HTC Desire 816 single SIM (htc-a5ul)

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HTC Desire 816
Desire 816 running stock Android
Desire 816 running stock Android
Manufacturer HTC
Name Desire 816
Codename htc-a5ul
Released 2014
Original software Android 6.0 on Linux 3.4.0
Hardware
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon S400 MSM8228
CPU Quad-core 1.6 GHz (ARM Cortex-A7)
GPU Adreno 305
Display 720x1280 5.5" SLCD
Storage 8 GB + microSD card
Memory 1.5 GB
Architecture armhf
Features
USB Networking
Works
Flashing
Touchscreen
Display
Works
WiFi
Xwayland
FDE
Mainline
Battery
3D Acceleration
Accelerometer
Audio
Bluetooth
Camera
GPS
Mobile data
SMS
Calls



Contributors

  • Aerotinge

Maintainer(s)

  • Aerotinge

How to enter flash mode (HBOOT)

  • Power off the phone
  • Press volume down
  • Keep volume down pressed, and press power button.

How to turn off the phone

Hold power button for ten seconds.

Installation

The bootloader have to been unlocked (s-off). If not, see htcdev here.
  • Install
    • using an microsd card (replace mmcblk0 with your sd slot, recommended): pmbootstrap install --sdcard=/dev/mmcblk0
    • until #1206 is fixed, it is necessary to copy the extracted QCDT from a known working ROM such as the TWRP image (see #1378):
      • sudo cp ~/mkbootimg/boot.img-dtb ~/.local/var/pmbootstrap/chroot_rootfs_htc-a5ul/boot/dt.img
    • using /data partition pmbootstrap flasher flash_rootfs --partition userdata
  • Insert the microsd card on the device
  • Connect usb cable to your phone and boot it into flash mode (HBOOT)
  • Select "FASTBOOT" by volumes and power button. Make sure it displays "FASTBOOT USB" on top.
    • Boot kernel using pmbootstrap flasher boot(recommended)
    • Flash kernel using pmbootstrap flasher flash_kernel, then reboot.

Misc

The device is similar to the flagship in 2014, hTC One (m8) in many aspect.

Some resources can be shared between two devices.

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