The Manjaro ARM project is proud to announce our fifteenth BETA release for the PinePhone running Phosh!
This image is running the 5.14 kernel from Megi, which is designed for the PinePhone.
- Firefox uses a dedicated configuration and plays videos on Youtube pretty well
- Camera app with access to back and front camera, including autofocus
- Auto-Rotate function and manual rotate
- Welcome wizard for easy setup of the device
- We have now a working Torch in the quick-access-menu
- Prime phone functions working, including resume from deep-sleep and free speaking
- Recording of audio works
- Most applications got added to
- Haptic feedback functions are given
- Optimized keyboard layout for terminal
- Maps working with geolocate
- Volume buttons working
- Sensors fully functional
- Easy access to Bluetooth, Wlan, Rotate and Mobile functions via quick settings
- Default branch is
arm-stable. This can be changed by editing
- usage of callaudiod for better audio experience with calls
- This image uses a Crust enabled uboot
- Kernel got updated to 5.14.3. It includes a regression fix for v4l2, which prevented the cameras to be detected by Megapixels
- updated alsa-ucm-pinephone to support 5.14 kernel series
- calls got updated to 41rc1
- adding fixes for stock firmware to modemmanager and libqmi
- added initial MMS support, UI settings to chatty, which are not yet connected to mmsd-tng
- updated pacman to 6.0.1
- properly add PostmarketOS Tweaks to the profile
gnss: properly clean temporary file before downloading assistance datato eg25-manager
- eg25-manager, modemmanager, libqmi got some more fixes to support stock firmware
- Firefox is now at 92.0
- Pipewire got updated to 0.3.35
- libhandy is now at 1.4.0
- manjaro-tweaks-pinephone has workaround for camera breakage removed
- chatty gained more fixes and MMS releated improvements
- contacts got updated to 40.0
- ModemManager is now at 1.18.0 which includes all the needed fixes to improve modem stability on the Pinephone
- Megapixels got updated to 1.3.0
- Siglo was renewed to 0.9.4
- Chatty got updated to 0.4.0 including additional MMS patches
- We are using a mobile version of calculator
- mmsd-tng got updated to 1.2
- pamac got updated to 10.2.0
- pinephone-manjaro-tweaks got pamac adjustments changed
- We added vvmplayer to play your voicemails
- appstream-data got updated by Arch
- eg25-manager got some more gnss fixes
- kwayland got updated to 5.86.0
- regular package updates
A detailed list of package changes can be found here.
- GPS may not work as it should
On first run, mmsd-tng will write a settings file at
$HOME/.mms/modemmanager/mms. Follow the next section on how to set it up for your carrier:
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you change any settings through the file, mmsd-tng MUST BE RESTARTED for the changes to take effect! You can change CarrierMMSC, CarrierMMSProxy, or MMS_APN via dbus and they will take effect right away, but any messages sent to the mmsd-tng queue need to be processed again. The easiest way to do this is to reset mmsd-tng. But it can be done with the dbus proxy call ProcessMessageQueue(). This settings file needs to be changed before mmsd-tng will connect! The settings are as follows: CarrierMMSC Get this from your carrier. Carrier MMSC Format: "http://mms.example.com" CarrierMMSProxy Get this from your carrier. MMS Proxy Format: "proxy.example.com:80", "proxy.example.com", or "NULL" In the example, the proxy hostname is "proxy.example.com" and the proxy port is "80" If you do not set the proxy port (e.g. use "proxy.example.com" ), mmsd will default to port 80. If you do NOT have a proxy, set this to "NULL" DefaultModemNumber If you have multiple modems, this will allow you to only choose which modem to connect to by reading its number. The number MUST be set to E.164 Setting this to NULL means mmsd-tng will connect to the first modem it finds. Unless you have multiple modems (not common), you can leave this set to "NULL" MMS_APN Note that at this point, this plugin can only support one bearer at a time (this works fine for carriers with a combined Internet/MMS APN but will not function with carriers that have two APNS seperating the two) MMS APN Format: "apn.example.com" AutoProcessOnConnection Tell mmsd-tng to automatically send and recieve messages when the modem is connected. This will also allow mmsd-tng to auto send/recieve if the modem is disconnected and reconnects, suspends and unsuspends, etc. AutoProcessOnConnection Options: "true" or "false" AutoProcessSMSWAP Tell mmsd-tng to automatically check and process SMS WAPs. This can be useful if you do not have a chat application that manages MMS or if a higher level chat application does not process SMS WAPs to send to mmsd-tng. AutoProcessSMSWAP Options: "true" or "false"
An example of what you are looking for is here:
CarrierMMSC=http://mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc MMS_APN=fast.t-mobile.com CarrierMMSProxy=NULL
- UI becomes unresponsive after a while.
- Doing a recording may result in noisy audio savings
- Lots of apps are still missing or are 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.
Pinephones Beta Edition are still on stock. Visit the Pine64 Store
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:
We will list our progress to Beta15 here
- Beta15 (2021-09-15) Download
- based on stable branch
- Dev (2021-09-18) Download
- Dev (2021-09-20) Download
- based on unstable branch
- added initial Waydroid support. You may need to run
sudo setup-waydroidand check the Mobian Wiki for some tips. Also running
sudo waydroid shellfollowed by
/system/bin/setprop http://persist.waydroid.no_suspend truemight help to avoid freezes within Waydroid when Android goes to sleep.
- Gnome-Software got updated to 40.4. We are still checking why updating with it is not possible
- Kernel got updated to 5.14.6
- Chatty got some updates