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Offline Lisandro

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Uninstallation of Anti-Theft
« on: December 21, 2011, 02:28:37 PM »
I'm using Android Virtual Devices environment to test the Anti-Theft beta.
I've finished the translation to pt-br and Trevor asked me to test it.
I need to uninstall the previous version, but I don't know how.
AVD does not allow root installation. So, mine is not root.
The program manager does not allow to uninstall and Anti-Theft is not enabled.
Overinstallation fails.
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Offline reinhardholzner

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Re: Uninstallation of Anti-Theft
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2011, 02:31:47 PM »
You have to disable the device administrator setting to uninstall (either go to Phone Settings and do it there, or use the link in Advanced Settings -> SMS-Locktext, GPS, Wipe at the bottom of the page)

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Re: Uninstallation of Anti-Theft
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2011, 02:48:33 PM »
Can I receive an SMS in the virtual environment? ???
I'm trying to disable the device administrator. It does not ask for a password? Why? Can it be disable like this? So, what's the problem for the thieve?

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Re: Uninstallation of Anti-Theft
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2011, 03:17:43 PM »
Setting Device Admin does not need any password.. Sadly.. :(
Device: HTC One (UL)
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Re: Uninstallation of Anti-Theft
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2011, 03:17:57 PM »
Well, the uninstallation goes, the new program is installed.
Most screens were corrected in PtBr (@Trevor). Some of them weren't sent for translation and are still in English.
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Re: Uninstallation of Anti-Theft
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2011, 03:19:20 PM »
Setting Device Admin does not need any password.. Sadly.. :(
Well... It just make all the Anti-Theft completely vulnerable...
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Re: Uninstallation of Anti-Theft
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2011, 03:20:52 PM »
Thats a reason for installing it rooted, you cant uninstall a system app that easy.. But if you take the device admin the app cant wipe everything.. Its really sad!
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Re: Uninstallation of Anti-Theft
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2011, 03:38:17 PM »
basically the best way to make anti theft less vulnerable is to hide it - which it does quite well. Once a thief knows its there a lot of security is lost already. A password screen would not really help - however app locking is already in the works for Mobile Security so you could lock the settings screen for that.

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Re: Uninstallation of Anti-Theft
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2011, 12:50:57 PM »
So just how does one remove Anti-Theft on a rooted phone that has hard reset protection enabled?

I've never rooted a phone before (I rooted my Color Nook). Not that I want to remove it but I'd like to know in case the need ever arises.


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Re: Uninstallation of Anti-Theft
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2011, 12:57:21 PM »
Device: HTC One (UL)
ROM: ViperOne 1.2.1 / latest Beta
1 click debug log creation: General Feedback Tool 3.1.01 (Win, 30.07.13)

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Re: Uninstallation of Anti-Theft
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2011, 06:53:11 PM »
Can I receive an SMS in the virtual environment? ???
I'm trying to disable the device administrator. It does not ask for a password? Why? Can it be disable like this? So, what's the problem for the thieve?



It depends; if you are using the one via remote desktop (prepared by me :-)) you can not. In emulator yes.

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Re: Uninstallation of Anti-Theft
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2011, 02:00:18 PM »
I had theft aware installed on my nokia n95. After changing the sim for a short period it obviously keeps sending messages to the desired phone(at a cost to myself). How can i change this as it is a problem. ie losing credit. i don't wish to uninstall it as i like the product. simple english please as i'm not a techy. Many thanks and hope you can help

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Re: Uninstallation of Anti-Theft
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2011, 02:05:03 PM »
oh and just to clarify.. it is hidden and i can't find it anywhere in my app manager. thanks again

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Re: Uninstallation of Anti-Theft
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2011, 02:38:46 PM »
its ok guys.. i've managed to sort it ;D

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Re: Uninstallation of Anti-Theft
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2011, 02:40:23 PM »
oh and just to clarify.. it is hidden and i can't find it anywhere in my app manager. thanks again
Which was the false name you give it when you've installed it?
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