Samsung Galaxy A52 4G (samsung-a52q)
The Samsung Galaxy A52 4G running Plasma Mobile on postmarketOS with a mainline Kernel, showing the result of running neofetch
|Name||Galaxy A52 4G|
|Original software||Android 11|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (SM7125)|
|CPU||Octa-Core; 2x2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver|
|Display||1080 x 2400 Super AMOLED|
|Storage||128 / 256GB|
|Memory||4 / 6 / 8GB|
|This device is based on the 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)
First, install pmbootstrap.
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 (and install it on sd card if you want)
$ pmbootstrap install (--sdcard=/dev/whatever_your_sdcard_is if you want to install to sd card)
After that, flash the kernel by doing
$ pmbootstrap flasher flash_kernel
and if you didn't install to an SDCard, flash the rootfs by running
$ pmbootstrap flasher flash_rootfs
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":
|Screen||P||Changing brightness causes graphical artifacts(It's recommended to disable automatic brightness control)|
|Audio||N||Only audio from built in stereo speakers works. Seems like you have to run "alsaucm reload" after booting|
- 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, probably touch issues as well
- framebufferphone: has issues with Touch
- pmaports!3379 Merge Request for the device