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This page contains a list of all available operating systems for the [[PinePhone]], as well as links to other resources.


This page is intended to help you install a software release on your [[PinePhone]]. It also provides details about all available releases as well as links to further resources.
{{Info|Some releases may not have a good setup for the backlight at low brightness. If configured too low, the backlight shuts down completely, but the screen is still displayed and usable in bright front-light.}}


= General instructions =
See [[PinePhone Installation Instructions]] on how to install the operating systems. Please see [[PinePhone Updating Instructions]] for how to update the phone.


Releases are first installed to a Micro SD card. Choose a card with fast I/O (of small files) for the best performance. See [[#Other Resources]] for performance tests of various SD cards.
== Software Releases ==


This section has generic installation instructions. Please see the [[#Software Releases]] section for specific installation instructions for each distribution.
=== Arch Linux ARM ===
[[File:Archlinux-logo.png|right|100px]]


== Boot priority ==
(Unofficial) Arch Linux ARM with choice of Phosh UI, Plasma Mobile, sxmo or barebones.
Currently being maintained by the [https://danctnix.org/ DanctNIX] community (GitHub: [https://github.com/DanctNIX/danctnix danctnix], [https://github.com/dreemurrs-embedded dreemurrs-embedded]).


The default PinePhone boot priority is first the SD card and then the eMMC so inserting your own SD card with your preferred release will result in the phone booting your image.
==== Download ====


== Preparation of SD card ==
Get both stable and test builds at [https://github.com/dreemurrs-embedded/Pine64-Arch/releases GitHub releases].
# Download your chosen image from the options below
# Extract the compressed file
# Write the image to your SD card
# Plug SD card into phone
# Boot phone
If you need step-by-step instructions for writing an image to an SD card, check [[NOOB#Step-by-Step_Instructions_to_Flashing_MicroSD_Cards]] then return to this page.


USING BMAPTOOL
{| class="wikitable"
Download the .img.xz and the .img.bmap files.
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
Run $ bmaptool copy --bmap image.bmap image.xz /dev/sdX
|-
This takes 2.5mins to flash a 4Gb file.
! Default user
| <code>alarm/123456</code>
|-
! root (barebone only)
| <code>root/root</code>
|}


== Installation to eMMC (Optional) ==
==== Notes ====


=== Method Using Factory Installed Tools ===
* There are archmobile chat rooms on Matrix ([https://matrix.to/#/#archmobile:kde.org #archmobile:kde.org]) and Telegram ([https://t.me/archmobile @archmobile]).
* Feel free to send us [https://github.com/dreemurrs-embedded/Pine64-Arch/pulls pull requests] and reports [https://github.com/dreemurrs-embedded/Pine64-Arch/issues issues] on [https://github.com/dreemurrs-embedded/Pine64-Arch GitHub].
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The initial OS you get with your phone has the option to flash an image on SD card to eMMC.
=== ExpidusOS ===


# Copy (not flash) the image file to a formatted SD card.
A fork of [https://voidlinux.org Void Linux] with a custom fork of XFCE called [https://github.com/ExpidusOS/genesis Gensis] as the default desktop environment, developed by [https://midstall.com/ Midstall Software].
# Insert SD card into powered-off phone.
# Turn on phone and select option to install to eMMC.


=== Safe & Easy Method ===
* [https://expidusos.com ExpidusOS official website]
* [https://wiki.expidusos.com/index.php/Main_Page ExpidusOS Wiki]
* [https://discord.gg/GVfBF2w Midstall Software Discord server]
* GitHub: [https://github.com/ExpidusOS ExpidusOS]


[https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=9444 Jumpdrive thread]
==== Download ====


# download and extract [https://github.com/dreemurrs-embedded/Jumpdrive/releases the Jumpdrive image]
Check the [https://expidusos.com/download download page] for that latest version, or the [https://build.expidusos.com/ image file list] for all versions, look for the filename that starts with "pinephone".
# flash the Jumpdrive image to a SD card
# boot from the SD card
# connect the PinePhone to your computer using USB-A -> USB-C cable.
# flash the exposed (mounted) PinePhone drive with a chosen OS image as you'd flash any SD card, and resize partitions (optional, see below)
# disconnect the PinePhone from your PC, power it down and remove the Jumpdrive SD card
# boot into your OS of choice on eMMC


The Jumpdrive image is smaller than 50MB. You can keep an SD card specifically for using Jumpdrive, and there are 64MB micro SD cards sold cheaply that will suffice.
{| class="wikitable"
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! Default user
| <code>expidus/expidus</code>
|}


=== Safe With No Extra Tools, But Slower ===
==== Notes ====


# Prepare a formatted SD card, flash desired OS to the SD card, and (optionally) resize the partition (see below)
What works, what does not work:
# Insert SD card and boot the phone
# Open terminal and <code>git clone [url]</code> your desired project OR: Open web browser and download the desired OS image file.
# Build the OS (Optional)
# Flash the resulting image file you got by downloading or by building, to eMMC, using <code>dd if=/dev/mmcblkX of=/dev/mmcblkY bs=1M</code> where X is the number label of the SD card, and Y is the number label of the eMMC. Use the command ''lsblk'' to check your devices: typically with the current kernel the SD card is /dev/mmcblk0 and the eMMC is /dev/mmcblk2 but as always with ''dd'' be extremely cautious to get the devices correct. Then, resize partition to fill up entire disk (see below).
# Turn off phone, remove SD card. Turn on phone.


=== Risky Method ===
* The ExpidusOS Wiki has a page detailing [https://wiki.expidusos.com/index.php/Device:PinePhone supported features].


Warning: This copies a mounted filesystem, which can lead to instability, erratic behavior, and data corruption. Do not use long term.
How to contribute and report defects:


# Prepare a new SD card, flash desired OS to the SD card
* Join the [https://discord.gg/GVfBF2w Discord server] or corresponding repo at GitHub ([https://github.com/orgs/ExpidusOS/repositories repo list]).
# Boot the phone with your new SD card image
# Within the booted OS, flash/clone the running OS to eMMC, e.g. using dd. It will take about 15 minutes (depending on the speed of your card), and in the end it may show an error about not enough space - just ignore it.
# Turn off phone, take out SD card, and try booting the phone which should load up the new OS from eMMC.
# Open terminal and resize partition to fill up entire disk (see below).


== Resize partition to fit disk space ==
----


Once you've flashed the OS to your SD card or eMMC storage, you may also need to expand the partition to fill all the available space.
=== Fedora ===
[[File:Fedora-logo.png|right|100px]]


=== Resize SD card's partition using computer ===
An (unofficial) vanilla Fedora rawhide build for aarch64 with megi's kernel and [https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/njha/mobile/packages/ some additional packages] to tie it all together.
It aims to eventually be an upstream part of the Fedora project, rather than a phone-specific distribution.


For SD cards, insert the SD card and resize the partitions through the computer. For eMMC, insert the phone cable and use Jumpdrive to access the eMMC directly, and resize the partition after flashing the image.
* Forum discussion: [https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=9347 Fedora + Phosh for PinePhone]
* GitHub: [https://github.com/nikhiljha/pp-fedora-sdsetup nikhiljha/pp-fedora-sdsetup]


Using Growpart:
==== Download ====


growpart /dev/sdX 1
* [https://github.com/nikhiljha/pp-fedora-sdsetup/releases Flashable images]
resize2fs /dev/sdX 1
* [https://github.com/nikhiljha/pp-fedora-sdsetup          Build scripts]
* [https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/njha/mobile/   Packages (Fedora COPR)]


Locate growpart (<code>apt-cache search growpart</code> and install the package in the search results) and run:
There is also an FTP server with images build every night @ ftp://pine.warpspeed.dk/nightly/pinephone/ (Mount this with something like Nautilus)
growpart /dev/mmcblkX Y
resize2fs /dev/mmcblkXpY
where X is the storage device and Y is the partition number (viewable from lsblk).


