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How to Remotely Turn Off your Android SmartPhone with SMS – Guide

While almost everyone asks before Rooting the device on why someone should root the device, then we would like to re-iterate that once you have rooted you can then install the apps which requires the root access along with the freedom to install the custom ROM firmwares of your choice. So, in this article we will be checking out on how you can Remotely Turn off your Android phone. So, just in case if your friend takes off your phone from you and if you wish to turn it off remotely, you can now very well. No, we are not talking here to buy some sensors or like that but yes all it takes is an APP installation.

Tutorial to Turn off your Phone with an SMS:

  • Pre Requisite: Make sure that your phone is rooted before you proceed to the next step. To check on whether your phone is rooted or not, you will have to download the “Root Checker” app from the Google PLAY Store. Just in case if your phone is not rooted and wish to root then do let us know which is your phone model along with the current firmware version in the comments section to help us guide you to root the device.
  • Download the “Remote Turn off” App from here to your computer. Once downloaded, connect your phone to the computer with the help of original USB cable and place the Zip file of “Remote Turn off” in the device.
  • Disconnect the device from computer and turn off your phone so that it can be entered in the Recovery Mode. Alternatively, you can also enter your device in the recovery mode with the help of ROM Manager app.
  • Now in the recovery mode screen, select the option of “install zip from sd card” to select the zip package “Remote Turn off” app in your device and then once the package is flashed, you will need to select “go back” and then select the option of “reboot system now” for rebooting the device.
  • Now, you need to open the app Set the Code which you wish to set for turning the phone. You need to make sure that you do remember the code which you are setting. You can also refer to the Help Section in the app to know more about this app.

Remote Power OFF Turning Off Device

So, there you go, you have now successfully learnt on how to turn off your phone remotely without much hassle. Do let us know if you come across with any issues as we will make sure that the same is addressed at the earliest.

Source: XDA



  1. jessica harris

    May 17, 2014 at 5:59 am

    Someone remotely shut mine off completely. How do I get it to power on?

  2. johnny

    December 11, 2013 at 1:44 am

    what are the commands?
    How to send commands to phone?

  3. stizzy

    July 28, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Hii ma tell me how to root lava iris 504q. Latest filmware 4.2 jellybean

  4. Chris Williams

    July 26, 2013 at 8:01 am

    null is the first password

  5. julian

    July 24, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    how to root aHTC Desire s 2.3.5

    • Pradeep Neela

      July 31, 2013 at 11:56 am

      we will come out with the procedure v soon

  6. athus

    July 24, 2013 at 1:19 am

    how to root sony ericsson W8 walkman
    android 2.1 ,,, please let me know,,,,,

  7. Harish Sharma

    July 23, 2013 at 5:43 am

    My model is karbonn s5 to root it?

    • Pradeep Neela

      July 31, 2013 at 12:14 pm

      you can root the device with the detailed guide

  8. Knycko

    July 23, 2013 at 4:29 am

    Successfully installed but asking for the “keyword” please help…

  9. Israel ortega

    July 22, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    I have a Verizon Samsung note II and I would like some help to safely root my phone to be able to use the remote sms turn off app.

  10. TOTO13

    July 22, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Password is : null

  11. TOTO13

    July 22, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Where is the Help section in the application??????

  12. TOTO13

    July 22, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Please , what is the password ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    • Pradeep Neela

      July 31, 2013 at 12:15 pm

      password is “null” which is set by developer

  13. Darcetha Manning

    July 22, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Hello. I need detailed instructions on how to root the following phone, please.
    Motorola Atrix 4g, Android version 2.3.6, Baseband version N_01.77.38P, Kernel version, System version 4.5.145.MB860.ATT.en.US. Thanks. 🙂

  14. teun

    July 22, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    1. Open the app (Remote Power Off)
    2. Enter “null” as the current code. (case sensitive)
    3. Enter anything as you wish as your keyword to turn off your device. (case sensitive)
    4. Send a sms starting with your keyword to your device from any number. (CASE SENSITIVE)
    5. You will be asked to grant SuperUser access to the app. Give permanent superuser permissions (only for the first time)

  15. Fernando Ferreira

    July 22, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    As above: Instaled but it’s necessary a password to configure the app.
    Who can help? Thanks in advance!

  16. mohsin

    July 22, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    How to root samsung galaxy s4…I9500???

  17. Jay

    July 22, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    I just updated my galaxy s4 to the latest version (I545VRUAME7) and was told that after this update I would no longer have root access and my bootloader is locked. I also heard that I could no longer root my device the regular way and a new way would need to be found. Consequently my phone is not rooted now. If you know how I can root it (preferably a one click tool as I’m not real good with this stuff) that would be great.

  18. Ashish Kumar Jain

    July 22, 2013 at 11:33 am

    How to Root Micromax Canvas 2(Micromax A 110) Running On Official Android Version 4.1.1

  19. Fernando Ferreira

    July 22, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Also I need the original password… Who can help?

    • Pradeep Neela

      July 31, 2013 at 12:15 pm

      the password is “null”

  20. Dinesh Bangkok

    July 22, 2013 at 9:11 am

    1. Open the app (Remote Power Off)
    2. Enter “null” as the current code. (case sensitive)
    3. Enter anything as you wish as your keyword to turn off your device. (case sensitive)
    4. Send a sms starting with your keyword to your device from any number. (CASE SENSITIVE)
    5. You will be asked to grant SuperUser access to the app. Give permanent superuser permissions (only for the first time)

  21. Ashwani Kumar Bajaj

    July 22, 2013 at 7:59 am

    I have flashed remote power off. But it is asking current code. What is it, kindly convey me on my emailid

  22. Ashwani Kumar Bajaj

    July 22, 2013 at 7:51 am

    I have successfully flashed remote power off zip. But it is asking for old password what is it, kindly tell me on my mail ud

  23. keshav rai

    July 22, 2013 at 7:27 am

    4.0.3 XXLPQ . Android version . Need ROOT please guide me 🙂 Thank you ..

  24. krishnan

    July 22, 2013 at 6:22 am

    Hey i have installed this app n while launching it is asking for the current code. I dont know this. Please help me with the current code to launch this app.

    Thank you.

  25. Aamir

    July 22, 2013 at 5:45 am

    Hi there,
    I have a galaxy note 2 and I am in doubt that if I root my note 2 can I update my phone whenever their is a update the company or not? Or I should start using the update roms after I rooted the phone? Please help me

  26. Eric Scott

    July 22, 2013 at 4:34 am

    Don’t have the current code to set the new code please email.

  27. sohaib

    July 22, 2013 at 4:07 am

    Hi, my phone is not rooted.
    My phone is HTC Desire HD
    Current Firmware is gingerbread 2.5 I think.

  28. kunal

    July 22, 2013 at 2:17 am

    How to root Sony Xperia U?

  29. Jerry Butler

    July 21, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Installed, but lack the keyword to set my password. Please email so I may use the app.

    • WldHogn

      July 23, 2013 at 6:06 am

      Enter “null” (without the quotes I assume)as the keyword, it’s in the instructions from the dev .. click on Source:XDA link above for instructions.

      The app .. .. is located on that page.

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