- 03-22-2011, 05:33 AM #2
- 750 Posts
- CM9,Tablet Mode,Nova
Reporting it to Verizon will have them invalidate the ESN so it will become a lot less valuable. In theory they can work with police to track it, but in my experience for small crimes like this the police aren't willing to do much (why spend a few thousand dollars on manpower to find a thief with a $500 phone).
AppBrain has the ability to remotely push apps to the phone, if you've enabled that feature or a similar feature that may help.
You may also want to call your phone and see if anyone answers. It may have been lost rather than stolen, or someone may have accidentally taken it. Perhaps a longshot, but it may save you a lot of trouble if it's true.Galaxy Nexus (VZW)
Motorola Droid X (WiFi)/Motorola Droid 2 Global (VZW)
Motorola 9505A (Iridium)/HP Zeen (WiFi)
- 03-22-2011, 08:59 AM #3
- 28 Posts
- 03-22-2011, 04:17 PM #4
It May Not Be Too Little Too Late
I also have Lookout on my DroidX. I don't have the premium plan because: one of the great things about Lookout is you can add the premium plan at any time.
So, in the event your phone is lost or stolen, you can sign up for the premium plan after the fact and run the remote locking & remote data wipe at that time. The remote location feature works on the free version.
*It May Not Be Too Little Too Late: You may be able to load the app even though you don't have your phone; methinks you can remotely load apps through the App Market. Then you can go ahead and and run the app data wipe and phone lock features from your desktop/laptop computer. (just a thought!) You may not get your phone back but you won't have to be sweating bullets wondering if anyone is accessing the data on your phone.
However, booberthecat is getting extra peace of mind by loading the Lookout Premium feature ahead of time. And for $30, that's a good deal.
Last edited by Sailmaker; 03-22-2011 at 04:27 PM.
- 03-22-2011, 07:30 PM #5
- 37 Posts
I am so sorry to hear about your phone. :-(
Webroot also gives the feature sets of Lookout Premium for free. I have used Webroot since day one and it works amazingly well:
• Proactively scans all downloads
• “Scream” functionality to find your device
• “Call/SMS Blocking”
• Works on Rooted devices
• Remotely locates your mobile device using Google Maps
• Remotely wipes and locks your mobile device
• Blocks harmful websites| z4Rooted | Liberty 1.5 | ADW Launcher | Webroot Mobile Security |
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- 03-22-2011, 07:34 PM #6
- 37 Posts
- 03-22-2011, 08:28 PM #7
Also Try Plan B
Plan B is the 'find my phone' app that you download AFTER you lose your phone.
Plan B is your last resort to find your missing phone.
This is the first and only 'find my phone' app that you download AFTER you've already lost your phone. Having Lookout on your phone is the best way to protect your phone and find it fast, but use Plan B if you have already lost your phone and didn't have Lookout installed.
Available @ App Market
- 03-22-2011, 10:55 PM #8
- 360 Posts
If your number is still active goto android market on the web and install Where's My Droid.
Wait a couple minutes for it to install to your missing Droid (assuming it is on)
WMD's default SMS phrase is 'gps my droid' SMS that from another phone to get the gps coordinates and maps link SMSed back to you.
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- 03-23-2011, 01:57 PM #9
I wanted to post that I just downloaded Seek Droid for .99 from Amazon's app market and am impressed with what I got for.99. It can send an alarm, it can wipe the device (didn't test)...it can remotely lock the phone and it can show me where it is on a map.