Remember the super-sweet anti-theft software Theft Aware that we first showed you back in November? The creators of said software have pinged us with some pretty rad info: the licensing has been tweaked so you can now transfer it to a new device!

Initially, the license was tethered to the handset for which it was originally purchased, so once you upgraded your phone, you had to buy a new license to go along with it. Now, though, they are offering a new, separate licensing model that allows you to transfer your license from your old device to the new one. There is a catch, however: the new license will set you back 50% (€ 14.98; about $21.35 USD) more than the previous one, though that is still a bit cheaper than having to re-purchase the app with each new device you get.

You can still purchase the previous license for the existing price of € 9.99 (about $14.24 USD) if you prefer. ITAgents easily distinguishes between the two types of licenses by name: bound and unbound. Bound is attached to a single device and can never be transferred, while Unbound is - you guessed it - transferable.

If you have already purchased the bound license but want the unbound license, fret not - you can snag an upgrade for € 3.99 (about $5.67 USD) at the Theft Aware website.

If you haven't tried Theft Aware, you can grab a free trial in the Android Market.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Gabriel FĂ©ron

    This software is simply amazing. I doubt any phone thief could think of formatting the /system partition to re-install a fresh ROM on the phone.

  • http://www.theftaware.com Reinhard Holzner

    And because everything is sooo cool and we have a really good time here in Austria: we are proud to ADDITIONALLY pronounce a biiig Theft Aware promotion running on a global scale: 70% off on each Theft Aware license purchase. Incredible? Check it out! http://www.theftaware.com