[APP][Anti-Theft](GetIMEI)Retrieve IMEI of stolen phone via sms (Update 06/04/2014)

Is there any potential in this app?

  • Yes ! Its awesome and it can be better...

    Votes: 14 50.0%
  • With a little effort, yes...

    Votes: 7 25.0%
  • If you get lucky , maybe....

    Votes: 4 14.3%
  • NO!!

    Votes: 3 10.7%

  • Total voters
    28
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hsay

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May 18, 2012
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Major Update (06/04/2014)

What the hell is this for? / What is this app?
Sometimes your lovely little device ( usually running a rom like Cyanogenmod or Omni etc.) is envied by the virgins of the dev community.
And sometimes i.e. very seldom this phone, this piece of your daily life that contains all the data as it is privy to your life gets stolen.
And most of the times such cases are complained to the police , who probably do an investigation (for a few minutes by asking you color and company ) and then say that without IMEI number the phone cannot be tracked .
Well even if you lost the IMEI you havent lost hope....
So I made this very simple and minimal app , which might find the spark and reignite the fire.
Its a very easy to use app (cause its my first app and i couldnt do much XD)

Just to clear up all those who are waiting to flame just cause the app was featured on xda portal.... i would like to say that:
A. This is my very first app
B. Thank you for your support and constructive criticism is always appreciated
C. This app cannot survive flashing of a new rom nor data wipe (even if it is set as system app)
D. I live in india and not many thieves know about such flashing and stuff.
E. I will develop this app more in free time and also try to learn from so many other members.
F. I have updated to a mediafire link (new update) should fix layout (not sure)
E. Please do help in anyway you can .

Thank you...
Flaming , Blaming will NOT be tolerated ... you dont like it dont use it....simple.


Instructions:

1. Specify a backup number
2. If your phone gets stolen and IMEI is lost , simply send an SMS to the phone that is lost from the specified backup number
3. GetIMEI will entertain trigger only from the specified number and will then send the IMEI to this number (Specified Backup Number)
4. Give this to the police and they will forward it to various phone companies ...
5. Now as soon as the theif uses the phone for any call or sms (even if he has NOW changed the sim card) , his location will be informed to the police.
6. And he will be caught.
7.Enjoy! I mean....I hope you find your phone soon.


Should work on ALL DEVICES

Requirements:

1.Android Phone
2.Android version 2.1+
Well that's it , theorotically it should work on all devices and all android version above 2.1


Features:

1.Remotely Retrieve IMEI
2.Get remote notification of sim change via sms (for now works on limited phones)
3. Get the new sim number and sim serial
4.More to come


Tested on/ Working device list:

Galaxy mini
LGoptimus L7 (p705 & p770)
Galaxy Ace


Downloads:


Please read this to check if the sim change detection feature works on your phone....


GetIMEIv1.5(Update 06/04/2014)



Please test and report and also help fix it.

Thank you for using this app and supporting me

Credits:

XDA Developers
A_U
F4uzan
All the members of Galaxy Mini thread (you are like family)
Google Inc.
If I forgot to mention you please pm me and i will add you
 
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hsay

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May 18, 2012
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Changelog:

V1

Initial release


V1.3

Updated Layout (Fixed on all dpi phones)
Faster response time
Better algorithm


V1.5

Added sim change detection feature
( May not work with a few phones)


Stay tuned cause there is more to come...
 
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F4uzan

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Jul 20, 2012
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Works flawlessly on KitKat, LG Optimus L7 (p705 & p700). Works also on Samsung Galaxy Ace (4.1.2, CM).

#F4UZAN : Team Optima
 
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F4uzan

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Jul 20, 2012
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Report again, working with Galaxy Tab 2 7" with PACMan ROM (4.2.2)

Sent from my Z4D-25232 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app
 
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hsay

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Will upload an updated version with a few ui changes and a better algorithm ( using a predefined global variable now instead of a user defined local variable )

Sent from my GT-S5570 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app
 
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hsay

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@F4uzan please test and report the new version .
Link : old link....removed

Sent from my GT-S5570 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app
 
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HellBoy.007

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Sep 24, 2013
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Pretty nifty app.

Works on Galaxy Grand Quattro.

Request: Features like "Hide from app drawer" or "Prevent uninstall by making the app a device administrator".
Though the second one could be easily disabled, it will still take some knowledge...
 

Masrepus

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Feb 12, 2013
767
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Unfortunately on my phone (see sig) the app is being displayed like that:
qyje4yvu.jpg

I guess this may be due to missing hdpi layout

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Phone : Nexus 4
OS:
Pure KitKat 4.4.2 stock, no root, no mods (but only for the first time ;D)
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Gesendet von Tapatalk
 
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wilsonmd

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Jun 3, 2012
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Hazleton, PA
Hi!!

In Dominican Republic when stole a phone the robbers pull out the battery and sale the phone in off mode and the buyer flash the phone very fast with another rom, in that case, the apk is erase too? Or stay? In this country a few many technicians change the imei number with a PC programs too. With this app block any imei modifications?

Thanks for your iniciative!!

---------- Post added at 04:54 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:48 PM ----------

Thanks so much for this app and we need more powerfull app like this and i thinks this is a good begin!!
 
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artouiros

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Apr 1, 2014
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I don't really know how police works on west with the stolen phones, but here in Russia you will easier buy a new phone, than search for stolen one, because noone here will look for your phone
 

Gaurav8651000

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Nov 5, 2012
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@OP
The first thing a thief now-a-days may do is factory reset from Recovery..
or directly settings...
then i guess it wont b possible for the app to send the text
 

hsay

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May 18, 2012
1,605
567
pune
Just to clear up all those who are waiting to flame just cause the app was featured on xda portal.... i would like to say that:
A. This is my very first app
B. Thank you for your support and constructive criticism is always appreciated
C. This app cannot survive flashing of a new rom nor data wipe (even if it is set as system app)
D. I live in india and not many thieves know about such flashing and stuff.
E. I will develop this app more in free time and also try to learn from so many other members.
F. I have updated to a mediafire link (new update) should fix layout (not sure)
E. Please do help in anyway you can .

