J7 Prime running GNOME Mobile
|Name||Galaxy J7 Prime|
|Chipset||Samsung Exynos 7870 Octa|
|CPU||Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Display||1080 x 1920 PLS IPS|
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime, also known Samsung Galaxy On Nxt and Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime, is an Exynos 7870 device released by Samsung in 2016.
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Users owning this device
How to enter flash mode
When the phone is powered off, hold the, and buttons to boot into download mode. A turquoise colored screen will appear, asking for confirmation. Press to confirm. Your device is ready for flashing via a front-end such as Odin or Heimdall.
To boot into recovery, hold the, and buttons.
|Download mode doesn't seem to like flashing images containing subpartitions. So, it isn't possible to flash any combined boot and root image file. It should be theoretically possible to install postmarketOS in download mode with split images.|
Make sure your phone:
- Has its bootloader unlocked.
- Has a custom recovery installed (such as TWRP)
Choose the following in the
pmbootstrap init wizard:
Vendor: samsung Device codename: on7xelte User interface: xfce4
xfce4 is tested and works out of the box. Other UIs are not guaranteed to work.
gnome-mobile comes with wayland as its dependency. Since wayland doesn't run in downstream kernels, xorg needs to be installed.
Extra packages: xorg-server
To proceed with the installation run:
$ pmbootstrap install --android-recovery-zip
This will begin installing pmbootstrap prepare a recovery zip file. By default, the rootfs is flashed in the
SYSTEM partition of the device.
In order to change the default partition (let's say, the
USERDATA partition), append
--recovery-install-partition=USERDATA to the above command.
After the installation process is completed, get your phone booted into recovery, and enable sideloading via adb. Then run:
$ pmbootstrap flasher --method=adb sideload
The recovery zip gets flashed to your device. Reboot to system when it's done.
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