February 7th, 2020
Rideshare companies have been notoriously bad at picking up their towed vehicles, so it’s not uncommon to be able to pick up Ninebot Scooters from companies like Lyft and Bird that can be legally yours and rideable without having to pay each time.
They do need to be flashed to put OEM software on them in order to unlock this functionality, but this process is easier than finding the police auctions/towing yards willing to sell you ex-rental scooters.
This site does not condone stealing or vandalism of rideshare property.
Don’t Know what an IoT port is?
Check the bottom area of the scooter for a wire or hole where a GPS box might be mounted.