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Remotely enabling location?? Help.

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by spicerd, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. spicerd

    spicerd Lurker
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    I am trying to set up some sort of anti theft on my s8+. I have cerebus installed and my main issue right now is you can't remotely enable GPS meaning if I lost my phone while location is off II'll be unable to track my phone.

    Is there a way to do this? Doesn't have to be on cerebus. I was thinking maybe I could automate my phone so that my locations stays on when I'm not home, and somehow set it up so that location cannot be turned off without the phone being unlocked?

    Anyone? My phone isn't rooted but I've thinking about rooting it if I have to.
     


  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    welcome to AF!!!!!!!!

    what phone do you have? most phones these days have a find my phone feature. ie samsung has a find my phone option. as long as you have a samsung account you can sign in anywhere and be able to locate your phone.
     
  3. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Of course with find my phone's location, the phone must be online for it to work. And if I was a thief or fence, the first thing I'd probably do is turn the phone off and remove the SIM.
     
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  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    yeah tru dat.......don't really know of anything else that would work for the op.
     
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  5. spicerd

    spicerd Lurker
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    S8+ however I cannot find samsung's app findmyphone anywhere. The app isnt on my phone and Im not seeing it in galaxy store or playstore
     
  6. Mikestony

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    The only thing I can think of is Tasker but not sure if root is required for it to disable/enable gps.
     
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  7. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    its not a feature on your phone. its a feature with the samsung account. when you sign up you automatically get it. all you need to do is go into a computer or other phone. go to samsung.com and log into your account, there will be a find my phone option (i forget where, never had to use it).
     
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  8. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    hmmmm the only thing is with tasker, you have to do everything within the phone, correct? you can't use tasker remotely, can you?
     
  9. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    On an S8, Find my phone should be under Settings > Lock screen and security. That's where it is on my S7. This is a Samsung specific feature.
     
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  10. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    hmmm my note 8 does not have that.
     
  11. spicerd

    spicerd Lurker
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    Edit: my phone actually does have findmyphone but it doesnt do anything more than cerebus does unfortunately.
     
  12. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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