application idea -- anti theft system

Kyle Bassett kylebassett at
Mon Oct 15 05:44:00 CEST 2007

you prolly want to lock down the uboot screen, etc. to prevent the phone
from just being re-imaged.  It would prolly require the debug board if you
forgot the password.


On 10/14/07, Ian Darwin <ian at> wrote:
> Steve wrote:
> > You may want to do the opposite.  Your phone may think it's being stolen
> > if you happen to get on something like a wireless connection with
> > NoCatSplash. (Which hijacks the first attempt to grab a web page in
> > order to show you a welcome page.)
> >
> > I'd be tempted to have PGP signed stolen/not stolen pages to alleviate
> > any ambiguity.  Failure to retrieve either would just be ignored.
> Better yet, have the phone activate a Servlet or CGI that saves the IP
> address from the request (and pass the GPS info if the device has a fix)
> every so often? On a Laptop you'd do this at bootup time + 15m (to give
> the thief time to get past the NoCatSplash or its equivalents. On a
> Phone, maybe once an hour out of cron?
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