Samsung Galaxy Core (samsung-arubaslim)
Samsung Galaxy Core I8260/I8262
|Name||Galaxy Core I8260/I8262 (2013)|
|Original software||Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) on Linux 3.4.0.|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play (MSM8225)|
|CPU||Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A5|
|GPU||Qualcomm Adreno 203 GPU|
|Display||TFT display, 480 x 800 pixels, 5:3 ratio (~217 ppi density)|
|Storage||8 GB flash memory, microSDXC slot (up to 32/64 GB)|
Users owning this device
Samsung Galaxy Core GT-I8260 single sim card slot model and Samsung Galaxy Core GT-I8262 dual sim card variant are smartphone manufactured by Samsung Electronics that runs on the open source Android 4.1.2 Jellybean operating system. Announced by Samsung in early May 2013, the Dual-SIM model has been released in mid-to-late May 2013, and the single-SIM version for July 2013.
The Samsung Galaxy Core I8260/I8262 already comes with an unlocked bootloader.
The only requirement is having TWRP installed on the device (you need to flash it via ODIN). Download here.
Although there are newer TWRP versions for this phone, such as this one or that one, they do not work properly on the I8260 variant, at least. The NovaFusion TWRP provided above is known to work properly.
There are no special tweaks needed for the installation. Check the installation guide.
The recommended method I use is flashing an Android recovery zip through TWRP, `pmbootstrap export` and copying the generated zip to the device while it's in recovery mode (adb push). Flashing to userdata is recommended, as system partition is very small.
- SSH through USB cable
What does not work
- Everything else, such as WiFi, Bluetooth, Audio, GPU, Hardware Acceleration...
Note: Tried to install the firmware `linux-firmware-ath6k` to see if WiFi works (like it's done on other devices), without success.
~ # cat /proc/partitions major minor #blocks name 179 0 7634944 mmcblk0 179 1 20 mmcblk0p1 179 2 175 mmcblk0p2 179 3 20480 mmcblk0p3 179 4 1 mmcblk0p4 179 5 1000 mmcblk0p5 179 6 1000 mmcblk0p6 179 7 2000 mmcblk0p7 179 8 12288 mmcblk0p8 179 9 3072 mmcblk0p9 179 10 3072 mmcblk0p10 179 11 4096 mmcblk0p11 179 12 8192 mmcblk0p12 179 13 12288 mmcblk0p13 179 14 4096 mmcblk0p14 179 15 4096 mmcblk0p15 179 16 12288 mmcblk0p16 179 17 24576 mmcblk0p17 179 18 4096 mmcblk0p18 179 19 512 mmcblk0p19 179 20 2048 mmcblk0p20 179 21 1331200 mmcblk0p21 179 22 737280 mmcblk0p22 179 23 327680 mmcblk0p23 179 24 5115488 mmcblk0p24 ~ # df -h Filesystem Size Used Available Use% Mounted on tmpfs 421.3M 128.0K 421.2M 0% /dev tmpfs 421.3M 12.0K 421.3M 0% /tmp /dev/block/mmcblk0p22 709.5M 12.9M 696.6M 2% /cache /dev/block/mmcblk0p24 4.8G 1.3G 3.5G 27% /data /dev/block/mmcblk0p24 4.8G 1.3G 3.5G 27% /sdcard /dev/block/mmcblk0p21 936.4M 714.5M 221.9M 76% /system /dev/block/mmcblk0p23 315.2M 45.0M 270.2M 14% /preload /dev/block/mmcblk0p12 7.9M 4.1M 3.8M 52% /persist /dev/block/mmcblk0p16 11.8M 4.2M 7.7M 35% /efs
Status for Mainline (M) kernel:
Based on deviceinfohw.ru:
|Status (M)||Hardware||Info (M)|
|N||Booting||boot.img has restriction of approx 8MB, which is /boot partition size.|
|N||USB Networking||The device is recognized by the computer if it's connected by USB.|
|N||Touchscreen||MSM sec_touch for touchscreen is used.|
|N||SD Card||MicroSD card recognition.|
|N||eMMC||Samsung L7U00M for eMMC is used.|
|N||WiFi||ATH6KL SDIO for WiFi is used.|
|N||Bluetooth||ATH6KL SDIO for Bluetooth is used.|
|N||Battery and Charger||Texas Instruments BQ27425-G1 and Onsemi FAN54013 are used.|
|N||Sound||msmaudio for audio is used.|
|N||Accelerometer||Bosch Sensortec BMA2x2 (or BMC150) accelerometer is used.|
|N||Magnetometer||Bosch Sensortec BMM050 (or BMC150) for magnetometer is used.|
|N||Light sensor||PROXIMITY GP2A for proximity is used.|
|N||Front/rear camera||Samsung s5k4ecgx and MSM sr030pc50 camera sensor are used.|
|N||GPU||Adreno (TM) 203|
No framebuffer console
This device does not have framebuffer console. In other words, kernel output won't be shown on screen during the boot process.
Note: Although having the I8260 variant, I (AAT596) used a ROM for I8262, as both devices almost share the same hardware.
However, I8260 has one-SIM only, and I8262 has dual-SIM.