Application mode

In application mode (no QR-code-based enrollment, limited features), Headwind MDM is compatible with most Android devices running Android Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) or higher.

Some plugins may not work on earlier Android versions (prior to Android 5.0 Lollipop).

MDM mode

QR-code-based enrollment was first introduced in Android Nougat (7.0). Therefore, Headwind MDM is compatible with most Android devices running Android Nougat or higher.

By using NFC-based or ADB-based enrollment, it should also be possible to install Headwind MDM on Android Marshmallow (6.0). However, we haven’t tested this feature.

The system has been tested on the following Android builds:

  • Genuine Android (used by most devices)
  • Samsung Android
  • EMUI (a build used by Huawei)

To install Headwind MDM, it’s required to have a pre-installed QR code scanner on the device.

To check availability of a QR code enrollment, tap 7 times on a startup screen, i.e., on the “Hello” text. The device must open an enrollment UI.

Unsupported devices

Unfortunately, Headwind MDM isn’t compatible with MIUI (used by Xiaomi). Our team tried to contact Xiaomi and inquire about corporate usage, but our efforts were unsuccessful.