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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 = armhfarmv7
| status_usbnet = Y
| status_flashing = 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 ==* Display* Touchscreen * USB network* FDE* weston* osk-sdl* WIFI{{Device owners}}
== What 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 work 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 '''Not working:'''* Audio
* Camera
* Most likely everything elseBattery - Device 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?* ...
== How to enter flash mode = Bluetooth ===Hold volume down + home + power togetherBluetooth does not have any Bluetooth device address (bdaddr or "MAC address") set after boot at the moment. To make Bluetooth work, then press volume up you need to bypass warning.manually configure one:
== How to enter recovery mode == # apk add bluez-btmgmtHold volume up + home + power together. # btmgmt public-addr <bdaddr>
== How to connect to wifi ==First enable to therface withwhere <precode>sudo ip link set wlan0 up</pre>Then add this to /etc/network/interfaces<prebdaddr>auto loiface lo inet loopbackauto wlan0iface wlan0 inet dhcp</precode>Then run <pre>echo 'wpa_supplicant_args="-i wlan0 -D wext"' | sudo tee /etc/conf.d/wpa_supplicant</pre>Then add the ssid and passphrase for the network<pre>wpa_passphrase is a MAC address like <SSIDcode> | sudo tee /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf53:33:6d:69:6e:69</pre>Then restart the services<precode>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
The Bluetooth controller should then show up in <code>bluetoothctl</code>:
== Installation == # apk add bluezView [ Installation guide.] # rc-service bluetooth start $ bluetoothctl
== Experience ==
'''Downstream:''' The best user interface to install is XFCE4.Other ones do lag, or just don't respond.Especially KDE Plasma. '''Mainline:''' Plasma Mobile and Phosh should work okay. === DSI Scaling Error in Phosh===If your are running phosh, and 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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