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    That's not what i meant. Unlocking is not hard, relatively. A locked unit will not prevent forensic examination.
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    Are forensic examinators so powerful in reverse engineering that they are able to get ALL the info from a given device?
    Like deciphering NV format and getting the meaning of all the NV records by looking at the firmware code? I think it's highly doubtful.
    I'm sure Garmin will unlock the unit and provide all the required info upon receiving an official request from authorities. Just that easy.

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    Exactly. And i'm sure they don't charged Police or other government services around a hundred bucks to unlock. The unlocking fee they normally charge is exorbitantly out of proportion for the service provided and is understandable only if there are ownership doubts.
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    A hundred bucks?? And as I understand it doesn't include the shipping price? Haha, another nice source of money!
    Unlocking is as easy as taking a service USB cable and sending one USB command. It takes less than half a minute. They could hire a few retired blind disabled grannies in Wyoming to do this job and pay them 5.15$ per hour, and they would easily service the entire world.

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    At the risk of repeating myself: Exactly. And yes, shipping is extra. As to the retired blind disabled grannies, no need to pay them, haha. Garmin could just do a subcontract with GAP or Adidas for some poor 7 yo kids to do it in their tea-breaks and still service the entire world.
    PS: Y'got som'in' 'g'inst its grannies or Wyoming, pardner? It's a lovely state, and i'm sure even their blind disabled grannies are worth more than that!
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    Yeah, I've forgotten that Garmin has offices in Asia. Asian people are most probably considerably cheaper that Wyoming's retired disabled grannies.
    No, I've got nothing against Wyoming and its grannies. I just wanted to make an exaggerated example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kunix View Post
    I find it hard to think as a typical thief. If I were a thief I would be a different one, coz I would spent some time planning my actions in order to maximize the expected profits and minimize the expected losses. And probably soon I would decide to stop being a car thief at all.
    You are absolutely right about a typical thief! But you are keeping in mind a professional thief. А car thief is not included in this category. At most of case it is kids or
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    I wanted to say that 'clever' and 'car navigator thief' are mutually exclusive, as the cons outweigh the pros. So, yes, I agree that GarminLock doesn't deter thieves at all, as they are all expected to be stupid.
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    I wonder if mene_su_banovali has unlocked his boss's 660 yet? I hope he didn't start upwards from 0000 only to find that the code was 9999 ..lol.
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    I remember one case. Local police found a navigator in the near trash can. They say due to pin code. There are rear registration plate and radio antenna. Registration plate was our but navigator and antenna is not. In social countries screwed teens take place too.
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