Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6 (SM-T560NU) (samsung-gtelwifiue)

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Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6
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Manufacturer Samsung
Name Galaxy Tab E 9.6
Codename samsung-gtelwifiue
Model SM-T560NU
Released 2015
Category testing
Original software Android
Original version 5.1
Extended version 7.0
postmarketOS kernel Mainline
Hardware
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (APQ8016)
CPU 1.2 GHz Quad ARM Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno A306
Display 800x1280 NT51017
Storage 16 GB
Memory 1.5 GB
Architecture AArch64
Type tablet
Unixbench Whet/Dhry score 1033.5
Features
USB Networking
Works
Flashing
Works
Touchscreen
Works
Display
Partial
WiFi
Works
FDE
Works
Mainline
Works
Battery
Broken
3D Acceleration
Works
Audio
Works
Bluetooth
Works
Camera
Broken
GPS
Broken
Internal storage
USB OTG
Broken
Sensors
Accelerometer
Works
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
This device is based on the Snapdragon 410.
See the SoC page for common tips, guides and troubleshooting steps

Contributors

Users owning this device


Installation

Note 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.
  1. Install lk2nd (alternative bootloader that provides a standard fastboot interface)
  2. Follow Qualcomm_Snapdragon_410/412_(MSM8916)#Installation.

Touch keys

See Tm2-touchkey. The touch keys are handled through the Zinitix touchscreen, but the Input section should mostly apply.

Notes

Touchscreen works for the most part, but acts weirdly with some on-screen keyboards and DE's. (Fixed in newer kernel versions with an update to the zinitix module, although multi-touch seems to still be absent as of kernel 6.1.0)
A driver needs to be written for the backlight, lcd will be always on (driver currently WIP, see https://github.com/msm8916-mainline/linux/pull/217). In DE's with auto-rotation, it should be turned off as rotation is fairly uncontrolled (needs investigation).

Backlight

The previously mentioned backlight driver does work (tested in plasma-mobile with kernel 6.1), however you need to apply this patch and build it with envkernel.sh

A more optimal solution would be for the driver to be sent upstream.

Battery

Currently there is no charging or battery status reporting in the mainline kernel.
samsung-j5 and samsung-j5x seem to share the same SM5703 chip as this tablet, so work from there would most likely apply to this tablet too.

See also