You can review and push updates for Android devices using Workspace ONE UEM. This is helpful in allowing you to perform testing to resolve any compability issues and monitor available upates across devices before pushing firmware updates to your device fleet. The Android Updates console page lists all firmware updates available for Android devices.
The updates are listed by release dates and details including information about specific OEMs, model, and carriers. Each model/carrier combination is a different firmware update. For example, you might see Samsung Galaxy S7 for T-mobile and a separate update for Samsung Galaxy S7 on Sprint. The list can be sorted by OEM and carrier.
For Samsung devices, you must register for a Samsung E-FOTA license in order to get updates. Features are not available until registered.
Samsung Enterprise Firmware Over the Air (EFOTA) allows you to manage and restrict firmware updates on Samsung devices running Android 7.0 Nougat or later.
The Samsung EFOTA flow involves registering your EFOTA settings provided by your licensed reseller, enabling "Register Enterprise FOTA" in the Android restrictions profile, viewing and selecting applicable updates to push to devices.
Samsung EFOTA can only be configured at customer level Organization Group, so all devices registered under that Organization Group receive updates. Consider creating a separate Organization Group for testing before pushing to all devices.
Use the Devices & Users System Settings page to enter your EFOTA settings provided by Samsung or your licensed reseller.
Navigate to Devices > Device Settings > Devices & Users > Android > Samsung Enterprise FOTA.
Enter the settings:
|Customer ID||Enter the ID provided by your licensed reseller.|
|License||Enter the license provided by your licensed reseller.|
|Client ID||Enter the Client ID provided by your licensed reseller.|
|Client Secret||Enter the Client Secret provided by your licensed reseller.|
Restriction profiles lock down native functionality of Android devices and vary based on OEM. Enabling the "Register Enterprise FOTA" restriction locks down assigned devices to their current firmware version.
This field in the Restrictions profile only becomes available when you select Samsung from the OEM Settings field.
Navigate to Devices > Profile & Resources > Profiles > Add > Add Profile > Android > Restrictions.
Enable Register Enterprise FOTA.
Allow OTA Upgrade must be enabled or firmware updates are blocked.
Select Save & Publish.
The Android Updates console page lists all firmware updates available for Android devices and allows you to view specific firmware versions and select to prompt the user to install the update.
Navigate to Devices Device Updates.
View and select the radio button beside the desired update.
Select Manage Update.
Configure the settings:
|Install Method||Select Auto Installto select the timeframe to schedule updates. Select Install on Demand and users are prompted to accept firmware updates before it is installed on their device.|
|Deployment Start||Schedule the start date and time for update.Updates can be scheduled no more than 30 days in advance with a maximum update window of 7 days. Updates within this window will be published to devices every 4 hours in the server time zone.|
|Deployment End||Schedule the end date and time for update.|
|Server Time Zone||This field is read only as it generates from the server.|
|Network||Select whether to deploy the updates when the devices are connected to Wi-Fi Only or Any network connection.|
Select Publish. The Manage Updates window closes and the UEM console returns to the Updates page.
Since the updates are batched into device groups, previous updated devices cannot be revoked.