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[APP][Android 3.0+] Monitordroid - Monitor and Manage Android Devices

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By mephala124, Junior Member on 16th August 2014, 07:18 PM
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Why we started:
I noticed a while back that there was a lack of quality Remote Administration Tools, monitoring and management software for the Android platform.
There's AndroRAT - which is notoriously buggy and difficult to setup
Dendroid - which costs $300 and is difficult to find
..and spying apps like mSpy which usually have an expensive monthly subscription, and are only used for spying, not giving the "control" that a Remote Administration Tool does.
The final nail in the coffin, almost all of these require a rooted device. Monitordroid requires no rooting
So we set out to create Monitordroid, a dedicated commercial-grade monitoring and management software, as well as a Remote Administration Tool, for Android. We also are looking into Mobile Device Management for enterprises. Contact us if you would like to work on enterprises solutions.

Monitordroid is designed from the ground up to be fundamentally different than any other RAT for Android, and does not use sockets, SMS, or XMPP to send commands to devices, all of which have been proven unstable or slow.
The software was developed from the very beginning to be incredibly stable and crash-resistant, so that once you install it on a device you never have to worry about doing so again.
Monitordroid is made in a way that it is only run on the mobile device when a user sends it commands through the web application, so network usage and battery consumption are nearly non-existent.

Current features as of version 1.2:

We are out of our beta phase and into early adopter face. Therefore, more features are coming during the full release (provided free of charge for anyone who becomes an early adopter)

Features currently in development:
Viewing pictures from your device remotely.
Logging the audio from Phone Calls on your device available for remote listening.
Using your device's microphone to record audio available for remote listening.
Browser history, better location tracking and location history log, much faster commands, app list, and more!

Monitordroid requires that you have physical access to the device, but is specifically designed for speed of installation. The client program is only 240kb and there are only two fields, a unique device name and your account email, which must be filled out before you connect the device to the server. Installation takes less than a minute

Unique in its field as a fully-fledged monitoring/management software and Remote Administration Tool for Android, Monitordroid is versatile and can be used for a variety of purposes including:

Remote Administration of your own devices.

Theft protection for your devices.

Parental Control software for monitoring children which you have legal custody of and are under age 18.

Employee tracking software for company owned devices.

Student activity tracking for school owned devices.


The full Monitordroid Mobile (Java) and Server (PHP) application can be found at We would greatly appreciate any help from fellow developers to improve the project, and fulfill our goal of creating an application the truly allows users to control their devices, anywhere.

Free Open-Source Installation:
To use Monitordroid completely for free, you're going to have to have your own server capable of issuing GCM-Messages and a MySQL database to store device information. After that, you must download the source-code and make a few small modifications to configure the mobile application to connect to your server. Read more detailed instructions on how to setup your own (free) server in the Readme file at:

Paid hosting:
If you don't want to worry about modifying the source code or setting up a database, we have a device hosting service that is set up and ready to use. Take advantage of our no credit card required 5-day free trial, and you can control all of your devices from our web application at While we are in our early stages, we are offering an exclusive discount to our early adopters. So please consider converting your free trial into a paid account and support our development.

A full installation tutorial is avaliable at:

Google play client-side app:
Monitordroid - Remote Administration Tool for Android

Your feedback is extremely important to us. Whatever your concern may be, we believe that our product sells itself. So we are just here to provide you with whatever assistance you need in order to meet your needs. If there are issues with the product or missing functionality that you desire, please help us help you by telling us. We are new and people such as you will determine our future.
It is a violation of Monitordroid and Google Play Terms of Service, as well as in most cases local and federal law to install Monitordroid on a device which is not your own without the direct written consent to do so from the individual who owns the device. It is the responsibility of you, the user, to ensure you are complying with all conditions and laws before installing Monitordroid.
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20th August 2014, 10:30 PM |#2  
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This is awesome! Will use this
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How do i get the app or install this?

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not available for my "Nexus 7" (It is really a Kindle Fire with a build.prop MOD), can I download an apk from somewhere?
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Any plans on screen casting?
Or it's not even possible
21st August 2014, 02:17 AM |#7  
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app is on play store
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Monitordroid 1.1 APK can be found at:

21st August 2014, 05:55 AM |#9  
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Originally Posted by Allen Hu

Any plans on screen casting?
Or it's not even possible

Afraid any features like screenshots or screencasting would require having a rooted device, which I'm not actively developing towards.

If anyone wants to contribute root-only features to the source though...
21st August 2014, 09:42 AM |#10  
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Is there a limit on the number of devices that you can register to one account?
EDIT: also, there is a fine line between being useful and being useful to the point of being considered malware. DenDroid and other RAT applications have gotten huge amounts of bad press recently becuase of the functionality that they posess and the possibility of being installed without users knowledge by being packaged in other applications.

Do you have any plans in place to stop your application getting a bad name for itself? Or to stop it from being used for these kinds of purposes?
Perhaps by enforcing a manual registration process on the phone itself.

(I just want to make clear I am not, in any way, accusing this application of any sort of nefarious tasks)

EDIT2: I found the answer to my first question in your FAQ.

How many devices can I control with a single Monitordroid account?
During beta testing, Monitordroid limits users to a total of 10 devices per account. In the future, new accounts will most likely be limited to 5 devices at first, with the option to purchase more. In that case, customers who purchase in beta will still retain their 10 device maximum.

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21st August 2014, 02:16 PM |#11  
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Love to play with this, can it be set up on my own web server, rather than local wamp, or it needs access to android SDK files, which I guess could be done server side, just got too many other little projects on now to start trying to learn all that, I'll lock in a beta trial from your server for now, and play around on wamp when ibget a chance, then think about running off my web server, more practical in the long run, but for 10 bucks could just let you guys do all the heavy lifting, but lose a bit of full control... Good luck with the project. Could be a winner longterm

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