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How can the phone kill switch even work?
Sorry I might sound foolish. But android L boasts of locking the phone completely and preventing a thief from factory resetting it. Can this fully be coded in software?
Isnt that a hardware feature like Apple did?
Wont the thief just flash a rom or factory reset from the boot menu?
Very confused. Does google mean only nexus devices get anti theft facilities?
- 07-01-2014, 05:03 PM #2
Re: How can the phone kill switch even work?
It could easily be done by sending a piece of code the will brick the device. Even Nexus devices can be bricked, it just takes specific things to happen.
- 07-01-2014, 05:18 PM #3
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Re: How can the phone kill switch even work?Tablets: 2nd gen Nexus 7 32gb, 1st gen Nexus 7 16gb
Phone: Droid MAXX
Retired: OG Droid, Droid RAZR (RIP), Galaxy Nexus (backup phone)
- 07-01-2014, 05:22 PM #4
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