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  # 1825949 20-Jul-2017 15:30
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The other day my phone (a OnePlus 3T) fell out of my pocket on the bus - only noticed when my music cut out. Got into the office and opened up Google's find my phone and left a message on it.

 

Phoned the bus company and they were not at all helpful however I was able to track the phone in real time. I honestly thought it was a gonner but since I have disabled bootlocker unlocking in Android I knew it was a brick to anyone else (another used-to-be flashaholic). Saw the bus coming back on the map so waited at the bus stop and asked the driver. He handed me my phone and said a girl noticed it when it started ringing and handed it to him (wish I knew who she was to give her a reward for her honesty).

 

I'm very greatful - even though my phone was fully backed up I was not prepared to be buying another OnePlus that day. Device security is a massive bonus of not rom flashing.







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  # 1825975 20-Jul-2017 15:58
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kryptonjohn:

 

Also you can locate your android device at:

 

https://myaccount.google.com/find-your-phone

 

It not only maps it, but tells you the battery level and what if any wifi it is connected to. You can also lock it or reset it from there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

But for this , phone needs to be on

 

right ?





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  # 1825979 20-Jul-2017 16:02
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michaelmurfy:

 

The other day my phone (a OnePlus 3T) fell out of my pocket on the bus - only noticed when my music cut out. Got into the office and opened up Google's find my phone and left a message on it.

 

Phoned the bus company and they were not at all helpful however I was able to track the phone in real time. I honestly thought it was a gonner but since I have disabled bootlocker unlocking in Android I knew it was a brick to anyone else (another used-to-be flashaholic). Saw the bus coming back on the map so waited at the bus stop and asked the driver. He handed me my phone and said a girl noticed it when it started ringing and handed it to him (wish I knew who she was to give her a reward for her honesty).

 

I'm very greatful - even though my phone was fully backed up I was not prepared to be buying another OnePlus that day. Device security is a massive bonus of not rom flashing.

 

 

Would have helped if phone was lost or misplaced.

 

But in my case, 2 guys came with hammer and threatened, took all cash from till and phone from shelf. (check nzherald few days back, robbed subway otara)

 

FYI: i did leave message, i can see the location timeline on maps where all the phone has been after it was stolen.

 

Then i called 2D and had the sim & imei blocked.





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  # 1825981 20-Jul-2017 16:05
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iirc you could remotely install android lost in the past, no idea if thats still possible..

 

 

 

That being said for future use theres plenty of options like prey project(ios, android, windows, osx), cerberus etc which are popular anti-theft apps that have limited free functionality(ie remote locking, sending system snashots or camera images and reports when next online etc which is useful for police).


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  # 1826014 20-Jul-2017 17:08
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kryptonjohn:

 

Also you can locate your android device at:

 

https://myaccount.google.com/find-your-phone

 

It not only maps it, but tells you the battery level and what if any wifi it is connected to. You can also lock it or reset it from there.

 

 

So what is required to actually make that work? I have both a Samsung mobile and tablet turned on an logged into the same Google account, but am seeing:

 

"No phones or tablets could be found"

 

Edited to fix typo


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  # 1826053 20-Jul-2017 17:43
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allan:

 

kryptonjohn:

 

Also you can locate your android device at:

 

https://myaccount.google.com/find-your-phone

 

It not only maps it, but tells you the battery level and what if any wifi it is connected to. You can also lock it or reset it from there.

 

 

So what is required to actually make that work? I have both a Samsung mobile and tablet turned on an logged into the same Google account, but am seeing:

 

"No phones or tablets could be found"

 

Edited to fix typo

 

 

 

 

Worked for me - even shows where my Android TV is!






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  # 1826120 20-Jul-2017 19:21
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KillerHulk:

 

michaelmurfy:

 

The other day my phone (a OnePlus 3T) fell out of my pocket on the bus - only noticed when my music cut out. Got into the office and opened up Google's find my phone and left a message on it.

 

Phoned the bus company and they were not at all helpful however I was able to track the phone in real time. I honestly thought it was a gonner but since I have disabled bootlocker unlocking in Android I knew it was a brick to anyone else (another used-to-be flashaholic). Saw the bus coming back on the map so waited at the bus stop and asked the driver. He handed me my phone and said a girl noticed it when it started ringing and handed it to him (wish I knew who she was to give her a reward for her honesty).

