MSI Primo73L

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MSI Primo73L
Manufacturer MSI
Dimensions 196mm x 121mm x 9.5mm
Release Date 2013
Website No longer available
SoC A23 @ 1Ghz
DRAM 512MiB DDR3 @ 552MHz
Power DC 5V @ 3A, 3000mAh 3.7V Li-Ion battery
LCD 1024x600 (7" 16:9)
Touchscreen X-finger capacitive (Silead GSLx680)
Audio 3.5mm headphone plug, internal speaker, internal microphone
Network WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (Realtek RTL8188ETV - 0bda:0179)
Storage µSD
Camera GC0308 0.3MP (640x480) front, GC2035 2.0MP (1600x1200) rear
Other Accelerometer (Sensortek STK8312)
Headers Internal UART, JTAG; unidentified test points

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This is a brand name tablet from a reputable hardware vendor, so no problems with identification are expected. The tablet has a sturdy metal back cover and the overall build quality is good. The design is almost the same as MSI Primo73, but missing the mini-HDMI port.


On the back of the device, the msi logo is printed in the center of the cover. The following is printed on a label:

PRIMO 73L-xxxxx

with xxxxx likely being region specific.

The PCB has the following silkscreened on it:


In android, under Settings->About Tablet, you will find:

  • Model Number: Primo73L
  • Build Number: Primo73L-user 4.2.2 JDQ39 20140220 release-keys

Sunxi support

Current status

There is currently no support for this device.


Mainline U-Boot

Use the MANUFACTURER_DEVICE build target.

Linux Kernel

Mainline kernel

Use the FAMILY-CHIP-DEVICE.dtb device-tree binary.

Tips, Tricks, Caveats

FEL mode

The something button triggers FEL mode.

Device specific topic

If there are no further device specific topics to add, remove these sections.


Adding a serial port (voids warranty)


This section explains how to attach a serial port to the device. Make sure it refers to our UART howto. For a development board, you can just mention how to find the header with the pins and include a picture, and you can remove the warranty voiding warning.

Device disassembly

Remove the two screws from the top of the device, on either side of the I/O ports. Then use a small plastic tool to pry the back cover off of the LCD screen. Insert the tool between the black bezel and grey aluminum back cover. Slowly repeat the process around the circumference of the device.

Locating the UART

Describe how to find the RX,TX,GND signals here, and mention the UART howto.


Take some pictures of your device, upload them, and add them here. DO NOT UPLOAD PICTURES WHICH YOU PLUCKED OFF THE INTERNET.

See also

See MSI Primo73 for the similar looking device.