Manjaro ARM Beta 13 with Plasma Mobile (PinePhone / PinePhone Pro)

We are happy to present our 13th Beta Release of the Manjaro Plasma-Mobile edition for the PinePhone and PinePhone Pro.

This image includes

  • Kernel 6.0.3 optimized for the Pinephone
  • Frameworks 5.99
  • Plasma 5.26.2
  • Plasma-Mobile apps, which are bundled as Plamo Gear 22.09
  • Maui Apps 2.2.0 and
  • Camera app Megapixels 1.5.2
  • PulseAudio 16.1
  • Appimagelauncher 2.2.0 and
  • our Pico-Wizard for easy initial setup at first launch

The new homescreen layout brings a unique user experience based on favories.
With Plamo Gear and the Maui Apps applications for all basic everyday needs are pre-installed.

Known issues:

  • Text prediction for non-English languages is not working.
  • Discover might not want to update packages.
  • Many translations are still missing.
  • Suspend seems to be breaking the lockscreen, requiring a reboot.


Can be downloaded on our website at or with the links below:

Device PlaMo
PinePhone (Pro) Beta 13
PinePhone (Pro) Development

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.

PinePhone Pro:
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.


Pinephone Beta Edition are currently in stock in the main Pine64 Store. Order yours at the Pine64 Store.
Pinephone Pro Explorer Edition are currently in stock in both the Pine64 main store and the EU store. Order yours at Main or EU.

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.


Please consider supporting Manjaro ARM directly via Patreon, Ko-Fi or Open Collective.
You can also donate to our upstream, which is Arch Linux ARM.


If you face issues with this editon, please open a new issue on our bug-tracker


This seems to work very much better than the previous plasma releases in general, it continues to automatically activate mobile data after login while the phosh version lost that capability somewhere around beta15.

This does not crash in applications like settings or any others like the previous release.

But it reliably crashes the whole plasma desktop when you often press the third button that puts the phone to sleep/takes camera pictures. First it shows the standard message of how to restart it by going to console. After pressing the button again, it just freezes at the boot message (dmesg) terminal output.

edit: i wonder how such a blatant and fatal bug that can be reliably triggered by pressing a button made it into the release?

steps to reproduce: boot the OS, put in SIM PIN, repeatedly press the camera button. See GUI crash.

Could this be related to this:
Run any OS with Pinephone
Open Megapixels
Crash happens and only way out is to force shutdown and boot again :smiley:

“automatically activate mobile data after login while the phosh version lost that capability somewhere around beta15.”
It should work on Phosh also but after suspend (or reboot) Phosh will activate APN which is selected trough System Settings. No idea why. And on fresh install it requires one reboot before it remembers it correctly and you have to set up it again after reboot (and sometimes even two reboots - mobile data is kind of wild west)

Regarding your username (Finland?), I think you have a separate apn for mms and data - if you are interested please see:

It worked fine previously, around the beta i mentioned. Ever since then i need to either go to settings and turn off and on mobile data to get it working after boot, or let the phone go to deep sleep. Upon resuming from sleep mobile data gets activated correctly. Plasma mobile has worked flawlessly with mobile data since moving from ofono to modemmanager.

I don’t use MMS.