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{{Infobox device
 
{{Infobox device
 
| manufacturer = Samsung
 
| manufacturer = Samsung
| name = Samsung Galaxy Ace i
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| name = Galaxy Ace i
| codename = s5830i
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| codename = samsung-s5830i
 
| image = File:Samsung-S5830i.jpg
 
| image = File:Samsung-S5830i.jpg
 
| imagecaption = S5830i in recovery mode
 
| imagecaption = S5830i in recovery mode
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| cpu = ARM11 @ 832MHz
 
| cpu = ARM11 @ 832MHz
 
| gpu = VideoCore IV
 
| gpu = VideoCore IV
| storage = 8GB
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| storage = 8 GB
 
| display = 320 x 480
 
| display = 320 x 480
 
| memory = 362 MB
 
| memory = 362 MB
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| status_otg = -
 
| status_otg = -
 
| status = Tested,Wifi and ssh are working
 
| status = Tested,Wifi and ssh are working
| booting = no
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| booting = Y}}
}}
 
  
 
== Contributors ==
 
== Contributors ==
 
* takluyver
 
* takluyver
 
* teddynight
 
* teddynight
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* Mabope
  
== Maintainer(s) ==
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== Users owning this device ==
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{{Device owners}}
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== Entering Recovery Mode ==
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Press {{Button|Power}} + {{Button|Volume Up}} + {{Button|Home}} to start the phone into recovery mode.
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You can choose the items with {{Button|Volume Up}} and {{Button|Volume Down}} and enter with the {{Button|Home}} button
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== Entering flash Mode==
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Press {{Button|Power}} + {{Button|Volume Up}} + {{Button|Volume Down}} to start the phone into flash mode
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== Installation ==
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* The previous port from 2018 was outdated (using former APKBUILD format) so a new port was started. We did not achieve to flash the bootimg + intramfs on the device, even if this was stated as working in the previous port (see error in Heimdall below). Any information on how to perform this step is very welcomed. Also keep in mind that the information is not consistent : some information in this page may still reflect the status of the previous port (device booting, kernel flashing etc ...) whereas this section clearly states that we can not get pass the flashing step. If it is confirmed that this step does not work, someone should move this device to the "not booting" section and homogenize this page's content. - Mabope - December 2020
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You need [[Pmbootstrap]] installed.
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===Building the kernel (working)===
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pmbootstrap init # select samsung-s5830i
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pmbootstrap kconfig check
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pmbootstrap checksum linux-samsung-s5830i
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pmbootstrap build linux-samsung-s5830i
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pmbootstrap checksum device-samsung-s5830i
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pmbootstrap build device-samsung-s5830i
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===Flash the kernel to the phone (not working)===
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This phone is not compatible with fastboot. The kernel was not successfully booted yet, but here are the explored leads.
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====With heimdall====
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[https://glassechidna.com.au/heimdall/ Heimdall] ([https://forum.xda-developers.com/wiki/Heimdall XDA Forum], [https://gitlab.com/BenjaminDobell/Heimdall gitlab]) is the open-source alternative to Odin.
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First, enter the flash mode and flash the kernel into the phone.
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Then, install rootfs to the sdcard. (As there is not enough space on the phone.)
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pmbootstrap install --sdcard=/dev/mmcblk0
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pmbootstrap flasher flash_kernel
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Problem: flashing the kernel fails at the step <code>Setting up interface</code> with error <code>error [op_set_interface] setintf failed error -1 errno 110</code>, you can refer to the [https://gitlab.com/BenjaminDobell/Heimdall/-/issues/278 6 years old gitlab issue on heimdall].
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====With Odin====
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Odin is a proprietary software from Samsung to flash Samsung phone. A [https://odinforum.com community forum] started in May 2020, with an [https://odinforum.com/discussion/79/understanding-odin-terminologies explanation of the interface].
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Create an Odin-compatible file with the following commands.
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pmbootstrap install --sdcard=/dev/mmcblk0
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pmbootstrap export --odin
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Then run the exported file <code>samsung-s5830i.tar.md5</code> in Odin using the BL section.
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Problem: Odin fails with the following log
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<ID:0/005> KERNEL.bin.md5
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<ID:0/005> FAIL!
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It may come from bad values in the deviceinfo file.
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====With recovery====
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You can flash [https://www.droidthunder.com/install-android-5-0-lollipop-rom-on-galaxy-ace-s5830i/ Clockworkmod Recovery] (CWM, discontinued in 2016), which enables to flash a zip from sdcard. For S5830i there is only CWM 5.0.2.8 available (maybe others ?), which does not feature sideloading. So you have to export the zip file <code>pmos-*.zip</code>, copy it to the sdcard and install it in recovery mode.
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To create the zip use
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pmboostrap install --android-recovery-zip
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pmbootstrap export
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The problem is the size of the android internal partitions. From start you have the following:
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$ df -h
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Filesystem                Size      Used Available Use% Mounted on
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tmpfs                  144.6M    52.0K    144.6M  0% /dev
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tmpfs                  144.6M        0    144.6M  0% /mnt/asec
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tmpfs                  144.6M        0    144.6M  0% /mnt/obb
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/dev/stl9              219.0M    151.2M    67.8M  69% /system
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/dev/stl10              35.4M      4.0M    31.4M  11% /cache
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df: /mnt/.lfs: Function not implemented
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/dev/stl11              187.3M    130.5M    56.7M  70% /data
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And the zip file is 158.9MB so it does not fit into the internal storage.
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{{note|Possible solution: find a way to [https://forum.xda-developers.com/xiaomi-mi-3/general/howto-resize-extend-partition-capacity-t3011918 extend the storage] or to export only the kernel to zip while the rootfs is on the sdcard (similarly to Odin and Heimdall method).}}
  
