Re: Sold phone with Gmail account logged in
Sure. Install the free app 'AndroidLost' on that phone. Remotely. From another web connected device. Just goto the Play Store and log in with that old phone's associated Gmail ID and password. If the new owner hasn't yet reset that phone to factory settings that should work. When AndroidLost is installed you can go to AndroidLost.com and
Originally Posted by chocochip9
Read the latest SMS'es from your phone and send them to your email.
Remote control alarm
Have you ever misplaced your phone which was put on silent mode? Now you may sound the alarm on your phone from your PC!
View on map
Find the location of your phone on a map. With AndroidLost you can find your phone with GPS precision. Even if the phone is indoor you will get a nearby location by network accuracy.
Send SMS'es from your PC
You can send SMS'es directly from your phone by typing them on AndroidLost. All replies will still go to your phone.
Lock the phone
You can lock and unlock the phone from the web. If you forget your pincode you can simply overwrite it or remove it from the web.
Wipe the phone
Don't want your personal messages in the hands of anyone else? With AndroidLost you may wipe the entire phone so all SMS'es, contact and google setup is removed.
Pop up messages on the phone
Send a message to the friendly guy who have found your phone so you may let him know where to give it back.
Forward your calls
You can send keys to the dialer of your phone. That way you can forward your calls from your mobile to a nearby phone.
No battery use
AndroidLost will not use any battery since it does not poll any server to find out if it is lost. It uses the latest technology from google to send messages to the phone.
No pre installation required
You didn't install AndroidLost on your phone? No problem! You can push the AndroidLost app to your phone from google play and initiate the connection to googles servers by sending an SMS with the message 'androidlost register' to your phone.
Detect how much battery is left, display IMEI, SIM card ID and much more.
You can set up a phonenumber which can control you phone, i.e. start the alarm by sending an SMS to your phone.
Erase SD card
Click a button and your SD card will be erased! Very useful if you have some naughty pictures on your sd card.
SIM card changed
When the SIM card is changed an email will be sent to the owner of the phone.
When the phone receives an SMS it plays a sound and displays an icon in the notification bar. But if it starts with androidlost it will not play any sound and not display any notification.
A list of incomming and outgoing calls will be sent to you.
AndroidLost can take pictures with the front facing camera in case the phone is stolen. Only for android 2.3.
AndroidLost also works on tablets. The call functions will obviously fail if the tablet have no phone installed.
Text to speech
You can make your phone speak out load. Suppose you have lost it on a café then you can make the phone say: 'I am lost - please pick me up!'
Multiple phones on the same account
So you may control more that one phone from your account.
You can browse the content on the phone directly from the webpage. So if you phone is stolen you can still download your holiday pictures or erase them remotely.
Take your pick.
If the new owner has already reset that phone to factory settings all that will obviously not work anymore. But your Gmail ID and password will then also not be associated with that device anymore. Which is what you wanted, right?
If the new owner has not yet reset that phone to factory settings and you, say, wipe it remotely, then he/she might not be so pleased, of course.