Lost My Droid Help
Lost My Droid (LMD) is a tool to locate your lost or misplaced android 2.x device via SMS.
You can have the phone ring or send its GPS location back.
If GPS is not available cel tower location will be used.
What sets LMD apart is ease & security.
You can have a pass phrase for each function and an access list for contact names and numbers.
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The quickest way to get started is do the following.
Press your menu key and select GPS
Make sure Enabled is checked.
Uncheck Use Access Control List
Make note of the current pass phrase the default is:
Now use a second phone and send your phone a text(SMS) message with the pass phrase in it.
Note: The pass phrase is case sensitive so if GPS ME is all upper case then you must enter it in all upper case.
Alternately you can use an instant message client like AIM to send your phone a message.
Within 2 minutes you will be sent back the location of your phone.
Please see a description of all the options bellow to see how to customize the functionality and security.
- 2.8 Fixed FC on some devices
added option to split SMS messages longer than 160 chars into multiple messages (useful for long addresses and or map links)
- 2.7 Due to a naming conflict, Locate My Droid is now named Lost My Droid
- 2.6 Minor speedups
- 2.5 Fixed bug causing app not not activate for some first time users
Default enabled ring and gps options
Added new option to make pass phrases not case sensitive
- 2.4 Updated registration checks.
- 2.3 Fixed potential to bypass password on app.
Added a retry to send response SMS if first send fails.
- 2.2 Fixed password prompt disapearing when screen is rotated.
Fixed not being able to scroll to items when in landscape view.
- 2.1 Reduced memory footprint and cpu load while processing SMS messages.
- 2.0 Fixed some potential registration issues.
- 1.9 Added option to send back map link and text address.
Cleaned up the screen layout
- 1.8 Fixed a bug on GPS conf page that would sometimes cause a force close.
Changed allow GPS Access dialog wording.
- 1.7 Added ability for Full version to send back fake location of your choosing.
Lots more code cleanup.
- 1.6 Added option to password protect app.
Changed location request to fall back to Tower location when GPS is disabled or a GPS fix cant be had.
Cleaned up code in SMS processors.
- 1.5 Added in app help system.
Added option to remove incoming sms requests from your inbox.
Changed auto deny to not show a location request notification.
- 1.4 Fixed bug that caused crash on Ring Conf page when upgrading from a version older than 1.3.
Added option to not write responses to SMS history. Added option to toggle if the ACL is active.
- 1.3 Fixed bug that caused ring to not stop.
Added help button to all screens.
Externalized all strings for easy app translation
- 1.2 Cleaned up ACL handling.
- 1.1 1.1 Added help button.
- 1.0 First release.
Access Control List (ACL)
Any source requesting your GPS location must be in this list if Use access control list is enabled.
An ACL entry consists of a Contact Display Name or Number.
A Contact Display Name is the name you see when browsing your contact list.
The incoming number must ether match the number entered or belong to a Display Name in your contact list.
You can remove and ACL entry by long pressing on it and selecting Delete.
Note: if you are upgrading from 1.0 or 1.1 your access list will look diffrent. All info is still there.
Enabling / Disabling Services
Use menu key to bring up main menu and select ether GPS or RING.
Put a checkmark in Enabled to turn service on.
You must have a pass phrase entered to enable a service.
It is recommended you change the default pass phrase for security.
The pass phrase will trigger if its seen anyware in an SMS message.
If case sensitive is checked and your pass phrase is "GPS ME" it will not be triggered if the SMS contains "gps me".
The upper and lower case letters must match when case sensitive is selected.
A GPS location will only be sent when it has got 3 GPS locations with an accuracy of less than 20 meters.
The GPS request will try to get a valid GPS location for 2 minutes before giving up to save battery.
If GPS is disabled or a fix cant be had, then a tower location will be used.
This will at least give you a general location of your phone
The map label will specify ether GPS or TOWER depending on the location method that was used.
Activates when its pass phrase is seen.
The phone will be un-mutted and volume turned all the way up.
The phones default ring tone will be played for the set duration.
The phone volume and mute state will be returned to the state it was in before the Ring request.
Mute SMS notifications
This will turn off the notification sound when the incoming SMS matches one of the pass phrases.
This will make the app require incomimg messages to match the upper and lower case letters in your pass phrases before activating
When enabled and a password is set access to the app will require a password.
Note: the uppercase and lowercase letters in password must match.
If you forget your password you must ether wipe the application data or uninstall then reinstall the app.
Toggles whether or not the service activates when its pass phrase is seen.
Split long SMS
Splits SMS messages longer than 160 chars into multiple messages. (Usefull for long addresses and or map links)
Send Access Denied SMS
Toggles whether or not a SMS is sent back to the source of the SMS that matched the pass phrase but is not in the ACL.
Auto deny requests not in ACL
Toggles whether or not you see a location request notification and optionaly send back Access Denide SMS to sender that was not in ACL.
Toggles whether or not to include text based address in SMS response.
Toggles whether or not to include link to google maps in SMS response.
Write response to SMS history
Toggles whether or not to write the response that is sent back to GPS requests.
Use Access Control List
Toggles whether or not to use the ACL.
If this is not checked, any GPS requests matching the pass phrase will be allowed no matter who its from.
Use fake location
*Full Version Only: Toggles whether or not to use the fake location you have set.
Click the Set button next to this option to bring up the Fake Location Config page
You can enter lat,long or and address that will be converted to lat,long.
Note: if this is enabled, you will not be able to use it to find your phone!
This is the phrase that if seen any place in an SMS will trigger a GPS location request.
Toggles whether or not the service activates when its pass phrase is seen.
This is the phrase that if seen any place in an SMS will trigger the ringer.
How long you want the ringer to ring in seconds.
Permissions that are used
Used to get phone number for GPS peg
Used for choosing contact for ACL
Used to send SMS back when GPS location is requested
Used to save SMS that are sent to your sent sms history
Used for send GPS location SMS
Used to adjust ringer volume and mute when ring request is received
Used for AD's
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Your phone number will only be used to generate the registration key.
Your email will only be used to send the registration key info.
Your info will not be sold or used for solicitation.
Your registration email will be sent to you within 24 hours.
The registration file is only valid for the device with the number specified.
Simply copy the attached file to the root of your sdcard and your done!