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    So I've become a victim of the Walmart phone swiper! Just my luck someone was up at Walmart at 9 am on a Saturday morning looking for a phone to swipe. I wouldn't be such a wreck if I didn't also have business as well as personal data on the phone. I filed a police report but the officer pretty much said "good luck" I asked him to pull the tape b/c I'm sure whoever got is on there. Anywho...

    I didn't have any tracker app already installed. Is there anything I can do now? I've tried installing Cerberus but I can't figure out how to use the web dashboard. Sprint is my carrier so I signed up for the Sprint Family Locator but the phone is now powered off so it can't locate it. How do I create an account on Cerberus? Do I have to have the phone to install the app? I call myself installing it throgh google play. Help!!
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    I don't think you can do anything with no security app installed in the phone, You might just have to charge this one to the streets man....its gone. Just inform Sprint that it was stolen and I don't think anyone will be able to activate it again. Sorry to hear about that
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    This app was made for you download it via computer
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    "Remote installation
    If you have already lost your phone and have not yet installed androidlost you still have a chance of using it. First push the app to the phone as described above. Then send an SMS with the text "androidlost register". This will startup the app, get a google push key and send it to the web server. You should now be able to sign in on and start the alarm."
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    Quote Originally Posted by tyrntlzrdking View Post


    "Remote installation
    If you have already lost your phone and have not yet installed androidlost you still have a chance of using it. First push the app to the phone as described above. Then send an SMS with the text "androidlost register". This will startup the app, get a google push key and send it to the web server. You should now be able to sign in on and start the alarm."
    I have this also. I thought you could do it some how but it was too much research lol. Use both man android lost allows you much more features though
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    Try "plan B" its a last resort for phones already stolen.
    Good luck. I feel for u :beer:

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    how to locate stolen samsung note 2
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    Is the Samsung phone tracker not active by default? I can't remember if I switched it on or if it's always been on
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devadasan Naidoo View Post
    how to locate stolen samsung note 2
    See answers in posts #3 and #4.

    Quote Originally Posted by bakeri666 View Post
    Is the Samsung phone tracker not active by default? I can't remember if I switched it on or if it's always been on
    What is this "Samsung phone tracker"? I don't see anything like that on my Sprint GS3.
    PLEASE, when asking for help provide as much information as possible. We can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they began.

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    Lost my Samsung Galaxy S3 and got a tracking device on it!!! But before my phone was stolen< never tested it to see if it works. Any user of the same phone has tried tracking u phone and it works?? The phone, if its off, can be detected??? Really need someones help please!!!
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    If the phone is powered off then I would think it's not possible to track. It would have to be on and radios turned on receiving/transmitting to be tracked.

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    any chance of recovering my lost samsung s3 that is lost. i did not install tracking apps
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    Quote Originally Posted by c v View Post
    any chance of recovering my lost samsung s3 that is lost. i did not install tracking apps
    Try installing "Plan B"-->
    ASAP!
    It can be installed remotely assuming they haven't yet wiped it & it has a Data connection.
    Hurry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanhoj View Post
    Try installing "Plan B"-->
    ASAP!
    It can be installed remotely assuming they haven't yet wiped it & it has a Data connection.
    Hurry!
    I learned about Plan B...

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    Quote Originally Posted by trucky View Post
    ...NOTE: Plan B only works with 2.0 - 2.3 versions of Android...
    Now ya, which sucks!
    Use to work across the board (have used it on multiple Nexus & non-Nexus devices in the past), not sure why they changed that.
    Oh well.
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    I had my Galaxy S3 stolen about 36 hours ago. My SIM card has been removed so I cannot use any apps which require SMS activation or commands to locate it. I do know that the phone is still being used and I can still push-install apps using Google Market, which I have been doing to try and locate it. I downloaded apps such as Android Lost, Where's My Droid, but only to come to the realization that none of them will be of any help to me because I cannot control them via SMS due to the fact that the person who stole it is now using it with their SIM card and won't be receiving any of my texts.

    So I am searching for Apps that can be push-installed using the Web Google Market AND would allow me to remotely (via computer) to control (change settings, turn wifi/data on, etc) and locate (using GPS) my phone. So far the only app I have come across is Remote Phone Locator. I have successfully (or I believe so because it is showing as such on Google Market online) push-installed the app, however when I log-on online to the app's website it is not connecting to my "device".

    Can anyone provide me with any assistance for this app or give me any other advice on trying to locate my phone in my situation (using apps or speaking to my carrier, etc.) Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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    Technically if it is still logged into your account and you have location history on, you should be able to go to your Google account and find where it is.

    Sent from my totally awesome Sprint Galaxy Nexus, even if I don't know all its secrets yet.
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    I don't know what location history is and am not sure if it is on. How do I find this out?
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    Is there any Android app that works as well as Find my iphone? I moved on from iOS. Find my iphone worked quite well. I have AVG antivirus on my SG3, and it has a locator function, but it isn't as good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunny Kaler View Post
    I don't know what location history is and am not sure if it is on. How do I find this out?
    It's on by default so if you don't know what it is then you probably didn't turn it off. On a computer, log in to Google maps and check the settings. History should be there somewhere - search and location. Good luck.

    Sent from my totally awesome Sprint Galaxy Nexus, even if I don't know all its secrets yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn Magm View Post
    Is there any Android app that works as well as Find my iphone? I moved on from iOS. Find my iphone worked quite well. I have AVG antivirus on my SG3, and it has a locator function, but it isn't as good.
    There are a few. Lookout, Where's my Android, Prey, Android Lost and Samsung own website. I use them all. Nice to know you have a few options if your phone goes missing.
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    Just out of curiosity if I have the pattern lock on my stolen S3 can I install any of these apps and get the exact use out of the service... The phone is off but as stated above the S3 uses a sim card and idk if I will be able to find it...
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    I have look out installed but my phone sys plan b not compatible.
    I really really miss one feature on the iphone and that it the find my iphone app.
    I can see where my kids are.
    Note I have to use the ipad at home.... but prefer this phone to the iphone 5.
    I play I don't lose it

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    it says this is not compatible with my device
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    Think outside the box.
    Google Maps, possibly you had this saving your location
    Auto camera upload
    Apps that auto tag your location

    I like the feature in Lookout where if your battery gets down to 5% it kicks in GPS and sends you an email of the last known location whether you have the phone or not.


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