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  1. Michele Lester's Avatar
    How can I track my sons Nexus 7 tablet that was just stolen from a "FRIEND"???? I have all his warranty info and the #'s I registered it with.........my son is in tears !!!!!!PLEASE TELL ME I CAN DO SOMETHING!!!! PLEASE HELP!!!!!
    02-25-2013 02:13 AM
  2. haydnmorgan11's Avatar
    Did he install Lookout Mobile or AVG? (Or similar app as they can locate the device if its connected to WiFi.)

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    02-25-2013 02:41 AM
  3. Michele Lester's Avatar
    I dont think so.....ive looked up all the info i could on google play about his apps and I dont think we ever did.............IM SO SCREWED HUH???
    02-25-2013 02:59 AM
  4. haydnmorgan11's Avatar
    Well if location services are on you could try Google Latitude which runs through Google maps.... That way if your lucky and its connected to WiFi it might show where its been? I'm not sure

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    02-25-2013 03:09 AM
  5. Michele Lester's Avatar
    thank you so much dude...............my friend is a ****** and my sons just broke up about it!!! Hes only 13! Thanks again!!!
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    02-25-2013 03:16 AM
  6. Lil Jaye's Avatar
    Did you report it to the police? I guess that's really all you can do now. The police can do a process of elimination and see who came in and out during the time frame the nexus was at his friends and go from there.
    02-25-2013 03:17 AM
  7. ThePurpleAndroid's Avatar
    There is an app called Plan B. Install it from the computer, if the phone I still on and working it should work.

    ~Holliewood~
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    02-25-2013 03:20 AM
  8. ziffos's Avatar
    The POLICE option MUST be your best choice - go down that road and they will at least help if possible - you will also need to have reported it to the police to ensure your insurance company helps with the replacement.
    gnr_2 likes this.
    02-25-2013 07:49 AM
  9. royal hussar's Avatar
    The police are not worth a penny IMHO. The best you can hope for now is that your son may have learned a valuable lesson at this early age. I know its devastating but children have no respect for their possessions nowadays if he did he would not have lent it. I am sorry for your loss. But just one thing are you covered on your house insurance ??? many people would be.
    02-25-2013 08:59 AM
  10. Topgonzo's Avatar
    Stolen from a friend? I would be confronting that friend and getting my property back one way or another..if you know who has it then no reason you shouldn't get it back.

    Sent from my amazing HTC
    02-25-2013 09:08 AM
  11. Unicorn Rancher's Avatar
    The police are not worth a penny IMHO. The best you can hope for now is that your son may have learned a valuable lesson at this early age. I know its devastating but children have no respect for their possessions nowadays if he did he would not have lent it. I am sorry for your loss. But just one thing are you covered on your house insurance ??? many people would be.
    It's a low probability play but it's still worth filing a police report for the small chance it shows up. Also, many insurance policies want a police report for the claim, but to be honest the cost of a replacement N7 may be less than the deductible for homeowner or renter insurance. But if it was purchased with a card that has purchase protection, that's usually no deductible.

    Also, if the thief is stupid and the N7 is still associated with your Play Store account, you may be able to push an app like Plan B to track the location.
    02-25-2013 11:22 AM
  12. MJKearney's Avatar
    The best you can hope for now is that your son may have learned a valuable lesson at this early age. I know its devastating but children have no respect for their possessions nowadays if he did he would not have lent it.
    That's a rather harsh assumption and statement. Nowhere in her post did the OP state the specific circumstances of the theft. So don't blame it on the child, and don't even blame it on the friend. Perhaps, just perhaps, we should blame the theft on the thief.
    02-25-2013 01:37 PM
  13. Topgonzo's Avatar
    thank you so much dude...............my friend is a ****** and my sons just broke up about it!!! Hes only 13! Thanks again!!!
    The op did state that her friend was a ****** which would lead us to think it was a boyfriend or ex that possibly stole it from her son...that's why the previous poster had probably been a bit harsh.

    Sent from my amazing HTC
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    02-25-2013 07:30 PM
  14. gnr_2's Avatar
    It's a low probability play but it's still worth filing a police report for the small chance it shows up. Also, many insurance policies want a police report for the claim, but to be honest the cost of a replacement N7 may be less than the deductible for homeowner or renter insurance. But if it was purchased with a card that has purchase protection, that's usually no deductible.

    Also, if the thief is stupid and the N7 is still associated with your Play Store account, you may be able to push an app like Plan B to track the location.
    Doesn't seem low if they know who took it.

    Sent from my totally awesome Sprint Galaxy Nexus, even if I don't know all its secrets yet.
    02-25-2013 07:49 PM
  15. MJKearney's Avatar
    The op did state that her friend was a ****** which would lead us to think it was a boyfriend or ex that possibly stole it from her son...that's why the previous poster had probably been a bit harsh.
    No, what it leads up to believe is that she thinks her friend is a ******.
    02-25-2013 08:39 PM
  16. gnr_2's Avatar
    No, what it leads up to believe is that she thinks her friend is a ******.
    Or her son's friend.

    Sent from my totally awesome Sprint Galaxy Nexus, even if I don't know all its secrets yet.
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    02-25-2013 10:40 PM
  17. VDub2174's Avatar
    No, what it leads up to believe is that she thinks her friend is a ******.
    Or her son's friend.

    Sent from my totally awesome Sprint Galaxy Nexus, even if I don't know all its secrets yet.
    The important thing is that we know someone is a ******
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    02-26-2013 02:08 PM
  18. Ryan Murphy2's Avatar
    are you sure you didn't misplace it?
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    02-26-2013 03:53 PM
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    02-26-2013 04:24 PM
  20. itic's Avatar
    Hey Michele, how about an update?
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    02-26-2013 04:49 PM
  21. SonDan's Avatar
    There is an app called Plan B. Install it from the computer, if the phone I still on and working it should work.

    ~Holliewood~
    I installed plan b but how do I push it to my stolen Nexus 7 please?

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
    03-02-2013 01:39 PM
  22. CaMelGuY1337's Avatar
    I installed plan b but how do I push it to my stolen Nexus 7 please?

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
    Go to the Play Store on your Desktop. Go to the page for the Plan B app and look to the left. You should see a green box that says something like "this app is compatible with all your devices" or something to that effect. Click that drop down menu and select Nexus & as the deviec you want to install it on.
    03-03-2013 10:22 PM
  23. Jude526's Avatar
    Knowing who took it...go get it back. The nerve. When I was growing up our friends would never think of stealing

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note2
    03-03-2013 11:38 PM
  24. WordPainter's Avatar
    If you know who stole it, go to the police.
    03-04-2013 12:30 AM
  25. TomsAndroid's Avatar
    Knowing who took it...go get it back. The nerve. When I was growing up our friends would never think of stealing

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note2
    If you know who stole it, go to the police.
    If you read the first comment, it says that is was stolen FROM a friend not stolen BY a friend. I have to say though, I'd put that friend up high on my suspect list :-)

    Tom

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
    03-04-2013 02:56 AM
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