iPhone pick-pocketed!

macbookman83

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Jan 23, 2011
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Last night I was listening to my music using bluetooth headphones and I was pickpocketed. I didn't realize it until about a minute or two since the bluetooth range is about 200 feet.


Since my Iphone was jailbroken with android lock and passcode and iGotya the person wasn't able to get into and have a snapshot of the girl.............

I already suspended the account so she shouldn't be able to activate it on AT&T.



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M87

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Jul 18, 2009
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Hey, that's cool how it took a pic of the thief. Made me think of something. Would be cool on stock iOS if instead of/in addition to having the option to erase the phone after so many failed password attempts it would take a picture and upload it.
 

iapplelove

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Nov 22, 2011
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The fact he posted the photo yeah I thought it was pretty cool,except for the bitch stole his phone
 
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willmtaylor

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Oct 31, 2009
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Yeah...great app...great thing you have a completely useless photo...good thing ya got that app, but not your phone.

Why again?
 

Givmeabrek

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Apr 20, 2009
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Wow, Apple really needs an app like this. Although it would probably be violating someone's rights. :mad:

Time to plaster this picture up everywhere. :D
 

Fernandez21

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Jun 16, 2010
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you should make posters of that picture with the caption "I'm an iThief" and plaster them everywhere in that area.
 

macbookman83

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you should make posters of that picture with the caption "I'm an iThief" and plaster them everywhere in that area.
Thats what I planned on doing I alaready filed a police report and gave them the address. THe problem is that when it was intially tracked she was on the train.


After that point the battery must of died and I cancelled the service so I could use find my iPhone :(
 

vonWachtstain

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Nov 20, 2011
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Wow, I am seriously reconsidering my stance on jailbreaking. Put poster with her photo and reward info at the station theft took place. Chances are she probably frequents the same area so somebody might recognize her.
 

ixodes

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Jan 11, 2012
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I bought an iPhone 4 upon release, only to have it stolen three weeks later. Since I always carry a laptop, I just stopped at the closest Starbucks & wiped the phones contents. Even though it was equipped with find my phone & a password, I had no desire to track it.

I'm lucky to have both an Apple store & AT&T store within a few miles from home. So I just headed to Apple, bought a new one & set it up right there. It was very satisfying to get it all done in less than an hour. Oh sure, it was a bit costly, but stuff happens :)
 

CBR900RR

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Oct 11, 2008
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The pic from the first post don't really prove anything, the lady in the pic can be in the subway sitting next to the thief, all she does is looking at your phone.
 

3bs

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May 20, 2011
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The pic from the first post don't really prove anything, the lady in the pic can be in the subway sitting next to the thief, all she does is looking at your phone.
Yes because when someone uses a phone they don't have it pointing towards them, they have it pointing to the person next to them.. especially when they're trying to type something on it (in case it wasn't obvious to you, the jailbreak app he's using takes a picture using the front facing camera)
 

bandofbrothers

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Oct 14, 2007
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Hi,

I also recently had my iphone 4 {JB} pick pocketed although i didn't have a photo taking option option i did have app locker installed, which added extra security to my settings and various folders I had sensitive data in such as banking apps etc.

Even tho i had this i still changed my passwords just in case !

I was not quick enough to log into the find my iPhone software as the person had already turned it off, so instead i sent a remote wipe command along with a message offering a reward.

After speaking to my network to block it and have a new micro sim issued i frequented my local network store and purchased an iphone 4s.

Learning curve : I don't keep my iphone in a hip holster anymore !