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CrimsonLock Updated to v1.18, Now Supports HD2
TrashKalmar‘s very popular anti-theft app, CrimsonLock, has very recently been updated. Along with critical bug and error fixes, the most important addition to the already mature application is support for the HTC HD2 – a much begged-for addition since the phone became one of the most popular Windows Mobile devices on the market.
If you haven’t already heard of it, CrimsonLock is designed to maximize the chances of your phone being returned to you in the case of theft. Through sending a specific code to the phone via SMS, it is possible to regain control of the device. If this doesn’t happen, it will at least make using the phone a nightmare for whoever was stupid enough to steal it.
The application tracks phone calls, SMS messages, soft resets and switching off GSM phone bands, and will detect when a different SIM card is inserted into the device (multi-SIM users needn’t worry as support for several cards has been integrated).
Once control is regained, the original owner can choose to block texts and calls to and from the phone or to switch the phone module off completely. Additionally, you can have fun messing with the alarm, SD card formatting and keypad lock settings to make the thief’s life a living hell. After the app recognizes the original user’s number as a trusted number as set during setup, it is possible to force-call the thief and even to switch the speakerphone on. The owner can also request for GPS co-ordinates to be sent to their replacement phone if the original device supports it.
These are only a few of the features available through the app – the rest can be found along with the download link in the application thread. All resolutions except square QVGA are supported, and any device running WM5+ should work fine with the app.
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