Modern smartphones are powerful devices but as the power increases so does the value..the average smartphone is now worth over $500 as a direct purchase or over the term of a contract with a cellular provider. These devices have thus become more interesting targets for thieves. So, how do you protect your valuable Android device…Take a look at Cerberus Anti-Theft.
Cerberus anti theft is a powerful and full featured app that helps you track down a lost or stolen device. The tools contained in the app provide an amazing amount of control over your missing smartphone. It’s an app that you’ll never want to actually use, but you’ll be glad it’s there if you need it. For starters, you can track the location of the errant device.
But tracking the location is only the beginning..Cerberus can:
- Start a loud alarm, even if the device is set to silent mode
- Wipe the internal memory and the SD card
- Hide Cerberus from the app drawer
- Lock the device with a code
- Record audio from the microphone
- Get a list of last calls sent and received
- Get information about network and operator the device is connected to
And that is only the beginning..check out this video from DailyAppShow
If the missing phone does not have an active internet connection commands can be sent by SMS and Cerberus is even more powerful on a rooted phone. If you have rooted your device you can integrate Cerberus into your ROM and get two additional features: complete uninstall protection (Cerberus will even survive a wipe/factory reset) and GPS auto-enabling even on Android 2.3.3 and later.
This is one of those must have apps that hopefully you will never need. I have used it on my HTC One S for a week and find it works well..does what it claims to do very well. I plan to keep it on my phone.
Cerberus Anti-Theft is available as a free Download from the Android Play Store..it is a seven day free trial and a lifetime license is an in-app purchase for $3.85.