Manjaro ARM Alpha5 for PinePhone!
The Manjaro ARM project is proud to announce the fourth ALPHA release for the PinePhone!
This image are running the 5.5 kernel from gitlab.com/pine64-org/linux , which is designed for the PinePhone devices.
We strongly suggest flashing this image, instead of updating the Alpha4 image.
Thanks for @Strit for helping me in all this work!
Changes since Alpha4:
- Outgoing and Incoming Audio Call works.
- New SMS app called
spacebear, A re-write of spacebar.
- Added some new apps.
- Angelfish browser is quite smooth and can add webpages to homescreen.
- Updated and more stable Plasma Mobile interface.
- Current Alpha image is using Testing branch.
List of new Apps in Alpha5:
- Buho - Simple Note Taking app.
- Nota - Simple Text editor app.
- Vvave - Audio player app. (Can play youtube Videos in it)
- Qwikaccess - Simple shortcut buttons app by @Librewish
- Peruse - Comic Book reading App.
- Koko - Kde Plasma Image gallery.
Plasma Mobile for PinePhone
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:
- 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)
- Receiving SMS works but not stable, it cannot fetch the first incoming sms after every boot.