I am playing around with the BasicManagedProfile sample and want to install a custom app to only the managed profile. I can easily go to the play store, download, and install an app and it will only appear in the apps of the work profile.
However, using the standard Intent way to install an apk from the device does not seem to work.
final Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_INSTALL_PACKAGE); intent.setDataAndType(Uri.fromFile(new File(APK_LOC)), "application/vnd.android.package-archive"); intent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_NOT_UNKNOWN_SOURCE, true); intent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_INSTALLER_PACKAGE_NAME, getPackageName()); startActivityForResult(intent, REQUEST_INSTALL, null);
Like normal, if the "Install from unknown sources" security setting isn't enabled, a dialog will pop up that sends you to the Settings app to enable it. However, in a managed profile app, this dialog always pops up regardless of whether or not that security setting is checked. It seems the settings are not reflected in a managed profile (which makes sense because it's an entirely separate settings database).
I have tried opening the Settings app directly, but it's still the same. It just goes to the standards Settings app and not a Managed Profile settings app.
Is there a way to change this security setting for a managed profile or install an app from the profile owner app? Since my app is the profile owner it seems this should be allowed. It's easily possible for system applications, but third party apps will not work with the
I have also tried installing from a Manage Profile Gmail app. Same thing. It does not seem possible to install apps outside the Google Play store in a managed profile.