From within the app configuration, you can enable some options to make difficult for the thief to disable or uninstall Cerberus. Make sure to enable the "Device Administration" functionality and the "Protect device admin" option. Also you can block the Power Menu to prevent the thief from shutting down the device, and block access to the status bar in the lock screen, so nobody would be able to change the quick settings in Lollipop (Android 5.0) and later versions.
If you have rooted your device you can install Cerberus as a system application and get many additional features, including complete uninstall protection (Cerberus will survive a factory reset) and GPS auto-enabling when you start tracking the device. See the Help page on our website for more information on that.
The app works even if the device does not have an internet connection thanks to remote control by sms messages. Also, the SIM Checker feature allows you to know the new number to send texts to, if the SIM card is changed.
Install Cerberus and try it for free for one week, then you can buy a license for your account from within the app or from the web dashboard.
Locate and track it
Lock the device with a code
Start a loud alarm, even if the device is set to silent mode
Display a message that stays on the screen, and also make your device speak the message
Take pictures, screenshots and even record videos, to identify the thief
Get the location history, to see where the device has been in the past
Wipe the internal memory and the SD card, to protect your personal data
Record audio from the microphone
Get a list of last calls sent and received
Get information about cell phone network and WiFi network the device is connected to, and nearby WiFi networks
Start a remote shell (SSH-like), to execute commands as if the device were connected to your computer with a USB cable
And much more!
If you have an Android Wear smartwatch, make sure to check the "Wearable device" section of the app settings: you will find many useful and cool features.