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Find stolen or lost Android phone..There's an app for that
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Find stolen or lost Android phone..There’s an app for that

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-theftCerberus 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

http://youtu.be/WkJ8jeWb0V0

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.

Bob Benedetti

Former RCAF Fighter Pilot Bob worked for CTV Montreal as a Reporter, Producer and Executive producer for 35 years retiring in 2004. Bob started reporting on personal technology in 1995 at CTV and continues today at Home Technology Montreal

2 Comments
  • Ingeniumed

    You should actually check out Android Lost: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.androidlost&hl=en

    Its a wonderful app that is arguably the best “find your stolen android” type app because of its vast list of features and the free price! Its controlled through the website which allows massive control of your phone through this app. Some of them is discretely taking a snapshot of the person who has stolen your phone, making it vibrate, accessing the data on it, etc.

    June 21, 2012 at 10:13 pm Reply
    • Bob Benedetti

      On first look this looks like a powerful app…Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

      June 21, 2012 at 11:25 pm Reply

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