50 - 100 downloads

  • Easy to use
  • It really works
  • Automatically takes a front-camera picture of the thief
  • Sober interface
  • No remote erasing files
  • No web version for real-time device tracking
  • There's no trial version
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Expert's Review

"Unveil the thief"

Reviewed by / Jan 15, 2013

TectDroid is a comprehensive security app for your mobile device

Our smartphones and tablets have already become an important gadget in our life. Our favorites apps, our contacts and even our loved media are kept in there. Even if we use cloud-based storage service to backup of that files, the device itself is "our" precious. Due to this facts, lose it or get it robbed turns into a highly non-desirable situation. TectDroid is an app with interesting features oriented to help you bring your device back.

First off, you'll be asked to set a lockscreen pattern or PIN. When you get pickpocketed and the guy tries to unlock the phone, TectDroid instantly emails you the GPS location, date & time along with a photo from the front camera. As it developer says: "it's very hard to argue with photo evidence".

You can even set to choose a lockscreen text, a message the thief will see when trying to unlock the device. Likewise, yo can customize it to the fullest: set receiver email id, host, number of failed attemps allowed, device unlock method and enable/disable "save photo to gallery". Remember that GPS should be always enabled.

TectDroid is set in a sober layout that should certainly be enhanced. Likewise, we're missing more features like a web version for tracking in real-time the device location on a map or remote erasing of files. Despite of that is both a light and useful app that increase your device security.

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Developer's original description available here
Photo evidence catches thieves in the act.
See who's been trying to get into your phone.

Having your phone stolen can always be a problem. Tracking it is great but when it comes down finding exactly who has your phone in a crowd of people there's no guarantee that you'll get it back. That's where TectDroid comes in.

TectDroid logs all incorrect unlock attempts on your device. It then instantly emails you the GPS location, date & time along with a photo from the front camera allowing you to see exactly who has tried to access your device.

Photo proof can make all the difference when trying to track down your stolen phone. It's very hard to argue with photo evidence.

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You can also choose to display on screen text when someone tries to unlock your device.

Choose 2 different email addresses to receive the information on. We advise one address that's on your device and a second address not kept on your device.

TectDroid (Patent pending) does not save images to any third party servers or transmit any personal data outside your own account. The app is fully 'internal'. No personal information is collected.

TectDroid doesn't guarantee you will get your device back if lost or stolen, however it will dramatically improve your chances.

For more information or feedback please contact: tectdroid@gmail.com

Please note:
TectDroid will ask for admin rights during installation to your device. This is because in order to obtain the functionality required to produce the result the app must be classed as an administrator. If you choose not to install TectDroid with admin rights it will not function.
There is no requirement for your device to be rooted for TectDroid to work.
TectDroid cannot delete any or all of your phone data.
If your device does not have a front camera it will not run.

Some Keywords: anti theft, where is my droid, wrong login, wrong password, device stolen, phone locator, phone tracker, mobile locator, find my phone, spyphone, phone protection

Recently changed in this version

Better stability for Nexus devices.
Ironed out some bugs that were causing the app to not fire every time.
Now support Nexus devices including Nexus 7.
Added Facebook integration so you can auto upload photos of people trying to get into your phone.
Added 'test' email settings button to ensure TectDroid has been configured correctly.
Added 'save' button in Email Settings page.

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Comments and ratings for TectDroid
  • (59)

    by josh gordon on 03/03/2013

    Doesn't work and can't uninstall. Don't waste your money

  • (59)

    by A Google User on 11/02/2013

    Doesn't work, and can't uninstall it. Don't waste your money on this app

  • (59)

    by Peter John on 03/02/2013

    It's ok... when it wants to work. I wish it worked though. It doesn't "instantly" send an email. I usually get them the next day. Most of the time it doesn't even send anything or even save the picture to the gallery app. -epic 4g touch ICS 4.0.4

  • (59)

    by Matthew Webster on 24/01/2013

    Does not work will not let me uninstall

  • (59)

    by surya4gandhi on 18/01/2013

    awesome app ever seen everyone download it ! really very useful app

  • (59)

    by Daniel Richardson on 04/01/2013

    Helped me get my phone back after 2 days... Definitely Worth the $1.99!!

  • (59)

    by Brian Clark on 18/12/2012

    Not working! And can't uninstall!!!!