Earlier this year, during the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung also launched a payment platform called Samsung Pay. The service was made to facilitate wireless transactions with POS (Point-of-sale) terminals, working with NFC + Magnetic Secure Transmission chips inside their latest smart phones.
Samsung have already made arrangements with the likes of Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Bank of America etc. to make this a reality.
During trial testing of this service in South Korea, it was discovered that the service didn’t work for those with rooted devices. Instead it popped up an error:
“Samsung Pay has been locked due to unauthorized modification.”
This makes sense considering the risks a rooted phone is exposed to. The service will initially roll out in the U.S and South Korea, probably along side the coming launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus.