Stolen iPhone 3GS. Trying to be Miss Marple and help police and Airtran solve this crime.
I used iCloud to remote lock the phone 4 hours after initial tracking took place. Stupidly sent the thief a nice message asking them to call if they found the phone using iCloud, which probably just tipped them off that I knew the phone was stolen. I haven't used remote wipe (yet) because it could severely impede tracking capability. Since locking the phone, I can't track it and have not been able to use the 4 digit code I locked it with to reopen it. Can't find info on how to unlock.Any suggestions how to unlock it remotely and continue to track it so I can report address to the police?
I have the IMEI, ICCID and serial number but not the MAC address which would make WiFi tracking by the police easier. I want to give the Atlanta police and Airtran all the info I can to catch the thief and get my phone back. Getting the MAC address would be nice. Neither Apple or ATT could help. Is there another way to get that info other than off the packing box. I thought about checking my home router history, no luck there. Can I get Apple to give me this info without a subpoena, warrant, court order?
It wasn't a fellow passenger that stole my phone, as the one and only track location I got (about 4 hours after the phone was left behind on a plane) was 200-300 yards max from the address of the cleaning contractor and outside the airport perimeter. (No one waits around Hartsfield-Jackson for 4 hours to leave the for home unless they work there--that leaves airline employees or cleaning contractors as suspects. The last known location would indicate the latter. Both Aitran and the contractor have this info.) Also, a gate agent couldn't find the phone on the plane within 1.5 hours of it landing and before it took off again.
Reported loss to ATT and it is in their lost phone database. Any suggestions or advice on how to recover are much appreciated.