I want to Kill Application soft SURF

I want to Kill Application soft SURF

I have zebra mc9300 that have the following setup:

lockdown screen: surf://http://my-web-site/login

Soti Surf installed and set to Kiosk mode

 

Sometimes our internal web application either times out or might have error

the user has to restart the device to bring up soti surf again from a clean start

 

if they don't restart they really can't "kill soti surf" and start over

 

I want to place something on the lockdown screen for them to click on to kill soti surf

and reopen instead of restarting the device

 

is there a script where I can use to kill soti surf if it's open and then open surf

 

our soti is V15

android 8 is on the device

MC930B Zebra

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Matt Dermody | posted this 07 December 2020

The kill_application script that would have previously worked in this situation unfortunately does not work for Zebra devices under Android Enterprise management in SOTI.

 

For a moment I was thinking an alternative could be a shortcut to an mxconfig script that would kill the application for you but in looking at the MX options there doesn't seem to be a close application option.

 

 

An alternative to a script could be switching from the Activity Suppression based lockdown to the Native Kiosk and then enabling the Recents / App Switcher option so that you can give the user the access to kill the application manually themselves.

 

Note that access to the Recents button in the Native Kiosk is a function of Android 9 and higher so you would potentially have to upgrade your MC9300s to Android 10 in order to access this capability. I just tried it on an Android 8 TC52 (same Helios family as MC9300), and the Recents button was not shown on the lockdown of the device despite it being configured in the Profile. After upgrading the device to Android 10 the option appeared and I was able to manually close out apps while still in lockdown.   

 

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larry | posted this 07 December 2020

I take it the "recent's" button is the bottom square on your picture

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larry | posted this 07 December 2020

one thing i don't like about the "native" is the staus bar doesn't show, I like that for the battery and the wifi signal status

 

i set that up and you described and don't show the "recent's button on the bottom

 

next question is how difficult is it to upgrade to Android 10, this may be a Zebra question

 

we really need for the user to be able to close the browser when something goes wrong even though it's locked down

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Matt Dermody | posted this 07 December 2020

The first thing you'll need to do is get the devices on A10. You can use a File Sync Rule in SOTI to deliver the .ZIP file to the devices and then execute it automatically with an install_system_update script. 

 

The Native Kiosk has a lot of configurability once you get your MC9300 devices to A10. 

You can turn System Information On for instance:

 

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larry | posted this 13 December 2020

I haven't tried this yet but it looks like a solution if our current setup starts to become a problem

thanks for the information

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