Cerberus anti theft

Cerberus anti theft


(5 stars)


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  • 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)
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Expert's Review

"The ultimate weapon anti-thieves"

Reviewed by / Aug 26, 2011

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.

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Developer's original description available here
Cerberus is a complete anti-theft application, the best protection you can get to recover your misplaced, lost or stolen Android device. This is a free trial for one week, then you can buy a lifetime license for a small price (4.99€) from within the application: no monthly or yearly fees, just a one-time payment. License is associated to your Cerberus account, if you have multiple devices you can use all of them (up to 3) with the same account.

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.

Have any questions, issues or feature requests? Contact us at support@cerberusapp.com and we'll be glad to answer!

Recently changed in this version

- "Block status bar" option, to prevent a thief from pulling down the quick settings in the lock screen
- Added dual-SIM support for devices with Android 5.1 and later versions
- AutoTask: added "Bluetooth" condition
- Several performance improvements and small bugfixes

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Comments and ratings for Cerberus anti theft
  • (72)

    by Imran Ali on 01/04/2015

    A must have for all with multiple devices!

  • (72)

    by Chris Hill on 01/04/2015

    The only thing preventing me from giving 5 stars is the fact that unless location services are set to on and your phone gets stolen/lost, then you can't get the location of your device. Their needs to be an option to manually cut on or off your location services. It does no good having a picture of a stranger trying to access your device if you don't know where they are. Unless you recognize what

  • (72)

    by gmascal on 31/03/2015


  • (72)

    by Jati Kalingga Praja on 31/03/2015

    Keep up the good work!

  • (72)

    by peter salyi on 31/03/2015

    Never had to use it.hope i never will

  • (72)

    by Madis Otenurm on 31/03/2015

    Safe, pretty, feature-rich and frequently updated!

  • (72)

    by Prakash Venkatachalam on 31/03/2015

    I love this app very much.

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