Samsung Galaxy S5 mini (samsung-kminilte)
Device: Samsung Galaxy S5 mini (SM-G800F; European version)
Cortex A7 (32 bit ARM), quad core 1.4GHz; 1.5GB RAM, 16GB storage.
Download/Flash/ODIN mode - Press and hold "volume down + home + power" simultaneously. Then click volume up to confirm.
Recovery - press and hold VOL+, PWR and HOME
- Currently, Heimdall seems to be unable to flash the device's
SYSTEMpartition, so we can't do the entire install using just
udevadm triggercauses a complete system freeze and eventual reboot. If you comment out that line in
start_weston.shand replace it by
udevadm trigger --attr-match=name=sec_touchscreen, the touch screen should work.
Preparing for install
First, download the TWRP recovery ROM. You'll need both the
.img.tar and the
.img file. First, extract the tar file to obtain
recovery.img. Then, put your phone in flash mode and flash using Heimdall:
$ heimdall flash --RECOVERY recovery.img --BOOT twrp-3.1.1-1-kminilte.img
Now you should be able to connect to the device using
Note: Be aware that the stock Android ROM reflashes stock recovery upon boot, wiping TWRP out if you let it start booting.
Follow the android-recovery-zip steps, using
samsung-kminilte when the init commands asks. Heimdall is currently unable to flash the SYSTEM partition, and adb sideload method seems broken, so you will have to do
pmbootstrap export after generating the recovery and pushing it to the phone while it is booted in TWRP via
adb push /tmp/postmarketOS-export/pmos-samsung-kminilte.zip /sdcard/.
Then just flash it via recovery as you would a normal android ROM. Currently on Samsung devices you may get an error about unmounting .log files, it seems to work on second try but due to another issue you have to make sure SYSTEM is unmounted in TWRP before attempting to do so.
If you get an error
lddtree not found, simply run
apk add lddtree in the chroot environment and try again.
If you get the following errors:
device-mapper: reload ioctl on failed: No such file or directory Failed to setup dm-crypt key mapping for device /dev/block/mmcblk0p18. Check that kernel supports aes-xts-plain64 cipher (check syslog for more info).
You can try to reinstall with a different cipher, by editing
install_options and changing the
CIPHER line to
CIPHER="aes-cbc-plain64", re-zipping and using
adb sideload again.
This can be done via
./pmbootstrap.py flasher flash_kernel, but if you followed the recovery ROM steps then you don't need to do this.
It should boot, and show the Samsung splash screen. After that you should be able to setup and connect via SSH
- Booting off a microSD card
- USB Networking
- Full disk encryption
- Proximity sensor
- Light sensor
- Heart rate sensor
- Magnetic sensor
- Audio jack events
- Physical buttons
- Touch keys
- Notification LED
- Vibration motor
What does not work
- X11-based DEs
Everything else is untested as of writing this.
- #1467 Add support for the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini (kminilte)