Samsung Galaxy A6+ 2018 (samsung-a6plte)

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Samsung Galaxy A6+ (2018)
Samsung Galaxy A6+ (2018) with Plasma Mobile
Samsung Galaxy A6+ (2018) with Plasma Mobile
Manufacturer Samsung
Name Galaxy A6+ (2018)
Codename samsung-a6plte
Released 2018
Category testing
Original software Android (Samsung Experience)
Original version 8.0.0 (Samsung Experience 9.0)
Extended version 10 (One UI 2)
Hardware
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (MSM8953)
CPU Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 506
Display 1080 x 2220 (6.0", AMOLED)
Storage 32/64 GB
Memory 3/4 GB
Architecture AArch64
Unixbench Whet/Dhry score 3754.4
Features
USB Networking
Works
Flashing
Works
Touchscreen
Works
Display
Works
WiFi
Works
FDE
Works
Mainline
Works
Battery
Works
3D Acceleration
Broken
Audio
Works
Bluetooth
Works
Camera
Broken
GPS
Mobile data
Internal storage
SMS
Calls
USB OTG
Works
NFC
Broken
Sensors
Accelerometer
Works
Magnetometer
Broken
Ambient Light
Broken
Proximity
Broken
Hall Effect
Works
Barometer
Power Sensor
Misc
Built-in DVB
Camera Flash
Keyboard
Touchpad
USB-A
HDMI/DP
Ir RX
Stylus
Memory Card
Haptics
Ethernet
FOSS bootloader
This device is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (MSM8953).
See the SoC page for common tips, guides and troubleshooting steps

Users owning this device

How to enter flash mode

  • Recovery: Power on the device by holding Volume Up and Power.
  • Download: Hold Volume Up and Volume Down while plugging the device to a computer with a USB cable.
  • lk2nd: Power on the device by holding Volume Down and Power.

Unlocking the bootloader

  1. Enable developer mode by tapping on the build number seven times in Settings → About phone → Software information
  2. Return to the main settings page and go to the developer options
  3. In developer options, enable OEM unlocking. Make sure you have an internet connection if it doesn't show up.

FRP Lock

Icon WARNING: Logout / delete all of the accounts (especially Google ones) in Android first, before you wiping out or flashing pmOS to partition userdata.

Installation

  1. Unlock the bootloader if not done.
  2. Select the edge branch, then a6plte and your favorite UI with pmbootstrap init
  3. Generate the rootfs with pmbootstrap install to install postmarketOS to the phone or pmbootstrap install --sdcard /dev/sdX to install it on an SD card.
  4. Reboot into download mode
  5. Flash lk2nd (alternative bootloader that provides a standard fastboot interface) with pmbootstrap flasher --method=heimdall-bootimg flash_lk2nd. The device should automatically boot into lk2nd afterwards.
  6. Flash postmarketOS with pmbootstrap flasher flash_rootfs or pmbootstrap flasher flash_rootfs --partition userdata to flash it to the bigger userdata partition. Skip this step if you have installed postmarketOS to an SD card.
  7. Reboot the phone with fastboot reboot or by selecting START in lk2nd with the power button.

Gallery

Hardware details (hwtest) for A6PLTE

Category Model Path Status Value
framebuffer msmdrmfb /sys/class/graphics/fb0 working
drm /sys/class/drm/card0-DSI-1 working 1080x2220
camera sr556 20-0028 /dev/v4l-subdev17 broken
camera s5k2x7sp 20-0010 /dev/v4l-subdev18 broken
camera s5k2p6sx 21-002d /dev/v4l-subdev19 broken
accelerometer lsm6dsl_accel /sys/bus/iio/devices/iio:device2 working
gyroscope lsm6dsl_gyro /sys/bus/iio/devices/iio:device1 working 0.01, -0.03, -0.0 rad/s
vibrator gpio-vibrator /dev/input/event4 working
input gpio-keys /dev/input/event0 working
input s6sy761 /dev/input/event1 working
input pm8941_pwrkey /dev/input/event2 working
input pm8941_resin /dev/input/event3 working
input samsung-a2015 Headset Jack /dev/input/event5 working

Audio works with speakers, and with jack or bluetooth headset.

See also