Thank you...
Flaming , Blaming will NOT be tolerated ... you dont like it dont use it....simple.
 
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jamesa9911

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Nov 20, 2009
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Just to clear up all those who are waiting to flame just cause the app was featured on xda portal.... i would like to say that:
A. This is my very first app
B. Thank you for your support and constructive criticism is always appreciated
C. This app cannot survive flashing of a new rom nor data wipe (even if it is set as system app)
D. I live in india and not many thieves know about such flashing and stuff.
E. I will develop this app more in free time and also try to learn from so many other members.
F. I have updated to a mediafire link (new update) should fix layout (not sure)
E. Please do help in anyway you can .

Thank you...
Flaming , Blaming will NOT be tolerated ... you dont like it dont use it....simple.

No flaming here, but some may have already lost their phones (like me). You can find your IMEI from your Google account settings, just go to Google, click on your profile pic, click on account, go to dashboard, click devices and you'll see your IMEI listed for all your previous devices. You can also see when it was last used, and check your location history for a place...

Also, everyone should activate androids built in phone tracker/locker, I sure wish I had on my HTC One m7 :(
 

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    Major Update (06/04/2014)

    What the hell is this for? / What is this app?
    Sometimes your lovely little device ( usually running a rom like Cyanogenmod or Omni etc.) is envied by the virgins of the dev community.
    And sometimes i.e. very seldom this phone, this piece of your daily life that contains all the data as it is privy to your life gets stolen.
    And most of the times such cases are complained to the police , who probably do an investigation (for a few minutes by asking you color and company ) and then say that without IMEI number the phone cannot be tracked .
    Well even if you lost the IMEI you havent lost hope....
    So I made this very simple and minimal app , which might find the spark and reignite the fire.
    Its a very easy to use app (cause its my first app and i couldnt do much XD)

    Just to clear up all those who are waiting to flame just cause the app was featured on xda portal.... i would like to say that:
    A. This is my very first app
    B. Thank you for your support and constructive criticism is always appreciated
    C. This app cannot survive flashing of a new rom nor data wipe (even if it is set as system app)
    D. I live in india and not many thieves know about such flashing and stuff.
    E. I will develop this app more in free time and also try to learn from so many other members.
    F. I have updated to a mediafire link (new update) should fix layout (not sure)
    E. Please do help in anyway you can .

    Thank you...
    Flaming , Blaming will NOT be tolerated ... you dont like it dont use it....simple.


    Instructions:

    1. Specify a backup number
    2. If your phone gets stolen and IMEI is lost , simply send an SMS to the phone that is lost from the specified backup number
    3. GetIMEI will entertain trigger only from the specified number and will then send the IMEI to this number (Specified Backup Number)
    4. Give this to the police and they will forward it to various phone companies ...
    5. Now as soon as the theif uses the phone for any call or sms (even if he has NOW changed the sim card) , his location will be informed to the police.
    6. And he will be caught.
    7.Enjoy! I mean....I hope you find your phone soon.


    Should work on ALL DEVICES

    Requirements:

    1.Android Phone
    2.Android version 2.1+
    Well that's it , theorotically it should work on all devices and all android version above 2.1


    Features:

    1.Remotely Retrieve IMEI
    2.Get remote notification of sim change via sms (for now works on limited phones)
    3. Get the new sim number and sim serial
    4.More to come


    Tested on/ Working device list:

    Galaxy mini
    LGoptimus L7 (p705 & p770)
    Galaxy Ace


    Downloads:


    Please read this to check if the sim change detection feature works on your phone....


    GetIMEIv1.5(Update 06/04/2014)



    Please test and report and also help fix it.

    Thank you for using this app and supporting me

    Credits:

    XDA Developers
    A_U
    F4uzan
    All the members of Galaxy Mini thread (you are like family)
    Google Inc.
    If I forgot to mention you please pm me and i will add you
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    Just to clear up all those who are waiting to flame just cause the app was featured on xda portal.... i would like to say that:
    A. This is my very first app
    B. Thank you for your support and constructive criticism is always appreciated
    C. This app cannot survive flashing of a new rom nor data wipe (even if it is set as system app)
    D. I live in india and not many thieves know about such flashing and stuff.
    E. I will develop this app more in free time and also try to learn from so many other members.
    F. I have updated to a mediafire link (new update) should fix layout (not sure)
    E. Please do help in anyway you can .

    Thank you...
    Flaming , Blaming will NOT be tolerated ... you dont like it dont use it....simple.

    No flaming here, but some may have already lost their phones (like me). You can find your IMEI from your Google account settings, just go to Google, click on your profile pic, click on account, go to dashboard, click devices and you'll see your IMEI listed for all your previous devices. You can also see when it was last used, and check your location history for a place...

    Also, everyone should activate androids built in phone tracker/locker, I sure wish I had on my HTC One m7 :(
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    if a comet falls on the first reserve
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    Changelog:

    V1

    Initial release


    V1.3

    Updated Layout (Fixed on all dpi phones)
    Faster response time
    Better algorithm


    V1.5

    Added sim change detection feature
    ( May not work with a few phones)


    Stay tuned cause there is more to come...
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    adding some screenshots to this sure would entice more users to download your app. Just saying.

    Congrats though. :good: