FOTA Manager

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StageNow - 3.4

Overview

The Lifeguard Over the Air Manager (formerly FOTA Manager) controls the Firmware Over The Air (FOTA) Client on the device, which allows administrators to perform OS updates on Zebra devices without a physical connection. The FOTA Client app comes preinstalled on supported devices and is configured to communicate with the Zebra update server.

Supported only on devices running Android 6.x Marshmallow and later.

Main Functionality

  • Set the State (active/inactive) of the FOTA Client on the device
  • Enable/disable the FOTA user interface on the device

LifeGuard OTA Client State

This is the On/Off switch for the LifeGuard OTA (formerly FOTA) client app on the device, which manages over-the-air firmware updates. Enabled by default.

Parm Name: LifeGuardOTAClientState

Option Name Description Note Requires
0 Do not change This value (or the absence of this parm from the XML) causes no change to device settings; any previously selected setting is retained.

MX: 8.1+

Android API: 23+

1 Turn On Activates the LifeGuard OTA client app on the device, enabling over-the-air firmware updates (default).

MX: 8.1+

Android API: 23+

2 Turn Off Deactivates the LifeGuard OTA client app on the device, disabling over-the-air firmware updates.

MX: 8.1+

Android API: 23+

LifeGuard OTA Client Usage Enable/Disable

Controls device-user access to the LifeGuard OTA (formerly FOTA) client app and the ability to change the LifeGuard OTA client app state (active/inactive) on the device. When disabled (option 2), the device user is prevented from changing the FOTA client app state or its ability to accept firmware updates.

Parm Name: LifeGuardOTAClientState

Option Name Description Note Requires
0 Do not change This value (or the absence of this parm from the XML) causes no change to device settings; any previously selected setting is retained.

MX: 8.1+

Android API: 23+

1 Enable Enables the LifeGuard OTA client app on the device, giving the device user the ability to change the state (active/inactive).

MX: 8.1+

Android API: 23+

2 Disable Prevents the device user from accessing the LifeGuard OTA client app on the device and potentially changing the state (active/inactive).

MX: 8.1+

Android API: 23+