Introducing VMware AirWatch® Agent 6.1 for Android

Introducing VMware AirWatch® Agent 6.1 for Android

The VMware AirWatch® team is excited to announce that AirWatch Agent 6.1 for Android is publicly available. 

What’s New in this App Version

  • Enforce device lock down during AirWatch Launcher upgrades.
  • Support of new device manufacturers with generic OEM service.
  • Allow silent installation of applications for Huawei and Lenovo devices.
  • Implement MC40 battery level reporting.

Bugs Fixed in this App Version

  • AAGNT-177047: Resolved issue where AirWatch Agent 6.1- Agent does not register GCM token for push notification service.
  • AAGNT-177259: Resolved issue where users are unable to enroll Nexus 5 device as it prompts for "Install Enterprise Service".
  • AAGNT-176767: Resolved issue where AirWatch Agent 6.1 stops working when locking down AirWatch Launcher upgrade.
  • AAGNT-176905: Resolved issue with Wi-Fi with certificate profile fails to configure( TC70/75).
  • AAGNT-176357: Resolved issue with grace period for passcode resetting on reboot of the device,
  • AAGNT-176196: Resolved issue with AirWatch Agent crashing when enrolling Android M device with AirWatch Launcher.
  • AAGNT-176652: Resolved issue with AirWatch Agent v6.1 AWCM connection getting disconnected over a period of time.
  • AAGNT-176708: Resolved issue with apps being installed before encryption has been completed.
  • AAGNT-176931: Resolved issue with Samsung bulk enrollment getting seeded from the AirWatch Admin Console instead of the KNOX Mobile Enrollment Portal.
  • AAGNT-176500: Resolved issue where internal applications not downloading correctly on Lenovo devices.
  • AAGNT-177073: Resolved issue where Wi-Fi configuration does not get removed from Samsung Marshmallow devices after un-enrollment.
  • AAGNT-177141: Resolved issue where connection to Pulse Secure VPN client with certificate is failing in Agent v6.1.
  • AAGNT-176872: Resolved issue with AirWatch Agent unenrolling after network timeout when transitioning to the Samsung ELM Service.
  • AAGNT-177143: Resolved issue with native email not configuring properly on Sony Xperia X devices.
  • AAGNT-176329: Resolved issue where devices that do not support GCM shows install option instead of ‘Not Supported’ on the Managed Apps tab.
  • AAGNT-176036: Resolve issue where CN of identity certificate changes in the AirWatch Agent on the device if the CN of the certificate contains special characters.
  • AAGNT-177029: Resolved issue where AirWatch Agent returns to last enrolled screen when the Back button is pressed after unenrolling device.
  • AAGNT-176944: Resolved issue installation of apps fail when trying to download from the AirWatch App Catalog.
  • AAGNT-176756: Resolved issue where AirWatch Agent does not silently install certificates and applications after installation of OEM service application.
  • AAGNT-176714: Resolved issue where AirWatch Agent does not configure Pulse Secure while using certificate when the profile is present before downloading the application.
  • AAGNT-176703: Resolved issue device encryption not working as expected on HTC One m9.
  • AAGNT-176624: Resolved issue where Pulse Secure VPN configuration with a certificate is not connecting due to removal of certificate install prompt.
  • AAGNT-176585: Resolved issue where AirWatch Agent hangs at enterprise EULA if device is interrupted or restarted during ELM transition.
  • AAGNT-176555: Resolved issue where toast message does not appear during enrollment when AirWatch Agent cannot contact Samsung ELM/KLM endpoint for enterprise EULA.
  • AAGNT-176529: Resolved issue where AirWatch Agent does not prompt to change passcode on expiration until app is launched.
  • AAGNT-176521: Resolved issue where AirWAtch Agent does not check for commands from the AirWatch Admin Console after device comes back online.
  • AAGNT-176901: Resolved issue where AirWatch Agent does not prompt to retry transition after Samsung ELM activation failure.
  • AAGNT-175757: Resolved AirWatch Agent crash issue.
  • AAGNT-175418: Resolved issue where Lockscreen Overlay does not apply after transition to Samsung ELM Service.
  • AAGNT-174395: Resolved issue where Android wrapped application configured without MAG proxy tunnels through MAG.
  • AAGNT-174551: Resolved issue with AirWatch Agent not automatically re-applying the previously not supported profiles when the agent detects install of the service.
  • AAGNT-177046: Resolved issue with Android for Work Tunnel profile missing "VPN" header in AirWatch Agent causing the AirWatch Tunnel app to not launch.
  • AAGNT-176958: Resolved issue with whitelisting accounts using the “Allow Account Addition” restriction for Samsung KNOX not working as expected.
  • AAGNT-176904: Resolved issue where AirWatch Agent becomes unresponsive after enrollment with Samsung KNOX.
  • AAGNT-176989: Resolved issue with Samsung Multi user not working as expected.
  • AAGNT-177278: Resolved issue where pushing the EAS profile with IBM Verse on Samsung S7 fails to take effect.
  • AAGNT-177370: Resolved issue where AirWatch Agent 6.0 crashes every time it is opened on an HTC Desire 500.
  • AAGNT-177271: Resolved issue with AirWatch Agent not responding when issuing a command to change the device's organization group.
  • AAGNT-177145: Resolved issue where prompt for changing expired or invalid passcode when unlocking device is no longer working.
  • AAGNT-176179: New AirWatch VMware branding will be introduced in AirWatch Agent v6.1 for Android.  
  • AAGNT-177189: Resolved issue where passcode policies for LG G4 devices force the device into a passcode reset endless loop after the device is updated to Android 6.0.

Customer Impact

Take advantage of these updates by meeting the minimum requirements and downloading AirWatch Agent 6.1 for Android. 

Note: In some cases, users with rooted Android devices may experience crashes when using AirWatch Agent 6.1.  Root access should be removed from these devices before using the application.

Minimum Requirements

  • Android 4.0+ (Ice Cream Sandwich and above)
  • AirWatch Console v8.2+

How to Download AirWatch Agent 6.1 for Android

  • Prior Version is Installed – Direct end users to update the app when prompted. The application seamlessly updates over the existing application version without disrupting device enterprise functionality.

  • Prior Version is Not Installed – Direct end users to download it from the Play Store. 

Support Contact Information

To open a Support Request, please call your local AirWatch support line or submit a Support Request via myAirWatch.

Best Regards,

The AirWatch Team

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