If you get any errors about missing or unknown commands, use apt-cache search to find and install the needed software. Also don't forget to use sudo.
{| class="wikitable"
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! GitHub images
| <code>pine/123456</code>
|-
! Nightly images (via FTP)
| <code>pine/1111</code>
|}


Using Parted:
==== Notes ====


Parted's interactive mode and resize work well together. Do this before you put your SD card into the PinePhone for the first time for best results.
WiFi, Bluetooth, SMS, Data, Calls all work! There are still a few bugs though, and [https://xnux.eu/devices/pine64-pinephone.html#toc-feature-driver-support-matrix some features don't have driver support yet] on any PinePhone distribution.


sudo parted /dev/<your_sd_card_device>
Please send your bug reports to [https://github.com/nikhiljha/pp-fedora-sdsetup/issues the project's issue tracker]. Be sure to include logs if applicable! Send us pull requests on [https://github.com/nikhiljha/pp-fedora-sdsetup/pulls Github].
(parted) resizepart 2 100%
(parted) quit
sudo resize /dev/<the_second_sd_card_PARTITION>


=== Resize from within PinePhone: ===
----


eMMC: you would need to resize the partition on eMMC (flashed with the operating system) by booting another image from the SD card: that way, the eMMC will be unmounted. It is '''not recommended''' to resize eMMC while booted from eMMC! Resizing a currently mounted partition can have weird results.  
=== Gentoo ===
[[File:GentooLogo.png|right|100px]]


SD card: It is generally not possible to boot from eMMC to partition the unmounted SD card, because of the boot order -- you would have to write the image to the empty SD card first, then resize partition, all without rebooting. It is also '''not recommended''' to resize the SD card while booted from SD card! Resizing a currently mounted partition can have weird results.
There are unofficial Gentoo overlays with ebuilds for the PinePhone. 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.


== Reuse SD card for data storage on system booting from eMMC==
==== Download ====
Once you have installed your release of choice to eMMC, you may wish to use an SD card for data storage. If you choose to re-use a card you have previously used to boot from, you will find your phone will not boot if you just reformat the card and insert it. This is because the Allwinner firmware in the PinePhone uses some (normally) unused space at the front of the SD card to store boot software, which you need to clear.


This can be done as follows on any linux system:
Overlay locations:
lsblk
to check the device of your SD card – as an example lets assume it is /dev/mmcblk0
then
sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/mmcblk0 bs=8k seek=1 count=4
will clear the relevant sectors of your card.


== Backlight ==
* https://gitlab.com/bingch/gentoo-overlay
Some releases may not have a good setup for the backlight at low brightness. If configured too low the backlight shuts down completely, but the screen is still displayed and usable in bright front-light.
* https://github.com/stealthgun/gjdwebserver-overlay


Sailfish is one OS that initially uses automatic backlight control and the default setting makes the screen appear blank. When shining a bright light on the screen, you can still navigate the screen (and maybe the screen switches on temporarily due to the light sensor). This will make it possible for you to disable auto brightness in Settings, Display.
==== Notes ====


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The documentation can be found here:


= Software Releases =
* https://stealthgun.tweakblogs.net/blog/19336/gentoo-on-a-pinephone
This is a list of OSs that specifically support the PinePhone, but as support is included in Mainline Linux, in principle any ARM Linux OS can be used. From Linux kernel V5.7 most drivers are included.
* https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/User:Dr41nU/PinePhone
* https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/PinePhone (incomplete)


== postmarketOS ==
{{Info|Please consider cross-compiling the software on the computer. Long compilation times and heat production can lead to a reduced lifespan of the phone.}}
http://files.pine64.org/sw/pine64_installer/json/postmarketos.png


postmarketOS is a preconfigured version of [https://www.alpinelinux.org/ Alpine Linux] for mobile devices that offers a choice of several desktop environments including Plasma Mobile and phosh.
----


* ''' Download location '''
=== GloDroid ===
Rather than downloading a demo image, postmarketOS [https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/Installation_guide recommends the use of their script], pmbootstrap, that can tailor build your SD card for you. See for example [https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=8285 this forum thread.]


Note pmbootstrap offers an option [https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/PINE64_PinePhone_(pine64-pinephone)#Installation to install to the eMMC.]
A fully open source port of Android to the PinePhone.


[http://images.postmarketos.org/pinephone/ Demo images can be found here.]
GitHub: [https://github.com/GloDroid/ GloDroid]


* ''' user-id/password '''
==== Download ====
demo/147147 (for demo images only - when building an image with pmbootstrap you set your own user-id and password. '''NOTE: The Phosh lock screen requires your password, but only presents a numeric keyboard. So you should use [[only]] numbers in your password.''')


* ''' What works, what does not work '''
* Stable image: [https://github.com/GloDroid/glodroid_manifest/releases GloDroid]
See [https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/PINE64_PinePhone_(pine64-pinephone) postmarketOS dedicated PinePhone wiki page]


If you install firefox browser (or are using a demo image that already has it installed) [https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/Firefox then these hints in the pmOS wiki are recommended.] GDK_SCALE=1 is best for PinePhone screen, enable Wayland gets application to fit screen and allow keyboard entry.
==== Notes ====


* ''' Where/how to report defects '''
Feature overview:
[https://gitlab.com/postmarketOS/postmarketos/issues/3 postmarketOS issue tracker for PinePhone support]


* ''' Contributions '''
* Works: WiFi, screen dimming, sound, touchscreen, charging and telephony(partially) works.
[https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/Contributing See postmarketOS wiki for options to contribute.]
* Doesn't work: Bluetooth and GPS


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== Ubuntu Touch by UBPorts ==
=== Kali Linux ===
http://files.pine64.org/sw/pine64_installer/json/ubports.png
[[File:Kali-logo.png|right|200px]]
A Mobile Version of the Ubuntu Operating System made and maintained by the UBports Community.
 
An unofficial [https://www.kali.org Kali Linux] build for PinePhone running with Phosh.
This Kali Linux Phosh build contains only the Phosh GUI and a few other packages (ModemManager, WiFi chip firmware).
Custom Kernel Added in the new release. Thanks to Mobian Project for WiFi Firmware.
 
==== Download ====
 
* [https://github.com/Shubhamvis98/kali-pinephone/releases Kali Phosh]
 
{| class="wikitable"
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! Default user
| <code>kali/8888</code>
|}
 
==== Notes ====
 
Installation:
 
$ unxz -c Kali-pinephone-{Version}.img.xz | dd of=/dev/{storage_block} bs=1M status=progress
$ growpart /dev/mmcblkX Y
$ e2fsck -y -f /dev/mmcblkXpY
$ resize2fs /dev/mmcblkXpY
# X: Storage Device Y: Partition Number
 
----
 
=== LuneOS ===
[[File:Luneos-logo-256.png|right|100px]]
 
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.
 
* [https://www.webos-ports.org/wiki/Main_Page WebOS Ports Wiki]
* [https://webos-ports.org/wiki/Pinephone_Info WebOS-Ports Wiki's Pinephone page]
* GitHub: [https://github.com/webOS-ports WebOS Ports]
 
==== Download ====
 
* LuneOS Preview images: [https://github.com/webOS-ports/meta-pine64-luneos/releases Downloads]
 
{| class="wikitable"
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! Default user
| <code>root</code>
|}
 
==== Notes ====
 
In order to connect to the device using SSH/SCP via WiFi: You can simply connect via SSH/SCP via WiFi using the PinePhone's IP address on port 22.
----
 
=== Maemo Leste ===
[[File:Maemoleste-logo.png|right|100px]]
 
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maemo Maemo] is a trimmed-down version of Debian for mobile devices,
originally a collaboration between Nokia and many open source projects (the [http://maemo.org/intro/ Maemo community]) before Nokia abandoned it.
The community now takes full responsibility in developing fully open source Maemo for a variety of mobile devices.
 
