Samsung E-FOTA

Control OS versions

It’s tough managing a fleet of devices when your employees are on different OS versions. Some older versions are vulnerable to security issues, yet the latest one may not be optimized for your in-house software. The Samsung Enterprise FOTA (E-FOTA) solution allows businesses to remotely control OS updates by enforcing version updates only confirmed by the IT admin.

Samsung Enterprise Firmware-Over-The-Air is an enterprise solution that controls OS versions on Samsung mobile devices to maximize cost efficiency. Ensure latest security patches are deployed to devices on schedule. IT admins can test updates before deployment, ensuring compatibility between in-house apps and new OS versions.

Selectively update OS versions

With Samsung E-FOTA, IT admins can choose an OS version to ensure compatibility with in-house apps. Without this service, OS updates are either blocked, or only allowed for upgrades to the latest version.

No user interaction needed

IT admins can update device OS versions without interrupting end-users. This enables IT admins to control OS versions on unattended devices as well.

Schedule updates

IT admins can schedule OS updates for a set time and date to prevent business interruptions. If an emergency security issue arises, latest security patches are immediately deployed.

*E-FOTA only guarantees that the firmware update will start at a specified time and does not guarantee the OS update duration time or end time.

Forced update to target devices

IT admins can force OS updates to all of their devices. This allows for efficient device management, as all employee devices consistently run the same OS version.

Product features

There are two versions available: E-FOTA on MDM and E-FOTA Advanced.

E-FOTA Advanced

Also includes E-FOTA on MDM features

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Forced update (silent)

Forced update (silent)

Push silent OS update to devices without any user interaction needed
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Server options

Selective OS version

Select a certain OS version to be pushed
Scheduled update

Scheduled update

Set specific date and time of OS update
Scheduled update

Forced update (critical)

Push OS to devices without user interaction, but user can delay update during an ongoing critical job.
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Scheduled update

Monitoring dashboard

Dashboard for update status
Scheduled update

Android OS 5.0 onward support‡

E-FOTA Advanced supports Android OS 5.0 (Lollipop) and above
Independent web console

Independent web console*

Standalone web console for admins
On-premise service

On-premise service†

In-network or dedicated host-based FOTA service.
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Retry setting

Retry setting

Control the action on update failure
Network bandwidth control

Network bandwidth control

Balance network load
Wi-Fi only mode

Wi-Fi only mode

Option to download and update only in Wi-Fi mode
 
 
 
 
 
Forced update (silent)

Forced update (silent)

Push silent OS update to devices without any user interaction needed Learn more.
Server options

Selective OS version

Select a certain OS version to be pushed
Scheduled update

Scheduled update

Set specific date and time of OS update

*E-FOTA Advanced requires a client app installed in the mobile devices.

†If On-premise E-FOTA Advanced is required, please contact efota@samsung.com.

‡E-FOTA on MDM supports Android OS 7.0 (Nougat) or above

Features


Management

Selective OS version

Select a certain OS version to be pushed

Group management

Group-based OS update

Forced update

Ensure same OS version is pushed to all devices

Set date

Set a specific date for an OS update

Set time

Set a time to run an OS update

Silent OS Update

Automatic update in the background

Security

OS update without network connection

On-premise server based FOTA update

Availability

Server options

Server options

Cloud or on-premise
License types

License types

Yearly
Supported devices

Supported devices

Devices running Knox 2.5+
Supported countries

Supported countries

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Samsung E-FOTA

Free Trial for E-FOTA Advanced

Start a free full-feature trial of Samsung E-FOTA Advanced.

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Free Trial for E-FOTA on MDM

Already have an EMM? Start a free full-feature trial of Samsung E-FOTA on MDM.

Samsung E-FOTA

Commercial license

Purchase a yearly license from your local Knox reseller.

Samsung E-FOTA

Samsung Enterprise Edition devices

After purchasing Enterprise Edition devices, you can activate Samsung E-FOTA on MDM by entering license keys into your EMM service.

Resources

Flyer

Download the latest flyer for Samsung E-FOTA.

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Leaflet

Download the latest leaflet for Samsung E-FOTA for feature highlights

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Introduction video

See how Samsung E-FOTA can deliver benefits for B2B customers.

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How-to video

See how you can register and use Samsung E-FOTA Cloud Edition.

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