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Activate Device Administrator via ADB

Tested and working on Android 7.0 without root: adb shell dpm set-active-admin --user current com.company.foo.bar.package/.the.Admin.Reciever To find the admin receiver of an installed package, use ...
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Screen Lock Service as a Device Administrator

The data for the code is quite unsettling for the fact that none seem to correspond to screen lock service. I can see why it confused you, believing that there would be an app or a service running ...
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I cannot remove Administrator Rights from any app

It was blue light screen filter that was causing the problem and deactivating that fixed the problem as confirmed by OP .Tinted screenshot lead me to suspect this :-) For additional details on what ...
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Prevent device administrators from being installed

Physical control is total control. If they have full physical access, if they try hard enough (and that customer obviously didn't do that by accident) they'll always be able to mess with the phone. ...
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Can't activate nor deactivate any administrator permissions outside of safe mode

If you are using an app such as Facebook Messenger, CF.lumen, Lux or Twilight that draws over the screen, you'll need to stop them doing so in order to interact with secure settings pages such as the ...
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How do I avoid the server-specified security policies for my work e-mail?

Although this question was asked 8 years ago, the problem still exists, and none of the answers given above still work properly (at least for me they didn't). I've been using TouchDown and MailWise ...
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Android Intent problems

Try: Restarting If you can (i.e. phones bootloader is unlocked): Try clearing the cache and 'davlik-cache' (By installing a custom bootloader Deleting the offending app using adb (the same software ...
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What does it mean if a "device administrator" can "change the screen lock"?

It enables the app to change the lock code and lock you out of the device. In general trustworthy apps wpuldn't abuse this unless you request it. Like android device manager changing the code when you ...
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Apps not appearing in Device Administrators

After thoroughly debugging this issue, I've found the cause. It seems to be a bug with how Adoptable Storage is implemented on my ROM. Any apps that are stored on external storage are not shown in the ...
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How to disable device administrator that stops Settings app?

First, give that app Overlay Permission Go to Phone Settings -> Applications -> Apps that can appear on top (in "..." overflow menu on top) -> Check "Your app to uninstall"...
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I cannot remove Administrator Rights from any app

It's very possible that a third party app, is in your way. Therefore, you should try removing administrator rights, while in safe mode. Because while is safe mode, all third party apps are disabled. ...
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Can I enroll my device in Android Enterprise to install a root CA?

Your question (or at least the answer) is more development-oriented. But I take the opportunity to share my limited knowledge from an end-user's perspective. Is there any downside to enrolling my ...
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Can Outlook Device Policy monitor anything outside of the app?

Monitor Screen Unlock attempts is not nefarious. Many apps do this. It is a way to stop people getting to your data by wiping the phone when this happens. I have mine setup (not using Outlook, a ...
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How to uninstall Button Savior (non root) from Samsung Galaxy Note 4

I would suggest trying to uninstall via adb. You'll need the following if you don't already: ADB Enable Developer options After that, proceed as follows: Find the package name of the application on ...
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Set device owner app causes "Workspace has been locked" on Android 8.1 Oreo

I found the problem: once you OEM unlock (custom OS) your device on a certain Samsung Knox level API, you can't be the device owner anymore on this device. This is from Samsung Knox page: "...
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"Device Admin" apps are asking for permission to erase my data after failed login attempts! How can I confirm?

Is this just a generic warning given for any app requesting admin privileges? Perhaps it's possible that Outlook doesn't use the erase feature? Only the operations which the app can perform are shown ...
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Are device administrator permissions a security risk?

To answer your title, device administrator by itself is not a risk as it does not give extra privileges beyond what is mentioned in app manifest. See What permissions are granted to an app with device ...
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How can I use (parts of) a managed account without submitting my device to the Device Policy?

He would have to use the web interface via a browser in order to access this account. Adding the account would make it subject to the administrative policy, and this they would be able to monitor and ...
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Removing an app protected from uninstall by password and with System Owner permissions?

Of course you can uninstall from the safe mode. Disable the authorization in the Device Administrator first. Step for booting in safe mode: From any screen, press and hold the Power key. Touch and ...
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Any way to reboot device programmatically without root?

You could use AutoInput with Tasker. AutoInput can create list with recorded screen touches for reboot, and with Tasker you can schedule action at the time you want, without root access.
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How to disable device administrator that stops Settings app?

The problem can also be solved like this: Go to Settings -> Apps. Click on menu, then click 'Reset app preferences'. Then go to Security settings -> Device administrators, and deactivate the device ...
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Do device administrators have access to other user accounts?

I have the same phone and do the same thing. Work account require the >"Google Apps device policy" app to be a device admin. It is admin on my >work account, but does not show up in the device ...
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How to remove an app that is a persistent device administrator

That app is using the Samsung Knox api, which cannot be disabled by you. You need to reach whoever installed it and ask him to enable you permission to deactivate device admin. Another option would be ...
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Activate Device Administrator via ADB

you can set the Device as owner from Android Studio. First go to the adb location which is at Platform-tools in Android Sdk and then run the adb shell command. I have give the full path and you can ...
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How do I avoid the server-specified security policies for my work e-mail?

I can't suggest Nine Mail enough. It won't let you bypass your exchange security policies completely, but it sandboxes your email so that you don't have to give your exchange administrator complete ...
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How do I avoid the server-specified security policies for my work e-mail?

Another option is to use the Exchained app. This allows you to keep using Android native mail clients, including gmail, bypassing exchange policies and working from Android 4 to Android 7.1
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