Manjaro ARM Beta8 of Phosh for PinePhone!
The Manjaro ARM project is proud to announce our eight BETA release for the PinePhone running Phosh!
This image is running the 5.11 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 we had to remove
- 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 with working GPS
- 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
Changes since Beta7
- phosh is now at 0.10.0 series
- update calls to 0.3.1
- chatty is now at 0.3.0 Beta
- megapixels is at 0.16.0 and mesa got updated to 21.0.1
- more fixes to eg25-manager to stabilize the modem even more
- Systemd is at 248
- Bluez is at 5.57
- we did a rebuild of Anbox to make it work again
- uboot got renewed to enhance battery life
- regular upstream updates and most of our Gnome Apps got updated to 40 series
A detailed list of package changes can be found here.
- Mic-Mute function in calls not working
- GPS may not work as it should
- Megapixels might not show your back camera unless you had switched cameras once
- it may take longer to wake up from deep-sleep mode when a call is incoming. Most of the time that call will vibrate only.
- UI becomes unresponsive after a while.
- 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 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.
The premade users are:
We will list our progress to Beta9 here
- Beta8 (2021-04-13) Download
- based on stable branch
- Dev (2021-04-30) Download
- based on unstable branch
- more Gnome 40 updates including Shell 40 and Mutter 40
- fixes to atinout
- updates to callaudiod, calls, chatty, phosh
- more fixes to eg25-manager
- feedbackd supports more fine theme adjustments
- pipewire updates
- mesa updated to 21.0.3
- Pamac 10.1 is now mobile ready
- we switched to Qt5 with KDE patches
- uboot got updated to support 5.12 kernel
- we use now 5.12 kernel series with patches by Megi. This extends also battery-life once again
- Dev (2021-05-04) Download - StarWars Edition