Will Verduzco · Aug 15, 2013 at 11:30 pm

SMS Tasks Update Adds Functionality, Removes Root

Some time ago, we covered the application SMS Tasks by XDA Forum Member jkok. For those who need a little bit of a refresher, the application allows you to send an SMS to your device (along with your predefined password), which can then be used to execute a range of commands. These include tasks such as shutting down and rebooting your phone, launching recovery, sending a terminal command, uninstalling applications by package name, and bypassing the lock screen security.

A month and a half later, jkok has added a rather substantial update that gives the application more power. The main feature in this revision is Device Admin functionality. The addition of Device Admin support means that root access is no longer required to do a data wipe, and users are also now able to remotely lock their devices. It is important to note, however, that root access is still required for several other tasks such as shutting down and rebooting, launching recovery, and executing terminal commands.

Head over to the application thread to read more about SMS Tasks and its new functionality.


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willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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