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By g2uzer, Senior Member on 6th July 2012, 10:59 PM
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I found a few apps that tracks your phone down or even takes pictures of the person trying to unlock it, but like the title says, is there any app that blocks hard reset? It's kind of pointless if your phone gets stolen if they can just shut the phone off and do a hard reset to it and sign in with there email,
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6th July 2012, 11:08 PM |#2  
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I guess in theory you could place an app like Seekdroid in the system folder and then do a hard reset. Usually a hard reset won't affect system apps.
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6th July 2012, 11:18 PM |#3  
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I found a few apps that tracks your phone down or even takes pictures of the person trying to unlock it, but like the title says, is there any app that blocks hard reset? It's kind of pointless if your phone gets stolen if they can just shut the phone off and do a hard reset to it and sign in with there email,
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you can't really avoid physical maneuvers. and anything baked into the phone's startup has to be a modification to the actual ROM. so no.
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7th July 2012, 12:48 AM |#4  
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you can't really avoid physical maneuvers. and anything baked into the phone's startup has to be a modification to the actual ROM. so no.

I didn't think so, but wanted to make sure lol, thanks

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7th July 2012, 03:00 AM |#5  
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whats the name of the one you found that takes pics of thief, that sounds badass
7th July 2012, 03:39 AM |#6  
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Use Cerberus that app does everything that ur talking about

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7th July 2012, 04:25 AM |#7  
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whats the name of the one you found that takes pics of thief, that sounds badass

Cerberus app in Google play

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7th July 2012, 03:29 PM |#8  
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Use Cerberus that app does everything that ur talking about

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I missed the part were it said that you could set it to were the only way they can un install it is by flashing a different ROM,,but that setting is for rooted phones,I'm completely stock and not sure if I want to root this phone,

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You should root the phone it will change your life. Plus its so easy even a cave man can do it

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Check out Android Lost, it does alot of those things as well. Relies on push messaging too, so its very light. You can take a picture on demand, turn on GPS and get location, download texts/emails, etc.
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You should root the phone it will change your life. Plus its so easy even a cave man can do it

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Yea, I've rooted all my previous phones and yea I've like them a lot more, but for some reason I'm not sure to root this particular one lol

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