Samsung announced that the popular security app, LoJack would be soon built into their latest flagship device, the Galaxy S4. The firmware update necessary for LoJack arrived for most of the US variants of the Galaxy S4 in recent weeks, and now the service is live to take advantage of it. LoJack can be activated on your Galaxy S4 right now and it’ll cost you $30 per year for the service.
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So what do you get with LoJack? Well you can track your phone, remotely wipe it, and recovery assistance. Samsung also says that the LoJack app is built right into the firmware, which makes it persistent through factory resets. But it probably won’t be persistent through ROM flashing, so if you flash ROM’s you might want to be weary of that.
To get started, all you’ll need to do is go the LoJack website, register your device then simply pay up. Absolute Software (the company behind LoJack) claims that it will work with law enforcement to recover stolen phones, which is a pretty cool feature. Law enforcement has already been after the OEMs to help keep phones from being stolen. And this is a great step towards that.
Currently the service is only available in North America and only on the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Active. Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T has already pushed out the update which has LoJack built-in. T-Mobile appears to be the only one that has yet to do so. It seems to be a pretty cool feature and service. But I still think this service should be included for free with every phone, right? It would make it so much easier when your phone does get stolen.
How many of you are jumping over to LoJack’s website now to register your device? Let us know in the comments below how you like the service.