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Can I do a remote "wipe" with an EVO?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ArtGuy, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. ArtGuy

    ArtGuy Well-Known Member
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    I use Exchange Server for accessing email, calendar, etc, on my current iPhone. As a result, if my phone is lost or stolen, I can remotely wipe out all the data if I want to.

    I am about to replace all of our iPhones with EVO's and would like to know if I can do the same thing with those.

    Thanks,
    Brad
     

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  2. RoboMonkey

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  3. jmxp69

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    Yes you can. Get Wavesecure from the market. It's free and it works pretty well. I haven't tried the remote wipe feature, but all the other remote initiated options work fine so I have no reason to expect the remote wipe wouldn't.
     
  4. GaryColeman

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    You should try it through Exchange.
     
  5. ArtGuy

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    I don't use MobileMe. I use my Exdhange Server, and there are no fees.
     
  6. GaryColeman

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    That's cool. Unfortunately, I didn't have that option.

    I just read RoboMonkey's link and guess that answered your question. So you should be set while I find another pay service to do it. At least it will be cheaper for me than MobileMe.
     
  7. jmxp69

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    Wavesecure is still free AFAIK. Try it. I did not care for Mobile Defense when I tried it.
     
  8. marctronixx

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    why did you not like mobile defense jmx?

    i have it installed and i tested it out.. it works as directed. remote wipe will be added again to this app in the future.

    wavesecure is a 7 day trial....
     
  9. dan330

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    i also use wavesecure... it is pretty good.

    dont know about the initial fees for it. I got mine when they first released it for beta.. and all who tried it.. have lifetime free service.

    NOTE: I understand they are over seas and each time you do something with your phone via the website. The service sends your phone a text: from overseas. This cost $.2 each. This is the cost of the Text itself. But when you consider the peace of mind... and how often you might use it. I do not consider that a big deal.
     
  10. jmxp69

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    There were just a few things that didn't work right. I would initiate a remote lock and I was able to bypass it too easily. With Wavesecure when I locked it the phone stayed locked until I unlocked it.

    As mentioned previously, the Wavesecure txt messages originate from Singapore, so they cost $0.10 on Sprint. I also got it early and have free lifetime. I was unaware they started charging for it.

    Remote wipe is available now though per the OPs request, so even if it were a couple of dollars a year, it would be worth it.

    J
     
  11. SoFLO

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    Check out Lookout Mobile Security in the Android market. I have it on my phone. It can track your phone, backup data, wipe your phone, and has anti-virus (not necessary but nice to have anyway). Here's their website:

    https://www.mylookout.com/

    It's free, no trials.
     
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  12. jtiis

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    yes. hand your phone to a friend and bend over. :eek:
     
  13. sikclown

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    I use Mobile Defense and the lock feature and alarm work great. I have heard good things about Lookout for the remote wipe
     
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  14. pwnst*r

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    That looks pretty good, but having virus protection is a joke. Can you remove that "feature"?
     
  15. dandm4life

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    yea, there is a norton app that does it too.
     
  16. Caloy

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    I have mobile defense in my phone. I never have tinkered with and hope it will do what it claimed it will do when I need it. :)

    Sent using my HTC Evo 4G.
     
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