[Guide] How to locate your lost OnePlus

  1. KhalMinos
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jan 14, 2015

  2. a_agarwal_
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jan 14, 2015

    a_agarwal_ , Jan 14, 2015 :
    Thank you. I have just added the CM account on my phone. I do have the avast anti-theft installed, but not sure how effective it is, though it also provides online wipe data option and sends SMS to your chosen contact.

  3. boddiesbuddy
    Cupcake Jan 14, 2015

  4. proTronic
    Cupcake Jan 14, 2015

  5. 2+2=5
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jan 14, 2015

    2+2=5 , Jan 14, 2015 :
    This guide is misleading as you don't have to install the Android Device Manager to track your Android phone with Android Device Manager.
    The Android Device Manager app is only used for tracking another Andorid phone from within this app. It has nothing to do with tracking the device it's installed on, so no need to install this app unless you want to track another Android device from your own Android device. You can enable Android Device Manager tracking on the device it's installed on using this app, but there's 2 other ways to enable Android Device Manager without installing this app, so no need to install it unless you need to track another Android device.
    If you just want to track an Android device from this this website: https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager then you don't have to install any apps on your phone. The only 'app' needed to be able to track an Android device is that Google Play Services is installed on the device. But I believe this is already pre-installed on all Android devices now.
    Then you just need to enable Android Device Manager on your device to be able to track it. There's 3 different ways to enable Android Device Manager like described here: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/3265955?hl=en
    It's very important to enable Android Device Manager using one of the 3 methods described in the link above before you loose your phone. Otherwise you can't track your device using Android Device Manager as it's too late to enable it on once you've lost your phone.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2015

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  6. ajinkyakarnik
    Gingerbread Jan 14, 2015

    ajinkyakarnik , Jan 14, 2015 :
    Not misleading. If you read Google's help page, the 3rd method is what I described here.
    You can turn on Android Device Manager using your device, Android Device Manager on the web, or the Device Manager app. It is just the newer devices have ADM built-in as you said.
    Though I've updated the post to reflect current changes.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2015

  7. tsfaeth
    Gingerbread Jan 14, 2015

    tsfaeth , Jan 14, 2015 :
    That's awesome, I didn't know the cyanogen account could be used for tracking.

  8. vinay007
    Donut Jan 14, 2015

  9. jarivanv
    Eclair Jan 14, 2015

  10. EmperorS
    Cupcake Jan 14, 2015

  11. djtech2k
    Donut Jan 15, 2015

  12. lindethier
    Cupcake Jan 15, 2015

    lindethier , Jan 15, 2015 :
    Good post! I will definitely be setting up ADM at the very least when my OPO comes in a few days. Better to get it done right from the get go, me thinks.

  13. alqasimk
    Eclair Jan 15, 2015

    alqasimk , Jan 15, 2015 :
    I have been aware of the Android manager, but the CM thats new.. good to know!

    Cupcake Jan 15, 2015

  15. hurmaqny
    Donut Jan 15, 2015

    hurmaqny , Jan 15, 2015 :
    Nice tips there, thanks! Let's hope I will never have to use them, though. :)

  16. tapankr
    Gingerbread Jan 15, 2015

    tapankr , Jan 15, 2015 :
    Good info man, thanks!

  17. fezallure
    Cupcake Jan 15, 2015

  18. Killer1986
    Gingerbread Jan 15, 2015

  19. tmuder
    Honeycomb Jan 15, 2015

  20. riicky12
    Honeycomb Jan 15, 2015