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| imagecaption = Motorola Moto G7 Play (XT1952-4) running Weston
 
| imagecaption = Motorola Moto G7 Play (XT1952-4) running Weston
 
| releaseyear = 2019
 
| releaseyear = 2019
| originalsoftware = Android 9
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| originalsoftware = Android 9 on Linux 4.9
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| pmoskernel = 4.9.206
| chipset = Qualcomm SDM632 Snapdragon 632
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| chipset = Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 (SDM632)
 
| cpu = Octa-core (4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Gold & 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Silver)
 
| cpu = Octa-core (4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Gold & 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Silver)
 
| gpu = Adreno 506
 
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{{Device owners}}
 
{{Device owners}}
  
The Moto G7 Play is a 5.7" phone with a 720 x 1512P display. It can be bought for about £120 in the UK. It is A/B partitioned, and has an arm64 cpu, however Custom ROMSs must be a64 binder (32 bit OS). It is now booting with at least Weston working.
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The Moto G7 Play is a 5.7" phone with a 720 x 1512 display. It can be bought for about £80 new in the UK. Stock ROM is a64, but custom ROMS and postmarketOS are arm64
  
 
== How to enter flash mode ==
 
== How to enter flash mode ==
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=== MATE ===
 
=== MATE ===
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Working fine
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=== Sxmo ===
 
Working fine
 
Working fine
  
 
=== XFCE ===
 
=== XFCE ===
  
''may have changed''
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Working fine
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=== fbcon ===
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Does not work. So setting the ui to fbkeyboard just shows a blank screen.
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=== GNOME ===
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Working fine
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=== Plasma Desktop ===
  
Black screen
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SDDM loads, wayland does not work, unable to load X due to the keyboard being to small after opening the menu
  
 
== Some notes from Amy ==
 
== Some notes from Amy ==
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|XT1952-4
 
|XT1952-4
 
|United States (Sprint)
 
|United States (Sprint)
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|XT1952-5
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|United States (AT&T)
 
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|United States (T-Mobile)
 
|United States (T-Mobile)
 
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===Kernel===
 
We should almost certain upgrade kernel tag soon
 
  
 
===Partitions===
 
===Partitions===
Default System sizes are 2352 MB each
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Default System sizes are 2352 MB each. The device can be repartitioned by flashing the gpt.bin from ocean
  
 
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The [https://github.com/LineageOS/android_kernel_motorola_sdm632/ SDM632 kernel from LineageOS] builds fine with arm64 architecture. Apparently the bootloader passes a skip_initramfs option which needs to be disabled in the kernel for postmarketOS to boot.
 
The [https://github.com/LineageOS/android_kernel_motorola_sdm632/ SDM632 kernel from LineageOS] builds fine with arm64 architecture. Apparently the bootloader passes a skip_initramfs option which needs to be disabled in the kernel for postmarketOS to boot.
  
[https://gitlab.com/postmarketOS/pmaports/-/merge_requests/1195 Initial merge request]
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== See also ==
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* {{MR|1195|pmaports}} Initial merge request
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* {{MR|2028|pmaports}} Regenerated defconfig merge request
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* {{Device package|motorola-channel}}
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* {{Kernel package|motorola-channel}}

Latest revision as of 11:58, 17 November 2022

Motorola Moto G7 Play / Moto G7 Optimo
Motorola Moto G7 Play (XT1952-4) running Weston
Motorola Moto G7 Play (XT1952-4) running Weston
Manufacturer Motorola
Name Moto G7 Play / Moto G7 Optimo
Codename motorola-channel
Released 2019
Category testing
Original software Android 9 on Linux 4.9
postmarketOS kernel 4.9.206
Hardware
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 (SDM632)
CPU Octa-core (4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Gold & 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Silver)
GPU Adreno 506
Storage 32 GB
Memory 2 GB
Architecture aarch64
Features
USB Networking
Works
Flashing
Works
Touchscreen
Works
Display
Works
WiFi
Works
FDE
Mainline
Battery
3D Acceleration
Audio
Bluetooth
Camera
GPS
Mobile data
SMS
Calls
USB OTG
NFC
Sensors
Accelerometer
Magnetometer
Ambient Light
Proximity
Hall Effect
Barometer
Power Sensor
Misc
Keyboard
Touchpad
USB-A
HDMI/DP
Ir TX
TrustZone
FOSS bootloader



Contributors

  • 00p513
  • Jetremblay
  • Noocsharp

Users owning this device


The Moto G7 Play is a 5.7" phone with a 720 x 1512 display. It can be bought for about £80 new in the UK. Stock ROM is a64, but custom ROMS and postmarketOS are arm64

How to enter flash mode

Hold down Power + Volume Down while booting to enter Flash Mode.

