Sony Xperia 5 II
|Name||Xperia 5 II|
|Original software||Android 10 on kernel 4.14|
|Chipset||sm8250 Snapdragon 865 5G|
|CPU||Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 585)|
|Display||1080x2520 6.1" OLED|
Users owning this device
- Dodoradio (Notes: Android)
How to enter flash mode
- Power off the device. Holding up on the volume rocker, plug the device into a computer.
- (or, on android) get an adb shell and run
adb reboot bootloader.
no install instructions yet. work needed. Looks like these have a and b slots.
|DO NOT NEVER EVER EVER TRY TO ENABLE UFS ON NON-VENDOR/NON-SODP KERNELS! IT WILL ERASE THE CHIP CLEAN (INCLUDING THE BOOTLOADER!) CONSIDER YOURSELF WARNED|
This device belongs to the Sony Edo platform, which is the Xperia 1 II (pdx203), Xperia 5 II (this one, pdx206) and the 2020 Xperia PRO (pdx204). This might warrant a common platform page if anyone gets their hands on another Edo.
The defining features of the Xperia 5 II compared to other Edo is as follows:
- 128GB UFS + 8GB RAM. GSMArena mentions a 256GB variant but it's not certain that it exists.
- lack of TOF depth camera
- smaller display resolution (both other Edo have 1644 x 3840), running at 120hz (other Edo run at 60hz)
- smaller overall body
Quoting mainline commit 69cdb97ef6529b6b23c81da37bab7b183af7b8ee: 'The devices are affected by a scary UFS behaviour where sending a certain UFS command (which is worked around on downstream) renders the device unbootable, by effectively erasing the bootloader. Therefore UFS AND UFSPHY are strictly disabled for now.' Hence the warning above. The workaround disables an instruction in UFS communication, but the fix for this might not get accepted into mainline.
Work has been done on the device trees in the mainline kernel by the folks over at somainline. The status of how far this actually boots hasn't been tested by anyone on postmarketOS