Motorola Moto G7 Play (motorola-channel)

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Even though the chipset supports aarch64, the stock kernel is armv7 binder.
Motorola Moto G7 Play / Moto G7 Optimo
Motorola Moto G7 Play (XT1952-4) running Weston
Motorola Moto G7 Play (XT1952-4) running Weston
Manufacturer Motorola
Name Moto G7 Play / Moto G7 Optimo
Codename motorola-channel
Released 2019
Category testing
Original software Android 9
Hardware
Chipset Qualcomm SDM632 Snapdragon 632
CPU Octa-core (4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Gold & 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Silver)
GPU Adreno 506
Storage 32 GB
Memory 2 GB
Architecture aarch64
Features
USB Networking
Works
Flashing
Works
Touchscreen
Works
Display
Partial
WiFi
Works
Xwayland
FDE
Mainline
Battery
3D Acceleration
Accelerometer
Audio
Bluetooth
Camera
GPS
Mobile data
SMS
Calls
USB OTG



Contributors

  • 00p513
  • Jetremblay

Users owning this device


The Moto G7 Play is a 5.7" phone with a 720 x 1512P display. It can be bought for about £120 in the UK. It is A/B partitioned, and has an arm64 cpu, however Custom ROMSs must be a64 binder (32 bit OS). It is now booting with at least Weston working.

User Interfaces

Weston

Working fine

MATE

Black screen but booted

XFCE

Black screen

Some notes from Amy

Variants

There are a few variants listed below:

Model Number Region/Carrier
XT1952-1 Europe
XT1952-2 Brazil
XT1952-3 United States (Unlocked)
XT1952-4 United States (Sprint)
XT1952-6 United States (Metro by T-Mobile)
XT1952-DL United States (Tracfone)
XT1952-T United States (T-Mobile)

Kernel

There is an XDA thread, which hasnt been posted to for a while, for compiling the kernel, for use with android. This may become helpful. It can be found here And source code for the kernel can be found here

I have had a look at trying to compile the kernel and there *is* a defconfig in the arm64 architcture, so i guess it may work, but i couldnt get it to build (hey, this is my first time compiling a linux kernel)

Notes from Jean-Etienne

The SDM632 kernel from LineageOS builds fine with arm64 architecture. Apparently the bootloader passes a skip_initramfs option which needs to be disabled in the kernel for postmarketOS to boot.

Initial merge request