Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2016 (SM-T580)

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2016 (SM-T580)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2016 running XFCE4 on postmarketOS
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2016 running XFCE4 on postmarketOS
Manufacturer Samsung
Name Galaxy Tab A 2016 (SM-T580)
Codename samsung-gtaxlwifi
Released 2016
Category testing
Original software Android
Original version 6
Extended version 8.1
postmarketOS kernel 3.18.140
Hardware
Chipset Samsung Exynos 7870 Octa
CPU 1.6GHz Octa-Core (Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-T830 MP1
Display 1920 x 1200 LCD
Storage 16GB
Memory 2GB
Architecture AArch64
Type tablet
Features
USB Networking
Works
Flashing
Partial
Touchscreen
Works
Display
Works
WiFi
Broken
FDE
Mainline
Broken
Battery
3D Acceleration
Audio
Bluetooth
Camera
Broken
Internal storage
USB OTG
Sensors
Accelerometer
Magnetometer
Ambient Light
Proximity
Hall Effect
Barometer
Power Sensor
Misc
Built-in DVB
Camera Flash
Keyboard
Touchpad
USB-A
HDMI/DP
Ir RX
Stylus
Memory Card
Haptics
Ethernet
FOSS bootloader


Currently not booting...

Contributors

  • Tim453

Users owning this device


Install TWRP

  • Press Volume down + home + power to enter Download mode
  • Flash the Recovery
 $ heimdall flash --RECOVERY twrp-3.6.0_9-0-gtaxlwifi.img

To boot into TWRP press Volume up + home + power

Installation

Note Flashing with heimdall gets stuck, so adb sideloading has to be used.

Install from the recovery zip installer

  • Install TWRP on your device
  • Configure the image
Note Weston and Plasma-Mobile does not launch, XFCE4 work
Note If a UI is used the following additional package has to be added during pmbootstrap init msm-fb-refresher
 $ pmbootstrap init
  • Prepare the installation
 $ pmbootstrap install --android-recovery-zip
  • In TWRP go to Advanced->Sideload and flash the image on the tablet
 $ pmbootstrap flasher --method=adb sideload

See also