Many persons who are looking for a cell phone tracker do so to give themselves and option to recover their cell phone just in case it becomes lost or stolen. On the other hand, there are others who want to use cell phone tracking software to spy on others, so it is quite understandable that they would want to know if it is possible to remotely install spy software or install spy software without having physical access to someone’s phone.
In short, the answer is no. There are few products that say they can be installed remotely, but none of the reputable cell phone tracking software that I have come across, or tested can in fact be installed remotely. You will need to have access to the phone for a few moments to install the tracking software or have access to the Android Market account that the device has been linked to.
Remotely Install Spy Software via Bluetooth
While it is true that there are tracking software that can be installed via Bluetooth, this installation method is not ideal for covert tracking. By its very nature a Bluetooth connection request has to be verified before the connection can be established, which defeats the purpose of doing a remote install (that of doing it secretly).
If you don’t have physical access to the phone you want to track or haven’t linked it to a Android Market Account, don’t buy tracking software to monitor or spy on it.
Remote Install from the Android Market
You may be able to remotely install a tracking app if the device has been linked to a Android Market account and the phone has data enabled. One such remote tracking app that can be remotely installed is the Wheres My Droid app. If data is enabled on the phone you can log in to the Android Market account; click on the install link of the app you want to install; approve the permission request and wait about a minute for it to install.