Motorola Moto G4 Play (motorola-harpia)

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Motorola Moto G4 Play
Moto G4 Play running Weston
Moto G4 Play running Weston
Manufacturer Motorola
Name Moto G4 Play
Codename motorola-harpia
Released 2016
Category testing
Original software Android 6.0.1
Hardware
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
CPU Quad-core 1.21GHz Cortex A53
GPU Adreno 306
Display HD (720x1280)
Storage 8GB or 16GB
Memory 1GB or 2GB
Architecture aarch64
Features
USB Networking
Works
Flashing
Works
Touchscreen
Works
Display
Works
WiFi
Works
Xwayland
Works
FDE
Mainline
Works
Battery
3D Acceleration
Works
Accelerometer
Works
Audio
Works
Bluetooth
Works
Camera
Broken
GPS
Broken
Mobile data
Broken
SMS
Broken
Calls
Broken
USB OTG



Users owning this device


Contributors

  • Sorixelle

How to enter flash mode

Hold down POWER + Vol Down while booting to enter Flash Mode.

Installation

As some features are still in development for this device, the kernel needs to be built from source using envkernel. To do this, you'll need a copy of the pmbootstrap tree, and the latest kernel tree for the device. Once you have those, and you have run pmbootstrap init, run the following commands:

cd /path/to/linux/kernel
source /path/to/pmbootstrap/helpers/envkernel.sh
make msm8916_defconfig pmos.config
make -j<cores>
pmbootstrap build --envkernel linux-postmarketos-qcom-msm8916

You will also need to install the lk2nd bootloader, as it is required to handle some quirks with msm8916 devices on mainline kernels. Flash the lk2nd.img image to the boot partition with fastboot flash boot /path/to/lk2nd.img. lk2nd also provides a fastboot interface that allows for flashing kernels without overwriting lk2nd itself. To enter it, power on the device, then hold down Vol Down as soon as you see the boot splash. You should be presented with a menu that looks like the following:

Motorola-harpia lk2nd example.jpeg

After that, proceed with installation as usual, using lk2nd's fastboot interface to flash the kernel and rootfs.

See also