1. Shoaib saeed's Avatar
    I'm annoyed by the fact that thief, who just stole my phone, can use the phone and make it his own, just by resetting it even though i remotely locked my phone... This gives thieves an open hand to do whatever they want.
    Can't this be like the Apple's Iphone, which can't be used even after hard restting it?
    I can't find it anywhere, that microsoft will prevent the phone from ever using it by the thief.
    07-13-2015 06:17 AM
  2. Harrie-S's Avatar
    In newer windows phone a similar "anti thief lock" will be implemented.
    The only thing you can do now is to inform your carrier or the police to block the IMEI number so it can not be used anymore as a phone.

    See also
    Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2 adds a Reset Protection feature to stop smartphone thieves | Windows Central
    07-13-2015 06:31 AM

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