Manjaro ARM Developer-Release with Plasma-Mobile (PinePhone)

Manjaro ARM Developer-Edition of Plasma-Mobile for PinePhone!

The Manjaro ARM project is proud to announce another developer release for the PinePhone running Plasma-Mobile!

This image are running the 5.7 kernel from, which is designed for the PinePhone.


  • Firefox uses a dedicated configuration and plays videos on Youtube pretty well
  • Auto-Rotate function
  • Comes with a flashlight application
  • Prime phone functions working, including resume from deep-sleep and free speaking
  • Volume buttons working
  • Sensors fully functional
  • Default branch is arm-unstable. This can be changed by editing /etc/pacman-mirrors.conf
  • This image uses a Crust enabled uboot

Changes since Alpha5

  • Updated kernel to 5.7.19
  • Updated uboot-firmware to 2020.09-1 (incl. support for 3GB version)
  • Updated Plasma to 5.20-beta
  • Updated Frameworks to 5.75
  • Updated Qt to 5.15.1
  • Latest Xorg-Server
  • Uses Maliit-Keyboard now

Currently broken:

  • Camera not working yet
  • Bluetooth not working yet

Known issues

  • 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.


Device Phosh
PinePhone Dev-200919

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.


You can now pre-order the Manjaro CE Edition and the Manjaro CE Convergence Package of the Pinephone!

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:
User: manjaro
Password: 123456

User: root
password: root


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

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Is anbox working on this image ?

Incoming calls: Works as expected if the phone is on and unlocked

Phone sleeps: Display goes bright and lockscreen appears. No more action. Phone calls cannot be received if phone is in lockscreen state

no its not, i tried to install it myself unsuccesfully. I tried a lot of thing to make anbox work but i give up.

I managed to get it working!!!

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Same problem like in Lomiri:

Test default route in all possible variants with mobile data on/off wifi on/off and all combinations:

Default route and internet traffic go always via mobile connection :frowning:

The display is blank after boot on this one. If i rotate the screen a few times I can see a small portion of the display, but not enough to unlock the device.

Wow - great !
Any android apps working ?

Any short howto maybe ? :slight_smile:

You can follow the theread i posted on the pinephone formus:

Thanks for sharing paju! :slight_smile: How does Anbox perform on this release? In my personal experience the Plasma Mobile release is the least responsive when compared to the Phosh and Lomiri releases. I can imagine this impacts Anbox performance as well.

I havent had time to toy with it too much, it seems performance wise its about the same than in phosh i dont see any difference. Keyboard input is broken like in phosh so you have to install simple keyboard from f-droid. Unlike in phosh the apps dont get covered by the top or bottom bars so in that regard is better.

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Hi, with a new update to plasma-mobile just released (Plasma Mobile)
there are mentions of other plasma apps like kclock and kweather. These don’t seem to be available in the repository or by default unless I have missed something?

What is the best way to install these currently?

Also, will they and perhaps more of the plasma-mobile packages be bundled with the install image in future releases? After all apps like clock (for alarm-functionality) should come installed by default.

Thank you for having a plasma version of Manjaro for Pinephone, Plasma seems quite neglected among all the other distributions who only seem to focus on phosh. Good way for Manjaro to differentiate itself.

The latest image 201029 doesnt boot for me on the 3g pinephone from sdcard…

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Any news on when the new plasma 5.20.1 will be available in a alpha or beta build?
I cant use any phone without kde connect!

For the Phone we will ship with 5.21-dev of Plasma, as 5.20 series is too old.

Any plans of releasing a new Plasma Mobile Alpha soon or of upcoming, breaking changes? I am going to demo Plasma Mobile with Convergence on video next week, that’s why I am asking.

This month the Plasma-mobile team has published a new post with what has been updated in Plasma-mobile: Plasma Mobile update: October 2020 | Plasma Mobile

There are many new fixes and updates but more importantly they have released many plasma-mobile apps like Kclock and Kweather which are not in the repository currently. Some of the apps, like Kweather have desktop modes so adding them to the Manjaro repository should be a good thing to support a full Plasma desktop experience.

Is Manjaro only focusing on Phosh?
Is there any news on when the Plasma apps will be added and a new alpha/beta version is released?

We are closely working with the Plasma-Mobile team. Latest images can be found here.