egzthunder1 · Aug 4, 2010 at 09:00 am

Protect your Android Investment with TheftAlarm

A simple and yet effective anti-theft program has been created by XDA member BigWheeelS. In order to protect your latest Android investment and find the bad soul who decided that your phone was worth stealing, you need to have apps like this one. The app will recognize the SIM card being used in the device as it will look at the IMSI number and match it against whatever you program it with. If this SIM card does not match, it will send an SMS with information about the new SIM trying to use the device to a pre-configured number in the program’s settings.

The app is light weight and easy to set up. Give it a go and make sure you leave feedback for the dev.

Description:
The program is designed to help you to find phone if it is stolen or lost.

This works like this:
In the program settings you add allowed SIM card and phone numbers to send SMS messages.
After the boot program reads the IMSI number of the current SIM card.
If the IMSI is in a list of allowed, it displays a notification that the SIM is checked and the program ends.
If the current IMSI is not in the list of allowed, then program send an SMS messages to configured in the settings telephone numbers.

If for some reason the message is not sent (there is no network signal, enabled airplane mode, etc.), the program attempts to send it again after 10 seconds and it will be repeated before the SMS is not sent.

Thus in case of missing device can learn the phone number, which is using your phone.

You can find more information in the application thread.


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
TAGS:

egzthunder1

egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
Mario Tomás Serrafero · May 2, 2015 at 11:00 am · 2 comments

XDA Picks: Best Apps of the Week (Apr 25 – May 1)

Apps are at the front and center of any smartphone experience, and with over a million apps on the Google Play Store and new apps being submitted to our forums every day, staying up to date on the latest apps and games can be a hassle. At XDA, we don’t discriminate apps - if it’s interesting, innovative, original or useful, we mention them. The XDA Portal Team loves apps too, and we usually share and discuss the latest app releases...

XDA NEWS
Emil Kako · May 1, 2015 at 06:55 pm · 3 comments

Do You Rock Two Phones?

A few people in the comments were surprised to find out that a number of the XDA staff actually use two phones in The Devices Behind the XDA Team feature. So we're interested in knowing how many of you rock two phones, whether it may be for work, fun, or otherwise. Let us know in the comments section below!

DISCUSS
Mathew Brack · May 1, 2015 at 02:34 pm · 3 comments

Brand Loyalty: OEMs Giveth and Then Taketh Away

The majority of users here at XDA will feel fierce brand loyalty for a company, whether it is Android itself, their phone’s OEM or something else entirely. It’s a topic that is shown constantly in the great “which is better” debates and whilst we may give it willingly in return for a quality product, many companies see much higher levels than others.   Be Together Not The Same One of the many perks we have as Android users is the...

XDA NEWS
Share This