Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016)
|Name||Galaxy A3 (2016)|
|Original software||Android 5.1 Lollipop (upgrade to 7.0 Nougat)|
|Chipset||Samsung Exynos 7 Quad 7578|
|CPU||1.5 GHz Quad ARM Cortex-A53|
|Display||1280 x 720 pixels, 312 PPI, AMOLED|
|Memory||1.5 GB LPDDR3|
Users owning this device
- SM-A310F: Choose
- Adding support for one of the other variants is likely trivial.
Unlock oem mode via developer options android first to disable FRP lock. Advised to install twrp first for recovery options: https://twrp.me/samsung/samsunggalaxya32016exynos.html (see heimdall issue below for fix)
Please also note that flashing from linux is broken with the latest heimdall released. It will start the session but fail to send the first byte. Please also note that after each attempt you should restart the phone in odin mode.
see https://github.com/Benjamin-Dobell/Heimdall/issues/347 for the error explained. https://github.com/alexax66/Heimdall includes the hack to make it work. Clone the repo and do:
mkdir build cd build cmake -DDISABLE_FRONTEND=ON -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release ..
Then you find the heimdall that works for this phone in the bin directory.
Please note once twrp is installed it seems to work better to flash via twrp sideload instead.