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Cerberus, a great anti-theft APP overshadowed by its developer

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How to use Cerberus
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If you do not take preventive measures in case your cell phone is unfortunately stolen, after plagiarism it is very difficult for you to get it back. One of these preventive measures is the installation of an application that, after the theft, helps you to know the geographical position of it, sends you photos or videos of the thief and other information that can be very valuable to have a better chance of recovering your cell phone ..

One such application is Cerberus App , from the developer LSDroid, a powerful alternative among anti-theft applications . I had used it for several months on my Android: after seeing all the information it offered me about my phone, I considered it insurance in case my cell phone was stolen . It was one of the best preventive applications that should be installed on every device before the unexpected happens. Online you can see the data of where the cell phone is through a map, perform remote actions such as taking photos and completely erase or clean the internal memory and the micro SD card, among other things.

Characteristics

Once Cerberus is installed on your cell phone, the application begins to send to your email photos taken with the front camera of the person who incorrectly enters the screen unlock pattern or pin. It also sends the geographical location of the cell phone at the time of entering this lockscreen security wrong (It is important to keep the lock screen configured with a PIN or with a security pattern. Another type of security does not work for this Cerberus functionality)..

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Mails sent by Cerberus App

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Cerberusapp email with photo of thief

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Place where the stolen cell phone is

Some commands can be remotely sent to the stolen cell phone to obtain more information about where it is and who is using it, as well as to do certain things to protect the data stored on it. Here are some of the things that can be done with these commands:

  • Get the location history of the stolen cell phone
  • Lock it with a code
  • Get call log and SMS
  • To call
  • Send SMS
  • Record audio
  • Take a photo
  • Video capture
  • Capture the screen
  • Hide application from menu
  • Clear the phone's internal memory (which would make it unusable)
  • Erase the memory card

The information, photos, videos, audio recordings, etc., is sent to the email configured in the application when it is installed, through the internet (the application will send this information the moment the cell phone connects to the internet, whether the time the command was sent or after).

The commands to execute remote actions can be sent in a "camouflaged" way in an SMS , or also from the online tool cerberusapp.com . The latter is more discreet but requires that the cell phone be connected to the internet so that the command reaches that moment. SMS commands obviously do not require internet and although they are less discreet, they guarantee that the sent command is executed, regardless of whether or not the cell phone has internet..

How to use Cerberus

To use Cerberus, what you must do is install the application and create an account (which is used to send commands from the indicated online tool and view other information regarding your cell phone from the website cerberusapp.com). Here are some screenshots on what can be done from the cerberus web application.

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Remote actions that can be carried out on the cell phone, over the internet

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Commands executed on the stolen Android cell phone, from Cerberusapp.com

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Places where the cell phone has been, on a Google Maps map

That is basically it. Then, you just have to configure the application according to your needs, through the settings.

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The application is completely in Spanish and it is quite clear so there are problems to know what you should activate and deactivate, according to your requirements.

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Authorized SIM cards that will receive alerts of changes in the plagiarized cell phone

It should be noted that, although Cerberus works without root , there are certain interesting functions of the application that are only available on rooted Android phones, such as protection against uninstalling the application , capturing a screenshot and also the automatic activation of GPS ( to send the cell phone location).

Download Cerberus

Una vez creada una cuenta en la aplicación, que se puede descargar desde la web oficial cerberusapp.com, puedes usarla gratis por una semana. Después de ese tiempo, para seguir usándola se puede comprar la licencia anual para un dispositivo por 5 euros al año, 14 euros al año para tres dispositivos, entre otros planes disponibles.

Cerberus no está disponible en Google Play porque muchas de sus características son consideradas «inapropiadas» para Google, como el poder controlar el dispositivo por SMS, que obviamente requiere permiso a los SMS y que Google restringió . Es por esa razón que el desarrollador ofrece su APK en su web oficial, APK que contiene todas las características mencionadas antes.

Su mala reputación

Unfortunately, LSDroid is a developer who has earned a bad reputation for revoking lifetime licenses from users who purchased these types of licenses, forcing all of them to purchase an annual subscription. If your wish is not to support this developer, you can use other alternatives with similar characteristics, such as  Wheres my Droid  or  Lost Android .

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