Samsung Galaxy SIII mini (samsung-i8190)

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Samsung Galaxy SIII mini
Samsung Galaxy SIII mini
Samsung Galaxy SIII mini
Manufacturer Samsung
Name Galaxy SIII mini
Codename golden
Released 2012
Original software Android 4.1.1
Hardware
Chipset ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500
CPU 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9
GPU ARM Mali-400 MP1
Display 480x800 AMOLED
Storage 8GB
Memory 1GB

Contributors

Maintainer(s)

What works

  • Display
  • Touchscreen
  • USB network
  • FDE
  • weston
  • osk-sdl
  • WIFI

What does not work

  • Camera
  • Most likely everything else

How to enter flash mode

Hold volume down + home + power together, then press volume up to bypass warning.

How to enter recovery mode

Hold volume up + home + power together.

How to connect to wifi

First enable to therface with

sudo ip link set wlan0 up

Then add this to /etc/network/interfaces

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
Then run
echo 'wpa_supplicant_args="-i wlan0 -D wext"' | sudo tee /etc/conf.d/wpa_supplicant

Then add the ssid and passphrase for the network

wpa_passphrase <SSID> | sudo tee /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

Then restart the services

sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
sudo /etc/init.d/wpa_supplicant restart

Finally check for a connection and enable dhcp

iw wlan0 link
sudo udhcpc -b -i wlan0
If it worked then
ip a
Should show an ip address


Installation

View Installation guide.

Experience

The best user interface to install is XFCE4. Other ones do lag, or just don't respond. Especially KDE Plasma.

See also