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[Q] Sony my Xperia vs Apple Lost Mode

5th March 2014, 06:23 AM |#1  
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In apples when in lost mode, you will never unlock the device even after flashing a new firmware.
But what about in Sony? After locking it, will it unlock by flashing a ftf?
 
 
5th March 2014, 07:57 AM |#2  
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In apples when in lost mode, you will never unlock the device even after flashing a new firmware.
But what about in Sony? After locking it, will it unlock by flashing a ftf?

most likely it will be usable again but all data will be gone.
5th March 2014, 08:52 AM |#3  
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most likely it will be usable again but all data will be gone.


I am not in such status now, I just wanna know if i lock my Z1 using my Xperia and someone who stole or found it can they unlock it by flashing a new firmware?
in iOS it doesn't!
5th March 2014, 09:09 AM |#4  
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Nothing compares to iOS's lost mode, it ties deep into the device's hardware.
No Android device has a feature that's similar to iOS 7's activation lock. Even Samsung's Note 3 "equivalent" could surely be done away with by flashing CM.
5th March 2014, 09:57 AM |#5  
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There are always ways around it. Even using hardware encryption. I guarantee you apple has an algorithm that will generate a password when needed if you call in to tech support. This will be hacked.

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5th March 2014, 10:15 AM |#6  
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Android (MUST) add feature!
How the best Mobile OS could lack this feature?
5th March 2014, 10:20 AM |#7  
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Android (MUST) add feature!
How the best Mobile OS could lack this feature?

By not being manufactured by the same company as mentioned by another member, Apple's Lost Mode ties deep into hardware which requires certain hardware support, which is not the case for Android phones since the software and hardware are by different companies.
5th March 2014, 10:23 AM |#8  
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you can use it again
5th March 2014, 10:51 AM |#9  
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Avast mobile security has functions and features like this with things in place to prevent flashing recoveries and such like, but to be fair, once your phone is stolen the only need of security software is to ensure your data is wiped. Everything else is unimportant as people will always find a way to reactivate a phone eventually, and you are very unlikely to get it back.
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By not being manufactured by the same company as mentioned by another member, Apple's Lost Mode ties deep into hardware which requires certain hardware support, which is not the case for Android phones since the software and hardware are by different companies.

All of the manufacturers use the same API and OS, Android must release such an API then the manufacturers can compile them into there Firmware...
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