Sony Xperia Z1 Compact (sony-amami)
- ata2001 (porting and testing)
- ollieparanoid (help on IRC)
- MartijnBraam (help on IRC)
- robb4 (help on IRC)
- lawl (help on IRC)
- bshah (help on IRC)
- mmaret (help on IRC)
- Boot to recovery: hold volume down and power button till the phone shakes
- Boot to bootloader: unplug device, hold volume up and plug usb into device
- Reset if stuck: hold volume up and power button till the phone shakes
- network through USB
- telnet in initramfs
- adjusting the led, torch and the lcd backlight
What does not work
What have not been tested
- Phone calls
- SD card
- Hardware buttons
- No splash in initramfs.
- When USB charger plugged in when device is off, PostmarketOS "Loading..." screen is displayed continuously.
Building and Flashing
User interface support (with current downstream kernel; might change when replaced with mainline kernel):
- Works: XFCE4, MATE (might need programs installed), Matchbox, Weston
- Believed NOT to work: Hildon (yellow trees on square area of display), Plasma-Mobile (needs acceleration?)
Build with FDE disabled (because, with FDE enabled, it looks like the device will just hang on boot at "Loading..." screen).
./pmbootstrap.py zap ./pmbootstrap.py install --no-fde
Before unlocking the bootloader, you might want to back up your TA partition, so that you could restore the device to more of a factory state (including DRM keys for a lot of proprietary enchantments to display and camera)
Before flashing, you must make sure that the bootloader is unlocked (or `flash_rootfs` will fail with "writing 'system'... FAILED"), which seems to require an IMEI-specific unlock code from Sony, which is sent to the device using `fastboot`: https://developer.sony.com/develop/open-devices/get-started/unlock-bootloader/how-to-unlock-bootloader/
To get the device into fastboot mode: power it off, remove USB cable, hold down Volume-Up while plugging in USB cable. The notification light bar at the top of the phone will very briefly flash red, and then turn blue. Then you can stop holding down Volume-Up, and the device should in fastboot mode.
./pmbootstrap.py flasher flash_rootfs ./pmbootstrap.py flasher flash_kernel
The `flash_rootfs` took about 1 minute, and `flash_kernel` took 5-10 seconds.
After flashing, you can unplug the USB cable, and the device will be off. Then hold down the power button for a second or few, to turn it on, like normally.
If you select `xfce4` UI when building, after you boot it, you can make it more usable on the small display by doing to menu item "Applications -> Settings -> Appearance", then selecting the "Fonts" tab, then adjusting the DPI up. If you can't press the tiny GUI buttons to adjust the DPI, you can first adjust the font size up (and if the scrollbar for the font size is too small, you can adjust it up in small increments).