1. jgy2001's Avatar
    Purchased Samsung Galaxy S4 mini unlocked at Amazon. Will be using this with T-Mobile prepaid SIM in California. Found out its probably from UK (has daily stupid Vodafone message "Testing Just Got Better" to register with phone number for better text message at vodafone.com/messageplusphones).

    Tried to registered at Samsung, but it only allow US phones purchased from American carrier. Anyone out there able to registered this kind of unlock Samsung Galaxy phone from Amazon here in the US?

    I want to activate this device so that if stolen, I can initiate lock and wipe remotely.
    Or, should I ignore Samsung and look for better Android app to remote lock and wipe? Any suggestions?
    Thank you.
    01-31-2016 01:32 PM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    Try using Android device manager. It should work on any Android.
    01-31-2016 03:13 PM
  3. Wm7Long's Avatar
    @jgy2001 - Do you have a gmail account? Or, maybe YouTube, PlayStore, or any other Google account? If so, log into that account on a desktop, go to your Google "Dashboard" and you should be able to set up remote location and wipe from there. Also, at xda-developers.com you can lerk around and find ways to flash a different modem.
    01-31-2016 09:13 PM
  4. jgy2001's Avatar
    Yes, I went to settings, more, security, device administrators, Android Device Manager, "\./" check marked.
    Administrator active. This allow Google Play Service to perform the following operations:
    Erase all data
    Change the screen-lock password
    Lock the screen

    Now I assume the remote lock & swipe is activated. How do I verify the remote control?

    Thanks Wm7Long, yes, I have Gmail account. I am on Google Dashboard. In Android Manage Active Devices, I was able to contact my device. I assume I can do ring, lock and erase from here?

    At Settings, More, Security location, I found "Find My Mobile"
    Remote Control "on" - but when I touch it, it says "unfortunately, Settings has stopped.
    Go to website findmymobile.samsung com -- this should not work because I am unable to registered in Samsung USA.
    I assume I can do nothing here?
    02-01-2016 02:09 PM

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