Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 (samsung-a7y18lte)

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Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)
samsung-a7y18lte
samsung-a7y18lte
Manufacturer Samsung
Name Galaxy A7 (2018)
Codename samsung-a7y18lte
Released 2018
Category testing
Original software Android 10
postmarketOS kernel 4.4.177
Hardware
Chipset Exynos7885
CPU 2 x Cortex-A73 2.2GHz, 6 x Cortex-A53 1.6GHz
GPU Mali-G71 MP2
Display 1080x2220 Super AMOLED
Storage 64GB
Memory 4GB
Architecture aarch64
Features
USB Networking
Works
Flashing
Partial
Touchscreen
Works
Display
Works
WiFi
Works
Xwayland
Works
FDE
Mainline
Broken
Battery
Works
3D Acceleration
Broken
Accelerometer
Works
Audio
Works
Bluetooth
Camera
Broken
GPS
Broken
Mobile data
Broken
SMS
Broken
Calls
Broken
USB OTG
Works
NFC
Ir TX



Maintainer(s)

  • M0Rf30

Users owning this device

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How to enter flash mode

In a turned off state, press Volume Up + Volume Down + Power then press Volume Up to continue.

How to go back to TWRP

If you're stuck in system loading and you can't enter the Download mode, press Volume Down + Power to force shutdown. At reboot (on Samsung logo and vibration), press Volume Up + Power until the recovery splash comes out.


Installation

Like other heimdall phones, heimdall doesn't seem to like the subpartitions in the SYSTEM partition. It's recommended to use the android recovery zip installer with TWRP on the phone, but you can also install to an SD card/USB Drive and flash the boot.img using heimdall.

Installing with recovery

$ pmbootstrap install --android-recovery-zip
$ pmbootstrap export

Then copy the zip to an SD card or similiar and install it from TWRP.

Installing to external SD/USB

$ pmbootstrap install --sdcard=<SDCARD/USB LOCATION>
$ pmbootstrap flasher flash_kernel

Other details

3 variants are reported from the following dts files:

  • exynos7885-a7y18lte_eur_open_00.dts (rev00) SM-A750G (Hong Kong)
  • exynos7885-a7y18lte_eur_open_01.dts (rev01) SM-A750F/DS (EMEA)
  • exynos7885-a7y18lte_eur_open_03.dts (rev02) SM-A750FN/DS (Europe)

See also