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Old July 20th, 2013, 09:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Crashumbc View Post
It's been a year plus since I played with Wallet, but why would root matter?

you don't need root to side load a APK on Android and that's all wallet is...

like I said I haven't used recent versions but historically you didn't need root to use wallet.
Yeah, but you do need root to edit the build.prop file. If you don't, your S4 will show up as an unsupported device, and, since all Verizon devices are blocked, will not initiate Wallet. I know because my S4 installed all the apps from my old GNex upon initial setup (including Wallet) and Wallet failed on startup. You have to fool Wallet and make it think the phone is a GNex, thus the necessary build.prop edit.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I speak from experience born from futility.
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