Simple sms remote

Control your device by sending text messages

Remotely control a phone through sms messages. Install the app on the device, which should be controlled, and send control commands from any messenger to it.

Features

  • specify which modules are accessible and which phones are granted
  • start sms receiver after boot
  • send multiple commands with one message
  • reply to sender phone with result message
  • show permanent notification with receiver status
  • view log of sms receiver

Modules

  • Hotspot: enable, disable, check if enabled
  • Wifi: enable, disable, check if enabled
  • Bluetooth: enable, disable, check if enabled
  • Mobile Data Connection: enable, disable, check if enabled
  • Battery: get level, check if battery is charging
  • Location: get current device coordinates
  • Audio Volume: set and get volume of all audio types (ringtone, music, ...)
  • Display: set and get brightness, set and get display off timeout, turn display off
  • Camera: take photo with default settings or custom options (flash, autofocus and more)

Security

Granted phones are required to be set for each module, so not everyone can control the device. However, if someone fakes his phone number he is able to use all enabled modules. (Note that this might be a complicated and illegal procedure. Moreover also common antitheft apps like avast trust the sender's phone number.

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Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 1.3.0 (130) suggested Added on 2019-03-26

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • pair with Bluetooth devices
      Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
    • access Bluetooth settings
      Allows the app to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • receive text messages (SMS)
      Allows the app to receive and process SMS messages. This means the app could monitor or delete messages sent to your device without showing them to you.
    • send and view SMS messages
      Allows the app to send SMS messages. This may result in unexpected charges. Malicious apps may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
      Allows the app to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points and to make changes to device configuration for Wi-Fi networks.
    • view Wi-Fi connections
      Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.
    • change network connectivity
      Allows the app to change the state of network connectivity.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • modify system settings
      Allows the app to modify the system's settings data. Malicious apps may corrupt your system's configuration.
    • access precise location only in the foreground
      This app can get your exact location only when it is in the foreground. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them. This may increase battery consumption.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera at any time.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • access Do Not Disturb
      Allows the app to read and write Do Not Disturb configuration.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    Download APK 3.2 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 1.2.0 (120) - Added on 2017-12-07

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • pair with Bluetooth devices
      Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
    • access Bluetooth settings
      Allows the app to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • receive text messages (SMS)
      Allows the app to receive and process SMS messages. This means the app could monitor or delete messages sent to your device without showing them to you.
    • send and view SMS messages
      Allows the app to send SMS messages. This may result in unexpected charges. Malicious apps may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
      Allows the app to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points and to make changes to device configuration for Wi-Fi networks.
    • view Wi-Fi connections
      Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.
    • change network connectivity
      Allows the app to change the state of network connectivity.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • modify system settings
      Allows the app to modify the system's settings data. Malicious apps may corrupt your system's configuration.
    • access precise location only in the foreground
      This app can get your exact location only when it is in the foreground. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them. This may increase battery consumption.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera at any time.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • access Do Not Disturb
      Allows the app to read and write Do Not Disturb configuration.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    Download APK 3.4 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 1.1.1 (111) - Added on 2017-06-13

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • pair with Bluetooth devices
      Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
    • access Bluetooth settings
      Allows the app to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • receive text messages (SMS)
      Allows the app to receive and process SMS messages. This means the app could monitor or delete messages sent to your device without showing them to you.
    • send and view SMS messages
      Allows the app to send SMS messages. This may result in unexpected charges. Malicious apps may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
      Allows the app to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points and to make changes to device configuration for Wi-Fi networks.
    • view Wi-Fi connections
      Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.
    • change network connectivity
      Allows the app to change the state of network connectivity.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • modify system settings
      Allows the app to modify the system's settings data. Malicious apps may corrupt your system's configuration.
    • access precise location only in the foreground
      This app can get your exact location only when it is in the foreground. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them. This may increase battery consumption.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera at any time.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • access Do Not Disturb
      Allows the app to read and write Do Not Disturb configuration.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    Download APK 3.3 MiB PGP Signature