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Updated 2nd post with Tasker attachment profiles for Tapatalk users...

And btw, this does require root. Android normally doesn't want you programmatically disabling security...
 
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Relatively speaking, yes. If someone REALLY wanted to get into it after finding it, they *could* dump a backup of the ROM and dig into it. But the chances of that happening are rare. When its locked, you can't even mount the USB drive. The only thing easily stolen is any unencrypted data that might be on an external MicroSD.
Doesnt running the stock bootloader locked with USB debugging turned off prevent this for most?
I never have either. I started doing it a while ago after reading a Lifehacker article about things that could go wrong if you don't. Even with your just email on there, someone could likely go through it and find all sorts of passwords and such for sites that you've registered at. Or find the pictures you've kept of my bung hole.
I've had a lock code since I went to a smartphone, way back with the old school Nextel blackberry. Makes me feel safe. In today's world of "out of wallet" challenge questions, having your phone compromised would provide most of these answers.
 

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Doesnt running the stock bootloader locked with USB debugging turned off prevent this for most?

Possibly? Depending on the phone, it doesn't need to be in the OS to be rooted. I don't pretend to understand how it works, but some Samsung phones can just be put into Download Mode and a rooted recovery flashed to the phone via Odin.
 

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Possibly? Depending on the phone, it doesn't need to be in the OS to be rooted. I don't pretend to understand how it works, but some Samsung phones can just be put into Download Mode and a rooted recovery flashed to the phone via Odin.

Just did this to my Galaxy S3 yesterday in fact. Rooted, then flash Cyanogenmod 10. It was incredibly easy, the only hiccup was having to use an older version of Google Apps as the latest one crashed the AOSP keyboard for some reason.
 

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Possibly? Depending on the phone, it doesn't need to be in the OS to be rooted. I don't pretend to understand how it works, but some Samsung phones can just be put into Download Mode and a rooted recovery flashed to the phone via Odin.
Odin is pretty slick. With it you're pretty much able to do whatever. I've pulled data with it before from locked phones. As long as you're in download mode you can do whatever. I don't know about encrypted data though, I've only used it on unencrypted devices.

However, if debugging is left on you can basically do whatever via an adb shell.

My point was that unless you're an it nerd a locked boot loader on a stock phone is pretty secure with just a lock code/PW.
 

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Yes, locks keep honest people honest. ;)
And only serve to encourage those less honest.

A friend of mine had a laptop stolen out of their apartment, they didn't know it because they hadn't fully unpacked. He discovered it when he saw it was checking in with his server for policy updates. He gave all the info to the police along with snaps from the webcam of a dude using it. Got it back in a week.
 

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See, i don't lock my shit down because i want the asshole thief to use it. If he uses it i can track his ass in 17 different ways with android lost while recording him and taking his picture. If it's locked he just pull the battery and sim immediately giving me less of a winddow. I want to give him just enough rope to hang himself with
 

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See, i don't lock my shit down because i want the asshole thief to use it. If he uses it i can track his ass in 17 different ways with android lost while recording him and taking his picture. If it's locked he just pull the battery and sim immediately giving me less of a winddow. I want to give him just enough rope to hang himself with
But I've got like data on my phone, man.
 

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See, i don't lock my shit down because i want the asshole thief to use it. If he uses it i can track his ass in 17 different ways with android lost while recording him and taking his picture. If it's locked he just pull the battery and sim immediately giving me less of a winddow. I want to give him just enough rope to hang himself with

Fuck that. I can buy another phone. I'd prefer he didn't buy 50 of them between the time he finds it and I realize that its gone.
 

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can tasker sense when a bluetooth device is connected? I want to put an external GPS antenna in my car, and when my phone pairs with it, have tasker launch Google Car Home.
 

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Fuck that. I can buy another phone. I'd prefer he didn't buy 50 of them between the time he finds it and I realize that its gone.

Do your CC's not have fraud protection?

Worst he could access on my phone is my amazon account, which is logged in. He couldnt access my password, he couldnt change it without knowing it (for anything, gmail, amazon, etc). Just because something is logged in, doesnt mean its compromised beyond the ability to use it.

Thieves are not smart. They are not like us, in which we could have access to the persons entire life and own a house with a mortgage in their name from data mining their shit within a week. Thieves are thieves because theyre stupid and lazy. If they werent stupid and lazy, they wouldnt be doing petty shit like stealing phones.
 
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See, i don't lock my shit down because i want the asshole thief to use it. If he uses it i can track his ass in 17 different ways with android lost while recording him and taking his picture. If it's locked he just pull the battery and sim immediately giving me less of a winddow. I want to give him just enough rope to hang himself with

omg so cool. You should totally work for the CIA or something.