Free update; new features. Awesome!
If there's something that we all like more than jailbreak tweaks, it's when an existing jailbreak tweak gets a massive update with tons of new features and the update is absolutely free. In the case of the new iCaughtU Pro by iOS developer Itay Brenner, it doesn't get any better than this, folks. Back in November, we wrote a review on iCaughtU Pro and it was a jailbreak tweak that helps you retrieve your iPhone when it is stolen from you. It also offered security measures to help protect your information from getting broken into.
The new iCaughtU Pro 1.1 update brings a whole load of new SMS commands including:
- Lock device
- Power down device
- Reboot device
- Delete personal data
- Show text alert
- Play alarm
- Toggle music player
- Take a front-facing camera photo and send to the phone that sent the SMS
- Take a rear camera photo and send to the phone that sent the SMS
- Send location to the phone that sent the SMS
- Send location to the e-mail address in iCaughtU Pro's settings
Are you wondering what I mean by SMS commands? iCaughtU Pro's SMS commands make it so that you can set commands through iCaughtU Pro's settings. If your iPhone is stolen, you can use any other phone in the world to send a text message to the iPhone that you just had stolen - send a text message that matches a command you set in the settings for iCaughtU Pro and iCaughtU Pro will execute the command that matches the text message you set. So, if I set, "takefrontpic" as the SMS trigger for taking a picture with the front camera in the iCaughtU Pro settings, if I text message my iPhone saying, "takefrontpic" the iPhone will take a picture with the front-facing camera and then send it to the phone I texted from. Pretty cool huh? This works for all of the above bulleted commands. Unfortunately, these commands do not work with iMessage, but the good news is that they work with all sorts of phones - not limited to the iPhone.
The other amazing new feature has been dubbed 'fake mode' and what it allows you to do is let a thief bypass your pass code with limited iOS access. Let's say you set a pass code of '0000' in the Settings application for unlocking your iPhone. If you enable fake mode, your thief would be able to enter your iPhone if they entered a completely random number such as '5293'. There are settings for fake mode so that you can limit the applications that can be accessed (like Cydia and Settings). Additionally, when fake mode is triggered, a front-facing photo is captured and sent to you through the email that you have configured in the iCaughtU Pro settings. The best part? The thief would never know. They would be too busy thinking to themselves, "oh my god! I can't believe I guessed the pass code right!"
Apart from the new features, iCaughtU Pro is an amazing anti-theft system. For most of its competition, iCaughtU Pro is extremely cheap, setting you back only $2.50 to own it. The reaction times are pretty fast. When the e-mail is sent out with information from your iPhone to your inbox, you receive it almost instantly with information such as location, pictures, and more. You can read more about that fun stuff in the review from November in the link in the first paragraph. Check out iCaughtU Pro if this sounds like a great application to you!
Name: iCaughtU Pro
Developer: Itay Brenner
Editor's Rating: 5/5
Itay was generous enough to offer away FIVE copies of the new iCaughtU Pro 1.1. To win, tell us in the comments 3 ways it could be improved. We will pick the people with the best improvement suggestions in a couple of days. Include your Cydia number in the comments because that is the only way we can give you your free copy of iCaughtU Pro.
Sources: Itay Brenner