Manjaro developers announced the release of a new version of Manjaro ARM Beta with Phosh for PinePhone. This image is running the 5.11 kernel from Megi 1, 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 Beta6
- phosh is now at 0.9 5 series
- update calls to 0.3.1 2
- chatty got more fixes
- more fixes to modemmanager, networkmanager and eg25-manager to stabilize the modem even more
- pipewire is now at 0.3.23 1
- fixed Headphone/set jack detection
- screen fades to black for 5s before it turns it off on proximity. It won’t lock the phone, only on set timeout!
- firefox is at 89.0.1
- some fixes for gnome-contacts and gnome-control-center
- regular upstream updates
A detailed list of package changes can be found here 3.
- 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.
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: