Findmymobile works after factory reset.

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By Wensjong, Junior Member on 16th April 2014, 12:30 AM
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About 2 years ago, I've sold my SIII to a good friend, after factory resetting it.
Today, I've noticed the phone is still online via the findmymobile-website from samsung, using my samsung account.
I was able to get the precise location of the phone, which I find pretty disturbing.
How is this possible? Can I remove this device from 'my devices' and most importantly; how can you prevent this when buying a used phone?
16th April 2014, 06:01 AM |#2  
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Best solution for used phones:

go for a full wipe. And install a new Stock rom. (found in this forum)
But not shure if it works, because the findy-my-phone service prevents robbers from factory resetting your stolen phone and ur unable to find it anymore.
16th April 2014, 11:01 AM |#3  
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So when you're buying a used 4.3+, KNOX-protected device, you're unable to not be followed by the previous owner without voiding warranty.
Am I the only one that finds this troublesome?
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