Samsung Galaxy J5 2015 (samsung-j5)

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Samsung Galaxy J5 (2015)
Samsung Galaxy J5 2015 SM-J500H (j53g) white version (running sxmo)
Samsung Galaxy J5 2015 SM-J500H (j53g) white version (running sxmo)
Manufacturer Samsung
Name Galaxy J5 (2015)
Codename samsung-j5
Released 2015
Category testing
Pre-built images no
Original software Android
Original version 5.1
Extended version 6.0.1
postmarketOS kernel Mainline
Hardware
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916)
CPU Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 306
Display 720x1280 Super-AMOLED
Storage 8 GB
Memory 1.5 GB
Architecture AArch64
Type handset
Unixbench Whet/Dhry score 914.0
Features
USB Networking
Works
Flashing
Works
Touchscreen
Broken
Display
Partial
WiFi
Works
FDE
Partial
Mainline
Works
Battery
Partial
3D Acceleration
Works
Audio
Works
Bluetooth
Works
Camera
GPS
Mobile data
Works
Internal storage
SMS
Works
Calls
Works
USB OTG
Partial
NFC
Sensors
Accelerometer
Partial
Proximity
Broken
Hall Effect
Works
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 2015 version of Samsung Galaxy J5.

Contributors

Users owning this device


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

FRP Lock

Icon WARNING: Logout / delete all of the accounts (especially Google ones) in Android first, before you wiping out or flashing pmOS to partition userdata.

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.

Screen

Screen works partially. While displaying the UI works fine, adjusting the brightness doesn't work.

Battery

sm5703 charger driver is WIP, so the charging is not controlled and there is no charging status reporting.

USB OTG

Another sm5703 charger driver issue. It's currently unable to power up a usb device in mainline. Try a hub with external power supply.

Accelerometer

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

Touch keys

The interrupts/input events are not handled properly and it needs a patched driver. See Tm2-touchkey.

NFC

The PN547 NFC chip uses a pad supply voltage (pvdd), which needs a patched driver.

Touchscreen

The touchscreen is broken without SM5703 MFD driver [1].

FDE

It's not possible to unlock with touchscreen at the meantime, but unlocking with a keyboard connected via USB OTG is possible.

Proximity Sensor

No interrupts received from gp2ap002s00f sensor.

Photos

See also

References

  1. [PATCH v5 0/5 Add support for Silicon Mitus SM5703 MFD]