Manjaro ARM 21.10 released!

Manjaro ARM 21.10 released!

We are proud to announce the release of Manjaro ARM 21.10, which is now available via

You can find all our images on!

Manjaro ARM is proud to be the default installation on the Pinebook Pro and the PinePhone from Pine64. We have put in a lot of work to get to this point and we are excited that we have been accepted by the creators of this laptop and phone, as a great OS option.

Pine64 also recently announced that Manjaro ARM with Plasma Mobile is going to be the stock OS on the retail of the new PineNote, which is based on the new rk3566 SoC!

Pine64 announced the PinePhone Pro on the 15th. And yet again, we are honored to be featured as the default OS on the device, which is based on a special engineered rk3399 SoC, called rk3399s. The main difference between the new SoC and the SoC in the Pinebook Pro, is that the new one is better suited for enclosed spaces, like a phone case. We expect to publish our first images soon™.

We are also working on getting great support for the Quartz64, but we will not make it part of these releases, until we have most of the stuff working. Right now the main thing missing is Video Out (VOP2 driver).

But you can find our weekly images on Github and in our Manjaro ARM Flasher.
These images are currently Dev images, based on Unstable branch.

Application for flashing images

We have our own GUI app to make it easy for users to flash a Manjaro ARM image on to an SD card or eMMC card. If you are on Manjaro ARM, simply install manjaro-arm-flasher and launch the app “Manjaro ARM Flasher” from your menu. This will download and flash the image of your choice.

You can also manually run the application (if you are not running Manjaro ARM) by downloading this python script, make it executable with chmod +x manjaro-arm-flasher and then run it with sudo ./manjaro-arm-flasher. It requires python-blkinfo 0.1.3 to be installed, which can be installed with pip install blkinfo.

Introducing Calamares

This release uses Calamares as our new First Time Setup tool. Calamares is a QT based graphical application for setting locale, keyboard layout, User information, timezone and so forth. This also means, that SSH can no longer be used to setup the system on GUI editions.

First Time setup on Minimal edition

This release sports the First Time setup for all Minimal images, also via SSH. This means that at first boot, you will be asked about the following:

  • keyboard layout (except on pinebook, that is fixed to us layout)
  • username
  • additional user groups (optional)
  • full name
  • password for that username
  • password for root
  • timezone
  • locale
  • hostname

Then the setup script will set these settings and reboot to the login screen.



KDE Plasma





All the download links can be found on the website

Torrents are also available!
Because of the new build system, gpg signature is not available yet


  • New packages from upstream and Manjaro ARM.
  • All GUI editions now use Calamares for First Time Setup
  • XFCE 4.16
  • KDE Plasma 5.22
  • Gnome 40.4
  • MATE 1.26
  • Sway 1.6
  • Pacman 6.0

Updating from 21.08:

  • KDE Plasma edition is now using the Bamboo wallpaper and Breath2 2021 Splash screen.

Known issues:

  • No audio cards on Roc-CC.

Tips and Tricks:

Smoothness on Raspberry Pi 3 devices

To get a smoother experience on your Raspberry Pi 3 device, while running the Raspberry Pi 4 image do this:

  • Install xf86-video-fbturbo-git.
  • Edit /boot/config.txt and comment out dtoverlay=vc4-fkms-v3d and max_framebuffers=2.
  • Save the file and reboot.

Supported Devices:


  • Khadas Vim 2 (maintained by @spikerguy)
  • Khadas Vim 3 (maintained by @spikerguy)
  • Odroid C4
  • Odroid HC4 (maintained by @spikerguy)
  • Odroid N2
  • Odroid N2+
  • Pine64-LTS
  • Pine-H64
  • Pinebook
  • Pinebook Pro
  • Raspberry Pi 4 (tested on Model B, Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspberry Pi 400) (maintained by @darksky)
  • Rock64
  • Rock Pi 4B
  • Rock Pi 4C (maintained by @spikerguy)
  • RockPro64

With Manjaro ARM Installer (in addition to the above devices): (Download it here)

  • Khadas Vim 1
  • Khadas Edge-V Pro
  • LibreComputer ROC-RK3328-CC
  • NanoPC T4
  • Odroid C2
  • Pine64+

What about other devices?

While we do make images for a lot of devices, we won’t be making images for all the supported devices. If your desired image for your desired supported device does not exist, please use manjaro-arm-installer to install it to an SD/eMMC card.


Please consider supporting Manjaro ARM directly via Patreon, Ko-Fi or Open Collective.
You can also donate to our upstream, which is Arch Linux ARM.