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  1. Android Link on Prey Beta landing page is 404

    I followed your email but when I click on the Android Play Store link, I get a 404. Please send me an email when it's fixed.

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    • Installation

      OK after I uninstalled the program manually myself and then installed the BETA version I click on OK continue and now I am told that I did not install the new version, and I cannot proceed through your web page......not a good beginning.

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        To get past the “welcome” screen, your device has to sync with the panel successfully, that almost every time happens within the next few minutes after the install, but for various reasons it can take a bit longer.

        So, since you posted this yesterday, does your problem still continues?

        It seems to me like you’re ready to log in and get pass the “welcome” screen.

        Please let me know how things went.

      • When starting an action, the Prey panel should automatically mark it as enabled without refreshing.

        In the panel, if I do something like starting camouflage, "Action started: camouflage" appears in the activity log, but the button doesn't update to reflect that, and so all I can do is send more commands to start camouflaging.

        Only after I refresh the entire panel does it actually show that camouflage is enabled, and then I can disable it, but then I can't re-enable it without refreshing the page again.

        If a persistent action is started, the panel should update the button to show that it is enabled, and if a persistent action is stopped, it should update the…

        9 votes
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        • Can't seem to join the group

          I can't join the G+ group, and the link for the Android app on the Play Store are broken.

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          • Allow users to rename their devices

            I can't seem to find a way to rename my devices in the beta dashboard. I'd rather have a friendly name for my devices than the computer name.

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            • Feature request: mobile clients

              It would be awesome to add a "Send prey to" feature for supported mobile devices. I enter phone number and then I get an SMS with a link to download the app.

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              • Website: Stolen device report not opening.

                Im using Chromium in Ubuntu 64bit. When reciving a stolen report (i marked the device as stolen to test it) and click in the report it doesn't open. I've to use right click, open link in a new tab to make it work.

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                • camouflage toggle doesn't toggle

                  The camouflage toggle button did camouflage the app icon on the phone, but selecting it again doesn't uncamouflage it. Saying it is a "toggle" implies that it should. Not sure if this is a bug or just a UI design issue.

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                  • be available for Chromebooks.

                    please let Prey app be allowed on Chromebooks.

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                    • Send message = does not get the message Sound alarm = no sound I marked the device as missing and have spent 38 minutes, but does not genera

                      Send message = does not get the message
                      Sound alarm = no sound
                      I marked the device as missing and have spent 38 minutes, but does not generate reports.
                      Nothing works.

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                      • Sound Alarm

                        Alarm works, but ring, modem and the other one doesn't. Each time I selected something other than 'Alarm', the 'Alarm' would be the only one that played.

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                        • Type of device

                          Although I mentioned it to Carlos, I thought I should mention it here. My Samsung GS4 is being recognized as a tablet, rather than a phone.

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                          • Feature request: Little touches

                            I liked how in the old version they had little "jokes", like when you open the download section, it says "Get it while it's hot". I find it really cool, those little touches make a big difference :)

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                            • fix the link for the beta android client.

                              beta android client link goes into nothing.

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                              • One should be able to see old client devices

                                Disabling this only makes sense for executing actions under the new client, but if the device is with an old version one should be able to see previous reports and any other information.

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                                  Hey, thanks!

                                  Is there anything else you think we should add for older devices?… you already said reports, but maybe there’s more on your mind.

                                  I already added “making the old reports available in beta”.

                                  Let me know :)

                                • Last update: xx minutes ago is wrong, very wrong

                                  Right now it says it was updated 8 minutes ago, but the information displayed is from ages ago (1 day to be exact).

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                                  • 1 vote
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                                    • Linux amd64 binary - (found myself...)

                                      The link to the linux amd64 binary is not in the beta download page. I found it myself...
                                      https://prey-releases.s3.amazonaws.com/node-client/1.0.3/prey_1.0.3_amd64.deb

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                                      • MBP Not checking in

                                        MBP is not checking in therefore cannot perform any tasks from panel

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                                        • 1 vote
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