Questions tagged [anti-theft]

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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Stolen phone - does Android Device Manager's lock override the thief's password?

I'm currently trying it on another phone and it seems that as long as I have a pattern lock set up, the ADM lock screen shows up but the old pattern is requested instead of the remotely set password. ...
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Device update triggers factory reset and completly locks user out

My father made a installed as system update on his huawei gx 10. After the reboot a message stated that the device was factory reseted and that it was necessary to log in with a google account that ...
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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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How does Avast Anti-theft Survive a hard reset

So, I came across Avast Anti-theft a few days ago, they flaunt a feature of surviving a factory reset, how is this possible without having root access ? I looked up a few threads and could not find a ...
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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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What's the point of anti theft if recovery wipe can clear it?

Seriously how is an anti theft supposed to protect your device? A thief can either just boot in recovery and erase data partition and poof anti theft is gone for good. And with firmware tools like ...