Google Wallet users Beware
We all are aware of how to do a factory reset and that, in many cases, will do one to fix a simple problem like an app force closing, but be warned that if you are using a device that is NFC enabled this could cause you some heart ache. This very important piece of information was brought to us by the guys and gals over at Phandroid, there are very few devices that are coming with Google wallet pre-installed but they have a forum section with a lot of upset people, who have had to do a factory reset on their devices and after it is said and done they are now not able to use the Google wallet application.
Apparently this has been going on for all of the devices that currently carry the NFC chip in them. The problem seems to be Google and the manufactures that are making these devices. Here is what was found after a call over to Google.
After a quick call to Google to find a solution, their response? Your fault. You need warranty coverage and your device will have to be replaced on your dime. When it comes to NFC enabled devices, there’s a security mechanism inside the NFC portion of the phone called the “secure element” that, if tampered with — or in this case a simple factory reset — will brick it, causing a “secure element error” when attempting to make NFC purchases Google thinks this common method of fixing up issues on the phone and also required before re-selling a device, is some kind of an attempt at someone engaging in some kind of nefarious activities by attempting to gain access to your funds.
So there has been some research done to find a way around this . Thank you to all the hackers and Google experts out there. You will need to delete all the payment information that you have saved in the app before performing a factory reset on the device, this can be accomplished from within the app itself. This is going to be a very important step for anyone that is flashing any new ROMS or looking to update to the newest AOKP.
source : Phandroid