Maemo 8 "Leste" is an ARM64 port of [https://devuan.org/ Devuan] (Debian without systemd) and runs the mainline Linux kernel.
The default user interface stack is [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hildon Hildon], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X.Org_Server Xorg], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matchbox_(window_manager) Matchbox WM], and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GTK GTK].
The current version is Devuan Beowulf (Debian Buster) and has simultaneous support for both Devuan and Debian.
 
==== Download ====


A short, state-of-the-art (as at 2 April 2020) [https://youtu.be/3Ne6G0-hn9g demo on YouTube.]
* [http://maedevu.maemo.org/images/pinephone/ Maemo Leste test builds]


[https://ubuntu-touch.io/ Ubuntu touch] is a mobile version of Ubuntu developed by the UBports community. Images can be downloaded from [https://ci.ubports.com/job/rootfs/job/rootfs-pinephone/ here]. There is also a [https://github.com/goddard/pinephone/ script] to download the latest img and flash to your pinephone. In the future, Ubuntu Touch will be able to be installed onto the PinePhone with the [https://ubuntu-touch.io/get-ut UBports installer] GUI tool.
There is also an [https://github.com/maemo-leste/image-builder image builder], see the wiki for instructions on how to [https://leste.maemo.org/Image_Builder build a custom image].


* ''' Download location '''
{| class="wikitable"
[https://gitlab.com/ubports/community-ports/pinephone See UBports gitlab page.]
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! Default user
| <code>root/toor</code>
|}


* ''' user-id/password '''
==== Notes ====
The default password is <code>phablet</code>


* ''' What works, what does not work '''
Most discussion occurs at  [ircs://irc.libera.chat:6697/#maemo-leste <code>#maemo-leste</code> on <code>irc.libera.chat</code>].
[https://gitlab.com/ubports/community-ports/pinephone Scroll down to the bottom of this page.]
The Maemo website also has an [https://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?p=1565822 ongoing forum thread] for feedback.


* ''' Where/how to report defects '''
All other contact information is listed on the [https://leste.maemo.org/Main_Page main page] of the Maemo wiki.
[https://gitlab.com/ubports/community-ports/pinephone See UBports gitlab page.]


* ''' Contributions '''
For current status and workarounds, please read their [https://leste.maemo.org/PinePhone PinePhone wiki page].
[https://ubports.com/foundation/sponsors See UBports website for how to donate.]


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Submit [https://github.com/maemo-leste/bugtracker/issues bug reports] on github.
To track known issues, you may use these search terms:
[https://github.com/maemo-leste/bugtracker/issues?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=is%3Aissue+is%3Aopen+pinephone pinephone],
[https://github.com/maemo-leste/bugtracker/issues?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=is%3Aissue+is%3Aopen+pine64 pine64].


== Debian-PinePhone ==
* [https://maemo-leste.github.io/ Maemo Leste website]
[[File:Debian-logo.png]]
* [https://leste.maemo.org/Main_Page Maemo Leste Wiki]
** [https://leste.maemo.org/PinePhone PinePhone wiki page]
** [https://leste.maemo.org/Leste_FAQ Maemo Leste FAQ]
* GitHub: [https://github.com/maemo-leste maemo-leste]
* Twitter: [https://twitter.com/maemoleste @maemoleste]
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See [https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=9016 this thread in the forum.]
=== Manjaro ARM ===
[[File:Manjaro-logo.svg|right|100px]]


An unofficial Debian build for ARM64 running with the [https://developer.puri.sm/Librem5/Software_Reference/Environments/Phosh.html phosh user interface] (developed by Purism, phosh uses [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayland_(display_server_protocol) Wayland] instead of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X.Org_Server 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, of course). Current version is Debian Bullseye.
Manjaro is a user-friendly Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch operating system with the Plasma Mobile and Phosh desktop environment.


* ''' Download location '''
==== Download ====
[http://pinephone.a-wai.com/images/ Debian-pinephone downloadable images]


Don't forget to extract the image before installing:  
* Phosh: [https://github.com/manjaro-pinephone/phosh-dev/releases Dev] and [https://github.com/manjaro-pinephone/phosh/releases Stable]
$ gzip -d Downloads/debian-pinephone-*.img.gz
* Plasma Mobile: [https://github.com/manjaro-pinephone/plasma-mobile-dev/releases Dev] and [https://github.com/manjaro-pinephone/plasma-mobile/releases Stable]
* Lomiri: [https://github.com/manjaro-pinephone/lomiri-dev Dev] (unmaintained)


See the [https://gitlab.com/a-wai/debos-pinephone project page] for specific installation instructions.
{| class="wikitable"
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! Default user
| <code>manjaro/123456</code>
|-
! root
| <code>root/root</code>
|}


* ''' user-id/password '''
==== Notes ====
debian/1234


* ''' What works, what does not work '''
The installation of the stable images is strongly suggested. The dev images might break frequently.


See [https://gitlab.com/a-wai/debos-pinephone/-/blob/master/README.md the project's README file] for most up to date status.
----


Check [https://gitlab.com/a-wai/debos-pinephone/-/issues bug tracker] for known issues. Questions? Ask on our [https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=9016 thread].
=== Mobian ===
[[File:Debian-logo.png|right|100px]]


* ''' Where/how to report defects '''
An unofficial [https://www.debian.org Debian] build for ARM64 running with Phosh (developed by Purism, uses Wayland instead of Xorg).
It is recommended that you log your bug reports in [https://gitlab.com/a-wai/debos-pinephone/issues/ the project's issue tracker.] As a general rule, issues with third-party apps (even the default ones) should be reported upstream. A Debian-PinePhone issue would be related to getting the hardware to work on the PinePhone, but if unsure where the issue should be reported just open a ticket or ask.
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.


* ''' Contributions '''
==== Download ====
Feel free to pick an open issue to work on, or send a merge request on [https://gitlab.com/a-wai/debos-pinephone/ Gitlab.]


=== User Experience Notes ===
* [https://images.mobian.org/pinephone/ Images]
If not already mentioned on the project page, the [https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=9016 thread] might have known workarounds to software and user experience issues as contributed by the users.


==== Most of Debian's repository is available ====
{{Info|Tow-Boot is required to be able to boot the images, see [https://wiki.mobian-project.org/doku.php?id&#61;install-linux here]!}}
There are packages that apt won't find, which need to be cross compiled ("ported") to ARM64 (see [https://wiki.debian.org/Arm64Port Debian's wiki on ARM64 port]), but the process is fairly easy. Most developers package their software for the AMD64 version of Debian, so they will throw an error when run; if you have the source code, you can compile it to run on ARM64/PinePhone. If you do so, you should contact the developers so they can provide precompiled ARM64 packages for others in the future. You should also contact Debian if you have working ARM64 packages not listed on [https://wiki.debian.org/Arm64Port this page], since this helps them track the status of ARM64 with Debian. Give their wiki page some TLC.


==== Apps that don't work with Wayland ====
{| class="wikitable"
If you encounter an app that only works with X11 and not Wayland, report it upstream to the app's developers.
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! Default user
| <code>mobian/1234</code>
|}


==== The Chatty app ====  
==== Notes ====
Requires that in order to start a new text, you need to enter +[country code]-[phone number]. Without the + and the country code (+1 for USA) you won't be able to send a new text.
The development is work in progress. See [https://gitlab.com/mobian1/devices/pinephone-support pinephone-support] for further information. The Mobian wiki can be found [https://wiki.mobian-project.org/ here].


