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[Verizon] Wallet without root?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by clb2196, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. clb2196

    clb2196 Android Enthusiast
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    So, got my S4 today, and after activating it installed the update before I found out that breaks root. :( I'm sure there'll be a fix, but until then, is there a way to install Wallet without root? Or am I SOL? I've had Wallet on my GNex (didn't need root on that one) for a long time, I'll miss it.

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  2. clb2196

    clb2196 Android Enthusiast
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    Sigh. My GNex was the only phone I ever had hesitation about upgrading with- usually was chomping at the bit after a year, this one I was happy with 2. I hope I don't regret this.
  3. Crashumbc

    Crashumbc Android Expert

    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.
  4. joesixpack

    joesixpack Android Enthusiast

    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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