Sony Xperia M4 Aqua (sony-tulip)

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Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua
Manufacturer Sony
Name Xperia M4 Aqua
Codename sony-tulip
Released 2015
Category testing
Pre-built images no
Original software Android
Original version 5.0
Extended version 6.0
Hardware
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 610/615 (MSM8936/MSM8939)
CPU 8x Cortex-A53, 4x 1,5Ghz (big cluster) + 4x 1Ghz (LITTLE cluster) (clock speeds may vary slightly)
GPU Adreno 405
Display 720 x 1280 LED Triluminos 294ppi 5"
Storage 8/16 GB (refer to the model list)
Memory 2 GB
Architecture AArch64
Type handset
Features
USB Networking
Works
Flashing
Works
Touchscreen
Works
Display
WiFi
FDE
Mainline
Battery
3D Acceleration
Audio
Bluetooth
GPS
Mobile data
Internal storage
SMS
Calls
USB OTG
NFC
Sensors
Accelerometer
Magnetometer
Ambient Light
Proximity
Hall Effect
Barometer
Power Sensor
Misc
Built-in DVB
Camera Flash
Keyboard
Touchpad
USB-A
HDMI/DP
Ir TX
Ir RX
Stylus
Memory Card
Haptics
Ethernet
FOSS bootloader


Users owning this device

  • 0xB0D (Notes: E2303)
  • Andrisas
  • Dolphinana (Notes: Broken display & removed battery -- Tried flashing pmOS, not sure if it succeeded since the display is broken...)
  • GloomyJD (Notes: Works (8GB eMMC))
  • Rom4nik


Contributors

  • Konrad Dybcio (@konradybcio) - porting
  • Patrick Hope (@Pachops) - testing
  • Pavel Dubrova (@Cubbins) - cleaning up kernel, doing A LOT for this device kernel-wise

Maintainer(s)

  • Konrad Dybcio (@konradybcio)

How to enter flash mode

With device powered off, hold [VOLUME +] and plug USB cable in. Device's LED will turn blue, meaning it has entered fastboot mode. You will need an unlocked bootloader. To unlock it follow the official guide by Sony.

Model list

E2303 (European) - 8GB storage, LTE

E2306 - 16GB storage, LTE

E2312 - 8GB storage, 3G, Dual-SIM

E2333 - 16GB storage, LTE, Dual-SIM

E2353 - 8GB storage, LTE

E2363 - 16GB storage, LTE, Dual-SIM

Additional notes

- Camera will NOT work for now, it's broken kernel-side.

- This device has not been made by Sony, it's been manufactured by FIH hence kernel needed (and still needs some) cleanup

- There are a lot, and by that i mean a LOT of variants of this device, varying mainly by baseband and storage size

- In Pavel's kernel_kanuti repo you can find some work on caf's 4.9, 4.4, and 3.18 kernels, the higher the version the less things will work, but hey, there is hope

- The device can probably be mainlined since 8936/8939 is a 8916-class soc

- If camera ever gets fixed, it will need Sony's proprietary blobs to run

Installation

Fastboot and TWRP zips work fine.

Mainline kernel

An upstream mainline kernel is available here

See also