==== To use the USB port for networking ====
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 PinePhone's IP address on port 22.
Or for serial port access you should
sudo apt install pinephone-devtools
Note this also installs openssh-server.
[https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=9016&pid=64038&highlight=%22pinephone-devtools%22#pid64038 See this post.]


==== To enable WiFi hotspot ====
----
sudo apt install dnsmasq-base
Then you need to configure a suitable range of available IP addresses in /etc/dnsmasq.conf e.g. the following single line:
dhcp-range=10.42.0.50,10.42.0.150,24h
Finally in Settings, WiFi, enable your hotspot.


==== To adjust screen resolution ====
=== Multi-distro demo image ===
References: [https://puri.sm/posts/easy-librem-5-app-development-scale-the-screen/] [https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=9016&pid=61403#pid61403] [https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=9016&pid=61685#pid61685]
sudo apt install linux-libc-dev build-essential ninja-build meson cmake libwayland-dev yad
Continue the rest of the instructions on [https://puri.sm/posts/easy-librem-5-app-development-scale-the-screen/ this page]
When you finish, you will have a touch-capable app you can use to adjust resolution any time, useful when switching between various apps.
Unlike other solutions, this works across reboots.


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{{Warning | This is a demo image for testing different OSes before installing a regular image. Attempting to use this image productively is highly discouraged. The kernel is shared across the different OSes and is not updated.}}


== SailfishOS ==
This image allow users to try many of the above Linux distributions easily, without having to figure out how to flash them individually and juggle with many microSD cards. Also called megi's 15-in-1 multi boot image.
http://files.pine64.org/sw/pine64_installer/json/sailfishos.png
Sailfish OS is a Linux-based operating system based on open source projects such as Mer and including a closed source UI.


* ''' Download location '''
* Main page: https://xnux.eu/p-boot-demo/
The SailfishOS image is built on Gitlab CI. The latest image can be installed using the [https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sailfish-on-dontbeevil/flash-it/master/flash-it.sh flashing script].
* Git repo: https://megous.com/git/pinephone-multi-boot/
* Forum discussion: [https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=11347 15-distro multi-boot image for Pinephone]


The script downloads the image and bootloader from our CI, extracts everything and burns it onto the SD card. '''Note:''' The script will format and erase the SD card!
==== Download ====


''Instructions:''
'''Update 2022-01-26, using megi's kernel 5.16.2'''
# Download the flashing script
# Insert a microSD card in your device
# Make the script executable: <code>chmod +x flash-it.sh</code>
# Verify that you have the <code>bsdtar</code> package installed
# Execute it: <code>./flash-it.sh</code>
# Follow the instructions. Some commands in the script require root permissions (for example: mounting and flashing the SD card).


DD image to SD card and boot. This image is for 16GiB or larger SD cards, also works if flashed to eMMC.


* ''' user-id/password '''
This is also a good build for charging depleted battery. Just boot up this build with power supply connected, keep the PinePhone charging for 3 hours at power down stage.


* ''' What works, what does not work '''
For more info on this build, please visit its entry the "News" section of its [https://xnux.eu/p-boot-demo/ web page].
04 May 2020 The SFOS image is now the latest 3.3.0.16 release. This has resolved many problems but there are several glitches, the most serious being total freeze requiring reboot. Random hissing noise for about 10 seconds. This release of SF has Nextcloud integration.
If you're not familiar with SFOS, be prepared by having a (free) Jolla account and pay attention to the tutorial - the interface works great but isn't immediately obvious. If you are familiar with SF you can skip the tutorial by touching all 4 corners starting top left. There is a poor selection of apps available from the Jolla store. To enable openrepos.net install the Storeman app by downloading the rpm from https://openrepos.net/content/osetr/storeman. The built in browser is not working at the moment, but Webcat from openrepos is now included in the build. Press the rpm file (armv7hl) and you will be asked to install it. Once you have the Storeman app installed browse the store and add repository first from the pulley menu before installing the app you want.
* ''' Where/how to report defects '''


See [https://sailfishos.org/wiki/Collaborative_Development#Reporting_issues the Sailfish wiki] for links to their forum as well as info required when reporting an issue.
* [https://dl.xnux.eu/p-boot-multi-2022-01-26.torrent Download torrent file from author's website]
* [http://dl.xnux.eu/p-boot-multi-2022-01-26/ Download img.zst from author's website] (speed limited to 512KiB/s)
* [http://mirror.uxes.cz/dl.xnux.eu/ Download torrent and img.zst from discord user uxes' mirror]
** '''File name:''' multi.img.zst
** '''SHA-256:''' <span style="word-break: break-all">39915b9d2aa2f33fd78552ac9a0e665c4aef97dd68a9f9a6c76f9fa2f0ac049e</span>
** '''File Size:''' 6.9GiB


* ''' Contributions '''
Due to its size, download though torrent is suggested by the author on its main page.
[https://sailfishos.org/wiki/SailfishOS See the SailfishOS wiki for options to contribute.]


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{| class="wikitable"
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! General
| <code>1111</code>
|-
! sxmo
| <code>user/1111</code>
|-
! Manjaro
| seems to insist on <code>123456</code>
|}


== PureOS ==
==== Notes ====
[[File:Pureos.png]]


PureOS is a GNU/Linux distribution focusing on privacy and security, using the GNOME desktop environment. It is developed and maintained by Purism.
{{Info | Note about .zst archive file:


* ''' Download location '''
On Linux, you may install or compile <code>zstd</code>, and write the image to SD card by using <code>zstdcat</code> and <code>dd</code>. See the "Installation" section of its [https://xnux.eu/p-boot-demo/ web page] for command examples.
This is an unofficial/unsupported creation by ''mozzwald'' and maintained by "clover" that can be downloaded [https://droppy.ironrobin.net/#/Images/PureOS here.]


* ''' user-id/password '''
On Windows, you may use [https://github.com/mcmilk/7-Zip-zstd 7-zip-zstd], it provides different installation method in the README.md.Install and extract the .img file from the zst archive, and flash with tools like [https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/ Win32 Disk Imager].}}
purism/123456


* ''' Build instructions '''
Also see [[PinePhone Installation Instructions]].
If you want to build it yourself you can follow the instructions posted [https://mozzwald.com/pp/pureos-pinephone-build-instructions.txt here].


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----


== Fedora ==
=== Nemo Mobile ===
http://files.pine64.org/sw/pine64_installer/json/fedora.png
[[File:nemo_mobile.png|right|100px]]


An (unofficial) vanilla Fedora rawhide build for aarch64 with megi's kernel and [https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/njha/mobile/packages/ some additional packages] to tie it all together. It aims to eventually be an upstream part of the Fedora project, rather than a phone-specific distribution.
Nemo Mobile is the open source build of Sailfish OS with a open source UI called [http://nemomobile.net/glacier-home/ Glacier], [http://nemomobile.net/pages/Hello_manjaro/ based on Manjaro].


See [https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=9347 this thread in the forum.]
==== Download ====


* ''' Download location '''
[https://img.nemomobile.net/2022.05/Manjaro-ARM-nemomobile-pinephone-0.9.img.xz Image]
[https://github.com/nikhiljha/pp-fedora-sdsetup/releases/ flashable images] or [https://github.com/nikhiljha/pp-fedora-sdsetup/tree/image build scripts]


The images are compressed with zstd because the maintainer needs an excuse to use zstd.
{| class="wikitable"
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! Default user
| <code>manjaro/123456</code>
|-
! root
| <code>root/root</code>
|}


* ''' user-id/password '''
==== Notes ====
pine/1111
The website of the Nemo Mobile UX Team can be found [https://nemomobile.net/ here]. Please report bugs regarding the Nemo Mobile UI as [https://github.com/nemomobile-ux/main/issues GitHub issue].


