Tasker - Simulate incoming call

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By snowbirddd, Junior Member on 31st August 2014, 08:12 AM
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Hey guys!

I'm sure quite a few of you have made yourself a little Tasker safety setup in case your phone gets lost/stole.

My setup until now looks like this:

- Green Alert: phone is lost but not stolen. When the keywords are sent to my WhatsApp, the phones screen and camera flash start flashing and 10 seconds later the volume is turned up and a ringtone played.

- Red Alert: Phone is stolen, upon keywords sent through WhatsApp, phone discreetly takes pictures with front and back facing cameras, turns on gps and sends pictures + location data + battery status to my email address.

What I want to do now, and where I would be glad to get some pointers from you guys, is create an intermediate profile, say "yellow alert", that may be used when uncertain if the phone is stolen or just misplaced. My idea was to turn the volume up, and simulate an incoming call.

If the phone is just misplaced, chances are I will find it by the ringing sound.

Else, if the phone was stolen, and if the thief happens to still be close to the area, chances are when the phone starts ringing he will want to mute it ASAP. So what would be great is if "mute" or "reject call" is pressed, the phone goes into "Red Alert" mode.

I've been experimenting with possibilities for such a profile in Tasker but have yet to succeed.. Any pointers on how this could be achieved or additional suggestions are welcome.

Additionally, should anyone be interested in my profiles just ask and I will send them to you.

Thank you!

EDIT: my phone is a rooted Nexus 5 running stock 4.4.4, just in case that may be needed for anything
Last edited by snowbirddd; 31st August 2014 at 08:17 AM. Reason: Additional information
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