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Question [Q] For security reasons, how to permanently locate my phone?

I worry about having my smartphone stolen from me. I cannot use Knox, since I was using a Custom rom, even though I'm back to stock without root, I can no longer use it. So, is there a way to install an app that would track my phone location EVEN if the criminal installed another rom via odin on my cell phone? Or did a hard reset? Is there a way to keep the app on the phone even after that so I coulg see online its location?
 
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The only way is to put inside a GPS tracker, independent from the phone. Somewhere inside, on Internet is a service manual which can show you how to open your phone.

Write down your IMEI. It's the only way to find out a phone using only 2g. And have to be done by the police.
This can't help you if they turn off the phone and later they break the IMEI and clone/create fake one. (I'm not sure how it's working).

Samsung find my mobile is also a solution, but you must have 3g data nonstop on, and your phone on of course.

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Default Mobile Security & IMEI tracking & barring

There are quite a lot of mobile security or Anti-Theft apps out there that can help to track a phone, remotely control & wipe your phone contents & potentially help recover your phone. I personally use Mobile Security & Antivirus . If you want lower than Android OS level then you have to rely on IMEI tracking & barring services by your local telcos & enforcing agencies. The mechanism is suppose to work across the world under the alliance across all participating telcos, but reality is up to them to choose.

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I worry about having my smartphone stolen from me. I cannot use Knox, since I was using a Custom rom, even though I'm back to stock without root, I can no longer use it. So, is there a way to install an app that would track my phone location EVEN if the criminal installed another rom via odin on my cell phone? Or did a hard reset? Is there a way to keep the app on the phone even after that so I coulg see online its location?
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I worry about having my smartphone stolen from me. I cannot use Knox, since I was using a Custom rom, even though I'm back to stock without root, I can no longer use it. So, is there a way to install an app that would track my phone location EVEN if the criminal installed another rom via odin on my cell phone? Or did a hard reset? Is there a way to keep the app on the phone even after that so I coulg see online its location?
Try this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...droid.apps.adm
Just clear your data once u found out that your phone is lost. Also, take note of your IMEI number, so that your carrier can track it in case of hard reset.

P.S. avast has this app for anti theft, looks good but never tried yet. https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ntitheft_setup root required.

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I only use avast anti-theft. It works very well.

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I only use avast anti-theft. It works very well.

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Not every phone thief knows xda so you can try to use the Android Device Manager, there is no way to block download mode. It sucks not to have a thing like a bios password.
 
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Just came with this today, it won't help to locate your phone all the time though.
But it will make a hell for who steal it. It will be useless...

Go to your settings menu and in Lock Screen set password, strong one at least 12 characters and numbers. Then encrypt your device. Later install Knox and all it's features. Set pin also.

Then once they turn off the phone it's over bye bye.

There are no person who can reset it, but a Samsung service. And your IMEI is important, write it down!

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