* ''' What works, what does not work '''
----
* WiFi, Bluetooth, SMS, Data, Calls all work!
* There are still a few bugs though, and [some features don't have driver support yet https://xnux.eu/devices/pine64-pinephone.html#toc-feature-driver-support-matrix] on any PinePhone distribution.


* ''' Where/how to report defects '''
=== NixOS ===
Please send your bug reports at [https://github.com/nikhiljha/pp-fedora-sdsetup/issues the project's issue tracker.] Be sure to include logs if applicable!
[[File:nixos.png|right|100px]]


* ''' Contributions '''
NixOS is a Linux distribution built on top of the Nix package manager using declarative configuration to allow reliable system upgrades.
Please help! Send us merge requests on [https://github.com/nikhiljha/pp-fedora-sdsetup/ Github.]


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==== Download ====
There is no pre-built complete image.
For now users, are expected to follow the instructions in the [https://mobile.nixos.org/getting-started.html Getting Started page],
and [https://mobile.nixos.org/devices/pine64-pinephone.html Project's device page].


== Arch Linux ARM ==
==== Notes ====
http://files.pine64.org/sw/pine64_installer/json/archlinux.png
Project home page: [https://mobile.nixos.org/ Mobile NixOS]
----


An (unofficial) barebone Arch Linux ARM image, all you have is just a shell and SSH.
=== OpenMandriva Lx ===
[[File:Oma-logo-22042013_300pp.png|right|100px]]


* ''' Download location '''
OpenMandriva Lx with Plasma Mobile as UI.
https://github.com/dreemurrs-embedded/Pine64-Arch/releases


* ''' user-id/password '''
==== Download ====
alarm/alarm


* ''' What works, what does not work '''
The official image can be found [https://sourceforge.net/projects/openmandriva/files/release/4.2/RC/Pinephone/ at sourceforge.net].
It's just fast and smooth, there's nothing, you'll have to install a desktop at your own. GNOME is a good example to look at.
See [https://www.openmandriva.org/en/news/article/openmandriva-lx-4-3-rc-available-for-testing here] for the offical announcement.


To access the device, ssh to 172.16.42.1 with the credentials above.
==== Notes ====


* ''' Contributions '''
{{Info| This image is solely for testing purposes.}}
Feel free to send us merge requests on [https://github.com/dreemurrs-embedded/Pine64-Arch/pulls GitHub.]


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== Manjaro ARM ==
=== openSUSE ===
http://files.pine64.org/sw/pine64_installer/json/manjaro.png
[[File:SLEM-OS-logo.png|right|100px]]
Manjaro is a user-friendly Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch operating system with the Plasma Mobile desktop environment.


* ''' Download location '''
Our images use the same [https://en.opensuse.org/Portal:Tumbleweed openSUSE Tumbleweed] base as our desktop images,
[https://forum.manjaro.org/t/manjaro-arm-alpha4-for-pinephone-and-pinetab/127684 See Manjaro forum announcement of Alpha4 version]
except what needs to be changed for the PinePhone.
The images include <i>zypper</i> (RPM) as the default package manager,
and have access to virtually the same (open source) software as our desktop repositories,
thanks to the [https://en.opensuse.org/Portal:Factory Factory] ports.
Using [https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:DNF dnf] is possible, if preferred.


* ''' user-id/password '''
==== Download ====
** manjaro/1234
** root/root


* ''' What works, what does not work '''
* [https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/ARM:/Factory:/Contrib:/PinePhone/images/openSUSE-Tumbleweed-ARM-PHOSH-pinephone.aarch64.raw.xz Phosh] / [https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/ARM:/Factory:/Contrib:/PinePhone/images/openSUSE-Tumbleweed-ARM-PHOSH-pinephone.aarch64.raw.xz.sha256 SHA-256] / [https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/ARM:/Factory:/Contrib:/PinePhone/images/openSUSE-Tumbleweed-ARM-PHOSH-pinephone.aarch64.raw.xz.sha256.asc SHA-256 Signature]
[https://forum.manjaro.org/t/manjaro-arm-alpha4-for-pinephone-and-pinetab/127684 See Manjaro announcement.]
* [https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/ARM:/Factory:/Contrib:/PinePhone/images/openSUSE-Tumbleweed-ARM-PLAMO-pinephone.aarch64.raw.xz Plasma Mobile] / [https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/ARM:/Factory:/Contrib:/PinePhone/images/openSUSE-Tumbleweed-ARM-PLAMO-pinephone.aarch64.raw.xz.sha256 SHA-256] / [https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/ARM:/Factory:/Contrib:/PinePhone/images/openSUSE-Tumbleweed-ARM-PLAMO-pinephone.aarch64.raw.xz.sha256.asc SHA-256 Signature]


In particular phone calls do NOT yet work from the Phone application.
To verify the images you need to import [https://build.opensuse.org/projects/devel:ARM:Factory:Contrib:PinePhone/public_key our GPG key].
Keep on mind that the first boot may stay on black screen for about a minute - consequent boots should be faster.


* ''' Where/how to report defects '''
You can find install instructions at [https://en.opensuse.org/HCL:PinePhone#Installing_openSUSE_in_a_Pinephone this section] in the openSUSE Wiki.


* ''' Contributions '''
{| class="wikitable"
[https://forum.manjaro.org/t/manjaro-arm-alpha4-for-pinephone-and-pinetab/127684 See the end of the announcement here.]
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! Default user
| <code>pine/1234</code>
|-
! root
| <code>root/linux</code>
|}


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==== Notes ====


== Maemo Leste ==
You can find all information about the releases of the project [https://gitlab.com/slem.os/slem.os/-/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md here].
http://files.pine64.org/sw/pine64_installer/json/maemo_leste.png
Detailed information, tips and troubleshooting suggestions are also provided at [https://en.opensuse.org/HCL:PinePhone the openSUSE Wiki].
You will also find information in our wiki on how to report issues (Contributing section).
----


[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maemo Maemo] is a trimmed-down version of Debian for mobile devices, originally a collaboration between Nokia and many open source projects (the [http://maemo.org/intro/ Maemo community]) before Nokia abandoned it. The community now takes full responsibility in developing fully open source Maemo for a variety of mobile devices.
=== postmarketOS ===
[[File:PostmarketOS-logo.png|right|100px]]


The new version Maemo 7 "Leste" is an ARM64 port of [https://devuan.org/ Devuan] (Debian without systemd) and runs the mainline Linux kernel. The default user interface stack is [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hildon Hildon], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X.Org_Server Xorg], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matchbox_(window_manager) Matchbox WM], and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GTK GTK]. The current version is Devuan Ascii (Debian Stretch) and they are working on an upgrade to Devuan Beowulf (Debian Buster) as well as simultaneous support for both Devuan and Debian. In addition to the main repository, they [https://maemo-leste.github.io/maemo-leste-repositories-and-community-packages.html announced] a [https://github.com/maemo-leste-extras/bugtracker community repository]. To keep updated they use automation in their package maintenance with [https://github.com/maemo-leste/jenkins-integration jenkins] (similar to [https://www.debian.org/devel/buildd/ debian's buildd]). Porting packages to Maemo Leste is basically a simple matter of porting to arm64 version of Debian/Devuan, which benefits both projects.
postmarketOS extends [https://www.alpinelinux.org/ 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, ...).


