Stolen Droid 2

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    A coworker of mine recently had her phone stolen. She now has her new phone (both Droid 2's) however a new wallpaper has appeared. It appears to be a photo of the theif and was taken by himself. I cannot locate the image on her device. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to find the photo and photo info on the device?
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    I don't know how the old phone's thief's pic could be her new background.
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    Me neither. I have looked in the gallary on the phone and see nothing. I looked in files and also see nothing. The crazy thing is the this wallpaper just appeard and she did not take the image. We have no idea where it came from. We really want to catch this person too because she was held up at gun point.
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    Yeah sounds like said thief is still using the phone. He put the wallpaper up and it got saved to googles servers. so when she signed into her google account it pulled it from the servers
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    Change her google password!
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    That makes sense I guess I'll suggest she get in contact with google maybe they could help her get the image and the info on it. Thanks for the replies everyone.
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    It would be funny if this is how he gets caught.
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    Does she have GPS or phone locate on her old phone?

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    Shouldn't the phone be deactivated?
    Just found something...
    Sign into the google account on a computer. Upper right use the more dropdown.
    Go to photos. You may have to input password. From there you might find the picutres that have been uploaded onto google / picasa's servers
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    It wont be pictures, it will only save the picture on your background so if you say broke your phone, when you sign back into google on the new one your wallpaper, contacts, apps, etc are back once the device is done syncing and redownloading the apps.
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    Yes, the last wallpaper used is stored as part of your backup on Google's servers. This guy would have had to take his picture and make it the wallpaper while still signed into the phone as you. Not very bright. You won't find the picture on the phone though, and as soon as you change the wallpaper the old picture is history. Should take a picture of the phone's wallpaper and give it to the police. Change the Google password.
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    Nubby you rock I am going to let her know about this. Thanks for the Help.
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    Good luck. We are all here to help each other.
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    Thanks Droids we are going to get a personal compuer and hopefully be able to pull the photo from picasa and or googles servers. She has taken photos of her new phone with the wallpaper the theif used and sent it to the police but his face is covered by the camera. I am hoping that GPS was enabled when he did it and we get can some coordinates or something. Thanks again everyone for your help and suggestions.
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    Good luck, keep us updated on the situation and lets get this guy!

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    gonnadie4thegov any idea how we might be able pull that info from googles server? I have looked in picasa from her account and do not see a thing.
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    You might be better off contacting law enforcement about this. Because she was held at gun point, they'll take it as a higher priority case and could get in contact with Google faster.
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    Tell her to take a screenshot (if possible) or try to take a picture of the wallpaper just incase.
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    Titans she has done the police report and event sent the police photos of the wallpaper that is on her phone. The problem is the police are clueless and frankly so was I until I posted this in the forum. Everyone here has helped more than the police. The police haven't asked her for any of her google account info or even attempted to contact google. What can I say they are useless. I knew enough to get on to some forums and ask for help they won't even do that.
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    plug the phone into a computer and save the background

    post on the internet

    thief will be found...
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