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I have been playing with some crazy idea for a while. I know that exist a lot of anti-theft apps where you can send a message to your stolen and it performs a certain task like taking a picture or start an alarm or something like that.
So I have started to think about the possibility of a more radical idea like being able to send a sms to your stolen phone that would cause some kind of irreversible damage. Something that could fry your phone internal components like a killer overclocking.

I dunno, I just thought that it would be a cool sweet revenge.
 
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And what about sending a message through your Google Account? I think I once tried an apk that was able to send message using your gmail account.
 
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And what about sending a message through your Google Account? I think I once tried an apk that was able to send message using your gmail account.
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Better idea would be to throw a false reset option in the settings that reformats the phone to make the phone appear to have been reset but GPS, and various owner enabled services would still be on and accessible via computer manipulation.....or predefined actions.

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Well there is a good anti theft app called cerberus
 
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Just take insurance,u get brand new phone
 
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There are already several apps available that do exactly what you suggest.
 
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It should be easy to hard brick the phone. A little "dd if=/dev/random of=/dev/... bs=512 count=1" to all partitions on the phone should do the trick

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I much rather would like to catch the thief who stole my phone instead of frying the phone.

My phone got stolen last month and even though I had some kind of find phone feature, I couldn't look it up. They should made something based on the IMEI# of the phone to track it instead of the sim card and account, which could easily be replaced.

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