Best Anti-Theft App for Root Users

nadimm

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It seems its Avast (bloated and free) vs. Cerberus (lightweight and paid).

Both have factory reset protection, auto enable GPS, SIM protection.

Avast is a full security suite including firewall, anti-virus. So it's a bit bloated. Also annoying persistent notification necessary.
 

nadimm

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Ok. Seems you can uninstall mobile security and retain antitheft with avast.

You pull up the anti-theft GUI by dialing your access code. Nice.

Anyway, this means Avast > Cerberus
 

nadimm

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Cerberus has added features including take picture, record audio, record video. Thinking considering Avast's pedigree, its still a better choice.
 

krugerl1

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I've got Prey installed on all my devices. Features remote locking, alarms, GPS, etc. I've used it before to track my wife's lost tablet, when she left it in a coffee shop.

It's not so much anti-theft, more recovery afterwards.

http://preyproject.com
 
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