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    Default help me brick my phone!

    Odd request, I know, but my galaxy s3 was just snatched up by some punk kid. I'm wondering if I can brick it from my computer so he can't use it or access my personal data on it. I know that Google Play will let me remote download apps onto my phone from a pc, is there something like this I can kill the phone with?
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    Default Re: help me brick my phone!

    This article recommends "android lost" http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2352755,00.asp and there's this which I don't know how much help it is. https://support.google.com/a/answer/173390?hl=en Good luck.
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    Default Re: help me brick my phone!

    Much thanks :-) I'll give it a try and check in later
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    Default Re: help me brick my phone!

    I was going to suggest that too but if that doesn't work I would definitely report it to your carrier ASAP so the person can't use it


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    Default Re: help me brick my phone!

    Thanks guys but it seems those p options can't be done retroactively :-(
    I tried to call the service provider asap, but it was after office hours and it just kept sending me to a message to call back during office hours, so I'm planning to do that first thing tomorrow.
    Thanks anyway guys :-)
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    Default Re: help me brick my phone!

    Really? I was looking at Android lost and it seemed like you could use it retroactively. Disappointing if you can't.
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    Default Re: help me brick my phone!

    Apparently you didn't have Android Device Manager enabled on your device? You could track the location or remote wipe it.

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