Manjaro ARM Alpha1 of Lomiri for PinePhone!
The Manjaro ARM project is together with UBPorts Foundation proud to announce our first ALPHA release for the PinePhone running Lomiri!
This image are running the 5.7 kernel from gitlab.com/pine64-org/linux, which is designed for the PinePhone.
- We ported Lomiri and most of is apps over to Manjaro
- Morph-Browser is using GPU acceleration
- We added an initial setup wizard
- Initial work on call and SMS functions are done
- You have following apps: Calculator, Clock, Contacts, Document Viewer, File Manager, Gallery, Messaging, Morhp Browser, Music, Phone, System Settings and Terminal
- This image uses a Crust enabled uboot
- Calls are highly unstable (Issue)
- Messaging might not work properly (see Issues)
- No vibartion functions yet
- No camera function yet
- No auto-brightness yet
- No volume buttons and volume control (Issue)
- There is a font gap between $ and cursor within terminal-app
- UI may become unresponsive after a while or show glitches.
- Lots of apps are still missing or are not mobile friendly yet.
About the device:
Perhaps you’re in a line of work where security is a must, or a hard-core Linux enthusiast, or perhaps you’ve just got enough of Android and iOS and you’re ready for something else – the PinePhone may be the next Phone for you. Powered by the same Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53 64-Bit SOC used in our popular PINE A64 Single Board Computer, the PinePhone runs mainline Linux as well as anything else you’ll get it to run.
The purpose of the PinePhone isn’t only to deliver a functioning Linux phone to end-users, but also to actively create a market for such a device, as well as to support existing and well established Linux-on-Phone projects. All major Linux Phone-oriented projects, as well as other FOSS OS’, are represented on the PinePhone and developers work together on our platform to bring support this this community driven device.
How to install:
Download the image/xz file from the download location. Verify that the download completed successfully.
After that, install Etcher (
sudo pacman -S etcher if on Manjaro) and burn the to an SD card (8 GB or larger).
The PinePhone should recognize the SD card as a bootable device and boot from it.
The premade users are: