Another volunteer project: IIWPO (theft protection)
I need (or in fact, we all need...) someone that can read and write to the registry and send SMS messages in C++. (A code example for sending SMS is here
The objective here is to create a program which we can include in the ROMkitchen and which will allow for theft-protection of the device. Basically when you select this option, you enter the GSM number of a friend and your name at the time you create the ROM. The device regularly checks whether your name still appears in the Owner Information. If not, it sends an SMS to your friend, including the new owner info, and then it is silent until the Owner Information changes again.
SLEEP 1 hour
IF reg-key '\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\Owner'
value 'Owner' != reg-key '\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\
Software\XDA-developers\IIWPO' value 'LastOwner'
COPY 'Owner' to 'LastOwner' (See above)
IF value 'Owner' doesn't contain the string
held in '\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\
XDA-developers\IIWPO' value 'Name' THEN
Send data from Owner field above
via SMS to number held in '[...]IIWPO'
value 'Number' (REG_SZ)
Only slightly complicating factor is that the 'Owner' field is a binary field holding unicode, and that I'd like the 'Name' field in our own entry to be REG_SZ because ROMkitchen does that without hassle. But otherwise this is all pretty straightforward.
Because our IIWPO (which, by the way, stands for 'I
wner') program is meant to be in 'Startup', it would be nice if memory footprint was as small as possible. Since it's going to sleep most of the time, performance should be unaffected no matter what.
The sleep is at the beginning so that you have one hour after a cold boot to set your name before it starts sending the SMS.
Ofcourse everyone that has read this could change the registry. We're assuming for a moment that it's much more likely that your phone will be stolen by someone that didn't read this. A little Security By Obscurity never hurt anyone.