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How to enroll devices in Android Enterprise using QR code

Android Enterprise (earlier known as Android for Work) is a solution for advanced android management which makes it easy for businesses to deploy and manage the devices that meet high enterprise requirements. You can enroll devices in Android Enterprise using QR code in both device owner and profile owner mode.

First you should enroll your organization in Android Enterprise program.

Enrollment as Device Owner using QR code 

Enrolling devices in the device owner mode will provide complete control of the devices to the organization. Moreover, only the corporate approved apps will be available in the device. Work devices provisioned by the organization is best managed by the device owner mode.

To enroll a device in the device owner mode, remove any personal Gmail account linked with the device and reset the device to factory settings.

For Android 7.0+

  1. Tap welcome screen 6 times.
  2. Get the device connected to a network.
  3. A QR code reader will be installed in your device.
  4. upload token
  5. In your portal, go to Enroll > Platform-Specific > Android Enterprise. You’ll be able to see a QR code in the screen.
  6. Scan the QR code present in the screen.
  7. Tap on Accept & Continue to carry on with the installation process.
  8. Open Hexnode For Work app and tap on the QR code symbol in the bottom left side of your device screen.
  9. Scan the QR code which is present in your portal under Enroll > Platform-Specific > Android > QR Code, Email or SMS.
  10. Enable device administration, usage access, draw over apps, write system settings and notification access and tap Next in your device.
  11. Enrollment will be successfully completed in device owner mode.

For Android 6

  1. Connect to a Wi-Fi network first.
  2. When prompted to add a Google account, enter afw#henodemdm to set up the work account.
  3. upload token
  4. Tap Install in order to download and install the Hexnode For Work app.
  5. Tap on the QR code symbol present in the bottom left corner of your device screen and scan the QR code from your portal which is present in Enroll > Platform-Specific > Android > QR Code, Email or SMS.
  6. Agree to the End-User License Agreement to proceed further.
  7. Tap Continue to allow admins to manage the entire device and enforce advanced policies.
  8. Tap Set Up and follow the on-screen instructions.
  9. Enable device administration, usage access, draw over apps, write system settings and notification access and tap Next in your device.
  10. Hexnode MDM will start enrolling your device. This might take a while for the setting up of Android for Work.
  11. After setting up, work account will be created and your device will be enrolled.

 For Android 5

  1. Open Settings > System > About device in your device.
  2. Tap 7 times on the build number.
  3. Now proceed to Settings > Developer options and enable USB debugging.
  4. Install Android Debug Bridge (ADB) in your computer and download the Hexnode For Work apk file to the adb folder.
  5. Open command prompt and type the path where the adb folder is present. For example, if the adb was installed in C drive, the command would be as follows:

     cd  C:\adb

    Initialize the adb using the command:

    adb start-server
    Note:

    Type adb start-server as such and not your server name instead of server which is found in your portal.

    Connect the Android device to the computer and run the following command to install the Hexnode MDM:

    adb install HexnodeMDMWork.apk 
    Note:

    Ensure that the name of the downloaded Hexnode For Work apk file is same as the file name given in the command.

    Type the following command for making Hexnode for Work a device owner:

    adb shell dpm set-device-owner com.hexnode.mdm.work/com.hexnode.mdm.receivers.HexnodeDeviceAdminReceiver
  6. You’ll need to install the Hexnode for Work app to manage your work profile if prompted. Tap install and the app will be installed in your device.
  7. Scan the QR code which can be found in your portal under Enroll > Platform-Specific > QR Code, Email or SMS by tapping the QR code symbol found in the bottom left side of your device screen.
  8. Tap on Accept & Continue to carry on with the installation process.
  9. Enable the device administration, usage access, draw over apps, write system settings and notification access permissions and tap on Next in your device.
  10. Your device will begin enrolling and the installation will be successfully completed once the work account is created in your device.

Enrollment as Profile Owner using QR code 

Separate spaces will be created for storing your personal apps and corporate apps in profile owner mode. It’s advisable to use profile owner mode for personal devices as you’ll be having access to both personal and work apps. Work apps will be indicated with a work badge.

Supported Versions:

  • Samsung Knox devices: 6.0 and above
  • General Android Devices: 5.0 and above

Note:

Download and install Hexnode For Work app from Play Store in your device.

  1. The QR code can be send as enrollment request via mail or be accessed from your portal under Enroll > Platform-Specific > Android > QR Code, Email or SMS.
  2. Open Hexnode For Work app and tap on the QR code symbol to scan the QR code.
  3. Agree to the End-User License Agreement to continue further.
  4. Tap Continue to take you to the work profile setup screen.
  5. Stick with the on-screen instructions to start setting up the work profile.
  6. App may minimize during the process and relaunch in few seconds.
  7. The enrollment of the device is initiated once the app is relaunched.
  8. When the work profile creation is completed, an additional Hexnode For Work app will be present with a badge.
  9. Open the Hexnode For Work app without the badge and tap Continue to uninstall the app.
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