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I always disable (Google) Location Services on my phone because they are always drain a lot battery (probably because my mobile Internet is very slow). But in case I lose my phone I can't use any Phone-Lost tools, because they need it...

Is there a way to enable the location Services remotely? Any better alternatives for me?

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I think Cerebus (paid, but they do free promotions from time to time) can activate location services remotely on Android 2.3+, but only if you have root.

Alternatively, if you just want to enable GPS via SMS, you can look into AutomateIt (free) or Tasker (paid), they also need root on 2.3+ though

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Cerebus doesn't do it (got a free promotion some time ago), AutomateIt and Tasker might work I've 4.2.2 with Root :) –  silent_cookie Jun 18 '13 at 11:22
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About cerberus, did you try to install it as a system app as per the FAQ? - Uninstall Cerberus from your device - Download Cerberus.apk and put the file on your sd card - Open a terminal emulator and execute: su mount -o remount,rw /system cp /sdcard/Cerberus.apk /system/app/ chmod 644 /system/app/Cerberus.apk –  Thanh Phú Jun 19 '13 at 10:22
    
Sounds good thank you –  silent_cookie Jun 19 '13 at 13:06
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There are a few apps like Android Lost that work after you lose your phone, but the better ones need to be installed beforehand for total control.

Try this: Remote Phone Access

2 month wait... sorry

Also, I cant find anything but this, I think this is the only way. I know you said you can't use these.

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The thing is just I disable Google Location Services because of Battery Life/Privacy Issues but I need it when I want to find my phone ;) The app needs to be able to activate it... –  silent_cookie Jun 17 '13 at 22:02
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