Samsung Galaxy A3 2015 (samsung-a3)

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Samsung Galaxy A3 (2015)
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2015) running Plasma Mobile on mainline with hardware accelerated graphics
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2015) running Plasma Mobile on mainline with hardware accelerated graphics
Manufacturer Samsung
Name Galaxy A3 (2015)
Codename samsung-a3
Released 2014
Category community
Original software Android 4.4 KitKat (official update to Android 6.0.1 marshmallow)
postmarketOS kernel Mainline
Hardware
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
CPU 1.2 GHz Quad ARM Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno A306
Display 540x960 AMOLED (AMS452EF01 panel with a S6E88A0 controller)
Storage 16 GB
Memory 1.5 GB
Architecture aarch64
Unixbench Whet/Dhry score 1033.5
Features
USB Networking
Works
Flashing
Works
Touchscreen
Works
Display
Partial
WiFi
Works
Xwayland
Works
FDE
Works
Mainline
Works
Battery
Works
3D Acceleration
Works
Accelerometer
Works
Audio
Works
Bluetooth
Works
Camera
GPS
Works
Mobile data
Works
SMS
Works
Calls
Works
USB OTG
Partial
NFC
Works


This device is based on Snapdragon 410.
See the SoC page for common tips, guides and troubleshooting steps

Contributors

Users owning this device

  • 0 (Notes: aftermarket screen)
  • Colaur (Notes: Works with pmOS edge and Phosh)
  • Maccraft123 (Notes: broken screen :()
  • Mis012 (Notes: contributor)
  • TravMurav (Notes: SM-A300F, no display)


Installation

Note Note: Enter lk2nd fastboot mode by pressing only Volume Down + Power (not the Home button). Pressing the Home button additionally will bring you to the Samsung Download mode.
  1. Install lk2nd (alternative bootloader that provides a standard fastboot interface)
  2. Follow Qualcomm_Snapdragon_410/412_(MSM8916)#Installation.

WiFi

If your WiFi connection is unstable, consider disabling Bluetooth.

$ sudo rfkill block bluetooth

Audio

Note Note: The speakers are rather loud on 100% volume and may produce distorted sound that may damage your speakers after long use. Please make sure to use reasonable volumes - your ears and your speaker will thank you!

Touch keys

See Tm2-touchkey.

See also