Lifeguard Over the Air Manager

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Overview

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

SUPPORT NOTES:

  • This CSP is supported only on QC8956-platform devices running Android 7.x Nougat or later with LifeGuard Update 19 or later.
  • On devices with MX versions prior to 9.0, this CSP is displayed as FOTA Manager (FotaMgr).
  • For Zebra Processional-series devices, this CSP requires purchase of a Mobility DNA Enterprise License. About MDNA licensing.

Main Functionality

  • Set the State (active/inactive) of the over-the-air update client on the device
  • Enable/Disable the FOTA user interface on the device
  • Enable/Disable automatic OS updates whenever available

LifeGuard OTA Client Usage Enable/Disable

Controls whether the device user can access the LifeGuard OTA client app on the device and potentially stop the LifeGuard OTA client app from accepting firmware updates. When disabled (option 2), the device user cannot change the state (on/off) of the LifeGuard OTA client app.

Note: Displayed as FOTA Manager (FotaMgr) on devices with MX versions prior to 9.0. See Overview for important support notes.

Parm Name: LifeGuardOTAUi

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+

LifeGuard OTA Client On/Off

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.

Note: Displayed as FOTA Manager (FotaMgr) on devices with MX versions prior to 9.0. See Overview for important support notes.

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+

Automatic OS Update

Controls whether Zebra software and/or firmware on the device is automatically updated whenever a new version or patch is available.

Shown if: Lifeguard OTA Client State is set to "Turn On"

Parm Name: OsAutoUpdate

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: 11.1+

Android API: 30+

1 Turn On Allows automatic updates of Zebra software and/or firmware whenever a new version or patch is available.

MX: 11.1+

Android API: 30+

2 Turn Off Prevents automatic updates of Zebra software and/or firmware. Updates can still be performed manually.

MX: 11.1+

Android API: 30+

LifeGuard OTA Options

Used to enter one or more optional parameters to determine LifeGuard OTA client behavior on the device.

NOTE: THIS FEATURE IS RESERVED FOR FUTURE USE

Note: Reserved for future use.

Shown if: Lifeguard OTA Client State is set to "Turn On"

Parm Name: LifeGuardOTAOptions

Requires:

  • MX: 11.1+
  • Android API: 30+