1. shadowsjc's Avatar
    After having an awful experience having my DX stolen (no insurance), I think I'm going to wise up and get insurance on my Bionic. However, in addition, I'd like to install an app that can either help track or disable / format my phone remotely. Does anyone have any positive experiences with any of these types of apps? Can you recommend any? Thanks
    09-08-2011 04:36 PM
  2. Merlin_AZ's Avatar
    Look at SeekDroid.
    09-11-2011 09:00 PM
  3. DroidST's Avatar
    When the Bionic was announced originally, it had 'remote wipe'.. I have not bothered to check to see if that is an option with the 875s... need to check...
    09-11-2011 09:03 PM
  4. p08757's Avatar
    I like Lookout. I currently use the free version.
    09-11-2011 09:41 PM
  5. rlmesq's Avatar
    TheftAware. It's a great app, activated by SMS messages, and can survive a factory reset. I had it installed on my DroidX, which just went to my fiancee, and it locked the phone when I tried to reactivate.

    Plus, if you're rooted, it becomes an invisible system app. You access it by dialing your four-digit PIN through the dialer app.

    I also like SeekDroid, and also have it installed on my phone because it's easier to use the locate function if you have access to a website or it's inconvenient to send an SMS, but TheftAware is the one I'd depend on if my phone was actually lost or stolen (instead of just misplaced in a pair of pants at the bottom of my closet ).
    09-11-2011 10:12 PM
  6. pwscott's Avatar
    Used Lookout and switched to SeekDroid here. Seems to work quite well.
    09-11-2011 10:22 PM
  7. shadowsjc's Avatar
    interesting, i'll look into these right now. thanks
    09-11-2011 10:29 PM
  8. DroidST's Avatar
    When the Bionic was announced originally, it had 'remote wipe'.. I have not bothered to check to see if that is an option with the 875s... need to check...
    I guess it does come with "Remote Wipe"..

    See Page 52 in the 875 Bionic Manual

    Remote wipe a lost or stolen smartphone


    Looks like you need a account on Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync though
    09-11-2011 10:58 PM
  9. SonicJoe's Avatar
    I guess it does come with "Remote Wipe"..

    See Page 52 in the 875 Bionic Manual

    Remote wipe a lost or stolen smartphone


    Looks like you need a account on Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync though
    Correct. Remote wipe is included as a business feature, not for the average consumer.
    09-12-2011 06:10 AM
  10. shadowsjc's Avatar
    When you guys mention the manual, are you talking about the manual the phone came with or an online one? (sorry I'm not home right now to check)

    I have exchange through my school email, but I'm guessing what you need to wipe it remotely with the stock software is slightly different?
    09-12-2011 07:38 AM
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