[Guide] How to locate your lost OnePlus

  1. HimangshuHazarika
    Gingerbread Jan 14, 2015

  2. ajinkyakarnik
    Gingerbread Jan 14, 2015

    ajinkyakarnik , Jan 14, 2015 :
    Well as I already said, if a thief is savvy enough no software can protect you. I'm not giving false sense of security.
    A locked phone is better than an unlocked one anyday.
    If the thief is not good enough, he might wonder why the power menu isn't showing up. He might have to google methods to bypass this stuff. This can provide the owner a small time window to track his/her device.
    I'm just trying to list methods which will buy people some time to locate their phone, in case someone just randomly steals their phone (like if they forgot it somewhere). You never know when you might get lucky. There are plenty of cases in which people have tracked their phone using these methods.

    If a thief is pro, they will already have tools to bypass anything thats currently in the market.

    But IMO something is better than nothing.

    Yes, encrypting the phone is way to go to protect sensitive data.

    Cheers !
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2015

  3. rmzadeh
    Froyo Jan 14, 2015

  4. sukanta76
    Honeycomb Jan 14, 2015

    sukanta76 , Jan 14, 2015 :
    does ADM work if the google account has been disabled ? or a new google account has been set in the phone and the earlier (owner) google account is disabled ?..I don't think so.

    Obviously, the first thing a thief would do is reset all accounts in a phone...if that is done, then ADM will not work.

    anyone knows if ADM will still work if google account has been reset in the lost phone ?

  5. rsron1999
    Froyo Jan 14, 2015

    rsron1999 , Jan 14, 2015 :
    Thanks good one!

  6. igeekyayush
    KitKat Jan 14, 2015

    igeekyayush , Jan 14, 2015 :
    It won't work if Google Integration is not successful. And on successful wipe, the phone is as good as new phone.

  7. Raja Rajeswara Saravanan
    Donut Jan 14, 2015

  8. v4vamsi
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jan 14, 2015

  9. Silverchaoz
    Lollipop Jan 14, 2015

    Silverchaoz , Jan 14, 2015 :
    im already tired reading your forum name before i can even read your comment [​IMG]

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  10. Rubii23
    Jelly Bean Jan 14, 2015

  11. talluri
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jan 14, 2015

  12. gaster
    Moderator Moderator Jan 14, 2015

  13. thisguysayswht
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jan 14, 2015

    thisguysayswht , Jan 14, 2015 :
    I agree with what your saying, I'm sure plenty of people have tracked there phone this way. Like I stated I wasn't trying to be a dick about it, or saying you were trying to give people a false sense of security.

    I was just pointing out that it won't stop most people from wiping the device. You don't have to be very tech savvy to know that android phones have recoveries that you can get into with button combos.

    I was just trying to inform others, and even gave an example to try to circumvent the aforementioned exploit via xposed modules...

  14. krusade
    Jelly Bean Jan 14, 2015

    krusade , Jan 14, 2015 :
    U can disable it through gravity box as well(requires xposed )

  15. Cooperman
    Gingerbread Jan 14, 2015

  16. llcooljerry
    Jelly Bean Jan 14, 2015

    llcooljerry , Jan 14, 2015 :
    Thank you for your valuable post. [​IMG]

  17. sukanta76
    Honeycomb Jan 14, 2015

    sukanta76 , Jan 14, 2015 :

    this is AWESOME INFO !! :)

  18. dinoos554
    Cupcake Jan 14, 2015

  19. sukanta76
    Honeycomb Jan 14, 2015

    sukanta76 , Jan 14, 2015 :
    what !!...you never read a sentence before that had three words !! o_O

  20. Spl4tt
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jan 14, 2015

    Spl4tt , Jan 14, 2015 :
    Cerberus ftw. Using it since years.
    I never had to effectively use it to locate my phone, tho.
    Hopefully it works when needed.