Motorola Moto G5 Plus (motorola-potter)

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Motorola Moto G5 Plus
Moto G5 Plus
Moto G5 Plus
Manufacturer Motorola
Name Moto G5 Plus
Codename motorola-potter
Released 2017
Category testing
Original software Android 7.0 Nougat
Hardware
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
CPU Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 506
Display 1080 x 1920 IPS LCD
Storage 32/64 GB
Memory 2/4 GB
Architecture aarch64
Unixbench Whet/Dhry score 3690.3
Features
USB Networking
Works
Flashing
Works
Touchscreen
Works
Display
Works
WiFi
Works
Xwayland
Works
FDE
Mainline
Works
Battery
Partial
3D Acceleration
Works
Accelerometer
Broken
Audio
Works
Bluetooth
Works
Camera
Broken
GPS
Broken
Mobile data
Broken
SMS
Broken
Calls
Broken
USB OTG



Contributors

  • chin123
  • uknown

Maintainer(s)

  • uknown

How to enter flash mode

  • Power + Volume Down buttons

Installation

$ pmbootstrap flasher flash_rootfs
$ pmbootstrap flasher boot

Photos

Device status with the mainline-ish kernel

Only tested on XT1686, the Indian variant, with board_id = <0x46, 0x83a0>. It should work on other devices, but may not.
Some variants have a slightly different USB config, that isn't set up on mainline. Using mainline on those devices is dangerous, please don't use it unless you know what you're doing.
Lk2nd is a hard dependency, without it the mainline kernel will not boot. You can get lk2nd for potter from here: https://github.com/scarface-one/lk2nd Use branch la.um.6.6.r1-V2.

Display

There are two panel supliers: Boe and Tianma. The panel will be selected at boot via lk2nd, based on the cmdline from the bootloader.

Boe

The Boe panel works as expected, with colours and backlight controls

Tianma

The Tianma panel also works as expected

Storage

Internal Storage

Works as expected.

SD Card

Works, but card detection is broken.

GPU

Works, but preemption is broken. See msm8953 status.

Touchscreen

Synaptics 3203B. Works as expected.

USB

ssh and telnet work, however OTG is currently broken (needs the charger to be enabled). Low power mode does not work (broken on downstream too). Until low power mode was disabled, ssh and telnet were unusable, failing to send data properly.

Battery

Reporting is done via the qcom-fg driver. However the charger has not been ported yet, so charging does not work.

NFC

NXP PN548. It is very similar to the already mainlined PN544, it just needs 2 extra clocks. However, enabling those clocks causes a hang.

LEDs

the front charging LED works with the atc-led driver (4 states, controlled via brightness: off, blink slow, blink fast, on)

WiFi

Works as expected, can connect to 2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11n networks.

Bluetooth

Works, uses the same WiFi controller. Userspace may need additional tools installed to see the device. Also, the device doesn't power on by default, it must be manually powered on via bluetoothctl

Modem

The modem needs special firmware from /persist that is unique to each device, along with a patched tqftpserv. Follow the instructions User:TravMurav/Dual-Sim_QMI_draft to get the modem fully "ready". Experimental patches for IPA v2 on mainline exist, using those allows the modem to make/receive calls and send/receive SMS. Without IPA, the modem will crash and complain about missing IPA. Also, neither stock ofono nor ModemManager support QRTR based modems. An MR has been made for ModemManager, for ofono look at the MSM8953 status page on this wiki.

Modem boot process

The modem needs some data to be written to SMEM, lk2nd currently handles this. Following that, the modem is booted up by the kernel. Then the modem connects via QRTR to rmtfs and tqftpserv. It downloads the modem firmware from rmtfs. It makes TFTP requests for other files, which are handled via tqftpserv. The tqftserv files are where it derives the IMEI and other important data from. Following this, the modem application ID must be set (as it is a dual sim phone). Once that is done, the modem attempts to communicate with the IPA driver via QMI. After communicating with the IPA service, the modem is then "ready". It can be used with ofono or ModemManager.

Audio

Uses ADSP + speaker. Works as expected with ucm from the msm8916 alsa-ucm fork. There is however a mild hiss on headphones when no audio is playing.


Anything that isn't listed above can be assumed to not work.

See also: MSM8953 mainlining status

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