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With DA deprecation, when can I safely upgrade to Android Q?

This depends on whether or not you are using the deprecated device admin policies:

  • If you are not using the deprecated Android DA policies, you can upgrade at any time without impact.
  • If you are using the Samsung Knox SDK to manage the policies, you can upgrade at any time without impact.
  • If you are using the deprecated Android DA policies, you should block device firmware updates to Android Q until you have migrated to the Android Enterprise management mode, which must be by November 1, 2020 when Google requires all apps to update to API level 29 (Android Q). On November 1, apps still using the deprecated DA policies will throw an exception error and no longer be able to manage the policies.
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