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Turn in android device manager with location reporting. It will track your phone down for you.
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I guess I'd add that another step no matter what theft prevention you have, is to make a backup. Once you find that great balance of perfect apps and configurations, take screen shots of your app drawer at the very least so you know what apps you had installed. Take screenshots of your home screen so you know what icons you had where for that instinctive muscle memory of unlocking and tapping email in the lower right without really looking or thinking about it.

I've never had a phone stolen, but I've bricked and wiped enough times to know that backups are important even if your phone doesn't get stolen.
yea, but it's such painstaking work man. gonna do that today.
 
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1. Sucks that people just walk up to cars and steal while you're in the car. But like you said windows and doors locked will help.

2. Sucks that people steal. But assholes work everywhere. But never leave your personal property unattended.

3. Keep your wallet and phone in front pockets its harder to pick pocket. Or wear pants that are not too baggy so that pick pockets cant easily get their hands in.

I'm not sure how crime is in Pakistan but it sounds worse than here in the states. But even if you can track someone, remember its not worth getting seriously hurt or worse over property.
Well, all I know about crime in the States is what I see in tv shows, but yea, it's everywhere. crime and criminals that is.
 
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I prefer keeping my phone by my side at all times....to battery sucking theft solutions.

But to each their own!!

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In my opinion it's better to leave the phone without a pin because, if i were an average theft who doesn't know that much about phones, I'd just remove the accounts, the Sim card and apps. Maybe I would do a factory reset and with that I'd be happy so cerberus would survive.

Also I'd recommend you to hide cerberus from the drawer and make it only available from the dialer.



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Does holding the power button for 8 seconds still turn off the device with the gravity box module disabling power? if someone could force the phone off then turning it off from the lock screen is the least of their worries.
 
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Does holding the power button for 8 seconds still turn off the device with the gravity box module disabling power? if someone could force the phone off then turning it off from the lock screen is the least of their worries.
I thought that just rebooted, similar to holding POWER and VOL DOWN for a while to simulate a battery pull on Moto devices.
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