Samsung Galaxy A6 2018 (samsung-a6lte)

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Samsung Galaxy A6 2018
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Samsung Galaxy A6 2018 with Xfce4
Manufacturer Samsung
Name Galaxy A6 2018
Codename a6lte
Released 2018
Category testing
Original software Android 8/9/10
Hardware
Chipset Samsung Exynos7870
CPU Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-T830 MP1
Display 720/1480 OLED
Storage 32/64 GB, microSD
Memory 3/4 GB
Architecture aarch64
Features
USB Networking
Works
Flashing
Touchscreen
Works
Display
Works
WiFi
Works
FDE
Mainline
Broken
Battery
Partial
3D Acceleration
Broken
Audio
Partial
Bluetooth
Broken
Camera
Broken
GPS
Mobile data
Broken
SMS
Broken
Calls
Broken
USB OTG
NFC
Sensors
Accelerometer
Broken
Magnetometer
Broken
Ambient Light
Broken
Proximity
Broken
Hall Effect
Broken
Barometer
Power Sensor
Misc
Keyboard
Unavailable
Touchpad
Unavailable
USB-A
Unavailable
HDMI/DP
Unavailable
Ir TX
Unavailable
TrustZone
FOSS bootloader
Broken



Note This is the exynos device.

Contributors

  • sleirsgoevy

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.
  • Hard reboot: Press and hold Volume Down and Power for 7 seconds.

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 a6lte and Xfce4 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. Generate the flashable images with pmbootstrap export. They will be stored in /tmp/postmarketOS-export, or you can specify another location like this: pmbootstrap export /home/user/Downloads/pmos
  5. Reboot into download mode
  6. Flash postmarketOS with heimdall flash --BOOT /tmp/postmarketOS-export/boot.img --SYSTEM /tmp/postmarketOS-export/samsung-a6lte.img (replace the paths if necessary). If you installed to an SD card, specify only the BOOT argument. Also you may choose the bigger USERDATA partition for the system image.
  7. The phone should reboot straight into postmarketOS.

Note: installation with heimdall flasher flash_kernel and heimdall flasher flash_rootfs will probably work, but this is untested.

See also