More detailed information can be found on [https://leste.maemo.org/Main_Page the Maemo Leste wiki], or follow [https://maemo-leste.github.io/ announcements on their website], and check out [https://leste.maemo.org/Leste_FAQ Frequently Asked Questions].
==== Download ====
[https://postmarketos.org/download/ Download page]


* ''' Download location '''
{| class="wikitable"
[http://maedevu.maemo.org/images/pinephone/ Maemo Leste test builds.] There is also an [https://github.com/maemo-leste/image-builder image builder], see their wiki for instructions on how to [https://leste.maemo.org/Image_Builder build a custom image].
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! Test images user
| <code>user/147147</code>
|}


* ''' user-id/password '''
==== Notes ====
root/toor
As of writing, official images are provided with Phosh, Plasma Mobile and Sxmo.
The official images come in two flavors, either as a test image to try out postmarketOS, or with the installer.


You may use "sudo" directly.
When using the installer images (recommended), it is possible to:
* encrypt the installation
* install from the SD card to eMMC


* ''' What works, what does not work '''
Power users may also create their own image with the distribution's install and development tool <code>pmbootstrap</code>.
For current status and work arounds please read their [https://leste.maemo.org/PinePhone PinePhone wiki page], and update as necessary (make sure to notify them of new issues by leaving a report on their github, see below).


* ''' Where to Report Issues '''
See the [https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/PINE64_PinePhone_(pine64-pinephone) pine64-pinephone] page of the postmarketOS wiki for details.
Most discussion occurs at #maemo-leste on freenode IRC. The Maemo website also has an [https://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?p=1565822 ongoing forum thread] for feedback about Maemo Leste on the PinePhone BraveHeart edition.
----


All other contact information is listed on the [https://leste.maemo.org/Main_Page main page] of the Maemo wiki. You should [https://github.com/maemo-leste/bugtracker/issues submit bug reports] on github. To track known issues, you may use these search terms: [https://github.com/maemo-leste/bugtracker/issues?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=is%3Aissue+is%3Aopen+pinephone pinephone], [https://github.com/maemo-leste/bugtracker/issues?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=is%3Aissue+is%3Aopen+pine64 pine64]
=== Sailfish OS ===
[[File:Sailfish_logo.png|right|100px]]


* ''' Development '''
[https://sailfishos.org/ Sailfish OS] is a Linux-based operating system based on open source projects such as [https://wiki.merproject.org/wiki/Main_Page Mer], and a closed source UI based on [https://sailfishos.org/wiki/Lipstick Lipstick].
Learn about [https://leste.maemo.org/Development development], [https://leste.maemo.org/Development/Porting_Packages porting packages], [https://leste.maemo.org/Development/Building_Packages building packages], [https://leste.maemo.org/Development/Tasks todo list], and general info on [https://wiki.debian.org/HowToPackageForDebian how to package for Debian]. Some tasks have funding available.  


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* [https://wiki.merproject.org/wiki/Adaptations/PinePhone64 PinePhone Wiki Page] on Mer Wiki, for both Nemo Mobile and Sailfish OS.
* [https://gitlab.com/pinephone-sailfish-os/linux-kernel/ Linux kernel config repo]
* [https://gitlab.com/sailfishos-porters-ci/dont_be_evil-ci/ Sailfish OS repo]


== Nemo Mobile ==
==== Download ====
http://files.pine64.org/sw/pine64_installer/json/nemo_mobile.png
Nemo Mobile is the open source build of Sailfish OS.
See the new website nemomobile.net/
You can install Nemo on any device that runs Sailfish, see the above website for details. Or you can flash the image to sd card on the pinephone, download here https://yadi.sk/d/8oSZp-frGidscw (requires Yandex Disk account).


* ''' Download location '''
'''Flashing script'''
[https://github.com/neochapay/nemo-device-dont_be_evil/ Download location is here on GitHub.] The latest version here is not  an .img and not for beginners!


* ''' user-id/password '''
The Sailfish OS image is built on Gitlab CI. The latest image can be installed using the [https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sailfish-on-dontbeevil/flash-it/master/flash-it.sh flashing script].


* ''' What works, what does not work '''
The script downloads the image and bootloader from the CI, extracts everything and burns it onto the SD card.
[https://github.com/neochapay/nemo-device-dont_be_evil/ Scroll down the page here.]
Note: The script will format and erase the SD card!


* ''' Where/how to report defects '''
Instructions:
For more info please visit [https://github.com/neochapay/nemo-device-dont_be_evil neochapay's github page]
# Download the flashing script
# Insert a microSD card in your device
# Make the script executable: <code>chmod +x flash-it.sh</code>
# Verify that you have the <code>bsdtar</code> package installed
# Execute it: <code>./flash-it.sh</code>
# Follow the instructions. Some commands in the script require root permissions (for example: mounting and flashing the SD card).


* ''' Contributions '''
* When asked where to flash, type 'raw' and it will build the image on your computer. Otherwise define the path /dev/....  to flash to card or internal emmc.


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'''username/password'''


== KDE Neon ==
Set PIN on initialization.
http://files.pine64.org/sw/pine64_installer/json/plasma_mobile.png
Based on KDE Neon for the desktop, comes with Plasma Mobile.


* ''' Download location '''
==== Notes ====
[https://images.plasma-mobile.org/pinephone/ Plasma mobile images can be found here.]


* ''' user-id/password '''
* Sometimes the first run stalls before the tutorial. Reboot and it will start from setting the security pin.
phablet/1234
* The homescreen may be locked unless you boot with a sim card inserted. An old expired sim will do. '''If you do not have a SIM card on hands, do NOT set a security code on first boot.'''
* When a screen with a loading circle is displayed, just left/right swipe it away.
* If you're not familiar with Sailfish OS, pay attention to the tutorial - the interface works great, but is not immediately obvious. If you are familiar with it, you can skip the tutorial by touching all 4 corners starting top left.


* ''' What works, what does not work '''
'''What works, what does not work'''


* ''' Where/how to report defects '''
See the [https://wiki.merproject.org/wiki/Adaptations/PinePhone64#Hardware_Support Hardware Support section] on the Mer Wiki's PinePhone Page.


* ''' Contributions '''
There is a limited selection of apps available from the Jolla store, the vast majority are hosted on openrepos.net. If the Storeman app for openrepos is not preinstalled, download the RPM and click to install.


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'''How to contribute and report defects'''


== NixOS ==
See the [https://wiki.merproject.org/wiki/Adaptations/PinePhone64#Installation Installation section] on the Mer Wiki's PinePhone Page for compile, build and development.
http://files.pine64.org/sw/pine64_installer/json/nixos.png


''NixOS support is handled through the Mobile NixOS project.''
Git repo links are at the top of this OS section. other repos that may be helpful:


* [https://mobile.nixos.org/ Project home page]
* [https://github.com/sailfish-on-dontbeevil GitHub project page]
* [https://github.com/NixOS/mobile-nixos Source code repository]
* [https://github.com/sailfish-on-dontbeevil/flash-it the repo of the flash-it.sh flashing script]
* [https://build.merproject.org/project/show/nemo:devel:hw:pine:dontbeevil Mer Open Build Service page] ([https://forum.sailfishos.org/t/changes-needed-to-merge-the-project-names-to-sailfish-os/1672 Mer is being assimilated into Sailfish OS] and [https://forum.sailfishos.org/t/obs-shut-down-and-next-steps/1814 OBS is shutting down], also see [https://specs.openstack.org/openstack/fuel-specs/specs/7.0/replace-obs.html OpenStack is replacing OBS with another build system based on Jenkins], if it's related, even OBS come back under Sailfish OS, it will be different.)


There is no pre-built complete image. For now users are expected to follow the instructions in the [https://mobile.nixos.org/getting-started.html Getting Started page], and on [https://mobile.nixos.org/devices/pine64-pinephone-braveheart.html the device's page].
See the [https://sailfishos.org/wiki/Collaborative_Development#Reporting_issues Sailfish OS wiki] for links to their forum, as well as info required when reporting an issue. See the [https://sailfishos.org/wiki/SailfishOS Sailfish OS wiki main page] for options to contribute to Sailfish OS.


