Service usage, remote commands
CellAgent application is controlled using the www.cellagent.net service.
To start working with your phone you need to register the program with our service.
a) If you have registered a new CellAgent account using your phone, enter the same e-mail and password to login.
b) If you have registered using the Google account, click on Google authorization button.
Attention! If you have several Google accounts, pay attention to use the same account that was used during the application setup.
After successful authorization you will see the service dashboard:
"Device selection" - select a device (there can be several) that you plan to control.
- "Edit device list" - device name editor. Here you can rename a device (ex. "Helen's phone" or "Victor's tablet") or delete an unwanted device from list. To return a device into the list or to add another device, reinstall CellAgent application.
"Map" - device positions are shown here.
"History" - the history of issued commands.
3. Service commands
"Locate" - locate the remote device and show it's location on map.
"Track location" - track the location of a remote device (send "Locate" requests) during the specified amount of time with the specified time interval and show the locations on map:
"Stop tracking" - stops the effect of the previous command. A list of detected device locations is recorded in service database. IT can be shown on the map as the "route" of a tracked device, if the requests were made regularly. To show this "route", click "Display all phone locations for a specific day" link under the map:
Select the desired date:
...and all tracked positions will be shown on the map:
You can see any position from history on the map by clicking an eye icon:
"< v3.0" - tracking command for older versions of CellAgent (prior to v3.0). Track the location of a remote device (send "Locate" requests) with the specified time interval and show the locations on map:
"Alarm" - sends a message to the remote device and informs about it with a sound signal. Device wakes up and displays a message popup.
"Text message" - same as previous command, but without sound notification.
"Phone information" - in this section you can see incoming and outgoing phone call logs as well as the SMS contents for the last 10 days:
"Lock" - locks the device screen. To unlock it, you must enter the same code that was entered on CellAgent service site:
"Unlock" - unlocks the device screen.
"Hide" - hides CellAgent icon from device application list.
"Unhide" - shows CellAgent icon in device application list. Makes it possible to open the CellAgent interface and turn off the device administrator option. After that the standard means of program removal are accessible.
"SIM change notification" - CellAgent can inform you with SMS about SIM card changes in the controlled device. This service command allows you to set up a number of a phone that will recieve SMS:
"Disable SIM change notification" - turns off SIM card change SMS notification.
"Record audio" - records audio from device’s microphone. You can download recorded sound from CellAgent service page clicking on download sign in ”History” pane. Before starting, choose recording duration:
"Record video" - records video from device’s camera. You can download recorded video from CellAgent service page clicking on download sign in ”History” pane. Before starting, choose recording duration:
"Take photo" - takes photo from device’s camera. You can view and download photo from CellAgent service page clicking on download sign in ”History” pane.
"Photo monitoring" - periodically takes photo during specified period of time with selected interval. You can view and download photo from CellAgent service page clicking on download sign in ”History” pane.
"<4.5" - periodically takes photo with selected interval. You can view and download photo from CellAgent service page clicking on download sign in ”History” pane.
"Record calls" - turns on all incoming and outgoing calls recording on controlled phone. When call is recorded, file is uploaded to server. Use download icon in history pane to download file. If Internet connection absent on moment of recording, file will be sent as soon, as connection will be established.
Note: Not all phones support this feature! Please, test it during your trial period. If call recording don't work on your phone, please request test version of CellAgent from our firstname.lastname@example.org and inform us about your testing results.
Warning! Permanent call recording may significantly raise traffic fee. 1 minute of call recording costs about 100kB.
"Stop recording calls" - stops call recording on controlled phone.
"Upload only on Wi-Fi" - when this mode is on, all multimedia files are sending via Wi-Fi Internet connection only. This mode intended for mobile traffic reduction.
"Disable "Wi-Fi only" upload" - Disables "Upload only on Wi-Fi" mode. Be careful, intensive use of CellAgent multimedia capabilities can significantlly raise your mobile traffic!
"Internet connection status" - shows type of Internet connection of device: Wi-Fi or mobile.
"Upload database status" - shows info about CellAgent local cache contents. Local cache stores all files, which await sending to server.
"Clear upload database" - deletes all files from CellAgent local cache.
"Erase SD" - erases all data from the device's memory card. Command is available only if the corresponding option in the CellAgent application is set (see the application setup guide).
"Factory reset" - erases all information from the phone memory (contacts, settings, installed programs) and resets phone to the factory defaults. Command is available only if the corresponding option in the CellAgent application is set (see the application setup guide).
4. SMS-commands for smart phone control
After application registration, enable «SMS control» option in CellAgent application settings! Remove all third-party SMS applications (GO SMS Pro, Handcent SMS, etc) to avoid possible applications conflicts.
SMS commands format and examples.
Default SMS security PIN is 1234.
PIN code can be changed in CellAgent application settings to any 4-digit code.
"Vertical bar" (pipe, | ) and all symbols following after that will be ignored in "alarm" and "lock" commands.
1) Enable/disable mobile internet (3G/GPRS) connection
1234 mobile data on
1234 mobile data off
2) Enable/disable Wi-Fi
1234 wifi on
1234 wifi off
3) Hide/show CellAgent icon on device
4) Get logs about last two calls and SMS. Information about IMEI and SIM
1234 info all
5) Lock/unlock device screen
1234 lock xxxx
6) Locate smart phone
To show smart phone location on map, use CellAgent service www.cellagent.net and enter data from received SMS.
Choose map, which is better suited for your region: Google Maps or OSM.
Open necessary window and enter data from SMS.
7) Set/remove number for SIM-card change notification.
1234 sim sn set +79xxxxxxxxxx
1234 sim sn unset
1234 alarm Hello!
9) Call Recording
1234 record calls on
1234 record calls off
10) Erasing all data on SD-card
1234 sdcard erase
11) Resetting smart phone to factory defaults and erasing all private data from phone
1234 factory reset
Use this only as last resort! After factory reset phone returns to default settings.
All installed custom applications, settings, contacts, logs and other private data will be deleted.
You will lost remote control over smart phone!!!
12) Record audio, duration in minutes
1234 audio 30
13) Record video from specified camera, duration in minutes
1234 video back 10
1234 video front 20
14) Take photo from specified camera
1234 photo back
1234 photo front
15) Information about internet-connection
1234 network info
16) "Upload only on Wi-Fi" mode
1234 upload wifi only on
1234 upload wifi only off
17) Information about CellAgent cache
1234 db info
18) Clear CellAgent cache
1234 db clear
5. If the internet is not accessible on device
If there is no Internet connection available a fallback possibility to figure out the device location exists. You need to send an SMS with a command 1234 locate from any available mobile phone. You will recieve a response SMS with the phone coordinates. To see the location of your phone on map based on this data, click "Enter CID / LAC / NET parameters" or "Enter coordinates..." link under the map...
...enter parameters from the received message (see the example)...
... and press the "Display" button:
Precision of the device location detection based on LBS method is lower than during normal operation.
6. Choosing call recorder audio source.
- Disable the call recording mode in Dashboard.
- Choose the different recording source in the application.
- Enable call recording again and check it by making a call where you can distinctly hear both sides talking. If both sides aren't heard, repeat these steps.