We are happy to present our eleventh Beta Release of the Manjaro Plasma-Mobile edition for the PinePhone and PinePhone Pro.
This image includes
- Kernel 5.16.11 optimized for the Pinephone
- Frameworks 5.91
- Plasma 5.24.2
- Plasma-Mobile apps, which are bundled as Plamo Gear 22.02
- Maui Apps 2.1.1 and
- Camera app Megapixels 1.4.3 with great improvements in responsiveness
- PulseAudio 15.0
- Appimagelauncher 2.2.0 and
- our Pico-Wizard for easy initial setup at first launch
The new and improved drop-down menu provides Settings, Flashlight, a Screenshot function and more.
With Plamo Gear and the Maui Apps applications for all basic everyday needs are pre-installed.
- Because of an issue with Pico Wizard’s session, you now need to login with PIN
123456before Pico Wizard is shown.
- Text prediction is not working.
- Discover might not want to update packages.
- Many translations are still missing and may even crash some applications.
- Megapixels and camera does not work yet on Pinephone Pro.
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.
The Pinephone Pro is all you love about the PinePhone, except with better specifications. It has a 6-Core RK3399S SoC and 4 GB RAM, which is a huge upgrade compared to the regular Pinephones Allwinner A64 and 2/3 GB of RAM.
More information can be found on the Pine64 PinePhone Pro page.
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 (Pro) should recognize the SD card as a bootable device and boot from it.