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    my daughter had her samsung galaxy s3 stolen from home we had just got it so did not download any thing is there a way of still tracking it .
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    Did you already set it up so it has a Google account tied to it?

    If so, you can go to play.google.com and remotely install Plan B.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...out.labs.planb

    Good luck.
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    What a damn shame. Any further details?
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    Quote Originally Posted by carney40 View Post
    my daughter had her samsung galaxy s3 stolen from home we had just got it so did not download any thing is there a way of still tracking it .
    Agreed with EvilMonkey if you set it up and tied a google account to it PlanB is a life saver. I am curious though? "Stolen from home", As in someone broke into your home and stole the phone or someone you let in walked off with it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by carney40 View Post
    my daughter had her samsung galaxy s3 stolen from home we had just got it so did not download any thing is there a way of still tracking it .
    Or... (devil's advocate here) The OP "found" a S3 and wants to know if anyone can track them. Now they know one thing to watch for. I am in no way judging the guilt or innocence of said poster, I've just seen it before, especially first posters asking deep security related questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trucky View Post
    Or... (devil's advocate here) The OP "found" a S3 and wants to know if anyone can track them. Now they know one thing to watch for. I am in no way judging the guilt or innocence of said poster, I've just seen it before, especially first posters asking deep security related questions.
    Wow never thought of it that way, and considering said posted hasn't returned to comment.....
    Hmmm I hope that isn't the case, that's for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trucky View Post
    Or... (devil's advocate here) The OP "found" a S3 and wants to know if anyone can track them. Now they know one thing to watch for. I am in no way judging the guilt or innocence of said poster, I've just seen it before, especially first posters asking deep security related questions.
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    Wow never thought of it that way, and considering said posted hasn't returned to comment.....
    Hmmm I hope that isn't the case, that's for sure.
    I sure hope not... And Trucky its all good. There always can be another light to a story so good thinking.

    I am hoping they didn't take someone's s3 and came here for advice to cover their tracks. If so I hope the owner has already alerted the police to them .

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums
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    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    I sure hope not... And Trucky its all good. There always can be another light to a story so good thinking.

    I am hoping they didn't take someone's s3 and came here for advice to cover their tracks. If so I hope the owner has already alerted the police to them .

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums
    What concerns me now that this is all mentioned, is that the user that originally posted the question has been online since and not commented on anyone's suggestions or defended themselves. Maybe just jumping to conclusions but the more you look the more it makes sense. 1 post, no reply, hmm
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhinc View Post
    What concerns me now that this is all mentioned, is that the user that originally posted the question has been online since and not commented on anyone's suggestions or defended themselves. Maybe just jumping to conclusions but the more you look the more it makes sense. 1 post, no reply, hmm
    Yeah. Maybe we should have a mod delete this post? I don't want us to be feeding a thief but usually people come back and will answer some questions or at least an acknowledgement.

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums
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    This knowledge is already out there. It would only take a 6th grade education to find it... unless you went to school in Chicago.
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    Lets organize a posse, hunt the OP down, and string the phone thief up.
    He also may be a witch.
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    If the phone was stolen, the original owner should report it to Sprint, who can block the ESN.
    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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