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Hello guys,

So i have this prey app setup on my LG G3 with 2FA (Enable) Using (google authenticator) for quite some time now, i wipe my phone due to the eagerness to try out a new custom rom (lineageOS) for my G3, i forgot to backup my phone ...

I normally back up my phone's ... anyways when i look in my phone backup folder there was a previous one that i did, so i restore it ... On that backup imagine i had prey setup and login but the (google authenticator) wasn't installed ...

PROBLEM:- on my phone i can login into prey without it asking me for (6 digit code) but i can't disable 2FA ... (asking me for 6 digit security code) -
when i try to login from my computer its asking for (6 digit security code), right away after i enter my username and password (i don't know any more) ...

ANY OPINION IS GREATLY APPRECIATED ?
Do you still have the email address associated with your Prey account?

If so, you would've received an emergency recovery code to your email address and that can be used to disable 2FA.
(12-16-2017, 05:31 AM)mothered Wrote: [ -> ]Do you still have the email address associated with your Prey account?

If so, you would've received an emergency recovery code to your email address and that can be used to disable 2FA.

Hey!!! bro, i wanna say a BIG THANK!!! YOU!!! i was able to disable the 2FA without the (6 Digit code) by using the recovery code, that i had received in an email when i first enabled 2FA, as you suggested ... THANKS AGAIN Biggrin Wink
(12-18-2017, 06:26 AM)Trik3r Wrote: [ -> ]
(12-16-2017, 05:31 AM)mothered Wrote: [ -> ]Do you still have the email address associated with your Prey account?

If so, you would've received an emergency recovery code to your email address and that can be used to disable 2FA.

Hey!!! bro, i wanna say a BIG THANK!!! YOU!!! i was able to disable the 2FA without the (6 Digit code) by using the recovery code, that i had received in an email  when i first enabled 2FA, as you suggested ... THANKS AGAIN  Biggrin  Wink

I completely missed this notification. You're very welcome. It makes me very happy to read that your Issue Is now solved.

As you've just experienced, always keep all associated credentials with a given account on hand and up-to-date.
(12-18-2017, 06:55 AM)mothered Wrote: [ -> ]
(12-18-2017, 06:26 AM)Trik3r Wrote: [ -> ]
(12-16-2017, 05:31 AM)mothered Wrote: [ -> ]Do you still have the email address associated with your Prey account?

If so, you would've received an emergency recovery code to your email address and that can be used to disable 2FA.

Hey!!! bro, i wanna say a BIG THANK!!! YOU!!! i was able to disable the 2FA without the (6 Digit code) by using the recovery code, that i had received in an email  when i first enabled 2FA, as you suggested ... THANKS AGAIN  Biggrin  Wink

I completely missed this notification. You're very welcome. It makes me very happy to read that your Issue Is now solved.

As you've just experienced, always keep all associated credentials with a given account on hand and up-to-date.

thanks for the advice and help i really appreciate it trust me, and whenever i create a new account with a certain website, i have a special folder in my email that i put important documents in, cause  it may save you in the long run (in this case which it totally did lol!!!), tbh i didn't even remember i had it ...

all the more reasons why the forum is the best ...

THANKS AGAIN ... Wink
(12-18-2017, 03:11 PM)Trik3r Wrote: [ -> ]and whenever i create a new account with a certain website, i have a special folder in my email that i put important documents in, cause  it may save you in the long run (in this case which it totally did lol!!!), tbh i didn't even remember i had it ...

In the event you lose access to your online account(s), It's also good practice to keep a backup locally, for example on a USB stick or external HDD.
(12-18-2017, 09:10 PM)mothered Wrote: [ -> ]
(12-18-2017, 03:11 PM)Trik3r Wrote: [ -> ]and whenever i create a new account with a certain website, i have a special folder in my email that i put important documents in, cause  it may save you in the long run (in this case which it totally did lol!!!), tbh i didn't even remember i had it ...

In the event you lose access to your online account(s), It's also good practice to keep a backup locally, for example on a USB stick or external HDD.

Yeah!!! i strongly agree with you on that ...
(12-19-2017, 04:51 AM)Trik3r Wrote: [ -> ]
(12-18-2017, 09:10 PM)mothered Wrote: [ -> ]
(12-18-2017, 03:11 PM)Trik3r Wrote: [ -> ]and whenever i create a new account with a certain website, i have a special folder in my email that i put important documents in, cause  it may save you in the long run (in this case which it totally did lol!!!), tbh i didn't even remember i had it ...

In the event you lose access to your online account(s), It's also good practice to keep a backup locally, for example on a USB stick or external HDD.

Yeah!!! i strongly agree with you on that ...

I neglected to mention that It's good practice to keep multiple backups of the same type.

In all my years of computing (20+), I've had around 7 or 8 HDDs fail- one as recent as a few weeks ago. Luckily I have 4 external backups. I can't see the lot failing In one hit.
Just want to add that having prey is a good thing. I've used it before and it works quite well. Didn't trust it 100% but if you ain't hiding nothing this is a very good anti-theft app.
(12-19-2017, 10:34 AM)Bish0pQ Wrote: [ -> ]Just want to add that having prey is a good thing. I've used it before and it works quite well. Didn't trust it 100% but if you ain't hiding nothing this is a very good anti-theft app.

I strongly agree with you too, when it comes to security nothing is 100% secure or safe, so i don't really trust anything ... lol!!! and as you said bro, if you don't have anything to a hide is a good to tool to have or in my case watching over your devices ... lol!!! but thanks for pointing that out, appreciate it ...
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