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How to deploy OS updates on Android devices using Hexnode MDM

Hexnode enables you to keep your Android devices updated to the latest OS versions. With Hexnode MDM, you can remotely deploy OS updates on ROM customized Android devices running version 5.0 or higher.

Pre-requisites

  • Works on custom ROM configured Android 5.0+ devices with Hexnode System Agent app in /system/app directory and signed by the OEM vendor.

Warning:

  • Before uploading the ‘Update file URL’, make sure that the firmware package is bootable via Android Debug Bridge (ADB) sideload to avoid bricking the device.

Deploy OS updates on Android devices

To deploy OS updates for Android devices, follow the steps below:

  1. Navigate to Manage tab on your Hexnode portal.
  2. Select the required number of Android devices listed under the Devices sub-tab to deploy OS updates.
  3. Click on Actions and select Update OS from the dropdown menu.
  4. Provide the Update file URL and the File hash of the update ZIP file.
    Note:

    • The file hash supported in the portal is MD5 hash, which is used as a checksum to verify data integrity.

  5. Click on ‘Automatically install the update’ to install updates silently or allow the users to install the updates by enabling ‘Prompt user to install the update’.
  6. Click on Update.

To deploy OS updates for a particular device, go through the steps mentioned below:

  1. Navigate to Manage tab on your Hexnode portal.
  2. Click on the device you wish to enforce the update.
  3. Select Update OS from the Actions dropdown menu.
  4. Provide the Update file URL and the File hash of the update ZIP file.
  5. Click on ‘Automatically install the update’ to install updates silently or allow the users to install the updates by enabling ‘Prompt user to install the update’.
  6. Click on Update.

The software updates will then be pushed to the targeted devices.

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