Samsung Galaxy Core Prime VE LTE (samsung-coreprimevelte)

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This is one specific Galaxy Core Prime hardware revision. For an overview, see Samsung Galaxy Core Prime
Samsung Galaxy Core Prime VE LTE
Manufacturer Samsung
Name Galaxy Core Prime VE LTE
Codename samsung-coreprimevelte, SM-G361F
Category testing
Original software Android 5.1.1 with Linux kernel 3.14
Hardware
Chipset Marvell PXA1908
CPU Quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Vivante GC7000UL
Display 480x800px
Memory 902MB
Architecture armv7
Features
USB Networking
Works
Flashing
Broken
Touchscreen
Works
Display
Works
WiFi
Broken
Xwayland
FDE
Mainline
Battery
3D Acceleration
Accelerometer
Audio
Bluetooth
Camera
GPS
Mobile data
SMS
Calls
USB OTG
NFC



Users owning this device


Mainline

According to Documentation/arm/marvel.rst the PXA1908 chipset should be supported, but it is unknown whether it's actually supported.

Downstream

It's possible to compile the Samsung-provided downstream kernel with some config changes (arch/arm64/configs/pxa1908_coreprimevelte_eur_defconfig should be used as a defconfig):

CONFIG_CRYPTO_XTS should be set, and CONFIG_ANDROID_PARANOID_NETWORK should be unset. These are required by postmarketOS.

CONFIG_OPTIMIZE_FOR_SIZE should be set, or the boot image will be too big for the partition.

The concatenated dtb blob should be generated with https://github.com/osm0sis/pxa-mkbootimg, because the G361F's chipset is a bit different.

Booting

The SM-G361F uses the Marvell PXA1908 chipset, which is, while really similar to Qualcomm ones, has some differences. It has a bit different way to specify the revision in DTB files, therefore the dtbTool from https://github.com/osm0sis/pxa-mkbootimg should be used. This is the same with mkbootimg. Additionally, SEANDROIDENFORCE should be appended to the bootimage, in order to silence the "KERNEL IS NOT SEANDROID ENFORCING" warning.

See also