Manjaro ARM Alpha2 of Phosh for PinePhone!
The Manjaro ARM project is proud to announce our second ALPHA release for the PinePhone running Phosh with lot of package changes!
This image are running the 5.7 kernel from gitlab.com/pine64-org/linux, which is designed for the PinePhone.
- Auto-Rotate function (deactivated by default)
- Welcome wizard for easy setup of the device
- Prime phone functions working, including resume from deep-sleep and free speaking
- Recording of audio works
- Most applications got added to
- Haptic feedback functions added
- Optimized keyboard layout for terminal
- Geary Mail-Client in mobile version added
- Maps with working GPS
- Volume buttons working
- Sensors fully functional
- Easy access to Bluetooth, Wlan, Rotate and Mobile functions via quick settings
- Default branch is
arm-unstable. This can be changed by editing
- This image uses a Crust enabled uboot.
- Camera worked during development cycle, currently
gnome-usageonly works as root user. Open a terminal, switch to
rootand start it
rotation in landscape might hinder to unlock the device when locked too fast
- it may take longer to wake up from deep-sleep mode when a call is incoming. Most of the time that call will vibrate only.
- UI becomes unresponsive after a while.
- Lots of apps are still missing or is 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: