Sony Xperia 5 II

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Sony Xperia 5 II
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Manufacturer Sony
Name Xperia 5 II
Codename sony-pdx206
Released 2020
Category testing
Original software Android 10 on kernel 4.14
Hardware
Chipset sm8250 Snapdragon 865 5G
CPU Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 585)
GPU Adreno 650
Display 1080x2520 6.1" OLED
Storage 128GB/?
Memory 8GB
Architecture aarch64
Features
USB Networking
Flashing
Touchscreen
Display
WiFi
FDE
Mainline
Battery
3D Acceleration
Audio
Bluetooth
Camera
GPS
Mobile data
SMS
Calls
USB OTG
NFC
Sensors
Accelerometer
Magnetometer
Ambient Light
Proximity
Hall Effect
Misc
Ir TX
TrustZone


Contributors

Users owning this device


How to enter flash mode

Either:

  • 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.

Installation

no install instructions yet. work needed. Looks like these have a and b slots.

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Warning!
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

Status

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

See also