 
== What works ==
 
== What works ==
  
 
* Kernel compiles (https://github.com/androidarmv6/android_kernel_samsung_bcm21553-common )
 
* Kernel compiles (https://github.com/androidarmv6/android_kernel_samsung_bcm21553-common )
* Boot up
 
* SSH works
 
* Wifi works
 
  
 
== What does not work ==
 
== What does not work ==
  
* Screen
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* No way to flash the kernel on the phone yet
* Audio
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See [[Broadcom_chipsets]]
  
 
== Additional info ==
 
== Additional info ==
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http://specdevice.com/showspec.php?id=3b87-5692-0000-00000033c587
 
http://specdevice.com/showspec.php?id=3b87-5692-0000-00000033c587
  
== How to enter flash mode ==
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* XDA-Forum: https://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-ace/s5830i-general
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There are different kinds of BCM21553 (thunderbird, athena-ray, cooperve, ...), as seen in the [https://github.com/androidarmv6/android_kernel_samsung_bcm21553-common/tree/cm-11.0/arch/arm/configs list of configs], for this phone the kind is '''cooperve'''.
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====Discontinued port====
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* Port from takluyver: [https://github.com/takluyver/pmbootstrap/tree/samsung-s5830i repository] [https://github.com/postmarketOS/pmbootstrap/compare/master...takluyver:samsung-s5830i?expand=1 pull-request]
  
Power + Volume up + Volume down
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====On-going port====
  
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* Port from Mabope: [https://gitlab.com/mabope/pmaports/-/tree/s5830i-port repository]
  
== Installation ==
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====Possible base kernels====
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First,enter the flash mode and flash the kernel into the phone.
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Kernels from CM11 are good candidates, corresponding to version 2.6.35. They are built with GCC6 (not tested with more recent GCC versions).
Then,install rootfs to the sdcard.(As there is no enough space on the phone.)
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Possible candidates:
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* [https://github.com/broadcomCM/android_kernel_samsung_bcm21553-common broadcomCM/android_kernel_samsung_bcm21553-common] Last commit August 2014
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* [https://github.com/androidarmv6/android_kernel_samsung_bcm21553-common androidarmv6/android_kernel_samsung_bcm21553-common] Last commit Dec 2014
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* [https://github.com/lokesh3440/android_kernel_samsung_cooperve/tree/master/common lokesh3440/android_kernel_samsung_cooperve/tree/master/common] Last commit April 2014
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* [https://github.com/RafaelBaugis/Kernel-cooperve RafaelBaugis/Kernel-cooperve] Last commit March 2014
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* [https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2335947 Thunder kernel]
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
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* [https://github.com/takluyver/pmbootstrap WIP-port]
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* {{github|CHANGEME}} Initial pull request
 
* {{github|CHANGEME}} Some related issue
 
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* [https://redmine.replicant.us/projects/replicant/wiki/GalaxyS2I9100 Replicant wiki page]
 
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* [https://github.com/androidarmv6/ Kernel and firmware]
 
* [https://github.com/androidarmv6/ Kernel and firmware]
 
* [https://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_ace_s5830i-4664.php Specs on GSMArena]
 
* [https://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_ace_s5830i-4664.php Specs on GSMArena]
* [https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/a-birthday-present-from-broadcom/ A birthday present from Broadcom] - the Raspberry Pi foundation got an open source release of the VideoCore IV firmware, also used in this phone.
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* [https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/a-birthday-present-from-broadcom/ A birthday present from Broadcom] - the Raspberry Pi foundation got an open-source release of the VideoCore IV firmware, also used in this phone.
 
* [https://www.broadcom.com/blog/android-for-all-broadcom-gives-developers-keys-to-the-videocore Android for All] - the same announcement on the Broadcom blog.
 
