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StageNow v2.6 Release Notes


StageNow is Zebra Technologies' next-generation Staging Solution for Zebra Android Mobile Devices.  Staging is top of mind for our customers and partners as it is the initial process by which devices are taken out-of-the-box and prepared for production use. Staging Enterprise Mobile Devices can be done manually which is error prone and time consuming. Custom solutions are also used but are often not supported or forward compatible with newer devices. Zebra Technologies' Tier 1 MDM products can also be used to stage and manage Mobile Devices; however these powerful tools come with a price tag. StageNow is not only free of charge but also helps eliminate deployment barriers that add additional IT complexity, time, and costs.


StageNow provides an easy way to stage Android mobile computers from Zebra Technologies. StageNow v2.6 now supports features such as support for Marshmallow, Lollipop, Kitkat devices and MX6.2, MX6.1, MX6.0, MX5.2,MX5.1, software update, exporting profiles for MDM,enrolling for MDM, seamless upgrade from 2.1,2.4 versions to latest. These features are supported in addition to previous released features like Audio staging, support for MX4.3,4.4,5.0, 5.1,6.0,6.1and 6.2, connection of the device to network, configuration of device settings and security, performing OS Updates, Install and Launch Applications, wipe and reset device, or enroll MDM by simply creating and Scanning Staging barcodes or NFC Tags. The application can be downloaded for free and installed on any Windows 7 PC with no pre-requisite software — no need to purchase, locate, license or install other components


The following features are added for StageNow 2.6:

  1. Added support for MX 6.2 which adds functionality to the following setting types for devices:
    • Ethernet Manager – Added new setting type to configure
      • Ethernet Proxy Server Settings
      • Configure IP
        • DHCP IP Settings
        • Static IP Settings
    • Persist Manager - Added new feature 
      • Device Lock - Lock the device (USB, Touch) once the device settings persistence is in progress after device enterprise reset - Once the reapply of profiles is done, Lock will be removed and User will be having access
      • On Battery Removal - Re-apply/persist the device configuration persisted settings if battery is removed while device in enterprise reset mode
      • OS Upgrade -
    • Touch Manager - Added support for
      • Device Type - Select the Device Type to configure touch sensitivity
      • Protector - Enable or disable the screen protector on the supported devices
    • KeyMapping Manager – Added key mapping support for NAV PAD Button
    • Cellular Manager – Added support for
      • Selecting active SIM socket types, SIM1, SIM2, SIM3 and SIM4
      • Enable/Disable SIM socket selection
  2. Support for retaining Host Name after device reboot in Host Manager CSP
  3. Support for handling advanced options on unsupported device in Wi-Fi Manager CSP
  4. Support for Regional PC settings for most of the format on the Windows 7 workstation


StageNow V2.6 Release consists of the deliverables listed below:




StageNow v2.6 Tool Installable


StageNow v2.6 Release Notes


StageNow v2.6 Install Guide



Device Compatibility

StageNow v2.6 supports most of the Zebra Android devices (with Jelly Bean , KitKat,  Lollipop and Marshmallow). 
StageNow v2.6 is certified on the following devices:


Operating System


Android KitKat


Android KitKat and Jelly Bean


Android Lollipop, KitKat and Jelly Bean


Android KitKat and Jelly Bean


Android KitKat


Android Lollipop and KitKat


Android Jelly Bean


Android Lollipop and KitKat


Android Lollipop and KitKat


Android Lollipop and KitKat


Android Lollipop


Android Lollipop


Android Lollipop


Android Marshmallow


Android Marshmallow


Android Marshmallow


Android Marshmallow

Installation Requirements

The application can be downloaded for free and installed on any Windows 7 PC with no pre-requisite software — no need to purchase, locate, license or install other components

Installation Instructions

Refer Install Guide StagingInstallGuide_V2.6.pdf

Part Number and Release Date

P/N MN-002672-04

Jan 2017