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stolen TP in Jamaica looking for some help

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By Realistpm, Member on 23rd April 2012, 12:02 PM
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First day on vacation and our laptop and touchpad was stolen. Was wondering if I can remote install security on it to find it, lock it, use the camera or wipe it. Don't remember exactly which build is on it but it's an April ics nightly.

And yes, I'm an idiot for not having that stuff on before vacation but I'm trusting. Never again.

Have an appointment with head of security in the morning but I doubt anything will get resolved.

Please list options. If any. Thank you.
 
 
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not sure what apps you could install but if it's on and has a network connection you could always push apps from the Android market to the device

https://play.google.com/store

not much help I know but it's at least a start....
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You could try installing this:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...YnMucGxhbmIiXQ..

Its a find my phone/tablet solution that is intended to be installed after you lose the tablet. Since the Touchpad is wifi only, I wouldnt count on it unless you had the wifi set to never sleep, whoever took it never turned it off or rebooted to webOS, and it happened to be near wifi. But you never know, might get lucky.
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Originally Posted by Realistpm

First day on vacation and our laptop and touchpad was stolen. Was wondering if I can remote install security on it to find it, lock it, use the camera or wipe it. Don't remember exactly which build is on it but it's an April ics nightly.

And yes, I'm an idiot for not having that stuff on before vacation but I'm trusting. Never again.

Have an appointment with head of security in the morning but I doubt anything will get resolved.

Please list options. If any. Thank you.

Dude sorry that happened to you. I am from Jamaica and am embarrassed. Was it stolen from your hotel room?


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24th April 2012, 03:34 AM |#5  
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You could try installing this:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...YnMucGxhbmIiXQ..

Its a find my phone/tablet solution that is intended to be installed after you lose the tablet. Since the Touchpad is wifi only, I wouldnt count on it unless you had the wifi set to never sleep, whoever took it never turned it off or rebooted to webOS, and it happened to be near wifi. But you never know, might get lucky.

If the thief is very dumb (he probably is), he may have a chance. Hopefully his battery didn't die.

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If the thief is very dumb (he probably is), he may have a chance. Hopefully his battery didn't die.

Edit: just remembered our TP's do not have GPS which is going to decrease your chance of finding it.
24th April 2012, 06:20 AM |#6  
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Dude sorry that happened to you. I am from Jamaica and am embarrassed. Was it stolen from your hotel room?


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Correct, right out of our room. We were here about 4 hours.

Plan B works on GPS. Or did I read it wrong? Sorry, been limited time online as our phone chargers were stolen with the laptop bag and have only been able to get a little charge here and there from a friendly random person trying to help out. our phones haven't been being full charges.
24th April 2012, 06:26 AM |#7  
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Is there something out there that I can download when it connects to wifi again that would lock it up?
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Wow, I am with you...I had a tp "stolen" recently as well in the great old usa. Placed an ad on craigslist. Sold it really fast. However, whe I got to the bank to deposit the $250, I was informed all of the 20's were counterfeit! I did make a police report and bank report...
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Wow, I am with you...I had a tp "stolen" recently as well in the great old usa. Placed an ad on craigslist. Sold it really fast. However, whe I got to the bank to deposit the $250, I was informed all of the 20's were counterfeit! I did make a police report and bank report...

There are Aholes everywhere. I'm not trying to single out the country, just point out my situation. We are here until sat night. Just doing what I can before we leave. with limited internet access and help.
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Sorry man Its probably getting traded for some weed as we speak

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25th April 2012, 11:23 AM |#11  
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sorry for your loss bro.

it might help to think of it being traded for food for starving kids, or medication for a sick person
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