Sprint Google Wallet and Root?


  1. An UrgeTo Dance

    An UrgeTo Dance The Hero of the Winds

    Has anyone who rooted and flashed a ROM gotten the extra $40 in Google Wallet from Sprint yet? I was just wondering before I flash a ROM if I will still be able to get it. Also has anyone had the problem with the secure element committing suicide?

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  2. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Guides Guide

    As long as you reset the google wallet app (from within the app) before doing a factory reset, you won't brick the secure element.
  3. frenchy714

    frenchy714 Well-Known Member

    The $40 from Sprint for activating GWallet is supposed to hit your account w/in 3 weeks after activation. I've seen people posting screen shots over at XDA of their GWallet account w/ a balance of $50. I'm assuming we should be okay as long as we reset the account prior to flashing ROM's. If you don't receive the money after the 3 weeks has elapsed, you can always call customer service and they can force the credit right then and there.
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  4. MJMcMahon

    MJMcMahon Well-Known Member

    Having been in the Android community for a little over a year-and-a-half, I am tempted to root the Nexus I just got yesterday. The talents of the Android community never cease to amaze. I was more than a little hesitant after seeing Google's recommendation to NOT use Google Wallet on a rooted device. What are you guys' thoughts on the potential security vulnerabilities with Wallet on a rooted device?
  5. An UrgeTo Dance

    An UrgeTo Dance The Hero of the Winds

    If you got it on Sprint I would at least use wallet to get the $50 Sprint promises and as long as you don't put a credit card on it you should be fine. I know of a bunch of people who are rooted and use Google Wallet.
  6. JohnRiley

    JohnRiley Member

    I was unlocked and rooted the day I got my phone (4/26). I did however sign into gw before flashing a custom rom. I just got my $40 about a week ago.
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  7. baconnbitz2010

    baconnbitz2010 New Member

    I have received my extra $40 from Sprint, have an unlocked bootloader and CWM on my device with the BigRushDog root method ready to roll! I just wanted some clarification on suggestions on keeping Google Wallet "intact" after I root. Will it work if I reset it before rooting or can I just leave things "as is" currently, root and pray/hope/meditate/cross fingers for the best?!?! :D
  8. An UrgeTo Dance

    An UrgeTo Dance The Hero of the Winds

    Best thing to do is deactivate it before rooting.
  9. JohnRiley

    JohnRiley Member

    I can't verify this as I have flashed many versions of ROMs and never once reset GW beforehand. More times than not I do not see the "unsupported device" message.
    Can't say for sure which ROMs this was on, but mostly its not there.
  10. frenchy714

    frenchy714 Well-Known Member

    @Urge

    Have you received your $40 from Sprint yet?
  11. An UrgeTo Dance

    An UrgeTo Dance The Hero of the Winds


    No I will probably call money network today, they says that if I dying get it within three weeks of activation to call them and they will see if they can credit it.
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  12. frenchy714

    frenchy714 Well-Known Member

    It hasn't been 3 weeks for me yet but can you PM me the number in case?
  13. An UrgeTo Dance

    An UrgeTo Dance The Hero of the Winds

    the number is in the app, if you select the card it will say contact us at the bottom.
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  14. frenchy714

    frenchy714 Well-Known Member

    Checked Google Wallet last night and my balance is $50! Took 2 weeks to get my money.
  15. An UrgeTo Dance

    An UrgeTo Dance The Hero of the Winds

    Hmmm I'm still at $10, time to call money network. I figured I would give them an extra week but it has been a month and still nothing.
  16. SlothyUK

    SlothyUK Well-Known Member

    Not seen mine either. Been about 4 weeks. I have a user of Google Wallet for a couple of years on a few occasions. I have a feeling I ain't getting it. Was it NEW Wallet customers only?
  17. frenchy714

    frenchy714 Well-Known Member

    I don't think you already being a past Googe Wallet user makes any difference, but maybe it does. The promotion is supposed to apply to people who purchased a Galaxy Nexus and activated GW w/in the Nexus in a certain amount of time (I think it's 7-10 days of GNex purchase).
  18. An UrgeTo Dance

    An UrgeTo Dance The Hero of the Winds

    Frenchy is correct you must have bought a Sprint Galaxy Nexus and activated Wallet within 7 days of purchase and before May 22. If it was after that, well you won't see the money.
  19. frenchy714

    frenchy714 Well-Known Member

    Did you call money network and get your money?
  20. An UrgeTo Dance

    An UrgeTo Dance The Hero of the Winds

    Yes and no, they said Sprint is running late but they will try to find out why I don't have it yet. They said if I don't get it by Monday to give them another call.
  21. gregs887

    gregs887 Well-Known Member

    I had a hiccup with mine, my first Nexus died two weeks after I bought it. Activated wallet on my second Nexus the day it came in and finally got my $40 yesterday (did take three phone calls on my part). They said that the second activation is what pushed back my bonus date (it resets the 3 week clock) but it still took 5 weeks to get. Not a huge deal, but if you don't get it I would keep calling.
  22. itiscosmo

    itiscosmo Well-Known Member

    hi i got it 3 weeks after phone 4-26.....$$$ gone i used it up ...any apps to get more free $$ lol...oh well woth a try..lol
  23. An UrgeTo Dance

    An UrgeTo Dance The Hero of the Winds

    Okay I have an idea of my I heven't gotten it, what ROM was everyone on when they got it? I am thinking that since I'm not on a "Sprint" ROM that has profile and PRL update I might not get it.
  24. frenchy714

    frenchy714 Well-Known Member

    I was on AOKP (official b38 I believe) when I received mine...There isn't the ability to update profile/prl on their outside of when you initially flash the ROM.
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  25. An UrgeTo Dance

    An UrgeTo Dance The Hero of the Winds

    Thanks guess I was wrong :rolleyes:

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