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Topic # 193722 22-Mar-2016 08:21
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Anyone know what devices have this feature? Is it even available in NZ?

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  Reply # 1532413 13-Apr-2016 10:50
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Anyone?

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  Reply # 1532470 13-Apr-2016 11:43
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My understanding is they all support reset protection since Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2.

 

You need to be using a MS account on your phone to activate it.




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  Reply # 1532671 13-Apr-2016 17:46
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roobarb:

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/mobile/support/faq/?action=singleTopic&topic=FA144486&tduid=(9aa04e2c7f7805158c7fda6184b24a8d)(259740)(2542549)(vb_wp)(

 

 

 

 

 

 

"The feature is available only in the US, and only for new Lumia devices that have shipped with OS version 8.10.15127.138 or later." - yes, hence my question in the opening post.  Also my googlesauce isn't proving to be very fruitful.

 

 

 

Does anyone here Down Under own one of the ~$200 devices that has this function?


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  Reply # 1532705 13-Apr-2016 19:29
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Surely there would be an android application (be it rooted) that can do the same functionality out there?

 

 





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  Reply # 1532746 13-Apr-2016 21:01
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I have a Lumia 950 and just used the Reset Protection Status tool to check whether it was activated on my device. It is not and I do not have the option to turn it on. I suppose this in one of the features available if you select your region as USA when you set the phone up. Cheers Microsoft.


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Hardly seems like a feature that should be region locked though?

 

 

 

maybe @nathan can shred some light?





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  Reply # 1532749 13-Apr-2016 21:05
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Just grab a cheap iPhone that still runs the latest version of Apples iOS platform - sorted ;)





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Just grab a cheap iPhone that still runs the latest version of Apples iOS platform - sorted ;)

 

 

how could you suggest iOS? ... wait, we are talking about windows phone here anyway... :/ worst of two evils? 





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  Reply # 1532821 14-Apr-2016 04:15
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hio77:

 

Hardly seems like a feature that should be region locked though?

 

 

 

maybe @nathan can shred some light?

 

 

 

 

my memory is a bit hazy sorry.  IIRC correctly this shipped as part of Windows Phone 8.1 "GDR2"

 

 

 

GDR2 would have been installed on Lumia 640/640XL by default I think


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  Reply # 1532845 14-Apr-2016 09:24
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Im on a 640XL LTE, no options there. OS: 8.10.12148.160

 

 





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Right then. Not buying a Windows phone.

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  Reply # 1532857 14-Apr-2016 10:01
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Just because of that one thing ? Harsh :D  

 

Ive never had an issue with anyone trying to reset my phone, and if they did, not going to achieve anything, it gets backed up regularly and syncs everything to OneDrive. Yes, be annoying, but not end of the world. Kids havent found out how to reset it yet :D

 

 





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MadEngineer: Right then. Not buying a Windows phone.


Ok cool. You don't have to use it.
And if you're not buying because this feature is there, well iOS & Android has this feature because various states and countries have passed laws requiring this feature

IE to try to stop being being mugged for their phones

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Im on a 640XL LTE, no options there. OS: 8.10.12148.160


 



I said my memory was hazy ;)

Maybe it wasn't GDR2. Maybe your 640 has a telco ROM that disabled this

I'll try to find out.

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