Samsung Galaxy A52 4G (samsung-a52q)
|This device is based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (SM7125).|
See the SoC page for common tips, guides and troubleshooting steps
Users owning this device
How to enter flash mode
Press and hold+ while plugging it in the Computer. Then click to confirm.
Unlocking the Bootloader
This will reset your device to Factory settings and blow the Knox E-Fuse! You have been warned.
Samsung made this easy (thankfully): Reboot into Download mode (hold down Vol+ and Vol- while plugging it into a computer) and hold down Vol+.
This way, you can also relock the bootloader (with the only benefit being that the message at the Beginning is gone, no more Knox)
After that, set up the device to be used:
$ pmbootstrap init Channel [edge]: Vendor [samsung]: samsung <- enter this Device codename [i9100]: a52q <- enter this Enable this package? (y/n) [y] <- you probably want non-free firmware User interface [plasma-mobile]: <- choose any UI by your preference. Plasma Mobile works without issues :) ...
Then, create the rootfs image
$ pmbootstrap install
Status table explanation
This table explains more in detail why some features are marked as partial (P) or Broken (N). Generally it's because feature works with some limitations, or is a "work-in-progress":
|WiFi||N||doesn't work, firmware and stuff seems to be loaded fine so that isn't the issue|
|Screen||P||Screen may go crazy sometimes (tested with Plasma Mobile)|
|Battery||P||Percentage reporting works; no charging status reported, but charges without problems|
- This device is very similar to the Samsung Galaxy A72 4G, which is why me doing this is possible (thanks map220v)
Issues with DEs etc.:
- weston: screen goes black when using panel, dont know if it works with simplefb
- fbkeyboard: keyboard doesn't show up
- framebufferphone: has issues with Touch