Qualcomm Snapdragon 410/412 (MSM8916)
|CPU||4x 1.2/1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A53|
MSM8916/APQ8016 (or Snapdragon 410) is Qualcomm SoC released in 2014, with great mainline support orginally added for the Dragonboard 410c. There is a slightly higher clocked variant (CPU cores up to 1.4 GHz) available as Snapdragon 412.
MSM8916 (Snapdragon 410)
|ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser (720p)||asus-z00l||Y||testing|
|Motorola Moto E (2nd Gen)||motorola-surnia||Y||testing|
|Motorola Moto G 2015||motorola-osprey||testing|
|Motorola Moto G4 Play||motorola-harpia||Y||community|
|OPPO Mirror 5s||oppo-a51f||Y||testing|
|Samsung Galaxy A3 (2015)||samsung-a3ulte, samsung-a3lte||Y||community|
|Samsung Galaxy A5 (2015)||samsung-a5ulte, samsung-a5lte||Y||community|
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|Xiaomi Redmi 2||xiaomi-wt88047 (wingtech-wt88047)||Y||testing|
APQ8016 (Snapdragon 410, WiFi-only)
|Arrow DragonBoard 410c||arrow-db410c||Y||community|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 WiFi (2015) SM-T533||samsung-matissevewifi||Y||testing|
|Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 WiFi (2015)||samsung-gt510wifi||Y||testing|
MSM8916v2 (Snapdragon 412)
|BQ Aquaris X5||bq-picmt, bq-paella||Y||community|
Audio should work out of the box with PulseAudio. In your favorite PulseAudio mixer (e.g.
pulsemixer on the command line) you can select the output port to use (e.g. Speaker, Earpiece, ...).
Everything is muted by default and must be enabled through alsaucm. Unfortunately, the tool is not very user-friendly.
$ alsaucm -i -c hw:0 set _verb HiFi set _enadev <device>
<device> is one of
alsaucm does not track which devices are already enabled, therefore it is possible to produce combinations that won't work properly (e.g.
Earpiece). To switch between devices, the old device first needs to be re-enabled and then disabled:
$ alsaucm -i -c hw:0 set _verb HiFi set _enadev OLD set _disdev OLD set _enadev NEW
To use the modem, select the
mainline-modem kernel instead of
mainline, and make sure to agree to the usage of non-free firmware (required for the modem).
Note that this changes the way audio is routed on the device:
- Without modem, audio is routed directly to the audio hardware, and works without the need for non-free firmware.
- With modem running, audio must be routed through the audio DSP, which requires non-free firmware.
Therefore you should choose the kernel depending whether or not you would like to run the modem.
At the moment, the modem is primarily tested using the oFono test scripts.
$ sudo apk add ofono-scripts $ /usr/lib/ofono/test/enable-modem $ /usr/lib/ofono/test/online-modem $ /usr/lib/ofono/test/list-modems
Unlock the SIM card:
$ /usr/lib/ofono/test/enter-pin pin <pin>
Eventually, your SIM card should show up as registering in
ofonoctl is also very useful test tool:
$ sudo apk add ofonoctl $ ofonoctl list
receive-sms test scripts (from
$ /usr/lib/ofono/test/send-sms "COUNTRYCODENUMBER" "Test SMS from oFono" 0 Send message using modem /gobi_0 ... /gobi_0/message_9914F33A7C53DD6F080B38755E7D64FD59EA8F8F
Work in progress. It works with some additional code ported from downstream, but needs to be cleaned up before this can be enabled within postmarketOS. If you don't mind building the kernel with some changes, please see: https://gist.github.com/Minecrell/4cc2bfb9fcae18e294386b0a213907d1
While the specifications of MSM8916 have 1200 MHz as max clock speed, currently the max MHz the CPU will operate with pmOS is 998 MHz. There are WIP changes available to make it work (TODO: insert link here).
- MSM8916 is a great platform to get started with mainlining! It has a dedicated MSM8916 Mainlining guide that explains how to get started.