 

I'm very greatful - even though my phone was fully backed up I was not prepared to be buying another OnePlus that day. Device security is a massive bonus of not rom flashing.

 

 

Would have helped if phone was lost or misplaced.

 

But in my case, 2 guys came with hammer and threatened, took all cash from till and phone from shelf. (check nzherald few days back, robbed subway otara)

 

FYI: i did leave message, i can see the location timeline on maps where all the phone has been after it was stolen.

 

Then i called 2D and had the sim & imei blocked.

 

 

Sorry to hear that mate. Everyone should be able to go to work without the threat of violence. I hope your wife is ok!


 
 
 
 


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michaelmurfy:

 

Device security is a massive bonus of not rom flashing.

 

 

You can have as good or even better security with a custom ROM. Simply relock the bootloader after flashing the ROM and it'll continue working as normal. I'd recommend having Flashfire installed so that you can continue to flash zips without having to install a custom recovery. One of the advantages of being rooted is that you could use an app like Cerberus to have full control of your device remotely - eg remotely backup your stuff, remotely take photos/videos etc which may come in handy if you're trying to figure out where exactly your device is (or in identifying the thief!). Cerberus has the added advantage that it can survive a factory reset, so if someone steals your device and does a plain old reset, it'll continue to work and you can still access your device.




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  # 1826345 21-Jul-2017 09:09
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kingjj:

 

KillerHulk:

 

michaelmurfy:

 

The other day my phone (a OnePlus 3T) fell out of my pocket on the bus - only noticed when my music cut out. Got into the office and opened up Google's find my phone and left a message on it.

 

Phoned the bus company and they were not at all helpful however I was able to track the phone in real time. I honestly thought it was a gonner but since I have disabled bootlocker unlocking in Android I knew it was a brick to anyone else (another used-to-be flashaholic). Saw the bus coming back on the map so waited at the bus stop and asked the driver. He handed me my phone and said a girl noticed it when it started ringing and handed it to him (wish I knew who she was to give her a reward for her honesty).

 

I'm very greatful - even though my phone was fully backed up I was not prepared to be buying another OnePlus that day. Device security is a massive bonus of not rom flashing.

 

 

Would have helped if phone was lost or misplaced.

 

But in my case, 2 guys came with hammer and threatened, took all cash from till and phone from shelf. (check nzherald few days back, robbed subway otara)

 

FYI: i did leave message, i can see the location timeline on maps where all the phone has been after it was stolen.

 

Then i called 2D and had the sim & imei blocked.

 

 

Sorry to hear that mate. Everyone should be able to go to work without the threat of violence. I hope your wife is ok!

 

 

she's doing okay.

 

A bit scared to go out alone tho... plus haven't been to her job since then.





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i Do have insurance (SouthSure) as its on a plan

 

But heard something crazy from them---

 

They cannot approve my claim as it was stolen, but there was no proof of force entry (like door, window break)

 

I told them, its a subway, anyone can come in as there are sliding doors, as there is no breakage, they cannot approve it.

 

There are security cameras which can show everything that happened.

 

Is there anything i can do ????





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  # 1834224 31-Jul-2017 12:14
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Did you file a police report? That should be sufficient..

 

What happens if you got mugged on the street, there's no forced break in there either




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  # 1834306 31-Jul-2017 13:29
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i told her on the phone,

 

 

 

she is saying there needs to be breakage or something....

 

This is stupid





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  # 1834321 31-Jul-2017 13:52
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@KillerHulk:

 

i told her on the phone,

 

 

 

she is saying there needs to be breakage or something....

 

This is stupid

 

 

Fair Go.

 


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  # 1834328 31-Jul-2017 14:00
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What's the wording on your policy




Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.




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  # 1834350 31-Jul-2017 14:36
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to be precise , following are the points they mentioned :

 

"This cover provides for:

 

1. The sudden and unforeseen accidental damage to the chattel; and

 

2. The Theft of the Chattel from a secure premises or a secure motor vehicle and for which there is substantiated evidence of a forcible entry into the premises or motor vehicle

 

Occurring anywhere in New Zealand, unless otherwise excluded."





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