Developers take first steps towards CyanogenMod on Galaxy S6




Developers on the XDA forum have taken the first steps to put running CyanogenMod on a Samsung Galaxy S6 by the graphics driver to get the talks. The bulk of the hardware, such as wifi, sound, sensors and GPS does not work yet.

After the developers a few weeks ago had managed to boot without output to get on screen Android, is now also succeeded in getting the display driver working. In a post on XDA is explained by developer arter97 which previously much work was needed on the gralloc module of Android, which takes on the graphic memory.

A video on YouTube shows the boot screen of CyanogenMod, after which the phone further starts. Outside the graphics driver works very little and the developers still need to work on for instance wifi, bluetooth, audio, sensors and belfunctionaliteit.

Phones equipped with the Exynos socs Samsung are known to be very difficult to compile for firmwares based on Android source code, because Samsung barely documentation and source code release for the hardware. That means developers are dependent on reverse engineering to figure out how the drivers exactly stabbing each.

Chip designer Qualcomm uses a different approach and just gives a lot of support to developers. That is the reason for a popular device like the Galaxy S6 is currently no version of CyanogenMod, while many handsets with Qualcomm SOCs well supported.


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