Google Android Device Manager


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Mar 12, 2014
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So Google launched their own app ADM for phone tracking and lock mode and stuff.
No doubt the tracking is accurate , it locks the phone and does some more stuff unless you have an internet connection on it.

But recently I noticed one flaw about this thing. It can be deactivated very easily if you don't have a passcode or any security set on your phone unlike the find my iPhone app on ios where u need to enter your account password even if your device doesn't has any passcode set .

This can prove a major flaw for the software as it is very easy to disable the ADM or even the location services for the phone if you don't have a password on it.

Is there any solution here or someone should help this reach the Google developers ?

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Apr 15, 2010
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The solution is, put a password on your device.

Overall google may implement having to input your password to disable as it has forced people to enter one when starting the app.

But again if security is a concern put a password on your device. even if you had one on the app it would be easy enough to just enter airplane mode and not be tracked or wipe the device.


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Feb 2, 2011
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If you don't have any kind of lock on your device, you almost deserve whatever you get. You (not you specifically, the generic you) keep far too much on your phone to let anyone access it.