iPhone pick-pocketed!

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  1. macbookman83, Aug 18, 2012
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    macbookman83 macrumors 6502

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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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  2. M87 macrumors 65816

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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.
     
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  4. macbookman83 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I did but Since I disconnected the service I wasn't able to locate :(
     
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    That actually is pretty awesome that iGotYa works like that.
     
  6. macbookman83 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea its a great app. When I receive my replacement phone that will be the first thing i download to it.
     
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    The fact he posted the photo yeah I thought it was pretty cool,except for the bitch stole his phone
     
  9. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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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?
     
  10. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    When I saw it, there was no picture.
     
  11. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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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
     
  12. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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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.
     
  13. macbookman83 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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 :(
     
  14. vonWachtstain macrumors regular

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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.
     
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    I would be wiser if you tried locating it before you stopped service.
    Its not like she could get in and use your phone anyway.....
    She would eventually had to charge it.
     
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    Great App. Does iGotya app send the photo to your email? And what are the chances of you getting your phone back now that you have a photo to show the police?
     
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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 :)
     
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    That's such a bummer man... I hope you manage to sort a replacement ok
     
  20. faroZ06, Aug 18, 2012
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    Oh, sorry to hear that. You should have located it first :S
     
  21. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    What app allowed you to wipe your contents on the iPhone from your computer? That's so cool. I had no idea this could be done.
     
  22. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    Find My iPhone (and Mac) allows you to wipe a lost/stolen device.
     
  23. CBR900RR macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  24. 3bs macrumors 603

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    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)
     
  25. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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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 !
     

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