* [https://www.broadcom.com/blog/android-for-all-broadcom-gives-developers-keys-to-the-videocore Android for All] - the same announcement on the Broadcom blog.
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* [http://bieltv3.blogspot.com/p/broadcomcm.html Many links for custom ROMs]

Latest revision as of 16:07, 4 December 2020

Samsung Galaxy Ace i
S5830i in recovery mode
S5830i in recovery mode
Manufacturer Samsung
Name Galaxy Ace i
Codename samsung-s5830i
Released 2011
Category testing
Original software Android 2.2
Hardware
Chipset Broadcom BCM21553
CPU ARM11 @ 832MHz
GPU VideoCore IV
Display 320 x 480
Storage 8 GB
Memory 362 MB
Architecture armhf
Features
USB Networking
Works
Flashing
Partial
Touchscreen
Partial
Display
Partial
WiFi
Works
Xwayland
FDE
Mainline
Battery
Works
3D Acceleration
Accelerometer
Audio
Broken
Bluetooth
Partial
Camera
Partial
GPS
Mobile data
SMS
Calls
USB OTG
Unavailable



Contributors

  • takluyver
  • teddynight
  • Mabope

Users owning this device

Entering Recovery Mode

Press Power + Volume Up + Home to start the phone into recovery mode.

You can choose the items with Volume Up and Volume Down and enter with the Home button

Entering flash Mode

Press Power + Volume Up + Volume Down to start the phone into flash mode

Installation

  • The previous port from 2018 was outdated (using former APKBUILD format) so a new port was started. We did not achieve to flash the bootimg + intramfs on the device, even if this was stated as working in the previous port (see error in Heimdall below). Any information on how to perform this step is very welcomed. Also keep in mind that the information is not consistent : some information in this page may still reflect the status of the previous port (device booting, kernel flashing etc ...) whereas this section clearly states that we can not get pass the flashing step. If it is confirmed that this step does not work, someone should move this device to the "not booting" section and homogenize this page's content. - Mabope - December 2020

You need Pmbootstrap installed.

Building the kernel (working)

pmbootstrap init # select samsung-s5830i
pmbootstrap kconfig check
pmbootstrap checksum linux-samsung-s5830i
pmbootstrap build linux-samsung-s5830i
pmbootstrap checksum device-samsung-s5830i
pmbootstrap build device-samsung-s5830i

Flash the kernel to the phone (not working)

This phone is not compatible with fastboot. The kernel was not successfully booted yet, but here are the explored leads.

With heimdall

Heimdall (XDA Forum, gitlab) is the open-source alternative to Odin.

First, enter the flash mode and flash the kernel into the phone. Then, install rootfs to the sdcard. (As there is not enough space on the phone.)

pmbootstrap install --sdcard=/dev/mmcblk0
pmbootstrap flasher flash_kernel

Problem: flashing the kernel fails at the step Setting up interface with error error [op_set_interface] setintf failed error -1 errno 110, you can refer to the 6 years old gitlab issue on heimdall.

With Odin

Odin is a proprietary software from Samsung to flash Samsung phone. A community forum started in May 2020, with an explanation of the interface.

Create an Odin-compatible file with the following commands.

pmbootstrap install --sdcard=/dev/mmcblk0
pmbootstrap export --odin

Then run the exported file samsung-s5830i.tar.md5 in Odin using the BL section.

Problem: Odin fails with the following log

<ID:0/005> KERNEL.bin.md5
<ID:0/005> FAIL!

It may come from bad values in the deviceinfo file.

With recovery

You can flash Clockworkmod Recovery (CWM, discontinued in 2016), which enables to flash a zip from sdcard. For S5830i there is only CWM 5.0.2.8 available (maybe others ?), which does not feature sideloading. So you have to export the zip file pmos-*.zip, copy it to the sdcard and install it in recovery mode.

To create the zip use

pmboostrap install --android-recovery-zip
pmbootstrap export

The problem is the size of the android internal partitions. From start you have the following:

$ df -h
Filesystem                Size      Used Available Use% Mounted on
tmpfs                   144.6M     52.0K    144.6M   0% /dev
tmpfs                   144.6M         0    144.6M   0% /mnt/asec
tmpfs                   144.6M         0    144.6M   0% /mnt/obb
/dev/stl9               219.0M    151.2M     67.8M  69% /system
/dev/stl10               35.4M      4.0M     31.4M  11% /cache
df: /mnt/.lfs: Function not implemented
/dev/stl11              187.3M    130.5M     56.7M  70% /data

And the zip file is 158.9MB so it does not fit into the internal storage.

Possible solution: find a way to extend the storage or to export only the kernel to zip while the rootfs is on the sdcard (similarly to Odin and Heimdall method).

What works

What does not work

  • No way to flash the kernel on the phone yet

See Broadcom_chipsets

Additional info

Information about this phone is sparse, there is one place with somewhat complete data about that device:

http://specdevice.com/showspec.php?id=3b87-5692-0000-00000033c587

There are different kinds of BCM21553 (thunderbird, athena-ray, cooperve, ...), as seen in the list of configs, for this phone the kind is cooperve.

Discontinued port

On-going port

Possible base kernels

Kernels from CM11 are good candidates, corresponding to version 2.6.35. They are built with GCC6 (not tested with more recent GCC versions).

Possible candidates:

See also