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1. (WO2018064575) PROTECTING MOBILE DEVICES FROM UNAUTHORIZED DEVICE RESETS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/064575    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/054499
Publication Date: Fri Apr 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Sep 30 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: H04L 29/06
H04W 12/06
H04W 8/20
Applicants: T-MOBILE USA, INC.
Inventors: FINGER, Joshua
BYLUND, Kimberly
KARIMLI, Yasmin
Title: PROTECTING MOBILE DEVICES FROM UNAUTHORIZED DEVICE RESETS
Abstract:
Systems and methods are described herein for authorizing master resets (e.g., factory resets) of mobile devices, such as smart phones, tablets, and so on. In some embodiments, the systems and methods employ a server-based authorization schema or mechanism, where at least one step or operation is performed, or caused to be performed, by a server or other system that is remote from the mobile device being reset.