Ingenious apps come out very rarely, but when they do, I make sure to have them installed on all my Android phones and recommend them to everyone I know. Theft Aware is one such app, as you may have already found out if you've read my review. It hides itself in your phone so well, especially if it's rooted, that unless the thief installs a whole new ROM (a hard reset doesn't remove Theft Aware on rooted phones) or knows you are running Theft Aware for a fact, you will be able to track your device for as long as it has battery life.

At the end of the review, I hinted that we may be doing a giveaway if you asked nicely. Since you've all been good and did indeed ask nicely, I am holding up my end of the bargain - allow me to present to you the Theft Aware Giveaway.

P.S. Yesterday, you may have seen this story about Lookout Mobile Security that was used to track down and arrest an armed robber, and recover both the stolen car and the phone. You simply can't afford not to have a security app installed on your handset.

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This contest is now over. We have selected the winners - see if you are one of them below.

Theft Aware costs EUR10 for a lifetime device license (you get a 30% discount on transferring it to new devices). Today, we have 20 such license keys, courtesy of Theft Aware.

How To Win

Entering the giveaway is really simple - just make sure you complete the steps below.

Step 1.

There are 2 parts in this step: complete either one of them to be eligible or both to double your chances of winning.

  • Follow @AndroidPolice on Twitter, then tweet the following message exactly as below:

Entered to win 1 of 20 #Android Theft Aware licenses from @AndroidPolice - this app is simply amazing


Step 2.

Fill out this form, so that we know how to contact the winners.

Step 3 (optional).

In the comments below, tell the Theft Aware developers your favorite feature of the program as well as what you would like to see implemented.

Again, steps 1 and 2 are required to enter.


The giveaway starts immediately and runs until December 9th, 11:59PM PST.

Winners will be announced here and notified via twitter, Facebook, or email.

Good luck, everyone!

And the winners are:

  1. Javier Mejia Corona
  2. Dong H Yang
  3. Kevin Moore
  4. Paul Rantin
  5. eddie dwyer
  6. Jesus Roman Ochoa Echeverria
  7. Praveen V
  8. Wojciech Szatynski
  9. Keith Woo
  10. Mahmoud Jisri
  11. Sander Goudswaard
  12. Rob Herder
  13. John Oppler
  14. Doug Statum
  15. Luís Fernando Constantino Fernandes
  16. Muzafar Umarov
  17. Brandon Hall
  18. Jason Hartley
  19. Ken Prado
  20. Mayank Singh

Emails have been dispatched notifying them of how to collect their winnings.

Thanks for playing!