Any form of technology used to reduce or prevent an electronic device from being stolen, or to take appropriate actions once it happened.

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How to be sure that you are not tracked with anti-theft software or similar when using tab previously owned by someone?

I have seen the amount of pictures and personal data an anti-theft software can dig on person using a stolen phone. How can one make sure that he is not tracked through similar software when using a ...
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Can a screen-locked Android phone be rooted?

By locked I mean a phone that has been locked with a standard PIN code, password or pattern. I'm not meaning to break into somebody's phone, merely wondering to what extent applying any of the ...
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Does encrypting an Android device add any real security benefit over a key-lock?

Would encrypting my Android device make my data any safer in case of theft? It seems to me that since the encryption key necessarily is identical to the PIN code or password used for the key-lock, ...
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Protect from theft at flash level

There are a lot of apps that could block your phone in case of theft, take picture of thief remotely and such, but in case of reset any of this security methods will be useless So I was wondering if ...
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How do anti theft apps deal with the thief simply turning off phones?

https://bestidtheftcompanys.com/2014/top-20-free-apps-to-protect-your-android-device/ There are so many anti theft apps and devices out there, however, all of them can be defeated by a simple ...
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How can I recover contact information from a stolen phone?

My phone got stolen yesterday. The problem is that all phone numbers are in it, and I don't know any numbers now. I tried many different solutions to get my contacts to PC. Google I went into my ...
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How to remotely disable MobiUCare from sending “SIM card change” SMSes?

My mother just changed her SIM card. I forgot to disable MobiUCare and I'm about a thousand of kilometers away from the phone. I keep receiving an SMS: SIM card changed. Plz check phone if lost ...
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Using Android Device Manager to determine state of stolen device

My phone was stolen over a month ago, during which time I had already sent a lock request to the phone via ADM. The device still appears on my list of 'recently used devices' although it is clear it ...
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Where does the “privacy protection password” come from?

I wanted to insert a second sim card in my Umi phone. From then onwards, it always asks me for this 'privacy protection password'. I can only insert numbers, not letters... so I'm very puzzled about ...
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How to keep GPS turned on (not allowing to switch it off)?

I have bought an Anti-Theft application. The problem is that this application will not work properly if GPS is switched off. So I'm looking for a way to turn on the GPS and never turn it off (i.e. ...
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What can be accessed if phone is lost?

If a phone has not had its bootloader unlocked, has not been rooted, has a finger print lock as well as a pin lock if the fingerprint lock doesn't work. How much can a thief access on the phone? Will ...
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Will Security apps work even after flashing new rom?

Assume that I have turned on Android Device manager to locate my phone in case of theft, and I also installed some security apps which can send message when someone tries to change the SIM card. ...
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Kaspersky Mobile: disable lock

I have Kaspersky Mobile installed. Today I had to reinstall it after installing a new rom. Now whenever I turn on the phone, I have to enter the kaspersky unlock code, which is different from the sim ...
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My Sony Xperia C4 can not Authenticate after a reset

I reset my sony Xperia C4. After that the theft protection appears and asks me to authenticate. When I try to authenticate it says "Sorry Xperia Helper Has Stopped. And I can't authenticate.
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My Nexus 5 Lollipop 5.1.1 stolen, I already locked it with Android device manager

First question In case my Nexus 5 is not rooted, is there anyway a thief can factory reset my phone? Second question Right now my device could be powered off, because last time I saw it the battery ...