2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 20, 2012 7:32 AM by Jansen Yong
KateMelody Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I lost my iphone 4s. Can it be blocked through the serial number?

 

My question is this: I know someone else has it. It was tracked through Find my Iphone. How to prevent it from being used ever again? Is there a service that would permanently blocked and unable to be used? Or anyone could just pop a new chip and ready to go? Since the device is registered under my Apple ID, no one else should have access to use my lost device, but me!


iPhone 4S, iOS 5.0.1
  • KateMelody Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    • any update ?!!!

    KateMelody wrote:

     

    I lost my iphone 4s. Can it be blocked through the serial number?

     

    My question is this: I know someone else has it. It was tracked through Find my Iphone. How to prevent it from being used ever again? Is there a service that would permanently blocked and unable to be used? Or anyone could just pop a new chip and ready to go? Since the device is registered under my Apple ID, no one else should have access to use my lost device, but me!

  • Jansen Yong Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    No...the telco (Maxis,digi,celcom..etc) might be able to block the phone IMEI from registering to their network....

    But there is no way to fully stop the phone from functioning...

    I can just put the phone in DFU mode and give it a full restore...

    and kaboom!.. I can use it again!! (although u remotely lock the iphone, wipe it... etc)

    According to me (and my friends)... our telco in malaysia will not block any IMEI from registering to their network...they just do nothing although u report to them... to the police...etc...