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Knox E-FOTA Advanced


This section describes the key differentiating features of two Knox E-FOTA editions: Knox E-FOTA Advanced and Knox E-FOTA on MDM.

NOTEKnox E-FOTA One is the third and latest Knox E-FOTA edition. For information on its features, see Knox E-FOTA One. For a feature comparison between all Knox E-FOTA editions, see Compare the Knox E-FOTA editions.

Knox E-FOTA Advanced features

Knox E-FOTA Advanced provides the convenience of an independent Knox E-FOTA Advanced admin portal, which includes a monitoring dashboard.

With Knox E-FOTA Advanced, there are two server options:

  • On-premise service for dedicated host-based FOTA service
  • Cloud-based service
Feature Description
Selective OS version Select an OS version to be deployed to the devices, and prevent updates to OS versions that have not been verified with internal apps.
Forced update (silent) Deploy OS updates to devices without requiring user interaction.
Scheduled update Set a specific date and time range (for example, non-business hours) to download and install an OS update.
Forced update (critical) Allow the user to postpone an update (with a maximum delay duration) during an ongoing critical job. The user can't decline the update. Learn more about the difference between a silent forced update and critical forced update.
Monitoring dashboard

View the status of update operations through a dashboard.

Independent web console

Perform administrative tasks at www.samsungefota.com.

NOTE—Knox E-FOTA Advanced requires a client app to be installed on the users' mobile devices.

On-premise service

Use an in-network or dedicated host-based FOTA service. Learn more about Knox E-FOTA Advanced's On-premise service.

Retry setting

Have the option to retry when updates fail.

Network bandwidth control

Deploy firmware updates within a set maximum bandwidth.

Wi-Fi only mode

Save on cellular usage costs by restricting downloads and updates to occur only through Wi-Fi.

Android OS support

Knox E-FOTA Advanced supports Android OS 5.0 (Lollipop) and later.

NOTE—Read more about Knox E-FOTA Advanced features on the product page.

Knox E-FOTA on MDM features

Knox E-FOTA on MDM provides the following features for enterprises that already have an Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) or MDM application. With Knox E-FOTA on MDM, the server is a cloud-based service embedded in each MDM implementation.

Feature Description
Selective OS version

Select an OS version to be deployed to the devices, and prevent updates to OS versions that have not been verified with internal apps.

Forced update (silent)

Deploy OS updates to devices without requiring user interaction. Learn more about the difference between a silent forced update and critical forced update.

Scheduled update

Set a specific date and time range (for example, non-business hours) to download and install an OS update.

Android OS support

Knox E-FOTA on MDM supports Android OS 7.0 (Nougat) and later.

Read more about which MDMs are supported by Knox E-FOTA.