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)


  • 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, 2013 at 18:33

2 Answers 2


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.


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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