[maemo-users] Nokia N810 Stolled

From: Graham Cobb g+770 at cobb.uk.net
Date: Tue Jan 11 21:04:11 EET 2011
On Tuesday 11 January 2011 18:32:01 khalid.reach at gmail.com wrote:
> I think there is something to do with IMEI no. comprises of 15 digits to
> trace or may be related to the hardware (motherboard of the device) if the
> data is very sensitive it should be reported to Police & i believe Police
> tracks using IMEI no. but i am not fully aware it might be or may not just
> a guess & hope this will workout. Please check this out for more details
> http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/IMEI

IMEI blocking is only relevant for mobile phones -- the N810 is not a phone 
and doesn't have an IMEI.

By the way, IMEI blocking only works in some countries.  There is a reasonable 
description of it at http://www.solidblogger.com/block-lost-mobile-imei-no/ 
(although that is for India, but it works the same way anywhere it is 

But bear in mind that even where IMEI blocking does work, it only stops the 
phone connecting to the GSM network.  It does not stop the thief having full 
access to all the other functions (including accessing any data on the phone 
and copying it off using WiFi or Bluetooth).  It also does not work (in most 
cases) outside the country -- so a thief (or a subsequent buyer of the phone) 
can use it on a network in another country.

In this case, your best hope is that when the thief realises it is not 
actually a mobile phone he throws it away.

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