Cerberus anti theft
1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads
Also in : Phone tracking
- Web dashboard to control remotely your device
- Monitor and manage your lost phone via SMS
- Amount of features: call log, take a picture, wipe...
- Just 6 days trial, then you have to buy license ($2.99)
Cerberus lets you monitoring and controlling remotely your phone when it gets lost or robbed
Cerberus is divided in two parts: the mobile app and the web version (www.cerberusapp.com). They work together to offer a comprehensive security service. For this reason you need to register by providing an e-mail and password to log in the web version. The e-mail will be used just in case you forget your password or to receive alerts when you lost your phone.
There are two ways to control remotely your phone: through the website and via SMS (keywords). After registering, you will receive an Welcome e-mail and a attached list with the SMS codes you have to sent to enable/disable specific features. However, it's way more handy to access through the web (in case you can). What you can perform basically is:
Start/stop tracking: it locates your phone on the map (you need to have enabled GPS, and better if you also have network enabled)
Get device info: it shows the IP, WiFi network you are connected to (if you're so), operator, suscriptor ID, SIM Card and IMEI.
Lock/unlock with code: set a password to lock screen
Start alarm with a message: It starts ringing the alarm with a messages to the thief (e.g. give me back my phone!)
Display a message: it shows a personal message in your phone screen
Get call log/Get SMS log: it displays on the website your call and SMS logs
Record audio: It records an audio track. You can set the time from the website (maximum 300s)
Take a picture: It takes a picture using your front camera (it your device has one). Otherwise it takes the picture using the back camera. The picture is sent to your e-mail.
Hide/show from app drawer: It hide the app "Cerberus" from the app drawer. Actually it doesn't hide it, but when you try to launch the app it says "This app isn't installed in your device".
Wipe device memory/SDcard: In order to protect your data, you can wipe both internal and external card. You will have to allow it first from the app.
What's more, from the app you can set automatic commands when the one who has taken your phone does specific stuff. For example, you can enable taking a picture automatically when the thief introduce a wrong unlock pattern, when he/she stops the alarma or when he/she closes the message sent via web or SMS.
Finally, from SIM Checker configurator you can set up to three mobile phones that will receive an SMS when a non-authorized SIM card is introduced in your device (you can also select sending alert when the device is booted without SIM card). This SMS could include the following info: device location, non-authorized SIM card info. If you want to, an alert will be send also to your e-mail.
Cerberus has been developed by LSDdroid, an emerging developer focused on security apps, who has done a great job with this app. So far, the best anti-thieft app for Android (it's a pity that there's only 6-days trial). However, if there's one app that deserves paying (just $2.99) for it, this is Cerberus. Must-have.
It has three ways to protect your device:
- Remote control through the website www.cerberusapp.com
- Remote control via text messages
- SIM Checker (for devices that have a SIM card): you will automatically receive alerts if someone uses your phone with an unauthorized SIM card
Remote control allows you to perform many operations on your device, like:
- Locate and track it
- 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 much more!
Cerberus automatically enables GPS if it is off when you try to localize your device (only on Android < 2.3.3) and you can protect it from unauthorized uninstalling - more info in the app configuration.
The app works even if the device does not have an internet connection thanks to remote control by sms messages. Also, the SIM Checker feature allows you to know the new number to send texts to, if the SIM card is changed. Texts received and sent for Cerberus remote control will not start any notification and will not appear in the Messages application.
Cerberus does not drain the battery because there is no background service running: it will activate only if there is a remote control request and will stop afterwards.
More features for rooted devices: complete uninstall protection (a thief will be able to delete Cerberus only by flashing another ROM), GPS auto-enabling even on Android > 2.3.3. More info on the website in the Help section.
If you already bought SIM Checker Pro you can have Cerberus at a discounted price, contact us for information.
Have any questions, issues or feature requests? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be glad to answer!
Performance and stability improvements
I bought this app a year ago for mainly the SIM card checker, but now a days a phone OFF is undetected. Is there an APP that can fool the thief a fake power OFF? Acting as if the phone is OFF until it wakes up sounding the alarm from a remote control txt!
This app is defiantly worthe the money!! Wish I had it on my old phone that for robbed :( bit annoying getting emails with pictures of myself when I out my code in wrong but well worth it if my phone is ever robbed again!
Excellent. Really impressive and hope I never have to use it!
Be careful, you pay the subscription to track your phones and if you use it to much they block the account and they say you brake the terms and conditions rules where is nothing saying about how many times you can use it. About the app not always worked w
Even if you were to only use this app to locate a lost phone within your own home it would be worth the price. The fact that it gives you full control of your phone from a computer in the event of theft or loss is nothing short of astonishing. Buy this ap
This app just saved my phone today...):
Previous problem solved. So back to 5 stars