Enabling Device Owner Mode using Android Debug Brdige (ADB)

  • With a new (or factory reset) Lollipop Android device, go through the setup wizard WITHOUT adding a Google account. If you accidentally added an account, simply remove the account from the Settings app once you finish the setup wizard.
  • Once the setup wizard is done and you’re on your device’s home screen
    • Go to Settings
    • Go to “About device” (Might be named slightly different)
    • Click the “Build number” field 7 times. This will turn on “Developer options”
    • Go back to Settings
    • Go to “Developer options”
    • Scroll down and enable “USB debugging”
  • Plug the device into computer
    • Your device might prompt you with a trust dialog. Click accept.
  • On the computer, run the following command to install the latest Android SM app you downloaded onto your device:
    • adb install AndroidSM.apk
  • Once installed, run the following command to set Systems Manager as the device owner of the device:

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