* ''' What works, what does not work '''
'''Notes'''


This information may change, but currently it boots, it's as compatible as the Android-based devices are with Mobile NixOS. It even supports a bit more since it can use Wi-Fi.
OTA is supported: <code>zypper refresh && zypper update</code> as root (<code>devel-su</code> to get root access). Things that need reflash are bootloader specific at the moment. If improvements like [[Crust]] or changes of partition layout are added, then you need to reflash.
----


<cite>
=== SkiffOS ===
Support for all of the hardware will be coming, this project is a breadth-first work, where the work spans multiple devices in parallel.
[[File:SkiffOS-Icon-1.png|right|100px]]
</cite>


* ''' Where/how to report defects '''
Minimal in-memory cross-compiled OS optimized for hosting multiple in parallel Docker containers. Provides the reliability of firmware with the ease-of-use of package managers.
On [https://github.com/NixOS/mobile-nixos/issues the project's repository]. Please specify that you are using a Pinephone when reporting issues.


* ''' Contributions '''
==== Download ====
[https://nixos.org/nixos/community.html Details about contributions and donations are on the NixOS website.]


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The repository and instructions can be found [https://github.com/skiffos/SkiffOS/tree/master/configs/pine64/phone here].


== LuneOS ==
==== Notes ====
http://files.pine64.org/sw/pine64_installer/json/luneos.jpg
Based on WebOS by LG, comes with Luna Next desktop environment.


* ''' Download location '''
Upgrade over-the-air via a simple rsync script, or copying 3 files.
[http://build.webos-ports.org/luneos-testing/images/pinephone/ LuneOS test image for PinePhone]
Tofe recommends using bmaptool ; for example "bmaptool copy http://build.webos-ports.org/luneos-testing/images/pinephone/luneos-dev-image-pinephone-testing-0-15.rootfs.wic.gz /dev/mmcblk0". Rename .wic file to .img for standard dd usage.  


* ''' user-id/password '''
Uses the [http://buildroot.org Buildroot] cross-compilation tool for support for all Pine64 boards.


* ''' What works, what does not work '''
Use configuration packages to configure distro:


* ''' Where/how to report defects '''
{| class="wikitable"
! Package !! Distro
|-
| core/pinephone_neon    || KDE Neon via Ubuntu repositories
|-
| core/pinephone_nixos  || Nixos Mobile
|-
| core/pinephone_gentoo  || Gentoo with Link-time Optimization & KDE Mobile or Phosh
|-
| core/pinephone_ubports || Ubuntu Ports for PinePhone
|-
| core/pinephone_manjaro_kde  || Manjaro for PinePhone: KDE variant
|-
| core/pinephone_manjaro_phosh || Manjaro for PinePhone: Phosh variant
|-
| core/pinephone_manjaro_lomiri || Manjaro for PinePhone: Lomiri variant
|}


* ''' Contributions '''
The boot-up OS is upgraded independently from the containers.


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== Aurora ==
=== Slackware ===
Available soon? https://mobile.twitter.com/neochapay/status/1189552654898188288?p=p


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Unofficial slackware images with xfce for the pinephone


== Android 10 ==
==== Download ====
https://www.pine64.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/androidpp.jpg


While I didn't find a download link yet, I did find this image on the March community update from Pine64 of an Android 10 rom running on the Pinephone by [https://github.com/Icenowy Moe Icenowy]. This image is absolutely bare-bones (no applications yet) and comments on IRC indicated it was a theoretical test only, rather than a step towards a release.
* http://dl.fail.pp.ua/slackware/images/pinephone/


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==== Notes ====


= Installing Any ARM64 Distribution =
Discussion: [https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=12181&highlight=slackware+pinephone Thread]
'''Warning:''' Distributions not on this page may not even boot after you follow this section. In the best case, they will be barely usable. This is more for fun, or if you would like to port a new distro to the PinePhone.


'''Note:''' This section uses megi's kernel releases, and not the official ones from PINE64. While it is possible to use the official (and in the future, mainline) kernel, megi provides binary releases, which makes it very easy.
----


If you would like to see specific commands for how to complete these steps, see https://github.com/nikhiljha/pp-fedora-sdsetup (an example for Fedora) or https://xnux.eu/howtos/install-arch-linux-arm.html (an example for Arch Linux).
=== Ubuntu Touch ===
[[File:Ubports-logo.png|right|100px]]


# Create a boot (from 4MiB to about 252MiB) and root (from 252 MiB to the end of the card) filesystem on the SD card.
A Mobile Version of the Ubuntu Operating System made and maintained by the UBports Community.
# Format the boot partition with vfat, and the root partition with f2fs.
# Extract the root filesystem from your distro's ARM image into the root filesystem on the sd card. Do not copy the partition, copy the files (in archive mode: like rsync -ar).
# Edit /etc/fstab to match your partitions.
# Grab megi's kernel from https://xff.cz/kernels/ (you probably want 5.6).
# Follow the README instructions, which involves copying the kernel modules into the sd card rootfs and writing u-boot and the bootloader.


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Ubuntu touch is a mobile version of Ubuntu developed by the UBports community.
Installation instructions can be found on
[https://gitlab.com/ubports/community-ports/pinephone#how-do-i-install-ubuntu-touch-on-my-pinephone the UBports PinePhone project].
There is also a [https://github.com/goddard/pinephone/ script] to download the latest image and flash to your PinePhone.
In the future, Ubuntu Touch will be able to be installed onto the PinePhone with the [https://devices.ubuntu-touch.io/installer UBports installer] GUI tool.


= Mobile Carrier APN Settings =
==== Download ====


See thread: https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=9150
[https://gitlab.com/ubports/community-ports/pinephone#how-do-i-install-ubuntu-touch-on-my-pinephone UBports PinePhone project]


Disclaimer: Go to the websites of or speak to the customer support lines of those carriers which you want to use. No guarantees. This list is simply user-generated and serves to demonstrate examples of what worked for them. This list is not exhaustive, does not cover all possible carriers.
{| class="wikitable"
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! Default user
| Set during boot
|}


''' Distributions with Phosh (Debian + Phosh, pmOS + Phosh, Fedora) '''
==== Notes ====


APN settings are either located in <code>Settings > Mobile > Access Point Names</code> (pureOS, Debian + Phosh) or <code>Settings > Network > Network Dropdown > Add new connection</code> (pmOS, Fedora).
Scroll down to the bottom of [https://gitlab.com/ubports/community-ports/pinephone this page], or directly here [https://devices.ubuntu-touch.io/device/pinephone/#deviceOverview] to see which features work.


== ATT-based (USA) ==
Contributions and bug reports can be made via. [https://gitlab.com/ubports/community-ports/pinephone UBports gitlab page]. See [https://ubports.com/foundation/sponsors UBports website] for how to donate.


* ATT
== Tools ==
* Metro
*


== Red Pocket (USA) ==
There are software tools, that can be booted on the PinePhone.


You can choose AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile or Sprint network. Known to work with the GSMA (ATT) SIM, calls and SMS work.
=== JumpDrive ===


APN settings:
JumpDrive can be used to flash the eMMC (and the microSD card), see [[PinePhone Installation Instructions#Using JumpDrive]].


name: Red Pocket
See https://github.com/dreemurrs-embedded/Jumpdrive/releases for the latest image.
APN: RESELLER
Make sure to download the "PinePhone" image and to unpack the archive before flashing.


== Mint Mobile (USA) ==
----


Source: https://www.mintmobile.com/setup-for-android/
=== Tow-Boot ===
Tow-Boot is a more user-friendly distribution of U-Boot. Can also mount internal storage as USB Mass Storage by holding the volume up button at startup before and during the second vibration and the LED will turn blue if done successfully.


