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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by christ0pher, May 30, 2011.

  1. christ0pher

    christ0pher Lurker
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    I was at a party recently, and some jerk stole my Galaxy Tab.

    I don't have the 3G plan anymore, so in an effort to conserve battery life, I have it on airplane mode. This rules out the ability of resuming my data plan and using the Sprint Family Location service.

    What I need is an app that I can remotely install from the Android marketplace that will allow me to figure out where my tablet is, and if at all possible, erase sensitive data or take control of the device entirely.

    Can I even remotely install apps from the android marketplace if the device is only connected via WiFi?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

  3. christ0pher

    christ0pher Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the response.

    I already tested that out on my phone in airplane mode, and it didn't work. Thank you, though.

    Anyone else have a suggestion?
  4. christ0pher

    christ0pher Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Actually, I just tested it out again, and it does work on my phone while on airplane mode.

    Anybody know of any keystroke loggers I can remotely install? Or any other stealth apps?
  5. Mortus

    Mortus Member

    Unfortunately aside from reporting it to the police with the tablets serial number there is nothing you can until and unless it reconnects to the Internet some how. Now if whoever has it does connect it to the internet then indeed something like Look Out may work for you at least for wiping your sensitive information.
  6. Mortus

    Mortus Member

    Great you got that to work, but does it actually work on the tablet? I guess the biggest question is does the table have GPS? Again there will likely be nothing you can do until and unless it connects to the internet, and if it does not have GPS the best you can hope for is to wipe your data.

    The rest... Well maybe some one else will help you with I very much doubt you will find them on the Market though.
  7. christ0pher

    christ0pher Lurker
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    It does have GPS, and I know for a fact that the user has been connecting it to the Internet. Not only does my Android account indicate that it has been used today... the tablet is on the same account as my phone. The bastards deleted all of my contacts and added a couple of their own. Unfortunately, the only two contacts that were added are merely names and email addresses. I remotely installed Plan B. It looks like the Tab is currently offline, so I am now playing the waiting game.
  8. Usta

    Usta Android Expert

    Plan B is a good idea and should give you the device's nearby location.
    I'd suggest to pass that info to Police and hope they act swiftly.
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  10. chillerman

    chillerman Newbie

    Hi. My daughter has lost her phone, Shes going to ring all the shops she went in, with the hope that some kind person has handed it in. My query is: Would this app work on a Nokia N8? Any help or advise would be appreciated.
  11. Usta

    Usta Android Expert

    Unfortunately, Nokia N8 is running on Symbian^3 OS, which is not supported by the LookOut application (Plan B).
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  12. chillerman

    chillerman Newbie

    Thanks for this info. Is there any thing that might work?
  13. Usta

    Usta Android Expert

    If there is, I doubt it will work after the phone is lost. Usually, such software needs to be installed before the phone is lost.
    You may try asking in Symbian forums, like here: Symbian^3 Forum

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