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Google Wallet work around for Tmobile Samsung Galaxy S2

20th February 2012, 10:40 PM |#71  
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It doesn't matter if you get it installed or not. Our NFC chip is IN THE BATTERY of the T-Mobile SGSII...whereas the NFC chip for the GNEX is in the motherboard itself ("secure element"). Google would need to entirely flip the switch on how the Google Wallet app is designed for it to work on our phones. Which I assume will come "soon." Let's just stay patient everyone.

I don't think this it true. The NFC antenna batteries for the GNex and our T989 are actually compatible. I have one running in my T989 right now, and NFC behaves exactly the same.

I don't think anyone has ever proven definitively whether or not we have a secure element in our phones. No hardcore development has ever occurred on our phones to get Google Wallet working, so everything is just speculation as far as I can tell.
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21st February 2012, 01:24 AM |#72  
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Originally Posted by Joy2DaWurld

It doesn't matter if you get it installed or not. Our NFC chip is IN THE BATTERY of the T-Mobile SGSII...whereas the NFC chip for the GNEX is in the motherboard itself ("secure element"). Google would need to entirely flip the switch on how the Google Wallet app is designed for it to work on our phones. Which I assume will come "soon." Let's just stay patient everyone.

What if you have multiple batterys for the same phone? Same NFC signal ?

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21st February 2012, 02:05 AM |#73  
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I don't think this it true. The NFC antenna batteries for the GNex and our T989 are actually compatible. I have one running in my T989 right now, and NFC behaves exactly the same.

I don't think anyone has ever proven definitively whether or not we have a secure element in our phones. No hardcore development has ever occurred on our phones to get Google Wallet working, so everything is just speculation as far as I can tell.

I'm not positive on this, but I think the NFC "chip" he is referring to is in the phone, but the NFC antenna is on the battery... so that would be a moot point.

EDIT: Nevermind, I misread his post. I think he's wrong, I am pretty sure our chip is not in the battery, just the antenna... but I wouldn't know.

Just ignore everything about this post, nevermind.
21st February 2012, 09:58 AM |#74  
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I don't think this it true. The NFC antenna batteries for the GNex and our T989 are actually compatible. I have one running in my T989 right now, and NFC behaves exactly the same.

I don't think anyone has ever proven definitively whether or not we have a secure element in our phones. No hardcore development has ever occurred on our phones to get Google Wallet working, so everything is just speculation as far as I can tell.

Sorry yeah, I meant to say antenna. It was a late night lol. Although my point being that the NFC chip itself is within the main logic board on both devices, but different processors and chipsets for both devices = incompatibility.

The antenna is one thing but different chipsets is what I meant to talk about.

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I'm not positive on this, but I think the NFC "chip" he is referring to is in the phone, but the NFC antenna is on the battery... so that would be a moot point.

EDIT: Nevermind, I misread his post. I think he's wrong, I am pretty sure our chip is not in the battery, just the antenna... but I wouldn't know.

Just ignore everything about this post, nevermind.

29th February 2012, 11:09 PM |#75  
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There was an update to Google Wallet today. Look at the notes for the update. Would someone mind seeing if you guys have access now?
5th March 2012, 06:08 AM |#76  
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i will use it if it becomes available . however, theres another obstacle in the way; i use a visa card not a mastercard... ALAS, yet another roadblock on my journey towards NFC capabilities...
4th April 2012, 05:58 AM |#77  
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Didn't work for me either, and I'm on ICS. I didn't expect it to work, Google isn't that stupid. I did install it from a posted apk file, just hangs forever at the initializing device stage. Tmo, vzw, and att wont be allowing it anytime soon since the 3 of them are jointly developing an nfc payment system of their own. Would have been cool though!
9th April 2012, 10:35 PM |#78  
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Lightbulb Google Wallet Workaround progress (Able to enter pin. Stuck on Initialization.)
I am running IML74K Ics Perfection (located here) on my rooted T-Mobile SGH-T989.

I was playing around with the build.prop and tried copying over a few pieces of the build.prop from my brother's Gnexus. After a decent amount of trial and error I was able to make some progress. Here is how I got farther than anyone else on this thread has so far managed.

1) Download Market Enabler from the Google Play store and, in the app, go over to "settings list" then long-press on where it says "[us] T-Mobile (T-mobile)" That should "fake" the android market (and any apps that really care about your carrier) that you are using T-Mobile.

2) Use Root Explorer or Aboslute System Root Tools (A personal favorite of mine) to replace the build.prop with this one build.prop

3) Install the google wallet apk from this post Lukegb's Google Wallet APK

4) Run

If you click on the W in the Upper-left corner it should take you to a screen where you can put in a pin, then one where you can add cards. Not sure if the add cards feature works yet (because I don't have any cards to add) and I don't think we can get the free $10 unless we can get past the "Initializing your device" screen that it seems to be hung up on (and eventually the app stops responding). But this seems to be progress and I'm hoping that with a bit more tweaking or even a more stable rom for the phone we will be able to get this working and get our $10.
23rd April 2012, 01:44 AM |#79  
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I did the same and it also didn't work
SGH T-989

Just an Idea, might be a long shot...

Try going into your applications list and clearing the data for your market.
Do this while your sim is out and on flight w/ wifi so it can't find your carrier... then when you sign back in see if it let's you download it...


if it works, and that's a big "if" then hit the thanks button lol
24th April 2012, 05:39 PM |#80  
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Idk if his has been mentioned but now that I'm running ics on my gs2 courtesy of the skyrocket leak Google wallet shows up in the play store, it didn't before. I installed it but it says unsupported. For a minute there I got excited

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