PinePhone Pro Software Releases

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This page contains a list of all available releases and tools for the PinePhone Pro.

Software releases

Arch Linux ARM

(Unofficial) Arch Linux ARM with choice of Phosh UI, Plasma Mobile, sxmo or barebones. Currently being maintained by the DanctNIX community (GitHub: danctnix, dreemurrs-embedded).

Download

Get both stable and test builds at GitHub releases.

Default credentials
Default user alarm/123456
root (barebone only) root/root

Notes

The GitHub page can be found here: dreemurrs-embedded/Pine64-Arch

A re-image of the above Arch image providing a Btrfs root partitioning has been made by user kaida.


Gentoo

There are unofficial Gentoo overlays with ebuilds for the PinePhone Pro. There are no images - the image must be built manually, including picking the kernel, bootloader and the desired desktop environment. The ARM64 version of Gentoo has to be selected. The PinePhone Pro will not boot with P-Boot but will boot with U-Boot, there is an ebuild for it.

Download

The overlay can be found under https://github.com/stealthgun/gjdwebserver-overlay

Notes

See https://stealthgun.tweakblogs.net/blog/19830/gentoo-on-a-pinephone-pro for the documentation.

Note: Please consider cross-compiling the software on the computer. Long compilation times and heat production can lead to a reduced lifespan of the phone.

LuneOS

LuneOS is one of the original multi-tasking OS-es that runs on Linux. Based on HP/Palm's webOS, merged with latest technology stack from LG called webOS OSE (a derivative of what LG uses on their Smart TV's), software such as Qt5 and makes use of the Yocto build system.

Download

Default credentials
Default user root

Notes

In order to connect to the device using SSH/SCP via WiFi: You can simply connect via SSH/SCP via WiFi using the PinePhonePro's IP address on port 22.


Manjaro ARM

Manjaro is a user-friendly Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch operating system with the Plasma Mobile and Phosh desktop environment.

Download

Default credentials
Default user manjaro/123456
root root/root

Mobian

An unofficial Debian build for ARM64 running with Phosh (developed by Purism, uses Wayland instead of Xorg). The base system is pure Debian, with only the GUI applications and a few others (ModemManager, WiFi chip firmware) being built from modified sources (as well as the kernel and u-boot). Current version is Debian Bookworm.

Download

Images

Note: Tow-Boot required to be able to boot the images, see here!
Default credentials
Default user mobian/1234

Notes

The development is work in progress. See pinephonepro-support for further information. The Mobian wiki can be found here.

In order to connect to the device using SSH/SCP via WiFi, you need to install SSH on the device. You can do this by executing the following in a shell: "sudo apt-get install ssh", afterwards you can connect via SSH/SCP via WiFi using the PinePhonePro's IP address on port 22.


Nemo Mobile

Nemo Mobile is the open source build of Sailfish OS with a open source UI called Glacier, based on Manjaro.

Download

Image

Default credentials
Default user manjaro/123456
root root/root

Notes

The website of the Nemo Mobile UX Team can be found here. Please report bugs regarding the Nemo Mobile UI as GitHub issue.


NixOS

NixOS is a Linux distribution built on top of the Nix package manager using declarative configuration to allow reliable system upgrades.

Download

Not available yet.

Notes

WIP. See https://github.com/NixOS/mobile-nixos/issues/440


postmarketOS

postmarketOS extends Alpine Linux to run on smartphones and other mobile devices. It offers various user interfaces (Phosh, Plasma Mobile, Sxmo, Plasma Desktop, Gnome 3, Kodi, XFCE4, ...).

Download

Official images for the PinePhone Pro will be available once it is in the "community" category of devices. Until then, build your own image with pmbootstrap.

Notes

See the pine64-pinephonepro page of the postmarketOS wiki for details.


Various DPA Images

Multiple versions of unofficial images of various Debian-based distributions by the user DPA. They also contain some of DPA's own software.

Download

The latest successful image builds can be found here: https://repo.dpa.li/apt/dpa-image-builder/images/?board=pinephone-pro

Notes

Most of these images are still in development / incomplete and DPA doesn't have time to test them all, but they can still be useful as a starting point to get distributions running for which no other images have been created yet. DPA made these images because they wanted to run their favorite distribution, Devuan, on their phone.

The build scripts can be found in various places: GitLab, my server, GitHub

In theory, these build scripts can create images for any Debian-based distribution which supports ARM64 and can be bootstrapped using debootstrap.


Tools

Factory releases