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| status_fde =
 
| status_fde =
 
| status_mainline = Y
 
| status_mainline = Y
| status_battery = P
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| status_battery = Y
 
| status_3d = Y
 
| status_3d = Y
 
| status_accel = Y
 
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| status_gps = N
 
| status_gps = N
 
| status_mobiledata = N
 
| status_mobiledata = N
| status_sms = N
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| status_sms = Y
| status_calls = N
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| status_calls = P
 
| status_otg =
 
| status_otg =
 
| status = booting
 
| status = booting
 
| booting = yes
 
| booting = yes
 
| pmoskernel = Mainline
 
| pmoskernel = Mainline
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{{note|'''Note:''' Enter lk2nd fastboot mode by pressing only Volume Down + Power ('''not''' the Home button). Pressing the Home button additionally will bring you to the Samsung Download mode.}}
 
{{note|'''Note:''' Enter lk2nd fastboot mode by pressing only Volume Down + Power ('''not''' the Home button). Pressing the Home button additionally will bring you to the Samsung Download mode.}}
  
== Audio ==
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== WiFi ==
<!-- TODO: Share this between all MSM8916 devices -->
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If your pings are high,
Everything is muted by default and must be enabled through alsaucm. Unfortunately, the tool is not very user-friendly.
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Speed unsteady,
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WiFi connection breakin',
  
$ alsaucm -i -c msm8916-samsung-a2015
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PostmarketOS spaghetti, run this command:
set _verb HiFi
 
set _enadev <device>
 
  
where <code><device></code> is one of <code>Earpiece</code>, <code>Headphones</code>, <code>PrimaryMic</code>, <code>HeadsetMic</code> or <code>SecondaryMic</code>. (Speaker not supported yet...)
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$ sudo rfkill block bluetooth
alsaucm does not track which devices are already enabled, therefore it is possible to produce combinations that won't work properly (e.g. <code>Headphones</code>+<code>Earpiece</code>). To switch between devices, the old device first needs to be re-enabled and then disabled:
 
  
$ alsaucm -i -c msm8916-samsung-a2015
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== Audio ==
set _verb HiFi
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See [[Qualcomm_Snapdragon_410_(MSM8916)#Audio]]. Note that the speaker is currently not working (Samsung messed up here and used a custom speaker amplifier that is totally overcomplicated...) The Earpiece works fine.
set _enadev OLD
 
set _disdev OLD
 
set _enadev NEW
 
  
{{note|'''Warning:''' alsaucm sets the volume to maximum by default. It is possible to increase the volume even further, however, this may lead to permanent damage to your speaker!}}
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== Modem ==
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See [[Qualcomm_Snapdragon_410_(MSM8916)#Modem]].
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==

Latest revision as of 15:03, 21 January 2020

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2015)
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2015) running Plasma Mobile on mainline with hardware accelerated graphics
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2015) running Plasma Mobile on mainline with hardware accelerated graphics
Manufacturer Samsung
Name Galaxy A3 (2015)
Codename samsung-a3ulte
Released 2014
Original software Android 4.4 KitKat (official update to Android 6.0.1 marshmallow)
postmarketOS kernel Mainline
Hardware
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
CPU 1.2 GHz Quad ARM Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno A306
Display 540x960 AMOLED (AMS452EF01 panel with a S6E88A0 controller)
Storage 16 GB
Memory 1.5 GB
Architecture aarch64
Unixbench Whet/Dhry score 919.6
Features
USB Networking
Works
Flashing
Works
Touchscreen
Works
Display
Works
WiFi
Works
Xwayland
Works
FDE
Mainline
Works
Battery
Works
3D Acceleration
Works
Accelerometer
Works
Audio
Partial
Bluetooth
Works
Camera
Broken
GPS
Broken
Mobile data
Broken
SMS
Works
Calls
Partial
USB OTG



Contributors

Users owning this device


Installation

  1. Install lk2nd (alternative bootloader that provides a standard fastboot interface)
  2. Follow the Installation guide
Note: Enter lk2nd fastboot mode by pressing only Volume Down + Power (not the Home button). Pressing the Home button additionally will bring you to the Samsung Download mode.

WiFi

If your pings are high,

Speed unsteady,

WiFi connection breakin',

PostmarketOS spaghetti, run this command:

$ sudo rfkill block bluetooth

Audio

See Qualcomm_Snapdragon_410_(MSM8916)#Audio. Note that the speaker is currently not working (Samsung messed up here and used a custom speaker amplifier that is totally overcomplicated...) The Earpiece works fine.

Modem

See Qualcomm_Snapdragon_410_(MSM8916)#Modem.

See also