Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact (sony-apollo)

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Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Manufacturer Sony
Name Xperia XZ2 Compact
Codename sony-apollo
Released 2018
Category testing
Original software Android
Hardware
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (SDM845)
CPU Octa-core (4x 2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPU Adreno 630
Display 1440x2880 LCD
Storage 64 GB
Memory 4 GB
Architecture AArch64
Type handset
Features
USB Networking
Works
Flashing
Works
Touchscreen
Works
Display
Works
WiFi
FDE
Mainline
Partial
Battery
3D Acceleration
Works
Audio
Bluetooth
Camera
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



Basic info

XZ2/XZ2 Compact/XZ3 has smailer situation (see Samsung Galaxy S III (samsung-m0)#Basic info) as well as Samsung Galaxy S III (samsung-m0) , Samsung Galaxy S III LTE (samsung-m3) but unlike samsung-m* there are a unify name and unify code name for XZ2/XZ2 Compact/XZ3: Tama device (sony-tama).Currently XZ2/XZ2 Compact/XZ3 are packaged into their own device packages .

How to enter flash mode

You have to press Power + Volume Up to enter the bootloader.

Installation

It is possible to either use a pre-built image as explained in the installation article, or to use pmbootstrap to build your own image.

1. Run pmbootstrap init and select sony as vendor and akatsuki as device.

3. Follow the onscreen instruction and configure as your needs.

Sample output:

Sample output:

[18:20:39] Channel [edge]:
[18:20:41] Choose your target device vendor (either an existing one, or a new one for porting).
[18:20:41] Available vendors (79): acer, alcatel, amazon, amediatech, apple, ark, arrow, asus, beelink, bq, cubietech, cutiepi, dongshanpi, essential, fairphone, finepower, fly, generic, goclever, google, gp, hisense, htc, huawei, inet, infocus, jolla, klipad, kobo, lark, leeco, lenovo, lg, mangopi, medion, meizu, microsoft, mobvoi, motorola, nextbit, nobby, nokia, nvidia, odroid, oneplus, oppo, ouya, pegatron, pine64, planet, purism, qemu, radxa, raspberry, samsung, semc, sharp, shift, sipeed, sony, sourceparts, surftab, t2m, tablet, thundercomm, tokio, tolino, trekstor, vernee, videostrong, volla, wexler, wiko, wileyfox, xiaomi, xunlong, yu, zte, zuk
[18:20:41] Vendor [sony]:
[18:20:44] Available codenames (24): apollo, amami, aries, castor, coconut, eagle, falconss, hollyss, honami, ivy, leo, mango, nicki, scorpion, seagull, sirius, sumire, suzu, suzuran, tama, taoshan, tuba, tulip, yuga
[18:20:44] Device codename [tama]: apollo
[18:21:21] This device has proprietary components, which trade some of your freedom with making more peripherals work.
[18:21:21] We would like to offer full functionality without hurting your freedom, but this is currently not possible for your device.
[18:21:21] device-sony-tama-nonfree-firmware: Modem, WiFi and GPU Firmware, also needed for osk-sdl
[18:21:21] Enable this package? (y/n) [y]: y

Next, we will build the system:

pmbootstrap install # add --fde if you need full disk encryption (FDE)

Flash the kernel and rootfs:

$ pmbootstrap flasher flash_kernel
$ fastboot flash dtbo dtbo_empty.img
$ fastboot  --disable-verity --disable-verification flash vbmeta vbmeta.img

Installation to SD card

You can take advantage of Akatsuki's SD card slot to install postmarketOS for testing.

Install to the SD card:

$ pmbootstrap install --sdcard=/dev/mmcblk0

Mainline status

There's significant progress on upstreaming the device specific parts to the mainline kernel here: https://github.com/SoMainline/linux

Display

Works fine. MSM DRM based panel.


Touchscreen

3D GPU Acceleration

Since our panels are MSM DRM based, 3D acceleration works perfectly fine using the freedreno driver from mainline.

WiFi

Bluetooth

Audio

Battery

GPS

Camera

Mobile Data, Calls and SMS

Dual SIM

Mobile Data Problems

Change Kernel parameters

1, sudo vim /etc/deviceinfo

2, Change cmdline parameters to desired state

3, sudo apk fix linux-postmarketos-qcom-sdm845

Community Info

Maintainers

  • phodina

Users owning this device


See also