8 Replies Latest reply: Aug 10, 2008 3:07 PM by [RM]
rhunderhill Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I lost my phone in a taxi and it is now 'power off' so now stolen (too soon for the battery). I heard ver 2.0 could be used to render the phone inoperable in just such a situation (especially important for business users), so my question is how? My phone is registered to my home computer and it's an original iphone unlocked via pwnage as I now live in China.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Andy Howington Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I don't think that's what they said it could do. I think it is more along the lines of remotely wiping all of your sensitive data such as contacts and email from your phone. Plus I think that is for Enterprise users only (aka through business)
  • CeleronXL Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    If you have it synchronized to an Exchange server, you can log into Outlook Web Access and remotely wipe it through there. It wipes everything. When we did it to my boss's phone (IT admin), it did brick it and we had to put it into DFU.
  • Paul Judd Level 6 Level 6 (13,420 points)
    rhunderhill wrote:
    I lost my phone in a taxi and it is now 'power off' so now stolen (too soon for the battery). I heard ver 2.0 could be used to render the phone inoperable in just such a situation (especially important for business users), so my question is how? My phone is registered to my home computer and it's an original iphone unlocked via pwnage as I now live in China.



    Sorry you are out of luck since you hacked the iPhone. We cannot support hacked products. Anyway the only thing that remote wipe is for is the exchange functionality. The best you can do is get your carrier to disable your SIM. No guarantee though since you hacked your phone.
  • Ansuz82 Level 6 Level 6 (8,265 points)
    The iPhone can not be remotely bricked.

    All you can do is have the carrier disable your SIM. The iPhone will be unable to make calls using your account but all of your personal data will be available (with the exception of Remote Wipe exchange accounts) and the phone will still retain all other functionality.
  • Mac Pro 8core - x86 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    Paul Judd wrote:
    rhunderhill wrote:
    I lost my phone in a taxi and it is now 'power off' so now stolen (too soon for the battery). I heard ver 2.0 could be used to render the phone inoperable in just such a situation (especially important for business users), so my question is how? My phone is registered to my home computer and it's an original iphone unlocked via pwnage as I now live in China.



    Sorry you are out of luck since you hacked the iPhone. We cannot support hacked products. Anyway the only thing that remote wipe is for is the exchange functionality. The best you can do is get your carrier to disable your SIM. No guarantee though since you hacked your phone.



    So would you buy a new iPhone if you moved to Japan?
  • rhunderhill Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for that. I appreciate your comments and advice. I think the 'hacked' issue is a separate thing. I would love to have an un-hacked iPhone but in certain countries this is just not possible. Hopefully this is about to change over here in China. We got our first Apple store 3 weeks ago but negotiations between China Mobile and Apple are still to be finalised. I wanted an iPhone because it is the only one that I was confident would sync all my contacts fully with my Mac and because it's an excellent device. A shame it isn't available worldwide.

    Thanks again for responding. I hate having lost my iPhone but will have to live with that momentary lapse in a taxi on the opening night of the Olympics here in Beijing.
  • Bill Helsabeck Level 2 Level 2 (185 points)
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  • [RM] Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)
    Mac Pro 8core - x86 wrote:

    So would you buy a new iPhone if you moved to Japan?


    Japan uses 2100 MHz GSM frequency, so yes, you'll need to buy a Japan/S.Korea version of the iPhone I believe.