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Recovering lost or stolen phone (security and feasability considerations)?

I am trying to understand a little bit about security in case my phone goes stolen. I have read that even if a phone is stolen and the SIM card is removed, it can still be possible to find your phone ...
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I have lost my Samsung Galaxy Ace

2 days ago, I misplaced my Samsung Galaxy Ace in my room. I had woken up (It charged the whole night so it had 100% charge), and put it somewhere in my room. The thing is, I think I turned it off. ...
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How to find lost Samsung Galaxy Note 2

I have recently lost my Samsung Note 2. I have tried to track my phablet via android device maneger but it is not tracking my phone nor helping me in other options. I had enabled this software on my ...
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how to find my lost SM-T231 with imei number [duplicate]

my samsung galaxy tab 4 (SM-T231) was stolen. how can i find it using the imei number. my imei number is 352405060184715. is there any way you can help in this?
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Installing Plan B on Samsung Galaxy Ace 3

I lost my Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 I have no tracking device installed on it and the WiFi and GPS are off. I can call it and know the imei number. I've tried to install Plan B but it says it is not ...
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If the sim is out and the phone has been factory reseted can I track it? [duplicate]

My phone was stolen and I called but they obvioulsy had taken out the sim.They've logged out all my google accounts,twitter,facebook,viber and I'm thinking that they did a factory reset!Is there ...
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Stop WhatsApp from being used on lost phone

I lost my Android phone, but my WhatsApp is still on. How I can stop someone who is using it? I don't have the SIM with me. The people who found it is using my WhatsApp account. When they went ...
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How to know if there is any way to access data from a stolen Galaxy S3, or Android phone in general, via automatic backup or any other way

I apologize in advance for my ignorance. My Verizon Galaxy S3 went missing at a party. I am hoping that at least some of the data (documents, media, contacts, texts, phone calls...) was backed up ...
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Yet another lost phone :( [duplicate]

GSM is on. Wifi is on. Email is on. G+ registered. Ringtone - don't know maybe silent. It isn't stolen, nor it is found by someone. It rings when called. No tracker app was installed. I was at few ...
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Ive lost my phone how do i install an app on that stolen phone from my pc or laptop [duplicate]

Im working in the DRC an sombody stole my Samsung Gallaxy S4 from my car I want to block the phone so he cant use it any more
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How to prevent tracking or hacking of a used phone

The used phone's IMEI is clean, so it's not stolen. Looks like its seller did a factory-reset before selling it. But how do I make sure that it doesn't have any malware or backdoors, and that its ...
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How can I remotely wipe a stolen phone? [duplicate]

My phone have been stolen and I have many pictures on it, and secret things! How can I trash every thing on it through a Whatsapp message? I have not tired anything yet.
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How do I get my old WhatsApp account on my new phone?

I lost my old phone yesterday and it had my WhatsApp account on it. Today I bought my new phone and I was wondering how I could get my account back. I have both my the number for the account and the ...
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How to find stolen Galaxy S4 using IMEI number [duplicate]

some one stole my Galaxy S4 on 12th June 2014, at Mumbai, India. The IMEI number is 357138056665539. Can you pls help locating it.
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Lost, deactivated phone being used by someone on wifi. Can I track it?

The person who found my deactivated phone sent me a threatening E-mail from my own mailbox. He suggests he is has been reading my recent mail and says he found the phone in front of my house, ...
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How to open or restart or unlock mobile device from Android Device Manager

I am using samsung galaxy S2. I have recently download google's android app Android Device Manager. But i have wrong click Erase in web https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager here . After ...
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my phone was stolen last day and its switched off now , is there any way to get my contacts back?

my phone was stolen last day and its switched off now , is there any way to get my contacts back ? There is a screen lock with numbers, can anyone access the phone without formatting the phone . If ...
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Is flashing a new ROM enough after phone was stolen?

A friend of mine had his Samsung Galaxy S 2 stolen and returned some 20 minutes later after he talked to the pickpocket and tried to play her guilty consciousness. USB debugging was active when I ...
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how to trace lost mobile location with help of imei number? [duplicate]

I had lost my samsung galaxy note 2 on 31st january 2014 & i have imei number so can anyone help me how to trace my mobile loation with help of imei number?
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Could a thief reset a stolen phone from its default config + screen lock?

For this scenario let's assume the following: The phone is stolen and locked. The thief does not know the lock combination and cannot determine it. There is no external SD slot. USB debugging is ...
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Can you remotely install apps to your phone if your phone is dead?

If your phone is dead, will it still download apps that you try to remotely install thru desktop? I'm trying to download a tracking device to find my phone but I think the battery is dead and I don't ...
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Can you remotely download AndroidLost to your phone if your phone battery is dead? [duplicate]

I lost my phone recently and I found the app AndroidLost which allows you to download the app via desktop to your lost phone, by downloading it on your computer and texting via SMS message. If the ...
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What does it mean when a device stops showing up on Android Device Manager?

On 2 November I forgot my (brand new) Wifi-only Nexus 7 on the plane. Despite realizing it <30 min after disembarking they didn't recover the device. I have been regularly monitoring ...
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Mobile Lost and some one else is using the mobile with a different sim

I need help to track the person who has my mobile. My account(email) is still linked with google play on that mobile. I can install apps from my browser from google play account. Is there any app ...
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How to remotely backup folders on stolen Android?

