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 10
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
Features
USB Networking
Works
Flashing
Works
Touchscreen
Works
Display
Works
WiFi
Works
FDE
Works
Mainline
Works
Battery
Works
3D Acceleration
Broken
Audio
Broken
Bluetooth
Broken
Camera
Broken
GPS
Mobile data
SMS
Calls
USB OTG
Works
NFC
Broken
Sensors
Accelerometer
Works
Magnetometer
Broken
Ambient Light
Broken
Proximity
Broken
Hall Effect
Works
Barometer
Power Sensor
Misc
Keyboard
Touchpad
USB-A
HDMI/DP
Ir TX
Unavailable
TrustZone
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 an 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.

Installation

  1. Unlock the bootloader if not done.
  2. Select 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 the Linux kernel with pmbootstrap flasher flash_kernel
  7. 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.
  8. Reboot the phone with fastboot reboot or by selecting START in lk2nd with the power button.

Gallery

See also