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 gitlab.com/pine64-org/linux, which is designed for the PinePhone.
- Firefox uses a dedicated configuration and plays videos on Youtube pretty well
- Auto-Rotate function
- Comes with a
- 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
- 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
- Camera not working yet
- Bluetooth not working yet
- 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.
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: