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Old Jan 6, 2011, 07:54 PM   #26
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Once again, in case you didn't read the two posts already about this: I CAN BYPASS THE IPHONE PASSCODE EASILY!!!
You have some of worst logic I've ever come across on technology forums


1) the passcode lock works, but much like a real lock it can be broken into, You don't expect that your run of the mill thief is going to know how to pick a door lock/hack into your iphone.

If you are stupid enough to leave your door open or not even put a passcode lock you leave yourself open to all thieves, smart or dumb


2) Putting a passcode lock will protect your data. Connecting it to a computer via itunes or even the program you mentioned iPhone Explorer will not allow you to view the data, and if you try to delete or modifiy the password it will render the phone useless. Again a common thief is not going to be trying to modify a ram disk or hack into the iPhone
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Old Jan 6, 2011, 08:02 PM   #27
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So, I was just testing Find My iPhone out on Me.com to see if it could find my iPhone 4. I have the accounts set up and I can verify that it works if my 3G data is on. But, it does not work at ALL if 3G data is turned off, even though both Wifi and cellular calling/text messaging are on. It can't find it at all: no location, no pop up message, nothing. Me.com says it can't find it.

This is freaking useless. All someone has to do to defeat Find My iPhone is to turn the cellular data off in Settings.
I bet you will say that GameCenter and Facetime are Useless !??

wait.... it is !
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Old Jan 6, 2011, 08:08 PM   #28
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I don't know why some of you bother trying to help someone with a poor attitude like that. Let him sit there and cry
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Old Jan 6, 2011, 08:13 PM   #29
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My wife and I use this feature all the time to see if we're working near each other so we can meet for lunch. It's awesome. Definitely better than trying to use Loopt or Google Latitude. I'm thankful it's free.
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Old Jan 6, 2011, 08:46 PM   #30
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I don't know why some of you bother trying to help someone with a poor attitude like that. Let him sit there and cry
We cant all be demi-gods
I'm just doing my best to build some karma with MR.
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Old Jan 6, 2011, 08:56 PM   #31
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I don't know why some of you bother trying to help someone with a poor attitude like that. Let him sit there and cry
LOL. At least the OP's nightmare has been resolved. I was beginning to think that the world was fixing to end.
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Old Jan 6, 2011, 09:06 PM   #32
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I agree...it isn't what many of us hoped for.
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Old Jan 6, 2011, 09:30 PM   #33
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We cant all be demi-gods
I'm just doing my best to build some karma with MR.
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LOL. At least the OP's nightmare has been resolved. I was beginning to think that the world was fixing to end.
Lol
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Old Jan 6, 2011, 09:58 PM   #34
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Works fine for me on the edge network.

But if you mean it doesn't work with cellular data completely off then that should be pretty obvious.

It is actually a really nice tool and great that it is now free.
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Old Jan 6, 2011, 10:44 PM   #35
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I don't know why some of you bother trying to help someone with a poor attitude like that. Let him sit there and cry
I 100% agree. If anyone does a quick search on "find all posts from this user" you really start to see that this guy has issues ALL the time. On page 3&4 it gets really amusing.

Personally this will be the last time I respond in any of his threads as I don't feed the trolls.

I feel a little sad for this guy, if this is the way he acts on a forum I can't imagine his attitude in life day to day.
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Old Jan 6, 2011, 11:25 PM   #36
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I never had a problem with find my phone and I never keep my phone on 3G
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Old Jan 6, 2011, 11:42 PM   #37
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So, I was just testing Find My iPhone out on Me.com to see if it could find my iPhone 4. I have the accounts set up and I can verify that it works if my 3G data is on. But, it does not work at ALL if 3G data is turned off, even though both Wifi and cellular calling/text messaging are on. It can't find it at all: no location, no pop up message, nothing. Me.com says it can't find it.

This is freaking useless. All someone has to do to defeat Find My iPhone is to turn the cellular data off in Settings.
Then don't use it. Youre welcome for the FREE useless service.
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Old Jan 7, 2011, 12:45 AM   #38
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I 100% agree. If anyone does a quick search on "find all posts from this user" you really start to see that this guy has issues ALL the time. On page 3&4 it gets really amusing.

Personally this will be the last time I respond in any of his threads as I don't feed the trolls.

I feel a little sad for this guy, if this is the way he acts on a forum I can't imagine his attitude in life day to day.
Yes, I agree.
Time to add him to my exclusive VIP ignore list
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Old Jan 7, 2011, 01:37 AM   #39
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I smell a TROLL!
2nd that!
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Old Jan 7, 2011, 02:22 AM   #40
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We cant all be demi-gods
Actually we all can! We must only believe and clap our hands. The louder the better!

CLAP, EVERYONE!

