How-To: Download Google Wallet (From the Market) On the Verizon Galaxy Nexus

by: Will G.February 3, 2012

It was great when XDA developers released a version for Google Wallet for root users. But after that, a version was released that did not require you to root. You have to love the Android development community, huh?

There is now an even more legit, and safer way to download the payment assistant to your phone. You will now be able to download the application straight from the market, with a glitch discovered by Kellex at Droid Life.

The process could be a “hit or a miss”, but it did in fact work on my Galaxy Nexus. So, lets get into it.

Download Instructions:

1. On your Verizon Galaxy Nexus, go to the browser Android Market page. Make sure that you are on the browser. Or, simply go here: Google Market (Browser Link)

2. Now in the search bar, you will need to search “Google Wallet”. This will then bring you onto a page within the browser.

3. Tap/ Click the “Install Button” and it will prompt you to sign in with your GMail account. * Luckily, Android 4.0 has a feature which involves letting you sign in with a click of a button.

4. Now you should be back at the Android Market (Browser) page. All you have to do is press the “Back” button and it will allow you to go to the Android Market.

5. Then, you will have the option to install the application in the “Market”.

In case it is not working for you, or you have feared that something you have done is wrong we have a video from Droid Life you can refer to. Later today I will make a video also to display the process.

Have you tried installing Google Wallet from the Android Market on your phone? If so, how is it working out for you? I would love to hear your comments. Happy February!

  • It seemed that for a while, Google Wallet was on the forefront of the news, and lately the buzz around the service seems to have tapered off. If Google continues to release the software on its flagship phones, interest might increase again. I hope we see a wider adoption of Google wallet in the upcoming year.

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  • Handler

    Just did it, Works.

  • Progg

    Installed it on wifes GNex works great. Made a purchase at CVS went thru without a hitch. Used google prepaid card. Can add funs to it from my visa card. Guess its like a paypal acct.

  • Steven Machado

    Doesnt work any longer.. now market page lists device “This item isn’t available by your carrier”

    • I ran into the same issue. Cleared all of the history, cache, etc. from the browser settings. Then I followed the steps in the video EXACTLY, and it worked perfectly. Just finished setting up my Google Wallet PIN on my brand new stock Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Woot!

      • Kage Urufu

        This worked like a charm for me

    • Rusty Shackleford

      i was thinking the same thing so i just let it sit for a while and in about a minute it just started downloading despite that same warning

    • Hi steven, I will edit the post and say this is iffy.. because I have heard the same thing from a few people this week.

  • corixan

    Worked for me, even with the update to Google Play.

  • companyemails

    Tried it today. followed all the different advice on this thread. This method no longer seems to work on the VZW Galaxy Nexus. ;o(

    • TheHippi

      It works, you just have to follow the steps in the video exactily

      • Think they modified it. I do the exact steps and there is not accept terms or install button available to me. Have to wait for an apk i guess.

        • Aaron Klapheck

          I found the same thing. Got all the way to the end but had no accept terms or install button.

          • Tyler

            Play Store doesn’t allow anymore ..

  • Must have worked in the past. Doesn’t work now. Blocked by carrier.

  • Guest

    I get to the end where the video shows the accept and install button but for me its just a screen that says “Google wallet requires no special permissions to run.” That’s it. No button to install????

  • Tim P

    Not working now, i tried it, got to the intall button, but i could not select my device because i am in a county that are not supported :(