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Remote Control Your Android Device with Monitordroid
The Android OS shows great potential in many areas. One of most interesting things that can be done with Android devices is to control them remotely. Phones or tablets can be controlled by our PCs pretty nicely. To do so, a Remote Administration Tool is needed, and there are only a few applications that offer such functionality for free.
One such application is called Monitordroid. Developed by XDA Forum Member mephala124, this app gives you an opportunity to control your phone via a standard Web browser. You can send SMS messages, browse your contacts and even make calls. The list of features is very long and is still growing since the app is still just a beta. All functions are available for non-rooted devices, which makes Monitordroid even more interesting choice for those of you who don’t want to or simply can’t root their devices.
To use the app on your PC, you need to prepare a server capable of issuing GCM-Messages. The author provides instructions on setting a free server up. If you don’t want to dig into PHP code and use your own PC as a server, you can buy hosting to do this for you.
If you are interested in controlling your device directly from your PC, Monitordroid is something that you may find useful. You can get the application by visiting the Monitordroid original thread.
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