Samsung Galaxy Core Prime LTE (samsung-coreprimelte)

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Samsung Galaxy Core Prime LTE
A photo of samsung-cprime running postmarketOS
A photo of samsung-cprime running postmarketOS
Manufacturer Samsung
Name Galaxy Core Prime LTE
Codename samsung-cprime
Released 2014
Category testing
Original software Android
Original version 4.4.4
Extended version 5.1.1
Hardware
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916)
CPU Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 306
Display 480x800
Storage 5.25 GB
Memory 880 MB
Architecture AArch64
Type handset
Unixbench Whet/Dhry score 909.3
Features
USB Networking
Works
Flashing
Works
Touchscreen
Works
Display
Works
WiFi
Works
FDE
Works
Mainline
Works
Battery
Works
3D Acceleration
Works
Audio
Works
Bluetooth
Works
Camera
Broken
GPS
Mobile data
Works
Internal storage
SMS
Works
Calls
Works
USB OTG
Works
NFC
Works
Sensors
Accelerometer
Partial
Proximity
Broken
Barometer
Power Sensor
Misc
Built-in DVB
Camera Flash
Keyboard
Touchpad
USB-A
HDMI/DP
Ir TX
Ir RX
Stylus
Memory Card
Haptics
Ethernet
FOSS bootloader
Note Note: This page is about Qualcomm MSM8916 variants of Core Prime LTE. For other variants, see Samsung Galaxy Core Prime.

Contributors

Users owning this device

  • Chipmunk (Notes: I own two; both are the Verizon Wireless variant, have locked bootloaders, and run stock; one has Reactivation lock active, although I have managed to enable USB Debugging on it)
  • PiotrZPL (Notes: 2 x G360F's, one running postmarketOS Edge, another rooted Android 5.0.2.)
  • WonderfulShrineMaidenOfParadise


Architecture

Note Note: Even though MSM8916 is capable of aarch64, the firmware of some variants were never updated with aarch64 support. Therefore, this device can only boot mainline on aarch64 at the moment.

Installation

lk2nd is a secondary bootloader that provides a standard fastboot interface, which can be used to boot postmarketOS without Android boot flashed or pmbootstrap flasher flash_kernel.

  1. Download lk2nd-msm8916.img from Releases page on Github.
  2. Boot your phone to bootloader (Odin/Download) mode by holding Volume Down and Home while powering up.
  3. Follow lk2nd instructions to install lk2nd. Basically flash it to the boot partition (heimdall flash --BOOT lk2nd-msm8916.img
  4. Follow Qualcomm_Snapdragon_410/412_(MSM8916)#Installation to install postmarketOS.
Note Note: Enter lk2nd fastboot mode by pressing only Volume Down + Power (without Home). Pressing Home additionally will bring you to the Samsung Download mode.

Panel

There are 2 panel variants, and lk2nd is required to enable the panel[1][2].

This device is based on the Snapdragon 410.
See the SoC page for common tips, guides and troubleshooting steps

Flash LED

Currently WIP. It can be controlled with SG Micro SGM3140 charge pump LED driver[3].

GPS

No idea how to test yet.

Proximity Sensor

No interrupts received from gp2ap002s00f sensor.

Accelerometer

lis2hh12 accelerometer is not so stable for auto screen rotation, which suggests you to use fixed portrait or landscape mode.

Touchkey

Touchkey type is unknown, so there is nothing done for it.

TWRP

  • Install Heimdall
  • Download TWRP
  • Enable USB debugging in the system preferences
  • Press Power + Vol down + Home to go into download mode
  • heimdall flash --RECOVERY twrp-file.img --no-reboot

See also

References