There are a handful of security apps available in the Google Play Store which let you locate a missing phone, remotely lock your device, or even wipe all your data. But aeGis is a little different.

That’s because aeGis is an open source app designed by one of the developers behind the popular CyanogenMod Android-based operating system. You can download the app and use it for free — and if you want to help improve (or change it), you can grab the source code and work on it yourself.


In order to use aeGis, just fire it up on your phone and slide the toggles to enable the features you want. Then set custom passwords for each function.

When your phone goes missing, you can send a text message to your phone number with the appropriate code to trigger an action. Your phone can then report is location to you. Or if you want to lock the device so it can’t be used without a password or wipe all data, you can do that too.

I’m not sure there’s much that would prevent someone who finds (or steals) your phone from simply disabling the app — but that’s why it’s probably a good idea to use Android’s PIN, password, of Face Unlock features to keep unauthorized users from accessing your home screen in the first place.

via Android Police

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