There are multiple way to unlock:
Yes. But there are some limitations. You can use only sms control to remotely communicate with your device and intruder detection function does not work.
A real SMS with text content goes to your device sms inbox and there is no command handled by Theftie.
Yes. But only sms commands work, functions in web console do not work because there is no connection between the device and Theftie web server.
To start using Theftie, please follow below steps:
Theftie for Android can be freely downloaded and installed from Google Play
Open Theftie on your Android device, click on Google+ sign in button , then select your Google account, click OK button to confirm.
In Android app, click on Anti-theft bar to set up anti-theft options including activating intruder alert, SIM change alert and trigger modes. During this step, you might want to set up SMS control which helps remotely control the device by sms.
Open http://www.theftie.net. If you already logged in to Google account, you will go directly to Theftie console. Otherwise, click Google+ sign in button to login.
You must use the same Google+ account on Android app and Web app.
Now, you can start using most of Theftie features. However, we recommend you to alter default settings for the best protection on data and device
Theftie prevents your device's unauthorized access and modification. It records any attempt to bypass device lock and notify the device's owner by SMS or email with intruder face captured by front camera. SIM changes, connected WiFi hotspots and other valuable information are also captured. If an intruder fails to enter device passcode, Theftie will optionally trigger following actions
In order to quickly set up triggered actions, Theftie supports 4 modes: Silent, Medium, Aggressive and Custom. These actions also triggered when the SIM card is removed or replaced.
To activate intruder detection, go to Theftie » Anti theft, then turn Intruder detection on. You can change the number of failure to enter unlock code attempts count allowed (default is 3). This feature requires device administrator.
Web console can help to locate your device on a map, display a message on its screen, remotely set a passcode lock, or initiate a remote wipe to delete your data. Theftie offers recognizing current activity in real time - making it even easier to know your device is in vehicle, on bicycle, on foot or stand-still and let you know it is in a coffee shop, a building or currently in highway. Theftie brings a full remote control over your phone, including remote lock, direct messages, capturing pictures and making phone calls.
Sign in to www.theftie.net with the same Google+ account on Theftie Android app, you have a powerful console to remotely control your device. It shows latest information of your devices and a control toolbar
Once you sign in to www.theftie.net, Theftie Android app will update latest device information in real time until you explicitly close this page (i.e. close tab on browser).
If you want to update device information while not open this page, consider to turn Lost Mode on.
Status bar shows latest status of your device including name, WiFi, battery percentage, latest sync time and locking status
The main area of this web shows latest location of the device with current activity. Click on location icon to show address.
Theftie stores recent activity logs including locations, connected WiFi hotspots, intruder photos, sim card changes. Select icons at the bottom to filter log type.
Theftie supports remote control over your device including sending message, device lock & wipe, lost mode toggler, phone utilities, and capturing images
Type a message and hit Send button to send. You can optionally scream a loud sound and vibrate the device to notify near by people. The message can be spoken loudly using text to speech technology.
Device security offers two main functions: lock device and wipe device. Locked device prevents the holder from opening the device, by any mean, except pick incoming calls. While device is locked, you can still send messages that display on locked screen. The holder can see all recent messages sent to device.
The holder can see all recent messages (sent from web app) to device even the device is locked.
Lost mode helps you to quickly react when you lost your device. By turning lost mode on, the system will
Click ENABLE to turn device in lost mode:
Track device activity is working in the background. You should explicitly turn it off (from Web app or SMS command).
Theftie makes you easily to contact the holder, indeed. The holder can pick an incoming call. You can initiate a call or send text message to your lost device. Consult your online contact book (i.e. Google Contacts) to get number
Theftie supports to capture picture using front camera or back camera and upload those photos to Theftie server.
SMS commands is an alternative way to remotely control your device by sending text. To protect from unauthorized, a SMS command includes a control PIN
If you use your own "SMS command prefix" (set in Android app), replace "Theftie" with yours.
*Theftie*1234*msg*Pls call me 0683948285*
*Theftie*1234*lock*Pls call me*
*Theftie*1234*sms*0683948285*I just lost my phone.Don't call me*