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| imagecaption = Samsung Galaxy A3 (2015) running Plasma Mobile on mainline with hardware accelerated graphics  
 
| imagecaption = Samsung Galaxy A3 (2015) running Plasma Mobile on mainline with hardware accelerated graphics  
 
| releaseyear = 2014
 
| releaseyear = 2014
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| category = community
 
| originalsoftware = Android 4.4 KitKat (official update to Android 6.0.1 marshmallow)
 
| originalsoftware = Android 4.4 KitKat (official update to Android 6.0.1 marshmallow)
 
| chipset = Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
 
| chipset = Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
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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
 
| status_accel = Y
| status_audio = P
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| status_audio = Y
 
| status_bluetooth = Y
 
| status_bluetooth = Y
 
| status_camera = N
 
| status_camera = N
 
| 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 = Y
 
| status_otg =
 
| status_otg =
 
| status = booting
 
| status = booting
 
| booting = yes
 
| booting = yes
 
| pmoskernel = Mainline
 
| pmoskernel = Mainline
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| whet_dhry = 919.6
 
}}
 
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== WiFi ==
 
== WiFi ==
If your pings are high, disable bluetooth:
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If your pings are high,
```
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$ sudo rfkill block bluetooth
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Speed unsteady,
```
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== Audio ==
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WiFi connection breakin',
<!-- TODO: Share this between all MSM8916 devices -->
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Everything is muted by default and must be enabled through alsaucm. Unfortunately, the tool is not very user-friendly.
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PostmarketOS spaghetti, run this command:
  
  $ alsaucm -i -c msm8916-samsung-a2015
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  $ sudo rfkill block bluetooth
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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== Audio ==
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:
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{{note|'''Note:''' The speakers are rather loud on 100% volume and may produce distorted sound that may damage your speakers after long use. Please make sure to use reasonable volumes - your ears and your speaker will thank you!}}
  
$ alsaucm -i -c msm8916-samsung-a2015
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See [[Qualcomm_Snapdragon_410_(MSM8916)#Audio]].
set _verb HiFi
 
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 07:50, 3 June 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
Category community
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
Works
Bluetooth
Works
Camera
Broken
GPS
Broken
Mobile data
Broken
SMS
Works
Calls
Works
USB OTG



Contents

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

Note: The speakers are rather loud on 100% volume and may produce distorted sound that may damage your speakers after long use. Please make sure to use reasonable volumes - your ears and your speaker will thank you!

See Qualcomm_Snapdragon_410_(MSM8916)#Audio.

Modem

See also