1. AC Question's Avatar
    My old Android (S5) was stolen. I have tried "Find my phone" and other ways to locate it but the GPS is never on! But i know that my Google account is still connected to the device! Is there any way i could "download" some spyware to my old device using the Gmail of my Google account? Or just hack in to the device using a "backdoor"?! Or sending an email to the Gmail account and hoping that the person open it and reveal location or give me control of that device remotely? I know i could lock it or erase it but i want to know who has stolen it!
    10-30-2016 06:09 PM
  2. hallux's Avatar
    You could use Android Device Manager (www.google.com/android/devicemanager) to send a remote wipe.
    10-30-2016 06:32 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! It's not worth it, to be honest. What would you do if you found out? Suppose it's in the hands of some dangerous character -- would you confront him? If it happened to me, I'd just change my Google password immediately (so the thief wouldn't be able to access any of my sensitive Google data), as well as any other passwords for apps that might automatically log in (like Facebook). Then I'd send a lock or remote wipe command via Android Device Manager.
    10-31-2016 12:39 AM

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