgan


      • MikeSaver

        So does this mean I can’t use Google Wallet or does this mean its just recommending that I don’t?

        • mrjackson

          It’s not recommended, it still works though.

          • Tim Buchanan

            Why is it not recommended? Should I be concerned about adding GWallet to my rooted GNex?

          • mrjackson

            Rooting your phone makes it less secure and more prone to infection. It’s probably not an issue if you are careful about what you install and not loosing your device.

          • Eric Markson

            It shouldn’t be a problem anymore since all of the data is stored on the Cloud instead of the “Secure Element”

          • 4n1m4L

            Android has security built in that only allows an app to access its own data. Rooting breaks this.

        • Tony Allen

          it’s just a warning on their part that things might not be as secure with a rooted device. i.e; they’re just watching their own ass. It’s not a bother other than the pop-up at the top of the app

          • MikeSaver

            oh ok. Hooray! now I’m back to being excited about this! I’m so hitting up a CVS tonight!! 😛

    • Casey Grimley


    • Alex Kirkpatrick

      I have a rooted galaxy nexus and when I went to the Play page (from my computer) it said that it was already installed on my phone. I told it to install again on my phone anyways and it just updated it to the newest version.

  • Does this mean that the Google Wallet Android app will still work if you brick your phone secure element ie when you flash a ROM without resetting Google Wallet?

    • ddevito

      no – mine still doesn’t work. But this is still a huge improvement moving forward

      • That shouldnt be the secure element issue…you should get a popup message about it not responding

        • ddevito

          yes it is. I can see the log dump out of logcat. I’ve also sent a debug log to Google confirming so.

  • Richard Jackson

    My body is ready for this.

  • Rickerbilly

    Google Wallet. Yeah that was awesome that ONE time I used it.

  • r0lct

    Time to blow some store clerks minds.

    • Hah yes.

      • Alix8821

        Any idea if this update will work with the Galaxy SIII hack??

        • I actually have it working on my S3 but when I updated, it stopped working. I I had to un install the update

          • zepfloyd

            ^This. I would not update if you have the GS3 work around. It didn’t work for me, had to start the whole thing all over to get it back working on the older version.

    • sc0rch3d

      have you tried paying for gas with the gnex? i’m tempted to go try later today. 🙂 (even tho i’ve got more than 3/4 tank)

    • Works every damn time. Minds were even more blown when I used the free $10 with my N7.

      • r0lct

        I actually tried using it on my N7 and the transaction didn’t go through.

        • The NFC area is awkwardly small, and I was tethered to my phone. But it worked for me.

          • r0lct

            Yeah I was in a rush so I figured it was just me trying to be too fast.

        • Kimberly Barnes

          Does not need to be tethered for it to work

    • I still get a chuckle when Mcdonald’s employees go to their co-workers just to tell them what I did.

      • nightscout13

        I remember my first time, it was at 7-11 buying some mountain dew and doritos for the Modern Warfare 3 XP points, and the clerk had a blank look on his face after i paid…. I’ll never forget my first time 🙂

  • FIrst!

  • dshudson

    Wow something not about Nexus 7

    • r0lct

      yes, can’t wait to use this on my NEXUS 4.65

  • ApplesNAndroids

    We need an .apk 🙂

  • Bubba


  • FINALLY!!!!!!!!!

    • 4n1m4L

      If you have the same card added for top ups, it will already be there, but you will have to re add the other credentials. home address, etc…

      • I cleared the data for the app and when I launched it again, I was then prompted to add the card I already had online. Everything is set up now and I can’t wait to go use it!

        • Michael Franz

          I read you should do this everytime the app is updated, especially on a VZW GNEX or any rooted GNEX

    • Michael Morris

      Same thing but im running CM10 pre-release. Not sure what is going on. I have tried both my discover and my visa.

  • Daniel Maginnis

    a move in the right direction, but i’m still not ready to walk around with my nexus 7 to pay for stuff. i guess it’s better that they’re laying the system out before every phone is capable of using it.

    • Justin Winker

      I’ve already used mine to pay for things 🙂
      This brings to mind, will the Nexus 7 have to have a WiFi connection to pay for things in-store? If so, then that kinda blows… Unless you have WiFi tether with your phone.

      • Daniel Maginnis

        Internet connection is not required. But still weird. I’ll wait until I have a phone w/ wallet

  • bkosh84

    FINALLY! The last step is to incorporate more reward cards!

  • But it’s still blocked on my GS 3 thanks Verizon

    • root….search xda for fix..

      • I shouldn’t have to root to use my phone with a feature that is LEGAL and a design feature of the product. Verizon shouldn’t be blocking features

  • Now if I could just use it on my VZW Galaxy S3…

    • you can.. root it.. search xda

      • On CM10. My point was I shouldn’t have to modify a build prop to get an app to work.

  • RedPandaAlex


  • MikeSaver


  • Greg Morgan

    About time…! Yay!

  • SirSoloDolo

    And here we go……