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Thanks, AppleJuiced, for mentioning the ignore list, I didn't know that existed!
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Old Jan 7, 2011, 10:31 AM   #41
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If I could encrypt the entire iPhone with TrueCrypt I would so that I have proper security. The passcode on the iPhone doesn't do anything since it doesn't encrypt anything. You can bypass it by hooking it up to a computer.
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2) Putting a passcode lock will protect your data. Connecting it to a computer via itunes or even the program you mentioned iPhone Explorer will not allow you to view the data, and if you try to delete or modifiy the password it will render the phone useless. Again a common thief is not going to be trying to modify a ram disk or hack into the iPhone
The original poster doesn't seem to know that the iPhone (4 and 3GS) has hardware encryption.
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4175

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Old Jan 7, 2011, 12:00 PM   #42
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A colleague at work has had their iphone 4 stolen. I told her that after she informed Vodafone they would have blocked her phone so it couldnt be used by the thief. She said she had a phone that she lost a year or two ago and that Vodafone tried to do the same but apparently was told that if the thief took the sim out or turned the phone off it wouldnt get blocked. Even when they put another sim in. Is this true? If so is there anything that can be done about it?
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Old Jan 7, 2011, 02:50 PM   #43
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A colleague at work has had their iphone 4 stolen. I told her that after she informed Vodafone they would have blocked her phone so it couldnt be used by the thief. She said she had a phone that she lost a year or two ago and that Vodafone tried to do the same but apparently was told that if the thief took the sim out or turned the phone off it wouldnt get blocked. Even when they put another sim in. Is this true? If so is there anything that can be done about it?
If Vodafone and other carriers in your country blacklist stolen phone IMEI numbers then even f he turns the phone off or uses a new sim it will not work.
Offcourse that's if they do that, in the US they dont.
Also if he sells it to someone outside the country they will be able to use it with no probs.
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Old Jan 7, 2011, 03:10 PM   #44
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I don't recall find my iPhone ever being advertised as a theft deterrent. I always understood it to be a convenient way of locating a misplaced phone. To call it useless because the feature can be disabled with some effort on the part of a thief is pretty baseless.

I've used find my iPhone for various things over the years (since I had mobile me, and now that it's free). I've found plenty of useful applications (for example give my family a temp password to let them track me on mobileme when I'm on a long road trip).

Besides, it's free. I don't see where people get off complaining about products and services that are supplied at no cost to them. There are paid services that do the same things that people are more than welcome to try. I can tell you right now from experience that the free Find My iPhone is a heck of a lot more reliable than AT&T's $10/mo. FamilyMap.
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Old Jan 7, 2011, 03:23 PM   #45
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This is freaking useless. All someone has to do to defeat Find My iPhone is to turn the cellular data off in Settings.
Here's a newsflash for you...there isn't a system out there that is a flawless theft proofing device/system. Even the most elaborate security systems can be defeated. And Find My Phone isn't primarily about theft proofing your iPhone. It's about locating it when you misplace it.

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I don't recall find my iPhone ever being advertised as a theft deterrent. I always understood it to be a convenient way of locating a misplaced phone.
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Old Jan 7, 2011, 03:27 PM   #46
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We cant all be demi-gods
I'm just doing my best to build some karma with MR.
Sure we can. All you have to do is make a donation to MR and YOU TOO can be a Demi-god!
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Old Jan 9, 2011, 06:24 AM   #47
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If Vodafone and other carriers in your country blacklist stolen phone IMEI numbers then even f he turns the phone off or uses a new sim it will not work.
Offcourse that's if they do that, in the US they dont.
Also if he sells it to someone outside the country they will be able to use it with no probs.
thanks for the info.
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Old Jan 9, 2011, 08:34 AM   #48
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My niece lost her iPhone NYE in Washington, DC. It was password protected and Find my iPhone was activated. By the time she realized it was missing, someone had apparently taken the sim out and wracked up almost $900 in charges to Morocco. Find My iPhone was unable to locate the unit, so, more than likely, the "finder" knew a few things about iPhone settings and disabled the feature. She back to a flip phone and ATT is waiting for the end of the billing cycle to file a case.
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Old Jan 9, 2011, 11:11 AM   #49
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My niece lost her iPhone NYE in Washington, DC. It was password protected and Find my iPhone was activated. By the time she realized it was missing, someone had apparently taken the sim out and wracked up almost $900 in charges to Morocco. Find My iPhone was unable to locate the unit, so, more than likely, the "finder" knew a few things about iPhone settings and disabled the feature. She back to a flip phone and ATT is waiting for the end of the billing cycle to file a case.
How did he rack up charges on her account if the phone had a passcode?
Maybe used her sim in another phone.
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Old Jan 9, 2011, 12:23 PM   #50
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Just tested by turning off my 3G and remaining on wifi. Find my iPhone worked perfectly. Either your iPhone or your wifi network is the problem. Reset your router and retest. If it still doesn't work restore your iPhone.
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