Power Off and Uninstall App Block Not Working - Pixel 2

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  • Affected device (desktop, laptop, tablet, phone): Pixel 2
  • Operating system (Windows, MacOS, Android, iOS, Ubuntu, Fedora): Android
  • Part of Prey not working (Prey account, mobile app, a specific action or module, reports): Power Off and Uninstall App Blocking

Could you please describe the problem?

There’s nothing happening after I turn on the power-off block and uninstall app block on my phone - I can easily do either just as if nothing was changed. I tried uninstalling/reinstalling and can confirm that the admin settings are turned on for the Prey app. I’ve seen other posts with similar issues, and it sounds like a patch was released before; I’m not sure what’s going on since the App is fresh from the Play Store, so presumably it has the latest updates. I’d appreciate any help!

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I have the same issue as you, on the same device. I haven’t gotten any response from the Prey team, and I first posted about it in September 2018.