Originally Posted by sdrawkcab25
From what I've been reading, there is no going back once you get the secure element error. The NFC chip is bricked (for purchases).
The only for sure way to avoid the error is to reset the wallet app before doing any factory resets or flashing of new roms, kernels or radios. The reset has to be done from WITHIN the app, clearing data for the app is not enough.
Secure Element Error Locking Users Out of Google Wallet
The second issue people are having is that provisioning of prepaid cards is still under maintenance.
Google Commerce: Protecting your payments with Google Wallet
**scroll down to february 11th**
You say "reset the wallet app before doing..." by that I assume you mean clear data and cache in the app settings, before wiping, installing an update, nandroid backup, ect.
Just wanting to be clear, so I can hopefully avoid this problem.