We Recommend: ROOT DEFENSE – An Advanced Mobile Security Tool

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  • 29 Aug 2012
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  • Owning a smartphone does make your life a whole lot easier but can get very difficult if it get stolen and all your personal data is compromised. For cases like this it is wise to use a security tool but few can survive the trials of a skilled thief. Enter ROOT DEFENSE to help you keep your smartphone safe.


    ROOT DEFENSE is one of the few security choices out there that can survive a data a wipe / hard-reset. The app requires a rooted device for installation and requires permissions to access network communication, phone calls, storage and system tools. Since the app does not actually have an interface all data is collected an transmitted to the developer (UnfairWare) for viewing. To uninstall the app you must also rely on the developer website because of safety concerns.

    ROOT DEFENSE will help you track help your phone if the SIM card is removed in case the phone gets stolen. The app is completely hidden, with no user interface or icons and is not listed in the installed apps list. All controls are handled through the dedicated web interface. Updates are also automatically applied silently in the background so that all users are always up to date on the latest features. The free version comes with the following features:

    • Silently and automatically install updates in the background
    • Silent remote uninstall
    • Force GPS on / off
    • Survives wipes / hard-reset and is embedded directly into the OS of your phone for ultimate security
    • Only shows up in running tasks under “all” and is listed as “security” with the default android system icon.
    • No interface or application icons on the phone (Truly hidden)
    • Tracks the LAST phone location on map with timestamp and battery life.
    • Remotely wipe ALL data including memory cards for ultimate protection (Ensure your data is not compromised.)
    • Offline data capture will hold and transmit data captured when no internet access is available.
    • Sound alarm
    • Turn on ringer (Great if you can find your phone and the ringer is off.)
    • Uses very little processor and battery


    The Free version offers the chance to test the features of the Pro version for two weeks without paying. To get the more advanced version with a number of extra features you are required to pay $3.99 / Month.

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