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Undercover Theft Recovery Program for iPhone

Undercover Theft Recovery Program for iPhone

Posted April 16, 2009 at 8:10pm by iClarified
The Undercover theft-recovery app for the Mac is now available for the iPhone.

The application must be launched by the thief in order to transmit the phone's location; however, Orbicule is working with other developers to include the transmit location functionality into their applications. Also once push notifications are functional the software will be upgraded to make use of that capability.

Undercover can help you locate any lost or stolen iPhone or iPod.
Upon registration, you will receive your own Undercover account at Every time the Undercover application is launched, the phone's location and IP information is stored in your account. You can then login to your account to track the device.

If your iPhone is lost, you can set a message that will be displayed to the finder when he launches Undercover. In the meantime, Undercover will transmit your phone's location.

If your iPhone is stolen, Undercover will pretend to be a game. This will encourage the thief to wait a few seconds for the game to load, enabling Undercover to get accurate location information. This location information is then added to your account and transmitted to the police station where you reported the theft.

The application costs $4.99 and is available from the App Store.

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u812 - April 17, 2009 at 12:45pm
worthless. a thief can unlock the phone and remove the app.
Lula<3 - April 16, 2009 at 9:12pm
Worth It?
Karsten Hybel
Karsten Hybel - April 17, 2009 at 12:07am
I think it is a nice little feature. Only I suggest that the program would be loaded automatically when the iPhone or iPod Touch is turned on and executed in the background as a service that cannot be removed. Maybee the Dev Team can implement the feature as part of the unlock/jailbreak procedure in QuickPwn :-)
Dwaine - April 17, 2009 at 7:56am
It is worth it, but it is only useful if you do not have a pin code on your phone and the person who found it have access to the device in order to launch the app. everyone set a pin in order not to allow your personal data in the wrong hands.
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