Can the droid be recovered through google latitude if it is stolen?

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  1. Lewkilla

    Lewkilla New Member

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    My droid was stolen yesterday so I reported it to the local police, and then I realized that I had google latitude enabled. A question came to mind at that moment: Is there a possibilty that the police can use google to locate and recover the phone while it is turned on?
     
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    You should be able to, but if you do get it back, which I have the highest hopes that you do, you should install Mobile Defense from the market. It's free and you can track your phone from your computer, as well as lock the phone if it gets stolen.
     
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    hm, is there any way that i could contact google latitude to get their collaboration? and should I check to see if verizon has a plan for this sort of thing?
     
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    SWEET, I like this Mobile Defense App. Thanks For the TIP Manifesto Zero :icon_ banana:

    Sorry to hear of your delima Lewkilla. please keep us up on how it all turns out please.
     
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    Mobile Defense has received some good praise for it's location function. But they do not offer a remote wipe or backup currently. Also GPS has to be enabled at the time the device is stolen in order to get a pin point location.

    Wave Secure offers the remote backup/wipe function. I've used both (WS & MD) and decided to stick with Wave Secure until Mobile Defense gets a remote wipe function.... just an FYI.
     
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    download and install WaveSecure it will use GSP tracking and you can lock you phone, via web OR sending a text , you can set off an alarm, you can track your phone, you can wipe all your data off your phone. its free until the end of this month and you have it for the life of your phone.
    Search the forums for Wave Secure you will NOT be disappointed

    https://www.wavesecure.com/


    -=Jason=-
     
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    Not to diminish the pain the OP is going through right now. His pain may allow others not to have to live through it.

    And thanks for posting these other apps too. I need to go look at them now, you guys are wearing me out :p
     
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    ^^ this (10 chars)
     
  9. Martin030908

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    In no way trying to diminish the OP's pain :) ... theft sucks, especially when it's something as personal as your phone....:mad:
     
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    I'm not trying to be a dick, but you think if you give the local police the GPS coordinates of your phone they're going to bother going to kick down a door for it?
     
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    Of course they well! Police are here to Protect, and to Serve. :blink:
     
  12. Matth3w

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    Maybe if you live in hick town, but no city cop is going to waste time tracking down a phone. They barely waste time with home invasions and robberies let alone a friggin phone.
     
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