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  1. hajskhensm13's Avatar
    Is there any way to track my phone after its had a successful facotry reset from a theif
    04-28-2015 11:54 PM
  2. barry1964's Avatar
    Is there any way to track my phone after its had a successful facotry reset from a theif
    Technically you should be able to but the blunt answer is probably not! There are two distinct interfaces and their IDs that don't [and are very difficult] to change on your handset even when you do a factory reset. The IMEI number [you can find it by dialling *#64#] and the MAC address which is the underlying network interface address your phone is operating on. That one is a lot harder to find [and therfore also change]. The problem is [as far as I know] there is no one overriding unified body that oversees the use of mobile devices and their networks to cooperate with in creating a cross company system to track stollen handsets. It's very difficult to look for the MAC address or IMEI number in use if you don't know before hand what network it's going to be on. Of course anyone reading this will be thinking one of two things.

    1) Who is this moron who knows nothing?
    2) Why is this guy not a multi billionaire?

    Both questions are entirely valid :-)
    04-29-2015 02:29 AM
  3. MPSecuritylabs's Avatar
    Yes, you can do that.. we are building a app which you can install as a system app does the real job, track, locate, wipe, backup, anti theft - all this done thru simple text message.. send me a private message I will share the beta app for testing..
    04-29-2015 02:45 AM
  4. FiveOverEight's Avatar
    Tried typing "find my phone" into Google?
    04-29-2015 06:27 AM
  5. jtaylor80's Avatar
    android device manager?
    04-29-2015 06:19 PM
  6. troshs's Avatar
    Assuming the phone is not lost already, activate Lookout it's $2.99 a month on your mobile bill and will send you an email and pic from front cam if said device is either getting turned off or password fails. Also at anytime I'm sure you can request that to happen.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-30-2015 08:42 AM
  7. Rukbat's Avatar
    If it's already stolen and reset, the best you can do is make it unusable - report it to both the carrier (so it goes on the blacklist and can't be used) and the police (so anyone found with it is guilty of possession of stolen property, at the very least). And, even if you don't have insurance on the phone, it may be covered by your homeowner's or car insurance, so call and ask.
    05-01-2015 12:10 AM
  8. Sraman's Avatar
    i have been trying to trace my phone with the Android device manager app. but gather it hasn't been logged onto an internet connection or my login has been disabled.
    a few questions:

    A. can the IMEI no. be changed?
    B. upon looking specifically for the same against the s5 i got no concrete results. but it did show me a few null problems on the s5. does this mean my phone could also have had the same problem..... in which case does it mean the IMEI no. given on the box (of the device) on my purchase bill is invalid?
    C. there were no specific app installed on my device to track other than (of course) the android device manager. can i even expect to find the device....?
    D. is there any way at all of tracking the handset, despite not having a specific tracking app, factory reset or even a remote chance of change in the IMEI no. (in case its changed)?
    06-04-2015 12:09 AM
  9. Jodi Carballo's Avatar
    i lost my phone and someone has it and not they turned it off.
    07-24-2015 11:57 AM
  10. Davalf's Avatar
    Can any one help me with this one
    I did an erase on my Samsung S5 thru the google android manager when I lost my phone and would now like to track it with the IMEI number
    07-25-2015 06:01 AM
  11. pegelow's Avatar
    Please help. I had it about 3 hours and can't find it do I didn't have time to set it up. It was a very hard day PLEASE HELP !
    07-25-2015 01:42 PM
  12. Trevance Saidi's Avatar
    please tell me how can i track my samsung galaxy s4 in case it is stollen
    08-11-2015 04:37 AM
  13. ironass's Avatar
    please tell me how can i track my samsung galaxy s4 in case it is stollen
    Hello and welcome to Android Central Trevance Saidi!

    You need to activate Android Device Manager, as described in the following link...

    Enabling the Device Manager - Samsung Galaxy S3/S4
    08-11-2015 05:00 AM
  14. Dominique Mae's Avatar
    I Got my phone stolen today and would want to wipe it so they cant see my stuff
    09-09-2015 03:48 PM
  15. ISHU LALY's Avatar
    I would like to contact you
    09-27-2015 03:38 AM
  16. Vicki Milton's Avatar
    I would like to get this app.
    11-19-2015 10:25 AM
  17. Angela Yoriko's Avatar
    Barry,
    my google account was loggd into the S5 when it was stolen. can i recover my contacts? how? thanks
    12-17-2015 03:30 PM
  18. Angela Yoriko's Avatar
    How do I send u a private message?
    12-17-2015 03:32 PM
  19. ironass's Avatar
    Barry,
    my google account was loggd into the S5 when it was stolen. can i recover my contacts? how? thanks
    On a PC, go to... https://contacts.google.com/u/0/preview/all

    Log in with your gmail address and password and your contacts will be displayed providing you were sync'd.

    To PM Barry1964, go to... http://forums.androidcentral.com/pri...ewpm&u=2382842
    12-17-2015 03:45 PM
  20. leamae8's Avatar
    help me to locate or block my phone that was stolen just now
    12-27-2015 01:38 PM
  21. ironass's Avatar
    help me to locate or block my phone that was stolen just now
    Hello and welcome to Android Central leamae8!

    Sorry to learn that your phone has been stolen. Hopefully, you can track and/or lock it via Android Device Manager. See...

    Find your device using Android Device Manager

    You should immediately contact your carrier and get them to block the IMEI # to render it unusable. Once this is done you will no longer be able to use the Android Device Manager.
    12-27-2015 01:45 PM
  22. Onalapo Kaitell's Avatar
    How do I send a private message😐 I need this

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-29-2015 02:20 PM
  23. sulaiman rabaa's Avatar
    pls.can u help me...my cellphone samsung s 5
    02-18-2016 02:54 PM
  24. Prabhmeet Singh2's Avatar
    how to track android with IMIE number?
    03-17-2016 04:16 PM
  25. JAANU786's Avatar
    Please send me info
    05-24-2016 05:18 PM
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