Best app/software for if you ever lose your phone.
What apps o you guys use? Looking for a really reliable feature full one to put onto my S3. I remember back when i was researching into buying mine, I saw a video on youtube of a guy using some software to locate his phone and access its cameras to take photo graphs and mics to listen in. Aswell as access to the gallery ect. Cant remember the name now though!!
Device(s): Galaxy S3 16GB White(only functioning as paperweight right now), Ipad 3, Galaxy S+, Iphone 3g(retire
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It's an app that allows you to do nearly everything. You can remote acces your phone by a computer and no notification appears on your phone about it. You can remotely take photos or track where your phone is. Just search for "Cerberus" on Google Play.
I know AT&T and possibly sprint have removed this.
I got mine working. I thought it was theming at first so I reflashed my ROM but still no joy.
Now with lots of adding and removing the samsung account, I finally got the on off slider to slide on.
Ahhhh, I was about to start investigating SAMSUNG DIVE but I guess I won't bother. I see that my At&T phone doesn't have the "track my phone" option as you say.
I guess I'll look at Cerberus.
I also developed the following list of potential apps that do this stuff apparently:
WHERE'S MY DROID
ANTI-THEFT DROID FREE
There may be others
I'm glad someone started a thread on this because I am also curious for real experiences in terms of what is the best/most powerful/easiest to use/etc.
One question - is there a RISK that if someone hacks into the [CERBERUS, ANDROIDLOST, etc] websites that they can do lots of funky stuff that I don't want them to do, like track ME, or WIPE MY PHONE, or TAKE MY PICTURE etc. Like all the stuff that we all think we're going to do to that poor thief that steals our phone. Are we all relying on the security of the website of our chosen service so that some phlucking hacker doesn't mess with US?
I'd like to understand what I'm signing up for as I decide whether it's worth it to add such a system to my phone. Tradeoff between the negatives of the above, if any, vs the positives of being able to potentially track my phone.
Performs on-demand scans of all installed apps and memory card content, as well as on-access scans of apps upon first execution. Options for scheduling scans, virus definition updates, uninstalling apps, deleting files, or reporting a false-positive to our virus lab.
Scans and displays (grid) access rights and intents of installed apps, identifying potential privacy risks, so you know how much info you are really providing to each app.
Filter calls and/or messages from contact list using set parameters based on day(s) of the week, start time, and end time. Blocked calls redirect to voicemail, while blocked messages are stored via filter log. Also possible to block outgoing calls.
Similar to Windows Task Manager, it shows a list of running apps and their size (MB), CPU load, used memory, and number of threads and services – with an option to stop or uninstall.
Part of the avast! WebRep cloud, the avast! Web Shield for Android scans each URL that loads and warns you if the browser loads a malware-infected URL.
Add a firewall to stop hackers. Disable an app's internet access when on WiFi and 3G and roaming mobile networks. (Works only on rooted phones.)
After downloading avast! Anti-Theft, user can choose a custom name that disguises the app (e.g. call it "Pinocchio game") so that it is even harder for thieves to find and remove.
Once anti-theft is enabled, the app icon is hidden in the app tray, leaving no audio or other trace on the target phone – the app is 'invisible', making it difficult for thieves to detect or remove.
Extremely difficult for thieves to remove (especially on rooted phones), Anti-Theft protects itself from uninstall by disguising its components with various self-preservation techniques. On rooted phones it is able to survive hard-resets and can even disable the phone's USB port.
Anti-Theft only launches itself and runs when it needs to perform tasks. This preserves battery life and makes it very difficult for thieves to shut it down.
If stolen and a different (unauthorized) SIM card inserted, the phone can lock, activate siren, and send you notification (to remote device) of the phone's new number and geo-location.
Trusted SIM Cards List
Establish a 'white list' of approved SIM cards that can be used in the phone without triggering a theft alert. You can also easily clear the trusted SIM cards list, to leave the one present in the phone as the only trusted one.
Remote Settings Change
A setup wizard guides the user through the installation process on rooted phones by either writing directly or by generating an update file. No command-line knowledge is necessary to install Anti-Theft rooted. Also supports upgrading the app.
Option to sound a loud siren, which returns always to maximum volume if thieves try to silence. This siren sound can also be customized (e.g. record own siren sound or select siren sound from file).
To protect your data, phone can be locked remotely and then cannot be accessed again without entering the password specified by the user.
Lock Phone Settings Access
Enables remote locking of the phone's App Manager and/or phone settings.
Remotely send a customized message to locked or non-locked phone display (e.g. with a reward for its return).
Remotely locate phone via GPS, WiFi, or mobile network – for maximum accuracy. Can locate either once or continuously (GPS can be auto-enabled on all rooted phones or non-rooted phones from Android 1.6 to 2.2).
Remote Memory Wipe
Remotely trigger a full, permanent wipe of all phone data (e.g. contacts, call log, SMS/MMS, browser history, apps, email accounts), including reliable, physical wipe of all memory cards from Android 2.2 on (limited functionality on older versions).
Remotely have the phone call you elsewhere with screen blackened, so that thieves cannot see it. This way you can listen to the phone's surroundings.
Remotely activate/deactivate option to forward or copy call data and/or SMS messages to another device. Call data goes to remote device, but not the call itself. SMS messages, however, are forwarded in their entirety ("CC" copies also to original device).
Remote "Lost" Notification
Remotely send a "Lost" command to trigger same actions as SIM card change (e.g. phone lock, siren, or USB lock). "Found" command deactivates "Lost" command.
Remote SMS Sending
Remotely trigger phone to send an SMS to another phone. That way, if you forget the phone somewhere, you can reply nonetheless to incoming calls or SMS messages.
Query the call log, contacts, and SMS messages remotely (with each forwarded as a separate SMS message, but able to be filtered).
Reboot the phone by SMS command, which will lock the phone by asking for the SIM's PIN code. (Works only on rooted phones.)
Low Battery Notification
Phone is able to send low battery notification to a secondary device.
Remote Settings Change
All of the Anti-Theft settings can be changed remotely.
I think the only thing they forgot is "Activate small cutting laser to free phone from thief's grip and pop-out wings to fly phone back to pre-determined location via GPS locator settings, and execute soft touchdown landing with mini airbag deployed"
Avast anti-theft is best. It is free and provide almost all (or more) features than cerberus. Features like Stealth Mode, Call/SMS forwarding etc. Specially avast anti-theft can survives on hard resets(dont know about ceberus)
I also use Androidlost for particularly on/off wifi, gps and gprs. Because Avast initially tried to communicate through Wifi, where as If I want to only/direcly communicate through gprs, then I use Androidlost to enable gprs and then use commands of Avast. This workaround give me more control to manually apply different options to track my phone, other than the default setting which i done on Avast anti-theft.
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