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Support Lost my Galaxy S2, how do I track it, please?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ilostmys2, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. ilostmys2

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    Hi guys,

    I just lost my Samsung Galaxy SII 12 hours ago. Is there anywhere I can track this down? At least I want to know the location/last location I can track.

    I never really had any security installed-just bought it for a month and never really thought it would go missing :'((

    Can anyone suggest anything, please?

    Please mail me

    Thanks!!
     

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    Mine was stolen yesterday :( I didn't either have any security/tracking software installed so there is no way to locate it as far as I know.

    First thing you should do is to report it to the police and to your operator/carrier so they can block the phone and your contract (?)/sim card.

    Hopefully your phone was insured so that you can get a new one.
     
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    hopefully u had latitude on and u can track ur location on ur frd's phone
     
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    and this is why the first thing i did was to turn on tracking and setup my acount with samsung dive.

    i was so happy when they didnt charge like crAPPLE did
     
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    Great! I join the party!
    I lost my galaxy s2 a week ago.
    I had setup samsung dive, tracking apps etc, but its of no use.
    It had been a month , but i dint get any hint from samsung dive / those apps.
    Probably he formatted and reset the phone to factory settings?
    I am from Bangalore, India. Gave a police complaint .. Hope they can track it by IMEI!
     
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    You need some software, an internet connection, gloves and a knife.
     
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    Without any sort of tracking software, it is impossible.
     
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    This thread inspired me to set up some sort of tracking..

    I registered with Samsung and then it came up with the screen on SamsungDive saying 'Register your mobile phone now'.. however when i click on the link, nothing happens.. is Dive down at the moment?
     
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    Benind you
    Samsung
    This is Samsungs official way for tracking your lost phone, however you have to allow remote tracking in Settings-Location and Security. If you didn't... well, sorry...
     
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    i lost my brand new samsung galaxy s2....
    all the security options are enabled with quick heal's latest antitheft techology...
    i had kept all the security locks with security credentials except the sim change alert off.....
    pls help...
     
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    I can recommend Theft Aware from the market it
     
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    I lost my samsung galaxy and i'm very sad about it. I was wondering if my carrier can track it down some. And i have another question would the phone stop working since i lost my phone or will it still work?
     
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    Hey Tony,

    If the battery hasn't been completely drained, you can try installing Plan B onto your phone from the Market website. Hope you're able to find it with that :)

    Cheers,
    Roze
     
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    Okay Thank you. Roze. I have one extra question. so if someone else insert their sim card on my samsung that i lost would the phone still work normally?
     
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    They'd have to log into the google account again, so they can't buy anything on the market with your money.
     
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    So if the phone was absolutely flat would it not be able to be tracked at all?
     
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    I am guessing flat means out of battery? If so, then no. You need the phone on to be able to install Plan B and send the tracking sms.
     
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    I think aside from Plan B, there is avast av, also there is preyproject,. and GPS tracking right?

    Thankfully I do not need to use any yet.
     
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    You need to have your phone already installed with Avast to be able to use the tracking feature once your phone is lost. Plan B is used when you lost your phone with no tracking app installed already. It allows you to quickly track your phone after the fact.

    I have not tried preyprojectto, when I searched for items on the market, I don't see it. The closest one is an app called Android Anti Theft Security, which looks pretty decent
     
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    cud u find it?
     
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    I just lost my Samsung galaxy S2 in turkey, and I can't find it.. I've looked every place I've been to, and where I have been :C
     
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    You can also try Android Lost which has a remote install facility.
     
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    What if my phone is hard-reset-ed and the SIM is replaced? Is it still possible to track it? If so, what app / what do I do to do that?

    Thanks.
     
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    Plan B requires a data connection and your phone number to be up and running, so wouldn't work on a Sim change of course.

    I've not tried this service, but you could give IMEI Tracker a go.
    This requires you to register your IMEI number, so obviously if your phone is already lost, you will need to have a record of this.
     
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    A very good anti-theft software is Bitdefender Anti-Theft.It worked for me. I found my stolen S2 after just 3 days. First I reported the theft on the Police and then with their help I've managed to find the author. Unfortunately, I haven't press charges anymore because it was a very poor 14 years old boy.
    So, next time you buy a laptop or a smartphone the first application you should install is Bitdefender Anti-Theft. I read about this apps on deviceseeker.com. There is a very easy tutorial on how to install it. Enjoy.
     

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