Provisioning an Android Device

Provisioning an Android Device for NowSecure Workstation

These instructions assume that you have already factory reset your device on 4.0.4 - 4.4.2 or that you have already rooted your 4.4.3+ device. Click for root instructions on Android 4.x/5.x or Android 6.

Android Device Provisioning

NowSecure Workstation 3.0+ now includes the ability to provision devices automatically. In order to do this, we must make certain assumptions about the device:

Android 4.0.4 - 4.3

In this case, NowSecure Workstation performs both the provisioning, and the rooting process automatically. You can start with a stock device, and NowSecure Workstation do the rest. Although we attempt to keep our list of supported devices up-to-date, it is best if your device is on this list.

Android 4.4+ and up

As mentioned previously, 4.4 devices will need to already be rooted, and have the SuperSU application installed. If you have already completed these steps, you will just need to walk-through the device provisioning wizard, which has been outlined below:

Using the NowSecure Workstation Device Provisioning Wizard (Android)

There are two ways to start the Device Provisioning Wizard.

  1. Click the “Device Manager” button in the bottom-left of NowSecure Workstation. When in the Device Manager, click the button labeled “Provision Device”.

  2. Click Options->Device Manager in the options menu located in the top-right of NowSecure Workstation. When in the Device Manager, click the button labeled “Provision Device.”

Choose your device platform

On the page titled “Getting started” you will need to choose the platform of the device to be provisioned. This should be the platform (Android or iOS) of the mobile device connected to your computer.

Device Provisioning Wizard

Before continuing you must agree to the terms.

Terms of Service

Android provisioning

Provisioning an Android device takes only 2 or 3 steps. There will be compatibility checks to ensure we can successfully provision the device and a provisioning step that will automatically provision your device.

On the page titled “Enable USB debugging” follow steps 1-3 on your Android device to enable USB debugging. Then, click the button labeled “Check” in step 4 to verify USB debugging is enabled and that NowSecure Workstation can communicate with the attached device.

Device Provisioning Wizard

On the page titled “Check compatibility”, click the button labeled “Check” to start the check. If the check fails, compare the Android version of your device with the requirements listed on the page(shown below).

Passing the compatibility check does NOT guarantee that provisioning will be successful. Not all devices have been tested using this provisioning process.

Android Device Provisioning

On the page titled “Provision device” click the button labeled “Provision” to start provisioning your device.

Android Device Provisioning

A command output window (shown below) will show the provisioning progress. Once complete click on the button labeled “Finished” to continue.

Android Device Provisioning

On the page titled “You are finished” you will see a dialog window (shown below) that you may see on your device. Follow the instructions to grant access and click the button labeled “Close” to close the Device Provisioning Wizard.

Android Device Provisioning