Intune - Android Enterprise - Deploy Specific App Version

Patzl92 21 Reputation points
2021-08-18T08:17:15.717+00:00

Hello,

we need to deploy an Android App to our Android Enterprise - Fully Managed Devices.
But its important to control the App Version, because there is always a Chance, the latest Version has Bugs / Errors with our configuration.

The app is available in the public Play Store, but there is no way to control the App-Version - it always takes the latest Version.

Deploying the .apk File (same App) to the Managed Play Store is also not working, because the Package ID is already used in the Public Play Store.

Deploying it as an "LOB App" only works on Device enrolled with Device Administrator, isnt it?

Is there another solution, i forget about? / Does anybody had an smiliar issue und got this solved?

Thank you
Patrick

Microsoft Intune Application management
Microsoft Intune Application management
Microsoft Intune: A Microsoft cloud-based management solution that offers mobile device management, mobile application management, and PC management capabilities.Application management: The process of creating, configuring, managing, and monitoring applications.
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  1. Lu Dai-MSFT 28,356 Reputation points
    2021-08-19T01:51:01.17+00:00

    @Patzl92 Thanks for posting in our Q&A. From your description, I know that you want to deploy an older version app to the android device. If there is anything misunderstanding, feel free to let us know.

    From the supported app types to Android, it seems only LOB app could choose the app installation package file and deploy the specific version. However, LOB apps only can be directly deployed to Android administrator enrolled devices. We can read the following article to find more information about app deployment:
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/intune/fundamentals/deployment-guide-platform-android#deploy-apps

    For the same Package ID, maybe we could try to change this ID. It is better to contact the google play support for more effective help. Here is the support link:
    https://support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/?hl=en#topic=3450769

    Thanks for understanding.


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  1. Patzl92 21 Reputation points
    2021-08-19T07:14:24.173+00:00

    Hi LuDaiMSFT-0289,

    Thank you very much for the detailed answer / confirmation!