Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Value Edition (samsung-serranovelte)

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Value Edition
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Value Edition
Manufacturer Samsung
Name Galaxy S4 Mini Value Edition
Codename samsung-serranovelte
Released 2015
Original software Android 4.4.4
postmarketOS kernel Mainline
Hardware
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
CPU 4x ARM Cortex A53 @ 1.2 GHz
GPU Adreno 306
Display 4.3 inch 16:9, 540 x 960 AMOLED
Storage 8 GB
Memory 1.5 GB
Architecture armv7
Unixbench Whet/Dhry score 886.7
Features
USB Networking
Works
Flashing
Works
Touchscreen
Works
Display
Works
WiFi
Works
Xwayland
Works
FDE
Mainline
Works
Battery
Works
3D Acceleration
Works
Accelerometer
Works
Audio
Works
Bluetooth
Works
Camera
GPS
Mobile data
SMS
Calls
USB OTG



Contributors

Users owning this device


Installation

Note: Even though MSM8916 is capable of aarch64, the firmware of this device was never updated with aarch64 support. Therefore, this device can only boot mainline on armv7 at the moment.
  1. Install lk2nd (alternative bootloader that provides a standard fastboot interface)
  2. Follow the Installation guide
Note: Enter lk2nd fastboot mode by pressing only Volume Down + Power (not the Home button). Pressing the Home button additionally will bring you to the Samsung Download mode.

Audio

Everything is muted by default and must be enabled through alsaucm. Unfortunately, the tool is not very user-friendly.

$ alsaucm -i -c msm8916
set _verb HiFi
set _enadev <device>

where <device> is one of Speaker, Earpiece, Headphones, PrimaryMic, HeadsetMic or SecondaryMic. alsaucm does not track which devices are already enabled, therefore it is possible to produce combinations that won't work properly (e.g. Headphones+Earpiece). To switch between devices, the old device first needs to be re-enabled and then disabled:

$ alsaucm -i -c msm8916
set _verb HiFi
set _enadev OLD
set _disdev OLD
set _enadev NEW
Warning: alsaucm sets the volume to maximum by default. It is possible to increase the volume even further, however, this may lead to permanent damage to your speaker!