Is there an Android phone that will auto power on if connect to charger?

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psychoholica

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Im looking for a Android powered GSM phone that will automatically turn itself back on if the battery is dead and power is reconnected.

I want to stash this in my vintage automobile and use tracking software to locate the vehicle in the unfortunate event its stolen. The only issue I need to solve is if the battery dies and the phone turns off how to turn it back on automatically. I plan to put the device in the door panels so access will be difficult.

Does anyone know of a phone that does this?

Not sure where to post a question like this so I figured I'd start here.
 
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bluenile

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Im looking for a Android powered GSM phone that will automatically turn itself back on if the battery is dead and power is reconnected.

I want to stash this in my vintage automobile and use tracking software to locate the vehicle in the unfortunate event its stolen. The only issue I need to solve is if the battery dies and the phone turns off how to turn it back on automatically. I plan to put the device in the door panels so access will be difficult.

Does anyone know of a phone that does this?

Not sure where to post a question like this so I figured I'd start here.

Please check NoMoarPowah! app from Chainfire - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.chainfire.nomoarpowah&hl=en

NoMoarPowah! can automatically reboot into Android when charging is done. Either when fully charged, or when the battery level reaches 15% and Android has enough juice to run.

The app is known to work on the following devices -

Tested on the following devices:
- Samsung Galaxy S (I9000) and family
- Samsung Galaxy S2 (I9100) and family
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 7" (P1000) and family
- Samsung Droid Charge
- Samsung/T-Mobile Sidekick 4G
- Samsung Continuum (ticker overlaps)
 

Scur827

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Kind of a useless app, since you have to select your option each use. May as well just plug in and power up.

Note 2 > Deodexed Stock ROM > Tapatalk 2
 

greatanjum

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Car Charging

Intelligent Approach,

I have also did the same thing but with some alteration and continue improvements to it for my vehicle security, i also did the same but putted the phone in dashboard and connected it to car cigarette lighter socket internally,(simple wiring), whenever car starts, it will start charging and Battery Booster apps Prevents Overcharge.

But currently i have hidden my Phone Near Speakers at the Back, and integrated it with Car Key less entry Remote (Car Security), so when ever some Opens my Car Doors, Car security Sends 12v Current to Siren as well as Car Charger that is connected to Mobile.
My Mobile is Programmed using an simple App that Call my Phone Number whenever It detects "Car Charger Connected" Event.

In short I get informed by my car in case of Un Authorize Access simple.
Keep it Up.

Anjum
 
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how do you detect car charger connected event programmatically?

hi greatanjum,
thanks for your interesting post.
how do you detect car charger connected event programmatically?
could you please post a source code snippet about this?
Thank you
silvio

P.S. : I think I've gotted myself ... Using BatteryManager and its BATTERY_PLUGGED_* and EXTRA PLUGGED ...
Am I right?
 
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Im looking for a Android powered GSM phone that will automatically turn itself back on if the battery is dead and power is reconnected.

I want to stash this in my vintage automobile and use tracking software to locate the vehicle in the unfortunate event its stolen. The only issue I need to solve is if the battery dies and the phone turns off how to turn it back on automatically. I plan to put the device in the door panels so access will be difficult.

Does anyone know of a phone that does this?

Not sure where to post a question like this so I figured I'd start here.

if you flash TWRP and turn your phone off soon as it is connected to a charger it will boot into recovery, with that being said you easily the partition it boots into from recovery to system
 

leexgx

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i know this is a tad old post but it was near the top of google search so others may still find this thread useful

but samsung galaxy europa (its quite old and cheap £/$20 or less unlocked and locked) phone seem to work well for me only modification you have to make to the phone is the power button needs to be held down (at the start i used a clamp or large paperclip), so soon as power is received it turns on even after full power drain as when the charger is powered up it starts the auto charge which then checks the keys and sees the power/hangup button is pressed (power button is ignored as long as its left constantly held down so it not turn off) o and make sure sound is set to silent or the low battery warning will blaring away when it is running low (i do believe there is a extended battery you can get for the phone as well)

i use FollowMee for tracking and wheresmydroid as backup (has sms keyword triggering) FollowMee me never failed me) only issue is you need lots of account with wheresmydroid if you have more then 2 devices (assuming you want to use it to track via website if not the SMS keyword GPS one off tracking can be useful and it will use google WiFi Geolocation if GPS fails to work and a wifi access point is in range and you have mobile data) FollowMee does have a one off $3 or $6 payment for full 15-30 day history unlock (but works fine as free as well but will only show one current location at a time no history)

and disabled all automatic updates on google play (make sure you open google play a number of times with 5 minute delay between each open so it installs the newer version and let it update or it might get stuck in a loop and eat all mobile data) on the phone and push updates so only the app uses data (you could probably get away with a M2M sim as well), also set the phone to 2G only as 3G is bit flaky on samsung phones and 2G uses nearly no power as well
 
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    Car Charging

    Intelligent Approach,

    I have also did the same thing but with some alteration and continue improvements to it for my vehicle security, i also did the same but putted the phone in dashboard and connected it to car cigarette lighter socket internally,(simple wiring), whenever car starts, it will start charging and Battery Booster apps Prevents Overcharge.

    But currently i have hidden my Phone Near Speakers at the Back, and integrated it with Car Key less entry Remote (Car Security), so when ever some Opens my Car Doors, Car security Sends 12v Current to Siren as well as Car Charger that is connected to Mobile.
    My Mobile is Programmed using an simple App that Call my Phone Number whenever It detects "Car Charger Connected" Event.

    In short I get informed by my car in case of Un Authorize Access simple.
    Keep it Up.

    Anjum
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