This image uses kernel 5.12.8 optimized for the Pinephone (megi), Frameworks 5.82 and Plasma 5.21.5.
Pipewire is now being used for improved audio latency.
Our Pico Setup Wizard offers easy configuration of User details, Timezone, Language and Network at initial boot.
Plasma Mobile development was again very active and is now calling their group of core applications PlaMo Gear.
Of course latest versions 1.2.2 of the Maui Apps are also included aswell as version 1.0.1 of camera-app Megapixels.
AppImageLauncher, Youtube-DL and a selection of wallpapers are now also preinstalled.
- The kernel currently used for the Pinephone allows charging of the battery only to about 80% capacity as a security measure to prevent overheating. However, battery life in general has been improved.
- Automatic switching of audio-output when plugging headphones now works more or less reliably, still not 100%.
- You my still encounter some modem and keyboard instabilities.
- Text preditcion currently is only available for English.
Nightly builds with latest git-packages can be found here:
Download Pinephone PlaMo Nightly
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 Pre-Orders start on the 24th of March! Don’t miss it !!! 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.