NFC may or may not be the future of on-the-go banking, but for most Android fans it's pretty damn cool. That's why there was a whole lot of disappointment when Google decided to go exclusive with Sprint and the Nexus S 4G on the Google Wallet app for Android, leaving the majority of Nexus S users out of the picture. This likely has something to do with money (it always does), Isis mobile payment, and competition, but we don't really care about any of that -- we just want to play with our NFC chip.
Now we can, thanks to hacks. Users have found that the files included in the Sprint version of the Nexus S 4G work just fine on other Nexus S phones -- both stock and with custom ROMs. Installation is easy enough (though you do need to be rooted and/or running a custom recovery), just flash a package or move a few files.
There's a big caveat here, however. While it's cool that we're able to circumvent the restrictions of exactly who gets to use this, we're not so sure Google and MasterCard will be happy with the $10 credits people who aren't eligible are getting. If you want to try it for yourself, though, check out the links below.
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