Google Wallet gets an update, but still doesn’t work for most HTC EVO 4G LTE users

google wallet unsupported - for some reason we don't have an alt tag hereGoogle Wallet received another update in the Play Store this past weekend, and while many HTC EVO 4G LTE users probably quickly accepted the update in the hopes of restoring functionality on their devices, they were quickly left in disappointment: for the vast majority of EVO owners, the app still doesn’t work.

Google has already said that it’s aware of the problem and that a fix will come with a future software update, but users still have no definitive time frame as to when this fix will arrive. Since Google also seems to be working closely with both HTC and Sprint on the issue, I’m guessing that full functionality won’t return until the EVO 4G LTE actually receives its next OTA software update – a simple app update through the Play Store probably won’t cut it.

If it’s any consolation to EVO users, it seems as if functionality on the new Samsung Galaxy SIII has also been cut off – lots of SIII owners are leaving negative reviews in the Play Store, which lends at least a little credibility to my initial suspicion that perhaps Sprint is more to blame, rather than individual handset manufacturers or Google itself.

Interestingly enough, a small contingent of EVO users were given access to the app last week, although functionality is still blocked for the vast majority of users.

If one thing is certain, it’s that this snafu is making me want to use Google Wallet less and less every day. I don’t really care who is to blame: just fix the problem pronto!

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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6 thoughts on “Google Wallet gets an update, but still doesn’t work for most HTC EVO 4G LTE users

  • Avatar of joseph
    July 2, 2012 at 7:49 am
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    There is a modifed APK of google wallet, which works flawlessly!!! But it does require you have at least root access or have a customer recovery.

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    • Avatar of joseph
      July 2, 2012 at 7:50 am
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      Plus using this modified APK DOES NOT affect your front facing camera with the red hue. I’ve been using it for a couple days now and 0 issues. :D

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    • Avatar of td
      July 2, 2012 at 8:05 am
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      Something about using a modified apks for things like entering payment data bothers me a little.

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      • Avatar of joseph
        July 2, 2012 at 8:23 am
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        you can always get the original APK from google’s site then modify it yourself :D

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      • Avatar of John Freml
        July 2, 2012 at 8:45 am
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        With so many people experiencing bricked NFC chips, I personally don’t want to do anything that might risk breaking that functionality in my phone… but that’s just me. :)

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        • Avatar of Paul E King
          July 2, 2012 at 11:31 am
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          bricked secure elements, not bricked NFC… even if you brick the secure element your NFC will work. You’ll just never be able to use Google Wallet.

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