Features & Usability
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Q: What does this port need to get better?
A: Complete the following features:
Automated Usability (beta)
The device has basic data capabilities and can connect to mobile networks (as applicable), but currently offers minimal features, and some of the smart functionalities might not work yet. It can be a very nice second device.
Community strength (beta)
- Manual brightness
- Carrier info, signal strength
- Data connection
- Incoming, outgoing calls
- MMS in, out
- PIN unlock
- SMS in, out
- Change audio routings
- Voice in calls
- Volume control in calls
- 24+ hours battery lifetime
- 7+ days stability
- Boot into UI
- Hardware video playback
- Anbox patches (deprecated)
- AppArmor patches
- Battery percentage
- Offline charging
- Online charging
- Recovery image
- Reset to factory defaults
- RTC time
- SD card storage
- Shutdown / Reboot
- Wireless External monitor
Confirmed, depending on the maintenance
If there is a link here, follow it to learn more' '
Working to some extent but with issues
Issue is not specific to this device
Subject to port development
The issues listed below are present in most or all of the devices depending on the technology they are built on.
Activation and deactivation of wifi hotspot may be inconsistent with the user interface.
All devices on Xenial
Calling over VoLTE is not supported, please check that this is not a requirement in your country.
Halium and Legacy ports
Devices may take longer than usual to get the first GPS fix because of missing Assisted GPS support.
The device hardware does not support these features, if you need them, please consider a different device.
- Notification LED
- Dual SIM functionality
- Wireless charging
- Fingerprint reader
- Double touch to wake
|CPU||Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7|
|Chipset||Samsung Exynos 3 Quad 3475|
|Android Version||Android 5, officially upgradeable to 6|
|Battery||2050 mAh, replaceable|
|Rear Camera||5 MP|
|Front Camera||2 MP|
|Dimensions||5.22" x 2.73" x 0.35"|
|Release date||Febuary 1st, 2016|
Thank you to the following contributors who worked on the unofficial LineageOS version this Ubuntu Touch port is based off of
Thanks also to everyone who has contributions on Exynos3475 Nougat.
Special thanks to
and all of the 5433/7580 AOSP developers/contributors.
You must include this contributor list in any projects created from these sources.
Report an Issue for
Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016)
Did the maintainer say that feature ‘works’ but you know from doing it that
it really doesn’t?
Start by searching the device issue , if you found it, hopefully the porter is on it. 'Subscribe' to the issue in case it get solved.
Couldn't find it?
Uh-oh… Well it is time to let the porter and everyone else know about the fail and send the tech magic back to the workshop for a makeover.
1. Read 'Bug Reporting' section in UBports docs on 'How to report a bug'.
2. Then (this time), head to the device repository and submit it, so the porter knows about it.