The smartphone landscape is drastically changing its focus. What was once a North-America-centric monopoly of high-specification phones is now merely an afterimage of the past. The meat of the game is elsewhere now; emerging markets looking for good bang-for-buck are what OEMs are increasingly aiming towards, and in this new game the old players must adapt-or-die. Xiaomi has grown at one of the most notable rates in the industry, leading it to become the world's most valuable start-up; and its...
Remote Control Your Phone via SMS
Just a few days ago, we featured an app that allows users to bypass their lock screens via SMS command. While incredibly useful in and of itself, it would be great to have this kind of functionality extended to other tasks, and that is exactly what XDA Forum Member jkok has done with his new app SMS Tasks.
Similar to the previously covered SMS Bypass, SMS Tasks is an SMS receiver app that listens in on your incoming SMS messages in order to perform any number of commands. And as you would expect, executing a command is quite easy. Simply send an SMS to the device with the command@password.
So what commands are supported? Quite a few, though the vast majority require root access:
- Shut down phone (root only)
- Reboot phone (root only)
- Reboot to recovery (root only)
- Send a terminal command (root only)
- Uninstall an app via package name (root only)
- Send one or several toast messages
- Bypass the lock screen security (root only)
Head over to the application thread to get started. Having this type of safety net could prove quite useful in a number of situations. While you’re at it, leave some feedback for the developer since this is his first app.
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