User Interfaces

Weston

Working fine

MATE

Working fine

Sxmo

Working fine

XFCE

Working fine

fbcon

Does not work. So setting the ui to fbkeyboard just shows a blank screen.

GNOME

Working fine

Plasma Desktop

SDDM loads, wayland does not work, unable to load X due to the keyboard being to small after opening the menu

Some notes from Amy

Variants

There are a few variants listed below:

Model Number Region/Carrier
XT1952-1 Europe
XT1952-2 Brazil
XT1952-3 United States (Unlocked)
XT1952-4 United States (Sprint)
XT1952-5 United States (AT&T)
XT1952-6 United States (Metro by T-Mobile)
XT1952-DL United States (Tracfone)
XT1952-T United States (T-Mobile)

Partitions

Default System sizes are 2352 MB each. The device can be repartitioned by flashing the gpt.bin from ocean

$ tree /dev/disk/by-partlabel/
/dev/disk/by-partlabel/
├── DDR -> ../../mmcblk0p25
├── aboot_a -> ../../mmcblk0p9
├── aboot_b -> ../../mmcblk0p10
├── apdp -> ../../mmcblk0p49
├── boot_a -> ../../mmcblk0p41
├── boot_b -> ../../mmcblk0p42
├── carrier -> ../../mmcblk0p38
├── cid -> ../../mmcblk0p35
├── cmnlib64_a -> ../../mmcblk0p13
├── cmnlib64_b -> ../../mmcblk0p14
├── cmnlib_a -> ../../mmcblk0p11
├── cmnlib_b -> ../../mmcblk0p12
├── devcfg_a -> ../../mmcblk0p7
├── devcfg_b -> ../../mmcblk0p8
├── devinfo -> ../../mmcblk0p52
├── dpo -> ../../mmcblk0p51
├── dsp_a -> ../../mmcblk0p23
├── dsp_b -> ../../mmcblk0p24
├── dtbo_a -> ../../mmcblk0p43
├── dtbo_b -> ../../mmcblk0p44
├── frp -> ../../mmcblk0p34
├── fsc -> ../../mmcblk0p21
├── fsg_a -> ../../mmcblk0p30
├── fsg_b -> ../../mmcblk0p31
├── hw -> ../../mmcblk0p56
├── keymaster_a -> ../../mmcblk0p15
├── keymaster_b -> ../../mmcblk0p16
├── kpan -> ../../mmcblk0p40
├── logo_a -> ../../mmcblk0p36
├── logo_b -> ../../mmcblk0p37
├── logs -> ../../mmcblk0p48
├── metadata -> ../../mmcblk0p39
├── misc -> ../../mmcblk0p45
├── modem_a -> ../../mmcblk0p19
├── modem_b -> ../../mmcblk0p20
├── modemst1 -> ../../mmcblk0p28
├── modemst2 -> ../../mmcblk0p29
├── mota -> ../../mmcblk0p46
├── msadp -> ../../mmcblk0p50
├── oem_a -> ../../mmcblk0p58
├── oem_b -> ../../mmcblk0p59
├── padA -> ../../mmcblk0p55
├── persist -> ../../mmcblk0p32
├── persist2 -> ../../mmcblk0p33
├── prov_a -> ../../mmcblk0p17
├── prov_b -> ../../mmcblk0p18
├── rpm_a -> ../../mmcblk0p3
├── rpm_b -> ../../mmcblk0p4
├── sbl1_a -> ../../mmcblk0p1
├── sbl1_b -> ../../mmcblk0p2
├── sp -> ../../mmcblk0p57
├── ssd -> ../../mmcblk0p22
├── syscfg -> ../../mmcblk0p47
├── system_a -> ../../mmcblk0p62
├── system_b -> ../../mmcblk0p63
├── tz_a -> ../../mmcblk0p5
├── tz_b -> ../../mmcblk0p6
├── userdata -> ../../mmcblk0p64
├── utags -> ../../mmcblk0p26
├── utagsBackup -> ../../mmcblk0p27
├── vbmeta_a -> ../../mmcblk0p53
├── vbmeta_b -> ../../mmcblk0p54
├── vendor_a -> ../../mmcblk0p60
└── vendor_b -> ../../mmcblk0p61

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Notes from Jean-Etienne

The SDM632 kernel from LineageOS builds fine with arm64 architecture. Apparently the bootloader passes a skip_initramfs option which needs to be disabled in the kernel for postmarketOS to boot.

See also