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A miracle for finding a stolen phone [duplicate]

Background Recently my phone got stolen from my pocket and then I was almost thrown in street and run over by a car. The police won't move a finger because of a new law, which means I'll have to wait ...
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My phone was just stolen an hour or so ago. Are there any options for tracking?

I realize this is a long shot, but my phone was lost or stolen a few hours ago. At the time it was stolen, I didn't have any specific applications installed to track it or wipe the data. So... my ...
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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 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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Lost my phone on aeroplane mode

I lost my Samsung s5 on a flight the day before I took the last photos of my honeymoon they are the only ones that are not backed up. Could some one tell me if they will ever be backed up? Or will my ...
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How do i get my phone's IMEI number if it was stolen?

My Samsung S5 mini was stolen and I now need the IMEI number. How do i get this without the phone?
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What's the point of Airdroid's “Find phone” feature if phone is not on the same network

I started using Airdroid today and was perplexed by how its "Find phone" feature works. As far as I can tell, my web Airdroid and my phone Airdroid are connected only when they are in the same local ...
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Lost/Stolen Samsung S4 Mini blocked be tracked?

recently lost samsung s4 mini, which had sim and phone blocked. Tried to remote lock it using Androis manager, but said device was offline. Does this mean that they can get at my data even though I ...
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Recovering data remotely from a lost device

I was wondering if I could recover some photos and/or contacts from my phone which I lost yesterday. Also I'm pretty sure it was stolen, so is there a way that I can know when the device is online?
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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 can I find my phone when it's on silent/vibrate mode?

Sometimes when I can't find my phone, I call it from my wife's phone or my landline. (There's also online service which provides a free call to your phone, it's a handy way to find a missing phone). ...
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Lost my phone. Can I still locate it?

So I lost my phone a few days ago. Either somebody found it, or it is somewhere in the snow, soaked with water. It's a Nexus 4 running CM12 nightly with GPS completely turned off. Google's Android ...
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Tracking Moto X phone

Hi when all else fails in tracking your stolen phone, How can you get the factory setting IP address to track your phone? Or is it even an option? what can be done if a sim card is gone or if it is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Remotely brick a stolen phone

If my phone is lost or stolen, can I remotely and permanently brick my phone. This way, not only is my data secure, but the resale value of the phone plummets to zero. Tangential question: can apps ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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Is there any way to erase personal information from my phone that has already been stolen?

My phone has been stolen. I do not want the thief to have access to any of my personal information such as calls, texts, and information saved in the phones contents. Is there any possible way I can ...
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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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Find a stolen Android device without sim card [closed]

I'm looking for an app that could help me find/take pictures & record sound/ erase my data / block device if I lose my cell. I don't know if is it possible, but will be really useful if the app ...
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My android phone was stolen. How worried should I be with all my google data inside the phone?

Ok, so my samsung galaxy 5 was stolen. I had gmail, calendar, twitter(tweetdeck), facebook, ... all my personal data in it. I didn't have any app installed that could wipe this information from a ...
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Retrieving text messages from stolen Android phone

My Samsung Galaxy Nexus was stolen the other night. Is it possible to retrieve my texts and save them to my computer if I know the phone number and IMEI? I have a Gmail account set up on the phone ...
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How to prepare myself & smartphone/tablet in the event it goes missing or is stolen?

I would like to know what measures or steps etc that should be performed, in order to protect & safeguard whatever "data" is on my Android Smartphone or Tablet, and indeed the device itself, in ...
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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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Find lost Samsung Galaxy Ace phone?

3 weeks ago I lost my Samsung Galaxy Ace. I don't have any tracker applications or any "if lost" applications installed. I'm looking for some tracker that doesn't need a sim card, just a locator using ...
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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 ...