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{{Infobox device
| manufacturer = Samsung
| name = Galaxy SIII S III mini| codename = samsung-golden
| image = File:samsung-golden.jpg
| imagecaption = Samsung Galaxy SIII mini
| releaseyear = 2012
| originalsoftware = Android 4.1.1
| chipset = [[ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500]]| cpu = 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9| gpu = ARM Mali-400 MP1| storage = 8GB8 GB
| display = 480x800 AMOLED
| memory = 1GB1 GB| architecture = armv7| status_usbnet = Y| status_flashing = Y| status_touch = Y| status_screen = Y| status_wifi = Y| status_xwayland = Y| status_fde = Y| status_mainline = Y| status_battery = Y| status_3d = Y| status_accel = Y| status_audio =| status_bluetooth = P| status_camera = N| status_gps = | status_mobiledata = | status_sms = | status_calls = | status_otg = P| booting = yes
== Contributors ==
* ''[[user:CUB3D|CUB3D]]''
* ''[[user:Minecrell|Minecrell]]''
== Maintainer(s) ==
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* ''[[user:CUB3D|CUB3D]]''
* ''[[user:Minecrell|Minecrell]]''
== What works Users owning this device =={{Device owners}} == Installation ==The mainline kernel can only be booted through U-Boot, not directly with the Samsung bootloader. U-Boot is installed as intermediate bootloader on the boot partition, so it does not replace the Samsung bootloader entirely. pmbootstrap can only support one bootloader configuration at the moment, which is why U-Boot is also recommended when installing the downstream kernel. Boot into Download Mode using {{Button|Power}} + {{Button|Volume Down}} + {{Button|Home}} and follow follow the [[ST-Ericsson_NovaThor_U8500#U-Boot_on_Samsung_NovaThor_U8500_Devices|the NovaThor U8500 U-Boot installation instructions]] to install U-Boot. Finally, just follow the [[Installation guide]]. == Mainline =='''Working:'''* Display(partial - works but cannot be turned off properly; no brightness control)* GPU (Mali-400 MP using Lima)
* Touchscreen
* WiFi* Bluetooth (partial - at least on my device scanning for other devices works but it keeps disconnecting when connecting to other devices; not sure why)* IMU (Accelerometer + Gyroscope)* USB network '''Not working:'''* FDEAudio* westonCamera* oskBattery -sdlDevice doesn't seem to charge and doesn't display any fuel gauge information. Maybe it's possible to enable AB8500 fuel gauge and charging support found in mainline?* WIFI...
== What = Bluetooth ===Bluetooth does not have any Bluetooth device address (bdaddr or "MAC address") set after boot at the moment. To make Bluetooth work ==* Most likely everything else, you need to manually configure one:
== How to enter flash mode == # apk add bluez-btmgmtHold volume down + home + power together, then press volume up to bypass warning. # btmgmt public-addr <bdaddr>
== How to enter recovery mode ==Hold volume up + home + power togetherwhere <code><bdaddr></code> is a MAC address like <code>53:33:6d:69:6e:69</code>.
== How to connect to wifi ==First enable to therface with<pre>sudo ip link set wlan0 The Bluetooth controller should then show upin </pre>Then add this to /etc/network/interfaces<pre>auto loiface lo inet loopbackauto wlan0iface wlan0 inet dhcp</pre>Then run <precode>echo 'wpa_supplicant_args="-i wlan0 -D wext"' | sudo tee /etc/conf.d/wpa_supplicantbluetoothctl</precode>Then add the ssid and passphrase for the network<pre>wpa_passphrase <SSID> | sudo tee /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf</pre>Then restart the services<pre>sudo /etc/init.d/networking restartsudo /etc/init.d/wpa_supplicant restart</pre>Finally check for a connection and enable dhcp<pre>iw wlan0 linksudo udhcpc -b -i wlan0</pre>If it worked then <pre>ip a</pre> Should show an ip address:
# apk add bluez
# rc-service bluetooth start
$ bluetoothctl
== Installation Experience ==<!-- add more sections below as necessary'''Downstream:''' The best user interface to install is XFCE4. Other ones do lag, eor just don't respond.gEspecially KDE Plasma. '''Mainline:''' Plasma Mobile and Phosh should work okay. Wifi === DSI Scaling Error in Phosh===If your are running phosh, photosand the scaling is wrong so that you cannot type in the password to unlock the initial login screen, this can be fixed by changing this file <code>/usr/share/phosh/phoc... ini</code> like this:  [output:DSI-->1] scale = 1
== See also Also ==* Initial PR: {{githubMR|1428}} initial PR* {{Device package|samsung-golden}}


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