Can E-FOTA coordinate the available OS releases globally?
Samsung E-FOTA Advanced helps you control OS version of all registered devices over a network via its admin console regardless of physical location or distance. Samsung E-FOTA on MDM abides by MDM setting which also decides the applicable scope of E-FOTA service.
What OS features can I control by using Samsung E-FOTA?
By using E-FOTA, you can control the following features of an OS upgrade.
Major firmware upgrades: Control if devices are able to upgrade to a new OS (for example: Nougat → Oreo)
Security patches: Control Samsung or Android Security patches from automatically installing.
Samsung’s internal bug fixes: Control Samsung internal bug fixes from automatically installing.
App updates: Control app from automatically updating. For example: you can prevent apps from updating to a version that may not work properly with your deployment.
Does E-FOTA support OS downgrade?
No. OS downgrade is currently prohibited by Samsung’s policy as it may turn devices vulnerable against security attack.
Do I need a license to use E-FOTA?
Yes. Samsung E-FOTA license can be purchased from Samsung’s authorized resellers. Otherwise, you can directly request a free trial before purchasing.