How To Add Google Wallet to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Have a rooted Samsung Galaxy Nexus? Curious what else you can do with it? Well, how about adding Google wallet to the device before it is technically “supposed” to be on it? Sure why not.

UPDATE December 19th, 2011:

There is a new file to use that is easier. You dont even have to be rooted (unless you are outside the US).

1. All you need is to be on Android 4.0.2 or higher (to check that go to Settings > About Phone).

2. Simply download the apk file from this link below and install it using any file manager (look for a file manager in the Market, install it, then open it and search for the apk file you downloaded from below and click it to install it).

Google Wallet APK

I. Before You Begin

1. You must follow our How To Root the Samsung Galaxy Nexus procedure then once done, head back to this one and go to the next step.

2. Next, you must do our How To Load a Custom ROM on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus procedure, once done, head back here to continue.

II. Flash Google Wallet

1. Download the Google Wallet zip file and save it to your computer.

Google Wallet Flashable .zip

3. Plug your phone in and mount the internal storage so we can transfer files to it.

4. Copy the .zip file over to the root of the internal storage (NOT in any folders, just on the internal storage or sdcard itself).

5. Turn the phone off, then turn the phone back on by holding down Volume Down and Volume Up buttons and tap Power button until the device vibrates, then let go of the power button but keep holding the volume buttons until the recovery mode comes up.

6. Once in recovery mode, scroll to Backup, then select Backup and wait for the phone to backup its current ROM.

7. Once it is done, select Wipe Data

8. Then select Install zip from SD Card

9. Select Choose zip from sd card.

10. Select the .zip file you loaded onto the internal storage or sd card earlier and wait for it to flash.

11. Once done, select reboot system now.

III. Fix Permissions

1. Once it boots back up into Android, turn the phone off, then turn the phone back on by holding down Volume Down and Volume Up buttons and tap Power button until the device vibrates, then let go of the power button but keep holding the volume buttons until the recovery mode comes up.

2. Now, select Advanced > Fix Permissions.

3. Once done, select Reboot System Now.

4. Once it reboots to Android you are all set.

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