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    Default Stolen Android Tablets

    Forum,

    I had two of my tablets stolen in a burglary. I can still "see" both of my devices in Android Device Manager. As of yet they have not turned on location for me to get a location report on them.....I just check every once in a while to see any activity on them. There has been no activity on the TF700 since 3 days after it was stolen, and I am pretty sure it was reset. There is still activity being reported on the Nexus 7 tablet as of yesterday.

    I pushed Androidlost to the tablet, but since it is not a phone I can't SMS it to turn it on.

    If there is someone out there that could help me get my tablets back, I would appreciate it. Also I have enabled Android Device Manager on all my other/replacement devices. Is there a good location software that you would recommend, so that if this happens again, I am more prepared to find my lost/stolen devices.

    Thank you Forum!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by henrystrawn View Post
    Forum,

    I had two of my tablets stolen in a burglary. I can still "see" both of my devices in Android Device Manager. As of yet they have not turned on location for me to get a location report on them.....I just check every once in a while to see any activity on them. There has been no activity on the TF700 since 3 days after it was stolen, and I am pretty sure it was reset. There is still activity being reported on the Nexus 7 tablet as of yesterday.

    I pushed Androidlost to the tablet, but since it is not a phone I can't SMS it to turn it on.

    If there is someone out there that could help me get my tablets back, I would appreciate it. Also I have enabled Android Device Manager on all my other/replacement devices. Is there a good location software that you would recommend, so that if this happens again, I am more prepared to find my lost/stolen devices.

    Thank you Forum!!!!!
    Welcome to the forums!
    Downside to stuff like this happening, and I am sorry it happened to you, but there is little that can be done after the fact, even more so, when a reset comes into play.

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    Golfdriver97,

    Thanks for the reply. I have installed the free version of Avast anti-theft on both the phone and my new Nexus 7. I was hoping with Android Device Manager, and Avast anti-theft, I might have a better chance of recovering them in the future.

    I did do some research on Location apps, Avast had positive reviews, and you can't beat the price. I am not apposed to paying for an apps if you know one that may offer better protection.

    Please let me know if you have any recommendations for a better solution.

    Once again, thanks!

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    I have only owned Motorola phones since the E815. I just recently got a Galaxy S4, lovin' it. I can't believe that Motorola has moved away from a micro SD card. I don't want to be forced into cloud storage.
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    Hopefully you are able to retrieve the devices(s). Keep in mind that if a location is detected, don't not attempt to recover on your own. Contact the local authorities for proper handling. Hopefully the devices were reported stolen at the time of the burglary.

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    Default Re: Stolen Android Tablets

    Quote Originally Posted by henrystrawn View Post
    Golfdriver97,

    Thanks for the reply. I have installed the free version of Avast anti-theft on both the phone and my new Nexus 7. I was hoping with Android Device Manager, and Avast anti-theft, I might have a better chance of recovering them in the future.

    I did do some research on Location apps, Avast had positive reviews, and you can't beat the price. I am not apposed to paying for an apps if you know one that may offer better protection.

    Please let me know if you have any recommendations for a better solution.

    Once again, thanks!

    P.S.

    I have only owned Motorola phones since the E815. I just recently got a Galaxy S4, lovin' it. I can't believe that Motorola has moved away from a micro SD card. I don't want to be forced into cloud storage.
    I don't know about better protection, but I use AVG, and they offer that service for free. Haven't had to use it yet. I currently have my devices set up with Android device manager to erase devices once stolen/lost, but again, this is bypassed when a reset is done.

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    Root plus install cerberus as a system app = device tracking which will survive a reset.
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    mr_nobody,

    Thank you for the heads up about Cerberus......but I have vowed not to root this phone. I recently took a trip while on vacation, and I found out how reliant I am on turn by turn navigation. I got lost several times, and wasted close to two hours back tracking between destination and returning home. I had a Razr Maxx running CM10.2, and even flipping back to the stock side of safestrap, I could not get my GPS working while on the road. I just need a phone that works. Things didn't end well, I had to go buy a new phone at full retail. I know that rooting the phone won't change the stock recovery or ROM, but I don't want to head down that path again just yet.....even if the light dialer is driving me nuts right now.

    Thanks again for the suggestion.

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