Most Android anti-theft apps can backup photos and text messages, but is there any app that can be installed through the web version of Google Play that can give me access to my folders and files to ...
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How can I find a GPS supported phone without an Internet support enable?

Can I still find my phone's location even without Internet? Because as I know, GPS support will be enable if the phone's Internet is active. So is there a way how to find it? Because today, someone ...
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I lost my phone, can I recover the data from my Google account?

I've lost my smartphone (Samsung Galaxy Star duos) last month. And now I realized that it contained very important data of mine. I believe that my phone was connected to the Google account almost all ...
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How do I prevent a thief from reading my SD card?

If my device is lost or stolen, how can I prevent others from reading the contents of the data on the SD card?
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my phone is stolen and sim cards removed. how to track it? [duplicate]

my android phone got stolen a few hours ago. the thief has already removed both the internet sims. as such, i had not installed AndroidLost or Mobile Tracker apps in the phone as it is a relatively ...
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Lost phone and WhatsApp issue

I lost my phone and I have some contacts on WhatsApp which I don't have anywhere else. Is there any way to get those contacts? I have already deactivated my SIM card. Can I get the data back?
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How to get my lost Xperia SL back even after factory reset?

I'm new to this forum, I have lost my Xperia SL yesterday in a bus. I have registered police complaint with my IMEI number. I was trying to locate the phone using android device manager when someone ...
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What are the signs your (stolen) phone has been wiped/hard reset?

I had my 2-week-old HTC One stolen. Unfortunately, I was not aware of the Android Device Manager or the ability to turn on remote wipe functionality (nor I had any remote tracking/wiping apps ...
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Tracking Android Phone via IMEI number

I have lost my Android Phone. How can I track it via IMEI number. Can I install any application which can given me the number of SIM currently on given IMEI number. Please help
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Locating stolen phone after factory reset

I assume any reasonable thief will wipe the phone as soon as possible, thus removing any tracking apps and user accounts. I there a method to track the phone any way? A possible method is to use a ...
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Any way to find a Wi-Fi connected (unactivated) phone?

I'm ALWAYS losing my phone at home, in various obscure places (on a shelf in the basement, under the coffee filters, behind the toilet, etc.,) and I was wondering if there's any way to find it. The ...
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Android lost, Gmail password changed. Can Gmail still be viewed?

I lost my Android phone today so I changed my Gmail account password. Will whomever that finds it be able to view my offline Gmail (cached) content, even though I changed my account password? I'm ...
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How to Deactivate my Android phone using IMEI number?

I lost my Sony Xperia Sola(MT27i) recently. As there was no SIM card inside the phone, when got lost, I am finding it very difficult to access my mobile online from mobilesecurity.norton.com, which I ...
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How to know which email address was registered to my lost phone?

My phone(Samsung Galaxy Note 2) is lost. I want to delete data from it, especially my personal photos. I don't remember my play store account which was associated with my Note 2. I tried to contact my ...
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How does 'Android Lost' application work?

its very urgent and important for me. Lost my android device. Now I have come to know that its being used and is online. By checking the Android Robot symbol in my friends chat list meaning, that my ...
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How to find a stolen android phone without internet connectivity?

Is there any app which could send me a text for the new sim and the number and with the help of the number can i send a text back to perform some remote locking features. The point is when the phone ...
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How to find my stolen galaxy ace duos [duplicate]

I lost my galaxy ace duos. The sim card has been changed. How can i trace phone or find the number of the new sim being used? I have several apps installed. can that help in anyway? Thanks for the ...
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How to trace/track my stolen Samsung Galaxy Ace 2

Today was a bad day for me as I'm having a lot of problems. The latest and important event was I lost my phone. It was registered with my name and email and has information on it about me etc. The sim ...
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Can a thief unlock my stolen phone that is secured with a pattern?

I've lost my phone recently and it's got a pattern lock on it. I've also reported the phone as stolen, so it's been barred. Would it be possible for a thief to unlock it?
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I have lost my phone! Please help me regarding the apps to track it down [duplicate]

I have lost my smart phone. What are the best ways to track my Android device? Hints on how to keep you'r phone from being lost or stolen are welcome, too.
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Trace stolen android mobile

I lost my mobile on 26th March, 2013. I didn't install any tracking apps and they removed my sim card from my mobile. Is possible to track my mobile using the device ID? Is there any Unique ID for ...
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How can I find my phone without an app [duplicate]

I just lost my phone today and I dont have any Find Me app but I am logged in with all of my information. Like my email, facebook, and such things. How can I possibly find it?? I also know that my GPS ...
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I lost my phone and changed my Google password. Is there any way to wipe the data on my phone now?

I lost my LG P500 a few hours ago and the first thing that came to my mind was to change my Google account password. Now I cannot install AndroidLost or another such application remotely and I really ...
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Lost my Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos. No app Installed. Sim also not working. Can anyone help how to trace it [duplicate]

Lost my Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos. No app Installed. Sim also not working. Can anyone plz help how to trace it.
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Can I get my phone back, given some information like model, IMEI, etc?

I lost my Android. I have no tracker. Luckily, I do have some inforomation. I know my model, IMEI, last time used, registration date and more. Can anyone offer advice for getting my phone back?
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Password Protect for Andorid mobile [duplicate]

I lost my android mobile, but I haven't logged out of gmail account, since using the device, I must log on. So if someone take it, he/she may access my gmail account. What should I do now?