Verizon Galaxy Nexus Owners - How to Install Google Wallet +$10 Free!!!
For those of you that just picked up the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus, someone at XDA has posted the Google Wallet APK which works on our phones! This allows you to use the NFC chip in your phone and make payments at Mastercard Paypass locations by tapping your phone at the payment terminals. After setting up the app you will get a free $10
preloaded on your account to use at participating merchants!
There have been multiple reports of users successfully using this app to make NFC payments but note that Verizon will not support this app and some users are reporting stability issues, so proceed at your own risk
. Many of the stability issues seem to be from users who have rooted phones w/ custom ROMs. It is recommended that you use the Stock ICS 4.0.2 before installing the app. Your phone does not have to be rooted for this to work. If you're willing to wait, I believe Verizon plans to eventually release its own NFC Payment (Isis) app.
- On your phone, first go to settings-->security-->check "Unknown sources" to allow installation of non-market apps.
- Download the Google Wallet APK and install on your phone from either of these two links:
Link 1 (Hosted by Lukegb from XDA Forums) [lukegb.com]
Link 2 (Megaupload) [megaupload.com]
- Add Google Prepaid Card to receive free $10.
- Find a location that accepts NFC payments: http://www.google.com/wallet/where-it-works.html
- Tap your phone at the payment terminal.
For now Google is offering this as a free service, but this may change in the future. You do not need a mastercard to use this and can preload your Google Wallet using most credit cards.
From google's website:
"The Google Wallet mobile app makes your phone your wallet. It securely stores your credit cards and offers on your phone. When you check out at brick-and-mortar stores that accept Google Wallet, you can pay and redeem offers quickly just by tapping your phone at the point of sale."
Paypass Location App
Manage your Google Wallet Account:
Discussion going on at XDA Forums:
I am not taking credit for any of this, simply wanted to inform the slickdeals community. I know past posts have been made which mention the free $10 from Google Wallet, but I thought this was worthy of a new post since it provides Verizon Galaxy Nexus users a way to use this feature on their phones. Hopefully this helps some of you out.
Last edited by pakman134; 12-19-2011 at 10:10 PM..
Reason: Confusion over how to get free $10