Phones4Work enrollment instructions
!!!STOP - READ THIS FIRST!!!
The Phones4Work MDM is intended for devices without browsers. It will disable browsers and well as access to Social Media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp Etc. Apps attempting to connect to these sites will not work.
When enrolling a device the MDM becomes the "Device Owner" which means you cannot un-enroll or reset your device without Phones4Work intervention. Please do not enroll a device unless you intend to use the MDM on the device. We WILL charge you a $25.00 setup fee if we need to "un-enroll" your device.
Phones need to be either new or factory reset and running Android 7 or higher. Please see this for more info.
Phones need to have working internet connection. If you are using a Prepaid Service Provider, you may
need to use WIFI to complete setup since a factory reset will also reset your APN settings.
While not required, notifying Phones4Work prior to installation will ensure a license is available. If no
license is available for your device, installation will fail.
The same $25.00 Configuration Fee applies regardless if you self-enrolled or if Phones4Work does the
Backup your data!
A factory reset will completely wipe your device. Make sure anything you wish to save is backed up
off the device, to either an SD-Card, computer, Cloud Storage Etc. Backing up to internal phone storage
will not be helpful since that will be erased when resetting your phone.
A very helpful app for backing up Text Messages, and Call Logs is SMS Backup and Restore found on
the App Store.
Contacts are usually backed up to Google. However, you need to verify that prior performing a reset
since some phones, especially LG devices and some Samsung devices, by default, store contacts on the
phone rather than in the Google Cloud.
Photos may or may not be backed up to the Google Cloud. A safe bet would be to copy them to an SDCard
or computer before doing a factory reset.
Make sure you have your login credentials for any account on your phone!
Usernames and passwords for any email accounts, any App accounts etc. If you have two factor
authentication for Cloudveil turned on, make sure you have the credentials since you will need that if
Setup Instructions for Weaverland Conference members
1. Perform a factory reset:
After everything is backed up you are ready to do a factory reset. Go into settings and search for
“reset”. You should see an option to erase all data (factory reset). Select that and follow the instruction
to reset your device.
2. Install SureMDM Nix
During the initial boot of a new device or initial boot of a
factory reset device you will see a screen similar to this
Tap the screen 7 times which will bring up a
QR code scanner.
Scan this QR code with the scanner on the screen.
You will receive a notification that your device will be managed by your organization. Accept this to continue.
Enrollment will begin. Depending on your device you may be presented with additional license agreements. Accept these to continue.
A Nix Permission Checklist screen will display. Tap any thing with a Red Exclamation and change
the settings. Press the Back Arrow to return to SureMDM Nix. When a green check-mark is displayed
for all the items you are ready to continue.
Your phone will now install the enrollment profile as well as the following apps:
Host Updater – used to auto update the ad blocking hosts file
P4WFirewall – Used to block Ads
P4W MDM Helper – Used to monitor the VPN Status
Swype Keyboard – A voice enabled swiping keyboard that does not require the Google App
CPL - Customized Pixel Launcher
EverAccountable - Accountability software
Settings files for P4WFirewall
After the enrollment process is complete you will receive a notification. You will now need to configure User Privacy and Firewall settings.
Configuring P4WFirewall and user Privacy
BE CAREFUL!! MIS-CONFIGURATION OF THESE APPS COULD RENDER YOUR DEVICE UNUSABLE. FOLLOW THE
Configuring the P4WFirewall Ad Blocking app.
1. Open the P4WFirewall App
2. Press I Agree on the license agreement
3. Press OK on all the grey boxes
4. Tap the 3 dots in the upper right corner and the press settings.
5. Select Backup
6. Select Import Settings
7. Tap the three lines in the upper left next to Recent
8. Select Downloads (On some phones you will need to select the option to "Show Internal Storage")
9. Select the P4WFirewall folder
10. Select the backup file
11. The settings will automatically be imported.
12. Tap Backup again and press Download Host File
13. Tap the Android back button until you return to the P4Wfirewall main window (usually 2 taps)
14. Slide the Slider Button in the upper left corner to start Phones4Work Firewall
15. Press OK on any popup dialogs
16. You should see a little “key” in the notification bar indicating that the Ad Blocking firewall is running.
Configuring User Privacy
1. Open SureMDM
2. Tap “Settings”
3. Scroll down and tap on “User Privacy”
4. Take the check-marks out of the following boxes:
1. “Unattended Remote Support”
2. “Unattended Call Log Tracking”
3. “Unattended SMS Log Tracking”
4. “Show Download Notifications”
5. Tap “Done”
Enrollment is now complete
Self Enrollment and configuration is complete. At this point you will need to contact Phones4Work to have your selected
profile installed. Device will be unsecured until this step is complete!