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As a new Android user, this question has had me thinking quite a while. Is it possible to create an app or is there an app available that will do the following;

  • Remote access to your device
  • Impossible to remove from your phone (rooting, flashing, w/e)
  • Turn your phone into 'Lost Mode' and make sure it can only be used remotely and disables all but the useful services to find your phone (camera, gps, etc)

OR

  • Impossible to remove from your phone (even after reinstall, etc)
  • Remains in the background whilst the person is using your phone as theirs (stolen, swiped and reinstalled)
  • It's important to note that a factory reset will eliminate pretty much any method of protecting or wiping your phone remotely. – dotVezz Nov 12 '13 at 18:33
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Google's Android Device Manager service can do all of that apart from the remote control, though unless your phone has a new enough OS to have it installed by default (instead of pulled down as part of the Google Services updates) it's difficult to remove rather than impossible.

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Making an app "impossible to remove" is, of course, impossible to accomplish. Nothing is impossible to remove.

For other features you're looking for, I'd recommend looking into AirDroid or Cerberus.

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