Call for testing: Samsung S3 Neo (s3ve3g) owners



  • @zenfunk Ohhh thats very old! The continous release is not working anymore it seems. Can you please try to clone the code instead directly? Have you got experience with git?



  • Funny, I just did this.
    The -p ut option works now. dmesg output is:

    [ 9620.086869] usb 2-1.2: new high-speed USB device number 20 using ehci-pci
    [ 9620.200193] usb 2-1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=18d1, idProduct=d001, bcdDevice= 2.28
    [ 9620.200199] usb 2-1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
    [ 9620.200203] usb 2-1.2: Product: SAMSUNG_Android
    [ 9620.200206] usb 2-1.2: Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
    [ 9620.200210] usb 2-1.2: SerialNumber: Halium initrd Debug telnet on port 23 on rndis0 192.168.2.15 - also running udhcpd
    [ 9620.207225] rndis_host 2-1.2:1.0 eth0: register 'rndis_host' at usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.2, RNDIS device, 00:00:00:00:00:00
    [ 9620.250120] rndis_host 2-1.2:1.0 enp0s29u1u2: renamed from eth0
    chris@funkbook:~$ ssh phablet@192.168.2.15
    ssh: connect to host 192.168.2.15 port 22: Network is unreachable
    

    On reboots I don't even get the RNDIS device.

    Will start over...



  • I tried again with an 5.1 Android, used the cloned installer, used your heimdall, and now I don't even get to the ubuntu boot screen.

    No clue what to do next.



  • @zenfunk said in Call for testing: Samsung S3 Neo (s3ve3g) owners:

    used the cloned installer, used your heimdall, and now I don't even get to the ubuntu boot screen.

    Hmm sounds weird. what does dmesg say



  • [14506.583270] usb 2-1.2: new high-speed USB device number 41 using ehci-pci
    [14506.691529] usb 2-1.2: no configurations
    [14506.691542] usb 2-1.2: can't read configurations, error -22
    [14506.779122] usb 2-1.2: new high-speed USB device number 42 using ehci-pci
    [14507.079205] usb 2-1.2: device descriptor read/64, error -71
    [14507.297126] usb 2-1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=18d1, idProduct=d001, bcdDevice= 2.28
    [14507.297133] usb 2-1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
    [14507.297137] usb 2-1.2: Product: SAMSUNG_Android
    [14507.297140] usb 2-1.2: Manufacturer: SAMSUNG
    [14507.297143] usb 2-1.2: SerialNumber: halium-initrd
    [14507.301658] rndis_host 2-1.2:1.0 eth0: register 'rndis_host' at usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.2, RNDIS device, 00:00:00:00:00:00
    [14507.362236] rndis_host 2-1.2:1.0 enp0s29u1u2: renamed from eth0
    


  • @zenfunk Looks like now we are kinda stuck with the init. Can you send me again cmdline you used for halium-install?



  • I just found out that I linked the wrong halium-install release, in case you dont want to clone. Please use only this: https://github.com/JBBgameich/halium-install/releases



  • OK, I slept it over and also think that there is something wrong with halium-install.
    I clone the script from git, put all the imagefiles in this folder and run:

    ./halium-install -p ut ubports-touch.rootfs-xenial-armhf.tar.gz system.img
    

    Of course halium-install is not installed system whide that is why I have to use the ./ . I now think that there might be the culprit since your instructions don't use it.
    When I use make, it gives me a script called halium-install-standalone.sh in a local bin folder which cannot be installed (no "make install" available). When I run hte standalone script it exits with an error BTW. I found no instructions about how to install the current halium- install system wide. I am sure chucking the script in /usr/bin won't do it :).

    Your link ( https://github.com/JBBgameich/halium-install/releases) gets me to a page where I don't see any link to download stuff, what am I missing? Edit: found it, it is under Assets.



  • @zenfunk Ok seems standalone is broken a bit 😉 - I will remove the instructions to use it. Note that there is no option to install it systemwide, so its just a convenient way to not use git for cloning.

    So please do only use the git clone method



  • With standalone I don't mean the zipped version. When you do "make" in the cloned folder a script gets creeated that is called halium-install-standalone.sh and that doesn't work.

    With systemwide I meant that you seem to have your halium install script in your $PATH since you don't have a ./ in front of your "halium-install" command (if you have, your instructions are wrong).

    I used the git clone files and they do not work on my setup (see the four last posts).



  • Hello, today I tried to install Ubuntu Touch on my S3 Neo by following your instructions. Sadly I hit a roadblock nearly instantly: My PC does not recognize my device once it enters boot mode (adb reboot bootloader) ADB works just fine, but once I reboot into the bootloader, the device is not recognized anymore. I tried every possible solution I could find on the internet. Here is what I tried:

    • Using different Cables, USB Ports and even PC's

    • Using different installs of ADB

    • Using sudo

    • Adding my device to /udev...(I don't remember the exact location of the file)

    Sorry if this is a very obvious problem, but I don't know anything else to try at this point. If someone could help me or point me in the right direction, I would be very thankful.

    Best Regards,
    Speiburger



  • @Speiburger Hi, what do you see on the device screen in this case, and whats the error output you got on the PC?



  • @Flohack The Device is in it's "Downloading, do not turn off" Mode. The same you can access by holding power and volume down. The PC just says "<waiting for any device>" and does not change untill I kill the program.

    Thanks for your quick response!



  • @Speiburger What is the precise sequence of commands you type in the PC?



  • @Flohack

    • First adb reboot bootloader ; this works with no problems

    • Second fastboot oem unlock ; This causes the problem I described before.

    I am pretty sure it is a driver problem or a problem with my permissions



  • @Flohack Ok, quick question, from my research I concluded that I need heimdall to install the twrp and not fastboot.I also found out that the bootloader of the SIII Neo is probably unlocked from the beginning. Is this information correct? If yes, would it be enough to just flash the twrp via heimdall and continue with the installation?

    Thanks for your quick answers and effort of porting!



  • @Speiburger Ok sorry I confused you:

    • Samsung devices use a totally different bootloader concept
    • Samsung devices are always unlocked
    • I fixed the description: Just flash the recovery with Heimdall (I updated the step there) or follow TWRP description for Samsung on the net


  • @Flohack ok, thanks for your effort! While making extra sure I have the correct files and the correct device, it came to my attention that I have a GT-9301i and not a GT-9300i. So I guess I should not procced with the installation as it would probably brick my device?



  • @Speiburger said in Call for testing: Samsung S3 Neo (s3ve3g) owners:

    GT-9301i

    Oh thats the dual SIM right? This might need some modifications for supporting the 2nd SIM slot, but basically it should work, just go to try it...



  • @Flohack I don't think i've got a second sim slot. Honestly IDK what the difference is, the only thing I know is that it's this model number. Just wanted to make sure I don't brick the system with a wron recovery. BTW, I read that in this thread that this smartphone runs android 5.1? My device never got an update over KitKat...? Strange...


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