IMMEDIATE HELP NEEDED

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  1. fishstick

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    I need immediate help tracking down snd getting back my buddies galaxy S 5 cell phone back from whoever stole it. They are using it on fb & other sites & my buddy is locked up. Any sugestions Will be appreciated. How can imbed something into file and when this person who stole phone opens the file I can see who it is from the camera.
     
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    If you have a tracking software installed then you can use that. Otherwise he may be better off calling the carrier to report the phone stolen and removing the device from accessing his Google accounts.
     
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    If he setup his Samsung account, they've got a "find my phone" feature that can lock/wipe/locate. Android Device Manager (and others) can do the same, but it would have to already be setup on the device. If he setup the Samsung account, you'll need his login info.

    Not sure how tightly he's locked up, but if you can't get that info from him, I think you're outta luck other than PC's suggestion of alerting the carrier and/or authorities. Only issue is, if he's locked up, they're likely not going to do anything/if much on your word.
     
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    Like the guys mentioned above, he would have to have these apps already installed and set up and calling the carrier and letting them know the situation is a good idea.
     
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    I don't think Samsung needs an app to have been installed, but you have to have setup your Samsung account on the device.

    Also, if you had his Google info, you could try logging in and doing a Google search of "where's my phone?" That's a recently added function of Google Search. Not sure whether that works if you don't have Android Device Manager installed and setup though. If he's signed in to the Google account on the phone, might still work...
     
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    I appreciate the info
     
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    If GPS is enabled, you can google where's my phone, sign into his account, and get the location.
     
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    Thank you they just logged off his fb account so soon as it comes back on I will try that.