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    Default Lost/Stolen HTC One Sim card question...

    My friend has a One on Sprint, he lost his phone or it was stolen, he's not sure. He has a few security features activated on the phone but it appears to be off or dead. If somebody pulls the existing sim card and replaces it with another prior to turning on the phone will those security features still work??
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    Default Re: Lost/Stolen HTC One Sim card question...

    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzly_Atoms View Post
    My friend has a One on Sprint, he lost his phone or it was stolen, he's not sure. He has a few security features activated on the phone but it appears to be off or dead. If somebody pulls the existing sim card and replaces it with another prior to turning on the phone will those security features still work??
    Yes, just changing the sim, does not change the phone's security. If they're an experienced hacker, they can get passed it, but your average thief, will just wipe the phone and start anew.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisxpierce View Post
    Yes, just changing the sim, does not change the phone's security. If they're an experienced hacker, they can get passed it, but your average thief, will just wipe the phone and start anew.
    So if the phone is started with the new sim, in airplane mode and then wiped in theory those recovery features wouldn't work? Or would it not matter?
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    Default Re: Lost/Stolen HTC One Sim card question...

    If the phone is wiped, then nothing will remain from the previous user, no locks or any other features. If the thief starts the phone with the new sim, without wiping first, then if your friend had something like GOTYA, that can be set up to notify you of a sim change, then that would work. But wiping the phone, will WIPE EVERYTHING, including all security features. Unless someone else knows something here, that I don't know about. PS: In my opinion, they'll wipe the phone prior to putting the new sim in.
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    Default Re: Lost/Stolen HTC One Sim card question...

    The smartest advice would be for your friend to contact sprint.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 4
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    Quote Originally Posted by andriver View Post
    The smartest advice would be for your friend to contact sprint.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 4
    Just out of curiosity, not being sarcastic, but what could sprint do?
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    Default Re: Lost/Stolen HTC One Sim card question...

    Sprint has non removable sim cards anyway.

    Sent from a Slim 4.3 S3
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    Default Re: Lost/Stolen HTC One Sim card question...

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisxpierce View Post
    Just out of curiosity, not being sarcastic, but what could sprint do?
    I believe they can black list the MEID or ESN so the thief won't be able to use it on the Sprint network.

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    Default Re: Lost/Stolen HTC One Sim card question...

    Gotcha, thanks! That needs to be on all phones, especially for the hundreds of dollars we pay for them!

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