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[Sprint] Sprint Google Wallet and Root?

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  1. An UrgeTo Dance

    An UrgeTo Dance The Hero of the Winds
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    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

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    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

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    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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    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

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    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.
     
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    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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    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

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    Best thing to do is deactivate it before rooting.
     
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    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.
     
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    Have you received your $40 from Sprint yet?
     
  11. An UrgeTo Dance

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

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    the number is in the app, if you select the card it will say contact us at the bottom.
     
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    Checked Google Wallet last night and my balance is $50! Took 2 weeks to get my money.
     
  15. An UrgeTo Dance

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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    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

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

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Thanks guess I was wrong :rolleyes:
     
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