Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (Wi-Fi) (samsung-n5110)

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Samsung Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (Wi-Fi)
Manufacturer Samsung
Name Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (Wi-Fi)
Codename samsung-n5110
Released 2013
Original software Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Chipset Samsung Exynos 4412 quad-core processor
CPU Quad-core Cortex-A9 1.6 GHz
GPU ARM Mali-400 MP
Display 1280x800 (189 PPI) TFT LCD
Storage 16 GB
Memory 2 GB


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What works

  • Weston including touch
  • Xfce4 (recommended) including touch and pen
  • WiFi using the firmware-samsung-i9305 - but: NetworkManager does not work, see
  • Bluetooth works partially as described for the Galaxy SIII but the device is /dev/ttySAC0
  • Audio, see Audio#WM1811 for more instructions. Both an pre-configured saved state as well as the ucm profiles are included.
  • charging-sdl

What does not work

  • Bluetooth pairing with bluez5 (bluez4 is working, more on that soon)
  • osk-sdl - FDE most likely does not work as some kernel options are missing (can be easily fixed probably if FDE is desired).
  • GPS
  • Camera
  • Sleep etc.
  • poweroff on shutdown (halt) command - make sure you really turn the device off or your battery will be totally depleted.
  • 3D acceleration (plasma mobile is very slow)

How to enter flash mode

Hold power and volume down simultaneously.


Flashing of the kernel works with heimdall, installation on the system partition works at least with adb sideload using TWRP (did not try heimdall). Installation on the sdcard should work, too (untested).

Mainline Kernel

There is currently no mainline kernel available but it should be possible to mainline this device. Have a look at Midas on Mainline for work on mainlining very similar devices. Replicant is also interested in mainlining this device and replacing the bootloader with u-boot and would like to collaborate with us [1].

See also

  • #1219 Initial pull request
  • GNU/Linux@N80XX XDA thread on porting GNU/Linux to the very similar Note 10.1.
  • opensgn The Google Code repo of this port, includes audio configuration and some configuration regarding sleep