lundi 21 décembre 2015

Track Someone's Phone Without Them Knowing

Track Someone Phone Without Them Knowing


 Track your location without using GPS (using LAC and CID)  We all need a tracking device at some point to keep a track on our friends, family or our belongings (vehicles... my precious!) etc. but not all of us can afford the cost of a GPS device.So, i decided to find on the internet if there is a way one can track his/her location using the common cellphone

Step 1: Things we need
1. A smartphone/cellphone - Android, IPhone, Blackberry,Nokia - S60 or above, Sony Ericsson - JP 7 or above (other than these not many are supported).
2. GPRS or internet connection.
3. Software to get location codes.
4. A working computer with internet connection and ofcourse Google maps.

Step 2: Get LAC and CID codes
To know the current location of the cellphone, you will need four level of codes, namely:
MCC - Mobile country code (fixed code and available online)
MNC - Mobile network code (fixed code and available online)
LAC - Local Area Code (dynamic and required from the handset)
CID - Cell ID (dynamic and required from the handset)

The first two codes can be obtained from
Check for your country and mobile operator and you will see the corresponding MCC and MNC codes.
For example, for India (country) and Vodafone (Mobile operator) the MCC is 404 and MNC is 01 (for Haryana - State/City i.e. mobile circle)
Now, to get LAC and CID codes you will have to download a software on your device:
Cellspotting: – Nokia S60 or above, Sony Ericsson JP7 or above
Network Monitor: - Sony Ericsson JP7 or above
Cell track: - Symbian S60 or above
CellID Info (2016): - Android
Net Monitor: – Android
Cell finder: - Android
Cell Tower Locator: - Android
Install the app on your phone.
Start the App and get the LAC and CID codes.

Now, here is the tricky part... some phones like Android and IPhone provide you with the codes in Decimal format (which is good) and some like nokia and SE provide them in Hexadecimal format.
You will have to convert those hexadecimal codes into decimal codes in order to enter them in to the search bar.
Log on to:
Enter value on the left hand side and click on "to decimal' and copy the copy generated on the right hand side.

Step 3: Track it!
Log on to
Enter the respective codes and hit ‘Track it’...
Ta..da... Your device has been located!

Note: This method does not provides the accurate location of your cellphone/device and it is not useful for managing directions but comes very handy for those who cannot afford the cost of a GPS system. It is useful to track stolen vehicles or even track family, friends.