Android App deployment

Satish Shetty Updated by Satish Shetty

The Codeproof Cyber Device Manager (MDM) Administrator can deploy Android apps, including APKs, to hundreds of devices simultaneously. Here are the steps.

Deploy apps directly from Google Playstore

Navigate to Apps menu at the top and select 'Android Enterprise Setup' from left side panel.

  1. Click 'Approve App from Play Store.'
  2. Search for the app and click 'Approve.'
  3. Proceed through the 'App Permission' dialog and click 'Save.'

The approved apps will be automatically pushed to the devices. For immediate installation:

  1. Go to 'Policy Manager.'
  2. Select the device node from the left-side tree.
  3. In the right-side panel, go to 'Play Store Manager.'
  4. Choose the app from the list and click 'Install App.'

The app will be installed instantly. Refer to the image illustrations below for guidance.

Search and Approve App:

Codeproof Cyber Device Manager Android Enterprise AppStore

Approve the selected App:


Instantly install apps:



Silently Install APKs on a single or group of Android devices instantly.

  1. Go to 'Policy Manager' from the top menu.
  2. Select either a single device or a group of devices from the left menu.
  3. On the right side, click on 'Command Center.'
  4. Inside the Command Center, choose the 'Install Application' command and upload an APK from your computer.

You can also include application configuration data (JSON, XML, or a text blob) as part of the deployment. This data will be stored on the device and can be accessed through our API interface.

The APK will be installed instantly on the selected mobile device, without requiring any end-user confirmation. Refer to the image illustrations below for visual guidance.



Centrally push APKs to all the enrolled mobile devices.

  1. Log in to the Codeproof console and access the "Apps" from the top menu.
  2. Click on "Add New App" and provide the app name and publisher name.
  3. Select the "Browse" button to upload the Android app package (APK) from your computer.
  4. Ensure the "Deploy" checkbox is selected, and then click the "Save" button.
  5. Next, go to the "Mobile Policy Manager" in the top menu and choose a group of devices from the left-side panel.
  6. Right-click on the selected group and choose the "Device Ping" command to wake up the devices.
  7. The APK will now be instantly installed on the selected devices. The apps will be installed silently, and no end-user confirmation is needed. Other devices will install the app automatically the next time they contact the Codeproof MDM Server.



Google PlayProtect Blocking APK Installation:

If you encounter a Google Play Protect prompt on your device during APK deployment, it means that Google Play Protect is blocking the APK installation as it automatically scans for potentially harmful apps. To proceed with the installation, you will need to disable Google Play Protect. You can follow a two-step process to deactivate Google Play Protect on managed devices. Detailed step-by-step instructions are provided here.

Manual APK Installation:

If you are manually installing APKs on the device, you must enable the Install Apps from Unknown Sources setting. However, if you are pushing APKs through Codeproof Cyber Device Manager (MDM), there's no need to enable Install from Unknown Sources as MDM handles this automatically.

Enable App Installation from unknow resources


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