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Monday, March 20, 2017

Difference between Enterprise Wipe Device, Wipe and Enterprise Reset in Airwatch MDM application



Let's clear our doubt about differences between Enterprise Wipe, Device Wipe and Enterprise Reset

Enterprise Wipe An enterprise wipe unenrolls the device from MDM and strips it of all enterprise content, including email accounts, VPN settings, Wi-Fi profiles, secure content, and enterprise applications. Device does not reboot after Enterprise Wipe.

In short, An Enterprise Wipe will unenroll and remove all managed enterprise resources from the selected device, including applications and profiles.




Enterprise Reset enables you to reset a device similar to an enterprise wipe, but with one important difference. Profiles and files/actions set to persist on a device are not removed and automatically reinstall on a device following the first reboot after an enterprise reset. Its available only on Zebra and Moto devices


In short,
Enterprise reset will factory reset your device but will persist the MDM enrollment.



Device Wipe 


A Device Wipe reboots the device and removes all data (
 includes all personal user information ), email, profiles and MDM capabilities and the phone returns to a factory default state. Its same as that of doing a Factory Reset to your phone from Settings > Personal > Factory Reset

Thursday, March 9, 2017

[SOLVED] WIFI not working after replacing /editing /modifying the wpa_supplicant.conf file



How to solve WIFI not working if WPA_supplicant.conf is modified or changed.

I ran into the problem one day when I was just playing around my Android phone's wpa_supplicant.conf file.
I happily rooted my phone and went to /data/misc/wifi folder and edited the file using root explorer and saved it. Till this point it was all looking so easy. I rebooted my phone and was surprised.
My Wifi was not switching On at all after replacing the wpa_supplicant.conf file.
Tried many things but did not solve the issue. Was thinking to factory reset my phone.
Somehow I found the solution to WIFI not working.

The reason was, when we edit the wpa_supplicant.conf file while saving the ownership to file changes as we will be editing the file as a root.

You can see from the screenshot, the ownername and ownergroup are changed to "root" instead they should be "wifi"

The solution to wifi not working is,
$ adb root
$ adb -d shell

# cd /data/misc/wifi
# chown system.wifi wpa_supplicant.conf
# reboot


Hope you find this useful.


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