Headwind MDM binary installer
If you’re doing a new installation, start here.
Web panel version
Android app version
Installation instructions ►
Android application (launcher)
If you’ve already installed Headwind MDM and are doing a MDM application update, start here.
To avoid major faults, please test the new version on a test group of devices before updating all devices!
New types of Push notifications: uninstall app, delete files and directories. Permissive mode for administrator is available. Fixed a few minor bugs on Android 11+. Integrated apps are properly notified about the configuration update.
Fixed a boot loop on Android 12 when no device ID is set in the QR code and the device ID should be chosen by a user
The launcher is compatible with Android 12
App updating schedule is applied to background updates only
Scheduled app update is implemented.
The app requests server URL when not installed through QR code. Error messages are not displayed on top of the desktop to prevent update issues on standalone devices. Admin can customize the device desktop title.
Fixed a few issues at first start.
Upgrade instructions ►
The Android launcher source code can be downloaded here.
Web panel, WAR file
If you’re doing a web panel update, start here. This file could also be used for manual installation on any OS.
To avoid major faults, please update the launcher to the latest version prior to updating the web panel!
On Tomcat 9, make a backup of your XML configuration before update!
There is a bug in Tomcat 9 which causes occasional removal of the XML configuration after updating the WAR file. To avoid the server fault after upgrading, we strongly recommend to make a backup.
cp /var/lib/tomcat9/conf/Catalina/localhost/ROOT.xml /var/lib/tomcat9/conf/Catalina/localhost/ROOT.xml~
If you’re getting a 404 error after the update, just restore the XML file from the backup.
Detailed info and Push messaging plugins are implemented. Fixed issues when names of uploaded files include special and non-ASCII characters.
This version supports partial download of files (fixes a “Can’t download admin app” error). Fixed a few minor issues.
Device search parameters are preserved when opening plugins in the device list and going back. Implemented the fast device search option.
In version 5, password storage in the database is more secure (WARNING: unable to rollback this version to previous versions, because this will corrupt all users’ passwords). Improved the security of storing the user authentication info in cookies. Admin can set the password requirements (length, strength) and require password reset on user’s first login. Password recovery is implemented. UI for adding new applications is improved.
Device desktop title can be customized.
Fixed a few bugs. Audited events are enhanced.
Upgrade instructions ►
The web panel source code can be downloaded here.
Headwind MDM library
If you’re a developer and want to integrate your Android app with Headwind MDM, start here.
Custom variables can be obtained
Fixed a crash when HeadwindMDM class is used and Headwind MDM launcher is not installed
This version includes new HeadwindMDM class simplifying integration and encapsulating automatic reconnection to the service
Fixed an issue in Push message payload delivery
Minimal Android API is 14
App settings can be managed in the control panel
Plugins are supplementary Android apps which must be installed as APK files through the web panel.
Note: if you’re attempting to install Headwind MDM plugins outside of Headwind MDM launcher, they will not work. You need to setup a launcher first, and then install plugins through the web panel.
Displays instant Push notifications in the status bar