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Android device manager and imei code

by KiranDamienEdward / February 21, 2016 10:33 AM PST

1.Is it possible for the Android device manager to locate a stolen phone if the location is off, and the phone itself it's off??
2.I called my carrier to block my stolen phone imei code. But I'm pretty sure the sim card wouldn't be in the hp,will the block happen even though there is no sim card?
3.what are the ways, I can do to at least erase all my data on my stolen phone,it's OK if I don't get the phone back...

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1. no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 21, 2016 10:49 AM PST

2. unlocked phone means just that. This won't help.
3. This requires you set everything up prior to the loss. I would be guessing but 99.99% of Android users don't set up for a remote erase. Here I can, but the phone has to be on and linked to my Google account. Also by calling the carrier you blocked such an erase.

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Android device manager and imei
by KiranDamienEdward / February 21, 2016 11:30 AM PST
In reply to: 1. no.

1.So there is no use,even though I request my carrier to block the imei.. The block isnt gona hpn bcoz there is no sim card in it right?
2.when I check on my ADM, it says last login 12 jan 2016,location unavailable.. So what does that suppose to mean? The stolen phone has been factory reset or is it off?? Or the block has taken place??

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1. By blocking you blocked a possible erase.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 21, 2016 12:03 PM PST

And unlocked phones are just that. If I pop in a new SIM and my carrier doesn't know about the IMEI and even then, won't kill the phone.

2. It means what it said. Any competent thief would have factory reset it and slipped in a new SIM. It's all theirs now.

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Meaning for the answers
by KiranDamienEdward / February 21, 2016 1:26 PM PST

What you mean by an unlock phone are just that?? I don't get you.. Are you saying it's possible to block the phone using imei code or no even there is no sim card in the phone?

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What an unlocked phone is, is on the web.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 21, 2016 1:30 PM PST

But in short if the phone is unlocked I can pop in a SIM and use it. Even if it is locked I can unlock most (I'm trying to not duplicate the web here.)

No. It is not possible to block an unlocked phone using the IMEI code except on the carrier that would block it. All this is complicated.

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If you had not called your carrier you might have wiped it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 21, 2016 1:34 PM PST
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by KiranDamienEdward / February 23, 2016 11:52 AM PST

So what you're saying is,if my service provider didn't block the imei code of the stolen phone,than it's possible to wipe the phone off.. Is that what you mean?? But as what my service provider assist said, the stolen phone imei code has been blocked as shown in the system..

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In fact I wrote that more than once.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 24, 2016 7:01 AM PST
In reply to: Clarification

Sorry if I was unclear.

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