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Matthias-0311 asked Matthias-0311 edited

Intune LOB apk app not installing.

Hello everybody,

I am trying to install an app on android devices using an APK.
I uploaded the apk to intunes I assigned it to the group of devices and everything seems fine.
Every other app that i deploy with managed play store installs immediatly with no problems.

It seems like intune is not even trying to install the apk. I am getting no errors and somehow when i check the managed apps for the devices the app does not show up.

Is there any option or policy i need to set to get intune to push it to the devices.

the devices are android 10 moto g and every other intune stuff works like a charm. sadly this apk app is the main workhorse that needs to be installed everywhere.

thank you in advance.

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I also tried to wrap the app now. Sadly it did not help with the deployment problem.

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SimonRenMSFT-3639 answered Matthias-0311 edited

Hi,

Thanks for posting in Microsoft Q&A forum.

Per my experience, LOB apps in Intune for Android are only applicable on Device Administrator managed Android devices- not Android Enterprise devices (including personally-owned work profile, dedicated, fully managed, and corporate-owned work profile enrollments). You can use Intune to orchestrate app deployment through Managed Google Play for any Android Enterprise scenario. You’ll need to find a way to deploy from Managed Google Play.

You should be using this:Managed Google Play private (LOB) apps

Similar thread for your reference:Android LOB app not being installed
Note: The non-Microsoft link is just for your reference.

Best regards,
Simon


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Thank you for that information sadly uploading to managed play store is no option because the app we use can not be uploaded.

So my only chance is to either sideload it manually (I tried that but it kept getting uninstalled automatically even with unknown sources allowed).
Or to make the phone not company owned and just use the work profile. (that defeats the whole purpose of restricting access to just the work apps)

Looks like intune is absolutely not useful for my purpose. thats sad.

I really dont understand why it is so hard to have a company owned phone with a 3rd party app. I feel that is a pretty common szenario.

Is there any alternative to get this working?

thank you again for your answer

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Jason-MSFT answered Matthias-0311 edited

Looks like intune is absolutely not useful for my purpose. thats sad.

This is not an Intune limitation. This is how Google designed Android Enterprise to work. There are ways of registering alternate stores as well, but this isn't directly an Intune capability.

Why can't your app be uploaded to Managed Google Play?

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Thank you for your answer.

we need to work with the amazon flex app. wich is not listed on play store but freely downloadable.
If I try to upload the apk in our private managed store google refuses the file.

If I understood that correctly then the play store checks the version and blocks it for me if the author has it registered in his private play store..... I guess amazon itself has it registered.

so i guess my last resort would be manual installation or go back to android device administrator.

maybe you have another suggestion or can point me in a direction i might look into?

Update: I can also not use the android device administrator for this because the android version is 10 or higher.

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