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  1. lewisbfield

    lewisbfield Active Member

    does anyone know if the jelly bean update will bring google walet to the s3 and if that then means we can use it to pay on the visa paywave checkouts??????

  2. Covart

    Covart Well-Known Member

    Yes and yes.

    Caveat: Assuming AT&T and Verizon ever bring out JB and IF they don't screw with the code to prevent it.

    That said, I use Google Wallet on my S3 all the time. Do a search for Google Wallet via xda forums, after you root your phone. :D

    Merchants who accept Google Wallet include: American Eagle Outfitters, Bloomingdales, Foot Locker, Jamba Juice, Macy's, RadioShack, Subway, The Container Store, Toys "R" Us, Walgreens, 7-Eleven, Best Buy, BP, CVS Pharmacy, Dairy Queen, McDonald's, Office Max, Petco, Sports Authority, Sunoco, The Home Depot, Tim Hortons and other retailers.
    NJ Transit also participates with Paypass and Google Wallet. Get it now!
  3. lewisbfield

    lewisbfield Active Member

    i live in australia though so im useing the international version of the phone. id prefer not to root the phone mainly because i wouldnt want to mess it up.
  4. Covart

    Covart Well-Known Member

    Even better for you. Rumor has it, you'll have JB in October. Carriers in the US suck.
  5. lewisbfield

    lewisbfield Active Member

    ok so im not the best with computers and i love the phones touchwizz ui, is there anyway to get google wallet and keep the stock ui and is it easy/safe to do so?
  6. Covart

    Covart Well-Known Member

    You don't need to do anything. Just wait to receive the OTA update, install JB and then activate Google Wallet. You will likely only need to wait 30 days or less.
  7. lewisbfield

    lewisbfield Active Member

    ok fair enough, should google wallet show up on the phone automatically or is it going to be in the play store because it isnt yet
  8. lewisbfield

    lewisbfield Active Member

    p.s sorry to be a pain
  9. MicroNix

    MicroNix Well-Known Member

    So I am rooted and have an unlocked bootloader and nothing has changed with the OS on my S3 per se other than I now have root access. Now while this is great if you don't want to change what is there today, it also will prevent you from getting the Jelly Bean update pushed down from your carrier when it comes out. You'll have to go to the forums and watch for someone to release a rooted version of the update. Some will do this with the stock rom for Jelly Bean and it will be just like the one you would have gotten from your carrier. Others will modify it, fix bugs, etc. Most likely you'll only wait hours or a day or two for someone to release the stock update. Sometimes leaks come out too but you don't really know for sure if it will be the final or not until the final is released. Some are daring and run the leak despite the risks for bugs.

    If you don't feel comfortable rooting your phone though, do not do it! Have root and getting updates is more cumbersome than having the carrier push the update to you (not by much but it is). My recommendation is if you like to tinker and are great at browsing forums, go for root. If you don't want more work than waiting for the update to be pushed down by your carrier, don't root.
  10. Johnny Cakes

    Johnny Cakes Well-Known Member

    Am I missing something here? I am running ICS on the S3 and use Google Wallet all the time.
  11. ODog2323

    ODog2323 Well-Known Member

    Don't want to hijack this thread too much, but how can I get Google wallet going on my international i9300 on at&t in the us? :)

    There is some sort of thread on xda, but it was closed a while back... searching Google and YouTube isn't yielding many answers.
  12. clo821

    clo821 Well-Known Member

    Same here. I'm stock and my S3 has Google Wallet.
  13. lewisbfield

    lewisbfield Active Member

    what country are you in though???
  14. ODog2323

    ODog2323 Well-Known Member

    And which carrier?
  15. clo821

    clo821 Well-Known Member

    Ah, that may be where the differences are. I am in the US on the Sprint Network.
  16. GoldenDiamond

    GoldenDiamond Well-Known Member

    I really can't wait for google wallet to get for everyone!
  17. mcl1981

    mcl1981 Well-Known Member

    US Sprint and I have Google Wallet as well.
  18. ODog2323

    ODog2323 Well-Known Member

    There ya go. Sprint is the only one of the big US carriers that officially supports Google Wallet.
  19. valorian

    valorian Well-Known Member

    I read rumor that Sprint and Google had proprietary agreement.
  20. tcope

    tcope Well-Known Member

    I have no idea why it's being claimed that 4.1 will being GW... I've seen absolutely no indication of that. GW is being blocked by all carriers except Sprint. Every other carrier will be supporting ISIS. So it's not OD version dependent.

    There is also no indication that 4.1 will be out in "less then 30 days". In actuality, it most likely won't be in the states until the end of this year or the start of 2013.

    The alternative is that you can root, install GW and then unroot. Otherwise you need to wait for ISIS. ISIS was supposed to be out in the "summer", which ended 9/21 but ISIS just posted info that it's been delayed. Keep in mind... it's been delayed for almost a year now.
  21. lewisbfield

    lewisbfield Active Member

    All the talk about american carriers really does not help, im from australia and all i wanna do is pay at the checkouts with my phone(because its cool).
    is there any information that can help me out???
  22. Egidio

    Egidio Well-Known Member

    You don't need JB for that. I'm on Sprint (US) and have used Google Wallet already.
  23. tcope

    tcope Well-Known Member

    If you don't have it now, I see no reason why this would change in the near future. It makes no sense for Verizon, AT&T and Tmobile to back ISIS just to drop it once it finally starts. They have a big investment in it.
  24. lewisbfield

    lewisbfield Active Member

    we do not have at&t or sprint or verizon in australia. we have telstre, vodafone and optus. if i install google wallet via root and then unroot and go back to stock rom and such will i still have GW?
  25. Covart

    Covart Well-Known Member

    Disregard what he is saying. Either he doesn't realize that there are other countries in this world besides the US, or he is simply not comprehending anything you post.

    By the way, Jelly Bean was officially released by Samsung today for the int'l version and for some odd reason was released to Poland first??? Rest of Europe is now following. My guess is Oceana and SE Asia will get the OTA within a couple of weeks. Enjoy. We here in the US, probably won't see if for 6 months, thanks to our idiot carriers and their damned bloatware that they have to install on our phones and no one uses. :mad:

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