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27th May 2012, 08:54 PM |#41  
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How exactly does one need to clear wallet in order for it to be safe?

Exactly how the OP describes - within Wallet. As mentioned above, the only application (for now) with access to the secure element is Google Wallet. Clearing data from within Wallet prior to flashing should keep you safe.

In case anyone's wondering, it's not necessary to clear Google Wallet prior to an OTA update.
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27th May 2012, 09:08 PM |#42  
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Exactly how the OP describes - within Wallet. As mentioned above, the only application (for now) with access to the secure element is Google Wallet. Clearing data from within Wallet prior to flashing should keep you safe.

In case anyone's wondering, it's not necessary to clear Google Wallet prior to an OTA update.

OTA update is very much safe for the Unrooted stock, then there's the rest where we do not update at until mod's have been done to prior release of an OTA pulled from an RUU. I am looking at from a view with users are constantly flashing.
27th May 2012, 09:12 PM |#43  
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I wonder if all the wallet info is saved in the app's directory or scattered. The recoveries could be set up to preserve the needed info so that it never gets changed when switching between ROMs.
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I wonder if all the wallet info is saved in the app's directory or scattered. The recoveries could be set up to preserve the needed info so that it never gets changed when switching between ROMs.

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27th May 2012, 09:28 PM |#45  
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I never cleared settings in wallet when I would flash roms with my nexus s 4g and I used wallet everyday to make purchases and never had an issue.



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27th May 2012, 09:30 PM |#46  
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The wallet data would most likely be under /data, the system partition only changes during updates.
27th May 2012, 09:36 PM |#47  
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I never cleared settings in wallet when I would flash roms with my nexus s 4g and I used wallet everyday to make purchases and never had an issue.



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My guess is google changed the way it works on new phones somehow after getting hammered for lack of security on NFC awhile ago. And probably has something to do with hw somehow.
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I just wanted to speak my experience with this. I rooted my phone on Thursday night and noticed an unsupported device error in Google Wallet . I ran RUU Friday morning. All before seeing this post. I just went to Rite Aid and bought a Monster using Google Wallet. I don't understand what the problem is. Worked fine for me.

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27th May 2012, 10:42 PM |#50  
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My guess is google changed the way it works on new phones somehow after getting hammered for lack of security on NFC awhile ago. And probably has something to do with hw somehow.

That's what I thought only applies to newer devices

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28th May 2012, 12:32 AM |#51  
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There's a lot of misinformation in this thread.

Yeah I will be updating the OP to clear up most of these misunderstandings and clear up my language a bit to make it less confusing xD

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I just wanted to speak my experience with this. I rooted my phone on Thursday night and noticed an unsupported device error in Google Wallet . I ran RUU Friday morning. All before seeing this post. I just went to Rite Aid and bought a Monster using Google Wallet. I don't understand what the problem is. Worked fine for me.

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That error is not what we are talking about. It's normal for root users to see that the device is not supported, it will work regardless. You would run into the issue if you right now you flashed another ROM (or did a hard reset) over the current one without wiping the secure element data through Google Wallet.
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