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tangrisser April 6, 2013 02:27 PM

How do you manage other's hardware?
 
I replaced my Galaxy S2 i9100 to Galaxy S2 LTE and gave away my S2 i9100 to my mom since she lost her 30 dollar flip phone.

I'm a little bit concerned about her using the phone since she's not technically saavy or knowledgeable.

I installed CM9 or 10 (I can't recall but eventually will replace it with CM10.1) and would like to restrict certain access in order for her to avoid downloading malicious codes or programs that could potentially be used to withdraw her data. (Considering moving her back to Sammy's TouchWiz)

Is there any way to do 'parental restriction' on the phone such as Settings and Play market so that I can prevent my mom from misusing the phone? or some guide to help me achieve what I want to do?

Perineum April 6, 2013 03:21 PM

well, teamviewer quicksupport works on samsung phones and tablets.

I use that often with my mothers tablet to help her do things. I'm also interested in your question however.

enaberif April 6, 2013 05:54 PM

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Originally Posted by tangrisser (Post 701073)
I replaced my Galaxy S2 i9100 to Galaxy S2 LTE and gave away my S2 i9100 to my mom since she lost her 30 dollar flip phone.

I'm a little bit concerned about her using the phone since she's not technically saavy or knowledgeable.

I installed CM9 or 10 (I can't recall but eventually will replace it with CM10.1) and would like to restrict certain access in order for her to avoid downloading malicious codes or programs that could potentially be used to withdraw her data. (Considering moving her back to Sammy's TouchWiz)

Is there any way to do 'parental restriction' on the phone such as Settings and Play market so that I can prevent my mom from misusing the phone? or some guide to help me achieve what I want to do?

Install TWRP, create a base image for the phone.
Go into TWRP and create a image.

Mom screws up phone.. wipe and restore.

Dzzope April 8, 2013 03:04 AM

Don't tell her how to use the store... she wants something you get it. :P

Or just tell her to ask you if she is unsure of an app.

tangrisser April 9, 2013 09:53 AM

I haven't had much time to really dig into this.

I've searched for various things like setting up the device for kids (because it would be most relevant for end user like myself,) permission and managing Android device for enterprise and few suggested programs. I think this is kind of where I am at:

- It seems managing an Android device at enterprise level involves development and much work around the Android code itself OR a very expensive program.
- Most of the 'managing' revolves around app installation. I can appreciate that this is where the most permission and managing is needed and at the same time I wish they had something like this for core functionality of the phone.

I definitely need a clear picture of what I want to restrict before I start searching how to manage and set permission an Android device. I'm going dig deeper tonight and I'll see what I can come up with.


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Originally Posted by Perineum (Post 701082)
well, teamviewer quicksupport works on samsung phones and tablets.

I use that often with my mothers tablet to help her do things. I'm also interested in your question however.

I didn't know you could use TeamViewer to control the Android device as well. It's definitely an interesting idea when I'm away and would need to teach her features but that's what a brother is for. :bleh:

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Originally Posted by enaberif (Post 701096)
Install TWRP, create a base image for the phone.
Go into TWRP and create a image.

Mom screws up phone.. wipe and restore.

Funny you mention TWRP because I used TWRP to root my 'new' Galaxy S2 (Rogers i727R.) It was quite intuitive to use and better interface than CWM. It's a good safe measure but I'm thinking more in the lines of setting permission for Options or certain tasks just beyond the app installation so that she can only do that particular option or task with a password. It would have to be a fine balance between locking the device and letting her use the device with some freedom.


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Originally Posted by Dzzope (Post 701274)
Don't tell her how to use the store... she wants something you get it. :P

Or just tell her to ask you if she is unsure of an app.

Curious minds bear curious minds :biggrin:


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