Motorola Moto G7 Play (motorola-channel)

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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 on Linux 4.9
postmarketOS kernel 4.9.206
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
Works
WiFi
Works
Xwayland
Works
FDE
Mainline
Battery
3D Acceleration
Accelerometer
Audio
Bluetooth
Camera
GPS
Mobile data
SMS
Calls
USB OTG
NFC



Contributors

  • 00p513
  • Jetremblay
  • Noocsharp

Users owning this device


The Moto G7 Play is a 5.7" phone with a 720 x 1512 display. It can be bought for about £80 new in the UK. Stock ROM is a64, but custom ROMS and postmarketOS are arm64

How to enter flash mode

Hold down Power + Volume Down while booting to enter Flash Mode.

User Interfaces

Weston

Working fine

MATE

Working fine

Sxmo

Working fine

XFCE

Working fine

fbcon

Does not work. So setting the ui to fbkeyboard just shows a blank screen.

GNOME

Working fine

Plasma Desktop

SDDM loads, wayland does not work, unable to load X due to the keyboard being to small after opening the menu

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)
XT1952-5 United States (AT&T)
XT1952-6 United States (Metro by T-Mobile)
XT1952-DL United States (Tracfone)
XT1952-T United States (T-Mobile)

Partitions

Default System sizes are 2352 MB each. The device can be repartitioned by flashing the gpt.bin from ocean

$ tree /dev/disk/by-partlabel/
/dev/disk/by-partlabel/
├── DDR -> ../../mmcblk0p25
├── aboot_a -> ../../mmcblk0p9
├── aboot_b -> ../../mmcblk0p10
├── apdp -> ../../mmcblk0p49
├── boot_a -> ../../mmcblk0p41
├── boot_b -> ../../mmcblk0p42
├── carrier -> ../../mmcblk0p38
├── cid -> ../../mmcblk0p35
├── cmnlib64_a -> ../../mmcblk0p13
├── cmnlib64_b -> ../../mmcblk0p14
├── cmnlib_a -> ../../mmcblk0p11
├── cmnlib_b -> ../../mmcblk0p12
├── devcfg_a -> ../../mmcblk0p7
├── devcfg_b -> ../../mmcblk0p8
├── devinfo -> ../../mmcblk0p52
├── dpo -> ../../mmcblk0p51
├── dsp_a -> ../../mmcblk0p23
├── dsp_b -> ../../mmcblk0p24
├── dtbo_a -> ../../mmcblk0p43
├── dtbo_b -> ../../mmcblk0p44
├── frp -> ../../mmcblk0p34
├── fsc -> ../../mmcblk0p21
├── fsg_a -> ../../mmcblk0p30
├── fsg_b -> ../../mmcblk0p31
├── hw -> ../../mmcblk0p56
├── keymaster_a -> ../../mmcblk0p15
├── keymaster_b -> ../../mmcblk0p16
├── kpan -> ../../mmcblk0p40
├── logo_a -> ../../mmcblk0p36
├── logo_b -> ../../mmcblk0p37
├── logs -> ../../mmcblk0p48
├── metadata -> ../../mmcblk0p39
├── misc -> ../../mmcblk0p45
├── modem_a -> ../../mmcblk0p19
├── modem_b -> ../../mmcblk0p20
├── modemst1 -> ../../mmcblk0p28
├── modemst2 -> ../../mmcblk0p29
├── mota -> ../../mmcblk0p46
├── msadp -> ../../mmcblk0p50
├── oem_a -> ../../mmcblk0p58
├── oem_b -> ../../mmcblk0p59
├── padA -> ../../mmcblk0p55
├── persist -> ../../mmcblk0p32
├── persist2 -> ../../mmcblk0p33
├── prov_a -> ../../mmcblk0p17
├── prov_b -> ../../mmcblk0p18
├── rpm_a -> ../../mmcblk0p3
├── rpm_b -> ../../mmcblk0p4
├── sbl1_a -> ../../mmcblk0p1
├── sbl1_b -> ../../mmcblk0p2
├── sp -> ../../mmcblk0p57
├── ssd -> ../../mmcblk0p22
├── syscfg -> ../../mmcblk0p47
├── system_a -> ../../mmcblk0p62
├── system_b -> ../../mmcblk0p63
├── tz_a -> ../../mmcblk0p5
├── tz_b -> ../../mmcblk0p6
├── userdata -> ../../mmcblk0p64
├── utags -> ../../mmcblk0p26
├── utagsBackup -> ../../mmcblk0p27
├── vbmeta_a -> ../../mmcblk0p53
├── vbmeta_b -> ../../mmcblk0p54
├── vendor_a -> ../../mmcblk0p60
└── vendor_b -> ../../mmcblk0p61

0 directories, 64 files

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.

See also