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Old 30th Jan 2013, 01:42   #1
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This man knows who stole my phone, can anyone help

Well about 3 hours ago some lovely person let themselves into my friends house and stole amongst other things my mobile phone.

Also annoying was that I'd disabled the GPS on it due to google maps continually destroying my battery when I haven't even opened the program! This is a problem as ages ago I installed a program called cerberus on the phone. So I can't track it but I did manage to take this awesome photo!



Hansom chap I'm sure you'll agree! Anyway, I'm sure he'd be very keen to help me get my phone back if only I could let him know it was stolen. So on the off chance does anyone recognize him? We're in Sheffield and the phone was connected to a network called 'Sohail'. It's gone offline now though.

Obviously the police have all the info too. I'm hoping one of them might know him too!
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Old 30th Jan 2013, 01:50   #2
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He's back online and I have his new phone number plus the number of someone who has called him! Still no GPS though. Come on come on turn it on!!!!
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Old 30th Jan 2013, 01:52   #3
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oooo, 'audio recording started' I daren't take any more photos as I'm fairly certain it makes the shutter sound when I do...
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Old 30th Jan 2013, 01:52   #4
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I hope you get your phone back mate
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Old 30th Jan 2013, 01:53   #5
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He is polish.


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Old 30th Jan 2013, 01:57   #6
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Bah, it's all quiet.
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Old 30th Jan 2013, 02:00   #7
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He does look a bit european! I so hope he can be tracked down!
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Old 30th Jan 2013, 02:07   #8
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Looks like he has gone to bed, phone is in the dark and no noise near it. I have been able to make it record and send me videos and any texts/calls but no location yet. I've changed all my passwords and password restores so I think most of my info is safe.

I have the ability to wipe the phone memory and sd memory. Obviously I'd like to do this but it'll probably reduce my chances of him turning on the gps etc tomorrow...
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Old 30th Jan 2013, 02:16   #9
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Did you not have a pin/swipe pattern on it?!

Security software, but no actual security...you cant be that retarded surely?
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Old 30th Jan 2013, 02:18   #10
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I hope you get it back and they get whats coming to them.

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Old 30th Jan 2013, 02:19   #11
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Did you not have a pin/swipe pattern on it?!

Security software, but no actual security...you cant be that retarded surely?
I dont have a password on my phone anymore as i used to annoy me.

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Old 30th Jan 2013, 02:22   #12
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I dont have a password on my phone anymore as i used to annoy me.
Me neither, i hate the thing and bug me to high hell with it being in and out of my pocket so much, sg note so not cheap i just do not let it out of my sight.

Hope you get the phone back and the scum bag gets the appropriate reprimand.
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Old 30th Jan 2013, 02:26   #13
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Did you not have a pin/swipe pattern on it?!

Security software, but no actual security...you cant be that retarded surely?
How would having a pin code help me get the phone back? Surely that would just guarantee them completely formatting the phone themselves and guaranteeing I never get it back!

As it is my 'retarded' way has allowed me to get the thief's photograph, new phone number, a list of people he has called and texted and potential if he ever turns the gps on with the icon on the desktop I'll have his location...

But to be honest I just dont use a pin as I found it irritating having to enter it to use my phone.
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Old 30th Jan 2013, 02:28   #14
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I'm sure I've seen that guy has on an episode of the BBC Traffic Cops!


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Old 30th Jan 2013, 02:30   #15
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Cheers everyone! Hopefully he's known to the police and I might have a tiny chance of getting it back!
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Old 30th Jan 2013, 02:33   #16
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Doesn't the software allow you to turn the GPS on?

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Old 30th Jan 2013, 02:37   #17
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That software is awsome! How can i log into it? i fancy watching what hes doing myself haha
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Old 30th Jan 2013, 02:38   #18
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I thought so, maybe the phone has to be routed. I don't see an option either way and when I ask it to track the phone it just says gps is off
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Doesn't the software allow you to turn the GPS on?
do you have any info about him at all?

anything? could try ringing some of numbers he's called and fish for info.
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Old 30th Jan 2013, 02:46   #20
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I'm going to wait to see what the police come back with tomorrow before I start doing that. Hopefully he will send a text which gives him away! The sim he's using is a freeby international calling one. I can't imagine the police calling them up and forcing them to reveal the sim card owner...
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Old 30th Jan 2013, 02:47   #21
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Can you not trust me the details to log into it? :P
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Old 30th Jan 2013, 02:48   #22
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Time to go war-driving round Sheffield.

And look up every "sohail" in Sheffield on UK-Info to narrow down the field, it's an arabic name.

it's only a troll thread if you want it to be.
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Old 30th Jan 2013, 02:48   #23
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I have an IP for his wifi!

172.20.10.3

Is that a local one or something that could be of use?
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Old 30th Jan 2013, 02:53   #24
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Hmm, Doesnt look local to me mate
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Can you not trust me the details to log into it? :P
haha, no sorry. He's turned it off anyway. If nothing comes of it with the police I'll load everything I have onto 4chan!
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Old 30th Jan 2013, 02:54   #26
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Time to go war-driving round Sheffield.

And look up every "sohail" in Sheffield on UK-Info to narrow down the field, it's an arabic name.
Tempting! It's a shame I'm not clever enough to rig my computer to sniff out a wireless network under that name and then I could drive the streets of Sheffield trying to pick him up!
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Old 30th Jan 2013, 02:56   #27
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The IP is not giving me any joy on any of the ip lookups, they think it's a local address...
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Old 30th Jan 2013, 02:56   #28
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Well if the police wont help then Let us know the details to view it, Would love to see this in action.

Also he may turn GPS on if you are lucky.

if you are unlucky he will restore it
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Old 30th Jan 2013, 03:03   #29
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Tempting! It's a shame I'm not clever enough to rig my computer to sniff out a wireless network under that name and then I could drive the streets of Sheffield trying to pick him up!
I havent done it in a while but it's super easy, i used a program called net stumbler I think and a USB GPS dongle. It logs every network it finds with the GPS co-ordinates, SSID, security type and signal strength.

it's only a troll thread if you want it to be.
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Old 30th Jan 2013, 03:14   #30
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Did you not have a pin/swipe pattern on it?!

Security software, but no actual security...you cant be that retarded surely?
Pin code/swipe provides no real security, it's authentication which can easily be bypassed, not encryption. Ironically it's actually less secure because people like you think it does provide security, thus leaving sensitive data on your phone.

Secondly it hinders actually getting the phone back because if someone can't get onto the phone they restore it back to factory settings or flash it and then there's no way of tracking it.

As for the OP Cerberus will automatically enable GPS on rooted android phones.

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