Samsung Galaxy A3 2015 (samsung-a3ulte)

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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-a3ulte
Released 2014
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 919.6
Features
USB Networking
Works
Flashing
Works
Touchscreen
Works
Display
Works
WiFi
Works
Xwayland
Works
FDE
Mainline
Works
Battery
Works
3D Acceleration
Works
Accelerometer
Works
Audio
Partial
Bluetooth
Works
Camera
Broken
GPS
Broken
Mobile data
Broken
SMS
Works
Calls
Partial
USB OTG



Contributors

Users owning this device


Installation

  1. Install lk2nd (alternative bootloader that provides a standard fastboot interface)
  2. Follow the Installation guide
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.

WiFi

If your pings are high,

Speed unsteady,

WiFi connection breakin',

PostmarketOS spaghetti, run this command:

$ sudo rfkill block bluetooth

Audio

See Qualcomm_Snapdragon_410_(MSM8916)#Audio. Note that the speaker is currently not working (Samsung messed up here and used a custom speaker amplifier that is totally overcomplicated...) The Earpiece works fine.

Modem

See Qualcomm_Snapdragon_410_(MSM8916)#Modem.

See also