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Topic # 113160 8-Jan-2013 14:11 Send private message

While I was waiting for my SGS2 to be repaired, I had been using a 2degrees Smart Touch (cheap android phone), however I left it on the seat of an airport shuttle, and can't get the phone back from them for a couple of days. Since this was a temporary phone, I didnt have any sort of remote control/access/findmyphone type apps installed.



While I am waiting to get the phone back, I would ideally like to setup MySms (an app which lets you send and receive texts from your computer via your phone over mobile data (and thus via your phones number)).

Obviously I can log into Google Play and 'install' an app from there, and with luck, the phone should download and install the app (it is currently on and connected to 3G), however I cannot log into the app without control of the phone.

Does anyone know of an app that enables you to remotely control your android, that can be installed AND setup without physical access to the phone? Or do the implications for security/privacy prevent such an app from existing?

Thanks in advance!
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  Reply # 741676 8-Jan-2013 14:51 Send private message

Pretty much answered your own question there.

You can install apps via the Play Store website, but to run and configure them will need to be done on the handset itself.




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  Reply # 741868 8-Jan-2013 19:25 Send private message

Actually yes. It's called 'Plan B' from Lookout Mobile Security. Find it at your local Google Play Store.




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  Reply # 741878 8-Jan-2013 19:46 Send private message

Given my impatience and the advice of tonyhughes, I went into 2degrees and had them chuck my number onto a new SIM card, disconnecting my old SIM and the phone, so I can't test out that app, although it does sound bloody handy, a sort of 'morning after app' for smartphones.

It doesn't let me install apps remotely, like MySms, but would certainly be useful if one didn't have a findmyphone app installed and wasn't sure where they had left it

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  Reply # 741905 8-Jan-2013 20:37 Send private message

Worked well for me and I got a location. Unfortunately the police would not follow up as it was inside an multi dwelling complex and could not identify the specific one accurately enough for them. And I wasn't going to drive to Hamilton to recover an Huawei Ideos U8150 :-)




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  Reply # 741909 8-Jan-2013 20:43 Send private message

The app doesn't do what the OP asked for.

Its a "Find My iPhone" type app.

OP was looking for "Let me get my text messages".

Nick - glad you got sorted :)




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  Reply # 741922 8-Jan-2013 21:00 Send private message

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  Reply # 741929 8-Jan-2013 21:12 Send private message

Oops my bad. Although if they can do it for location, don't see why they couldn't do it for anything else (in terms of running after installing remotely). Sorry for the journey OT.




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