The Manjaro ARM project is proud to announce our thirtythird BETA release for the PinePhone running Phosh!
Those images run the 6.3 kernel from Megi.
- 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 (Pinephone only)
- Kernel got updated to 6.3.5
- fixed regression in Pinephone power consumption during sleep (touchscreen was not disabled properly, consuming a lot of power)
- added DRAM reclocking support to Pinephone Pro (needs Rockchip TPL/TF-A which is provided by uboot-pinephonepro-rockchip)
- updated uboot for PinePhonePro to 2023.07-rc2 from megi-branch
Gnome Shell and Mutter got updated to 44 series
- most applications are now ported to GTK4
alsa-ucm-conf 1.2.9 included a broken PP UCM config.
- We are using the working from Mobian still
Firefox is renewed to 113.0.1
- mobile-config-firefox might not work with it in portrait mode. remove the package.
- Megapixels now supports newer kernels and got updated to 1.6.1
- Python got updated to 3.11
- Systemd is now at 253.4
- Phoc got updated to 0.28.0
- Phosh and Phosh-Mobile-Settings got updated to latest git-master commits to match phoc
- Gnome-Control-Center is at 43.6
- Phosh got updated to 0.28.0
- Phosh-Mobile-Settings got renewed to 0.28.0
A detailed list of package changes can be found here.
- GPS may not work as it should
- xdg-desktop-portal-gnome gets installed as a dependency when you updated from Beta32. Remove it as applications may start slower than needed.
- During a Call the Mic can’t be muted on Pinephone and PinephonePro
- 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 Beta34 here
- Beta33 (2023-06-07) Download
- based on stable branch