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Google Wallet hacked to run on Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus

Published Dec 16th, 2011 11:21AM EST

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We were able to successfully get Google Wallet running on the HSPA+ version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus

without too much trouble, but the big news over the past few weeks was that Verizon would be blocking the app from its version of the hotly anticipated handset. Well, if you don’t mind rooting your phone and following a relatively simple guide, there’s now a way to get Google Wallet functioning just fine on Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus. It’s going to most likely violate Google Wallet’s terms of service, but we got it up and running on our review unit with no problems. There is also the complimentary $10 Google prepaid card, so it looks like we’ll be off to CVS for some of those peach rings in a few minutes. Images of Google Wallet running on Verizon Wireless’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus follow below.

Jonathan S. Geller
Jonathan Geller Founder, President & Editor-in-chief

Jonathan S. Geller founded Boy Genius Report, now known as BGR, in 2006. It became the biggest mobile news destination in the world by the end of 2009, and BGR was acquired by leading digital media company PMC in April 2010.

Jonathan is President of BGR Media, LLC., and Editor-in-chief of the BGR website.

What started as a side project at the age of 16, quickly transpired into 24-hour days and nights of sharing exclusive and breaking news about the mobile communications industry. BGR now reaches up to 100 million readers a month through the website, syndication partners, and additional channels.