App that disables phone from being used by thieves?

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  1. Rocky

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    Hey, guys. I was just reading about someone's phone getting stolen (which totally sucks) and I wondered if there's an app that can help us protect the information we have stored in our phones.

    I think it'd be very good if there was an app for that and, while I'm at it, maybe an app where you can have a backup of ALL your phones apps, widgets, info, personal settings, etc.

    Whatcha think? I'm willing to pay for this type of piece of mind and convenience, wouldn't you?

    Regards,
    Rocky
     
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    I went with Wave Secure myself. Both apps work on the same premise... locating and locking your phone. However, with Wave Secure, you can remotely back up your phone and remotely wipe your phone as well.
     
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    Excellent. It looks like I'll have them both (if I can) or at least keep Wave Secure.

    Thanks for the info!

    Regards,
    Rocky
     
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    I think you can have both, I haven't seen anything saying otherwise.... no bad interactions between the two that I've heard of.
     
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    When you say being used are you referring to using your minutes? Thats what calling and suspending your line does stops all connection with that phone and places the phone on the lost stolen list that makes the phone not able to be activated, till you let us know you found the phone.
     
  8. Rocky

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    Well, that and like checking my e-mails, looking at sensitive credit card info and things like that.
     
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    These apps lock the phone, as in you can't use anything on it. Basically it becomes a fancy brick in the thief's hand :)
     
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    Having a lock screen might help some. I know there are ways to get around it, but might fend off some thieves.
     
  11. Rocky

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    Man, I've learned quite a few things from guys in this forum. It rocks!!
     
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    Wave Secure with the Alarm LOCK = FTMFW! just try it out. lock your phone via your computer and select alarm lock and see what happens ;)

    -=Jason=-
     
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    just downloaded mobile security so i have them both. The map on mobile security seems to work better, but I like how you can remotely protect your phone with wave secure.

    Concept app would be that the droid turns into a giant robot and beat the lowlife to the ground .....I am currently working on that.....I will keep yall posted lol.
     
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    I like WaveSecure the best. although now that you mention ways to get around it, if the thief knew how to access the recovery menu he could probably break into the phone or do whatever he wanted, since WaveSecure wouldn't probably do anything until the Android system boots.

    This has made me realize the need to have a password on the recovery menu.
     
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    NO WAY.

    Could you imagine all the "help I forgot my password!" threads?