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A friend of mine recently had their HTC Droid Incredible stolen. They had no extra security apps, just the native OS. We changed all the account passwords, exported, than deleted all Gmail Contacts, and called Verizon to deactivate the phone. Is there anything else we can do to kill it or get as close as we can to doing so? Is there any native GPS tracking in Anroid. Thanks

asked Mar 25 '11 at 17:46

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It is to late, you would have had to have installed the program before it was stolen. Verizon might have been able to locate it if the family tracker feature had been enabled then you could give the location to the police for them to get it for you. But if that was not enabled then you are sort of out of luck. Sorry.

answered Mar 26 '11 at 10:35

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My name is Brian Noble and I am the Director of Support at Lookout. You can advise your friend that while the native Lookout app cannot locate a phone it was not already installed on Lookout has an app called Plan B which can locate your phone after you've lost it. The phone needs to be powered on and have a network and data connection.

Go to the online Android Market (http://market.android.com), log into your google account, and install the app to your missing phone. If the app is able to be installed and run - you will begin to get emails to your gmail account with location information. Give it a try.

answered Mar 27 '11 at 00:19

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(Mar 27 '11 at 00:56) kevin ♦♦ kevin's gravatar image

@b_noble Alright it looks like the app installed. Is there anything I have to do to setup an account remotely? How soon will I get any GPS locations. The verizon service is off, so I am assuming I have to wait and see if the guy turns on wifi.

(Mar 27 '11 at 13:24) jwire4 jwire4's gravatar image

Well if its deactivated then no one will be able to get into the phone, but if you have a memory card in it there's nothing you can do.

answered Mar 25 '11 at 18:19

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too late if you never installed apps like lookout mobile security to erase your data if the phone comes up missing but deactivated is on thing. call the provider and see if they can erase the sd card and phone memory over the air.

answered Mar 26 '11 at 00:25

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Once my friend had lost his Nokia phone and never got it later.... lost contacts, memory card.... and all

answered Mar 27 '11 at 09:54

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