The possibilities of acquiring a stolen cell phone in Colombia are great, due to the high second-hand market that is presented on digital platforms, as well as in different technology centers.
For example, Asomóvil has stated that in the country there can be 3,000 thefts of these mobile devices per day, which is why it is difficult to know if the cell phone was stolen or if it is second-hand.
However, it is recommended when buying a second-hand cell phone to look in detail at the physical appearance and purchase process. It is recommended that the device does not have any scratches or blows.
Likewise, it is important to see if it has a loose screw or if it was also opened at some point, which will indicate if the cell phone was manipulated at some point.
Another factor that can be considered when buying a cell phone and preventing it from being stolen is to request the invoice, because if they do not give it, the safest thing is that the mobile device has been stolen.
However, the definitive detail to determine if the cell phone is stolen is to identify the IMEI, since this is basically the device ID, since each manufacturer assigns a number to the phone.
To find out this IMEI, you must uncover the cell phone and look at the number on the battery and it must match the number it gives when dialing *#06#. It can also be seen on the official phone box.
Finally, there is the option of entering the imeicolombia page to verify the origin of the device and see if there is any report of theft or loss or from the official operator.
WhatsApp will stop working on these cell phones from August
Users of the different social networks or instant messaging systems used on cell phones are constantly notified of updates, with the aim of improving the service or attracting more people.
This is the case of WhatsApp, for almost two years it has made monthly updates, which is key to the operation of this application, which is It has become an almost necessary tool and is accessed by more than 2 billion people in the world.
And although it is a strategy that seeks to attract more users, these updates bring with them an inconvenience for the owners of some cell phone models. This month a new feature is planned that could not be accessed from some phones.
In fact, It was already known in which mobiles this update will not be accessible or will not work properly due to the tools required to make it operational.
The company explained that it is an update that seeks to renew security patches that prevent cybercriminals from having control of accounts and accessing private information sent or received.
As these features go into effect, it has been noted that they are not compatible with many phones using the iOS or Android operating systems.
These are: Samsung Galaxy, Samsung Trend Lite, Samsung Galaxy S3 mini, Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2, Samsung Galaxy Core, Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2, Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, Archos 53 Platinum, HTC Desire 500, Caterpillar Cat B15, Sony Xperia M, Wiko Cink Five, Wiko Darknight, Huawei Ascend G740, ZTE Grand S Flex and Lenovo A820.
Likewise, Huawei Ascend Mate, ZTE V956 – UMi X2, Huawei Ascend D2, Faea F1, THL W8, ZTE Grand X Quad v987, ZTE Grand Memo, LG Lucid 2, LG Optimus F7, LG Optimus L3 II Dual, LG Optimus F5, LG Optimus L5 II, LG Optimus L5 II Dual, LG Optimus L3 II, LG Optimus L7 II DualLG Optimus L7 II, LG Optimus F6, LG Enact, LG Optimus L4 II Dual, LG Optimus F3, LG Optimus L4 II, LG Optimus L2 II and LG Optimus F3Q.