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App to brick stolen Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by GOODTYMS, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. GOODTYMS

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    I am reading about instructions on how to wipe a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to factory default settings (erasing accounts and data). We recently had a home invasion where a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was stolen. We did not have Samsung Dive configured. I do have the model and serial number of the unit. The unit is also pre-configured to use my dropbox account. I want to place a file in my dropbox and hope the thieves click on it. The file would reset my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to default or ideally, brick it. I do not want the program to tell them these intentions. All I want to do is name the file something creative and hope they click on it. I hear another approach might be to place a mismatched firmware update in dropbox. One that would brick the device as someone attempts to update it. Just not sure where I find a firmware update that would brick it. Model: GT-P5113TSYXAR. Note: There should be a way to issue "MasterReset" when you know the serial number of the device. Any thoughts/suggestions are appreciated.
     

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    Another approach would be Plan B and Plan B Kickstarter.
    You can install these on your stolen device via the web based Google Play Store.

    Good luck...
     

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