Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 (samsung-jackpotlte)

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Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018)
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) running Weston
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) running Weston
Manufacturer Samsung
Name Galaxy A8 (2018)
Codename samsung-jackpotlte
Released 2018
Category testing
Original software Android 7.1.1
postmarketOS kernel 4.4.177
Hardware
Chipset Exynos 7885
CPU 2x 2.2 GHz Cortex-A73, 6x 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-G71 MP2
Display 1080x2220 AMOLED
Storage 32 GB
Memory 4 GB
Architecture aarch64
Features
USB Networking
Flashing
Partial
Touchscreen
Works
Display
Works
WiFi
Works
Xwayland
Works
FDE
Mainline
Battery
3D Acceleration
Accelerometer
Audio
Bluetooth
Camera
GPS
Mobile data
SMS
Calls
USB OTG
Works



Contributors

  • VDavid003

Maintainer(s)

  • VDavid003

Users owning this device


How to enter flash mode

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

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

See also