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Stolen iphone 4

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kostasplak Calculating status...
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Dec 12, 2012 12:41 PM

Good Afternoon,

 

my iphone was stolen 2 weeks ago and I erased it through find my iphone. Does that makes it useless for its new user??? is there any way to track it ???

 

Kostas

iPhone 4
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,270 points)
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    Dec 12, 2012 12:50 PM (in response to kostasplak)

    " Does that makes it useless for its new user??"

     

    No.  They can restore it and use it as their own.

     

    "is there any way to track it ??"

     

    No

  • FelipeV Level 5 Level 5 (4,340 points)
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    Dec 12, 2012 2:01 PM (in response to kostasplak)

    No.

  • fightingfish Calculating status...
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    Dec 13, 2012 1:06 PM (in response to kostasplak)

    apple let's us erase all the content on our lost/stolen phone via findmyiphone app, moreover have the additional option to allow us to render the phone useless once that's done

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,195 points)
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    Dec 13, 2012 1:19 PM (in response to kostasplak)

    kostasplak wrote:

     

    What happens if this guy goes online again, will we be able to track him with the find my iphone app? SInce every phone has a unique IMEI, couldn't we track him?

     

    You cannot now track the iPhone since you issued the erase command which removes the Find My iPhone settings long with everything else. The cell carrier could track by the IMEI, but will generally do so only in a case of an emergency request from authorized law enforcement or with a court order. And the IMEI can be spoofed in any case, so even the carrier could not guarantee accurate tracking.

     

     

    Regards.

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