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Regular Google Nexus S hacked to use Google Wallet

updated 02:45 pm EDT, Mon October 3, 2011

Google Nexus S gets Google Wallet thanks to hack

Enterprising members of the XDA Developers forum have found a new hack to bring Google Wallet functionality to the original Nexus S smartphone. User Venumx got the credit for the hack, though it was shared by got2best. Officially, Google Wallet only works on the Nexus S 4G smartphone for Sprint.

The mod requires Cyanogen firmware, a full backup, downloading the required 7.74MB zip file for Google Wallet and a reboot into recovery mode. A full wipe followed by installing the ROM and kernel, then flashing Google Wallet ZIP and gapps followed by a reboot.

At present, only Android 2.3 phones with built-in NFC would have an option of using Google Wallet. It currently depends on the short-range wireless tag reading to make payments. AT&T's version of the Samsung Galaxy S II is the only other major Android device in the US that has NFC and currently has it switched off.



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