Manjaro ARM Alpha4 for PinePhone and PineTab!
The Manjaro ARM project is proud to announce the fourth ALPHA release for the PinePhone and the PineTab!
This image are running the 5.5 kernel from gitlab.com/pine64-org/linux, which is designed for the PinePhone and PineTab devices.
We strongly suggest flashing this image, instead of updating the Alpha3 image.
Thanks for @Spikerguy for putting in all this work!
Changes since Alpha3:
- Phonebook app can now save contacts
- Power button now locks the screen.
- Added Manjaro ARM wallpaper.
- Added a couple of new apps.
- Favorites bar now shows.
- Brightness control now works.
- New Plasma Mobile interface.
- The Alpha images are now using Unstable branch.
- New 2 partition layout with extlinux.conf file.
- Password changed for default user to
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.
The PINETAB is similar in both form, function and underlying ARM64 architecture to the original 11.6″ PINEBOOK. It is powered by the same Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53 64-Bit Processor used in our popular PINE A64 Single Board Computer. The optional keyboard and trackpad – which doubles-up as a screen cover – effectively converts the PineTab into a petite on-the-go laptop with a touch screen functionality. It runs numerous mainline Linux distributions as well as *BSDs and Android.
As a new open source platform, the PineTab development is an ongoing process and represents a great opportunity to get involved with computing on a different level, to customise and personalise the portable computer experience, to understand what is going on beneath the surface.
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/PineTab should recognize the SD card as a bootable device and boot from it.
The premade users are:
- Phone app works, but not calls.
- Power savings is not optimized, but better than alpha3.
- Can't control Bluetooth from Settings, but can be controlled with a widget!
- Screen rotation does not work. (but will soon)
- Some scaling is still not right on the PineTab.