Use the following APN settings:
See https://github.com/Tow-Boot/Tow-Boot/releases for the latest image.
Make sure to download the image with pinephoneA64 in the name.


Name: Ultra
== Factory Test OS ==
APN: Wholesale


Call their customer service to activate using the number on their website, or activate on their website: https://my.mintmobile.com/activation. You may also need to reboot your phone.
On the Braveheart model, there was a postmarketOS based basic Factory Test OS pre-installed on the eMMC.The developer Martijn Braam from postmarketOS has improved the functionality of the image considerably later. Since the 20200501 version, it is able to test all the hardware. It also includes functionality to install a new OS to the eMMC when using with an test image that includes that OS image. The downloadable image just does the hardware tests. Do not flash eMMC to test your device, just dd it to microSD and test from there. New versions are distributed as part of the postmarketOS distribution.


== Tracfone (USA?) ==
{{Info| The magnetometer test will fail on the new Beta Edition, as the factory image wasn't updated for it yet.}}


'''BYOP SIM Card Kit''': works with T-Mobile and AT&T compatible SIM cards provided in BYOP kit
Links:
* [https://images.postmarketos.org/pinephone/ Software Images] (download the latest one named like pine-pinephone-yyyyMMdd-factorytestX.img.xz)
* [https://gitlab.com/MartijnBraam/factorytest Git repo]
* [https://gitlab.com/MartijnBraam/factorytest/-/blob/master/README.rst Documentation]


Calls, SMS, and 3G/4G data known to work with AT&T SIM. (most likely works for T-Mobile as well)
=== Factory-loaded OS builds ===


Use the following APN settings:
These are different operating system builds that was preloaded in the factory with testing utility.


Name: Tracfone
Download the build, extract the image and dd it to a 8 GB or larger microSD card, then insert it into the PinePhone.
APN: RESELLER
After power up or reboot, you may perform and complete the test routine, or apply the build from microSD card to eMMC.


== Mobile Vikings (Belgium) ==
All the download links below are direct download from pine64.org.


Source: https://support.vikingco.com/hc/en-us/articles/202836041-I-don-t-have-any-mobile-internet-What-do-I-do-
<div style="overflow: auto;">
{| class="wikitable" style="white-space: nowrap"
! OS
! Download Link
! File Size
! MD5
|-
| Beta Edition
| [https://files.pine64.org/os/PinePhone/BetaEdition/pine64-pinephone-plamo-beta-factorytest.img.xz pine64-pinephone-plamo-beta-factorytest.img.xz]
| 1.78GB
| <code>f16bce93504a52217540ac886863a418</code>
|-
| Mobian
| [https://files.pine64.org/os/PinePhone/Mobian/pine64-pinephone-20201207-factorytest-mobian.img.xz pine64-pinephone-20201207-factorytest-mobian.img.xz]
| 1.41GB
| <code>015be381ff4e650a7fca6d4eaa90d63d</code>
|-
| KDE
| [https://files.pine64.org/os/PinePhone/KDE/pine64-pinephone-20201208-factorytest-kde.img.xz pine64-pinephone-20201208-factorytest-kde.img.xz]
| 2.28GB
| <code>32979ff17b5ec4d358ce99f1aff0c77c</code>
|-
| Manjaro
| [https://files.pine64.org/os/PinePhone/Manjaro/pine64-pinephone-20201013-manjaro-stable-20201018-factory56.img.xz pine64-pinephone-20201013-manjaro-stable-20201018-factory56.img.xz]
| 1.04GB
| <code>4edfd4dceaefdd32a3417c1727161c29</code>
|-
| postmarketOS
| [https://files.pine64.org/os/PinePhone/PostMarketOS/pine64-pinephone-20200726-phosh-v20.05-factory.img.xz pine64-pinephone-20200726-phosh-v20.05-factory.img.xz]
| 517MB
| <code>244093be2f6d728fcbd1d29114607727</code>
|-
| Ubuntu Touch
| [https://files.pine64.org/os/PinePhone/UBPorts/PinePhone-flasher-ubuntu-7b.img.gz PinePhone-flasher-ubuntu-7b.img.gz]
| 1.05GB
| <code>2d7f5271e7a281db8f1b1219bedbe131</code>
|}
</div>


Name: Mobile Vikings
== Installing other ARM64 distributions ==
APN: web.be
Username: web
Password: web


== Virgin Mobile (Canada) ==
{{Warning|Distributions not on this page may not even boot after you follow this section. In the best case, they will be barely usable.
This is more for fun, or if you would like to port a new distribution to the PinePhone.}}


Settings might work with Bell Canada too since it is the same network. Calls, SMS and 4G data appear to be working fine. Note that SIM may well be nano-sim but pinephone is micro-sim and may require an adapter.
{{Hint|'''Note:''' This section uses megi's kernel releases, and not the official ones from Pine64. While it is possible to use the official (and in the future, mainline) kernel, megi provides binary releases, which makes it very easy.}}


Name: Mobile Fast Web
General steps:
APN: pda2.bell.ca
Username:
Password:


== Carriers That Do Not Work ==
# Create a boot partition (from 4 MB to about 252 MB) and a root partition (from the end of boot to the end of the card) filesystem on the SD card.
# Format the boot partition with vfat, and the root partition with a supported filesystem like ext4 or f2fs.
# Extract the root filesystem from your distribution's ARM image into the root filesystem on the SD card. Do not copy the partition, copy the files instead (in archive mode, like <code>rsync -ar</code>).
# Edit <code>/etc/fstab</code> to match your partitions.
# Grab megi's kernel from https://xff.cz/kernels/, Follow the instructions in the [https://xff.cz/kernels/README README], which involves copying the kernel modules into the SD card rootfs, and writing u-boot and the bootloader.


* FreedomPop (USA): VoIP-service. Customer service said they require Android 4.3+, and their free calling and texting works only with the Google Play app they make you use. So calls and texts don't work with non-smart phones and won't work with the PinePhone (even though it is a smart phone) because of software incompatibility. However, the data part still work if APN has been seen correctly set to fp.com.attz. You get 200MB free data per month. However, please watch out that you will get ding by $20 top up charge when over 200MB limit.
If you would like to see examples or specific commands for how to complete these steps, see:
* VoLTE services like Sprint or Verizon
* [https://github.com/nikhiljha/pp-fedora-sdsetup    an example for Fedora], current unofficial [#Fedora] release
* [https://xnux.eu/howtos/install-arch-linux-arm.html an example for Arch Linux] by megi


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== Other Resources ==


= Other Resources =
Community
Community
* [https://forum.pine64.org/forumdisplay.php?fid=120 PinePhone Forum]
* [[Main_Page#Community_and_Support|Links to the community services]]
* [http://www.pine64.xyz:9090/?channels=PINEPHONE PinePhone IRC Channel]


Hardware information
Hardware information
* [[PinePhone]] hardware details in this Pine64 wiki.
* [[PinePhone|General PinePhone hardware info]] in this Pine64 wiki
* [[PinePhone_v1.1_-_Braveheart]] hardware details specific to the Braveheart handsets.
* Details specific to the Braveheart Edition: [[PinePhone_v1.1_-_Braveheart|PinePhone 1.1 Braveheart hardware details]]
* The postmarketOS wiki has a detailed page on the PinePhone hardware [https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/PINE64_PinePhone_(pine64-pinephone) here,] and the preceeding devkit [https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/PINE64_Don%27t_be_evil_devkit_(pine64-dontbeevil) here.]
* Details specific to the Community Edition: [[PinePhone_v1.2|PinePhone 1.2 hardware details]]
* The postmarketOS wiki has a detailed page on the PinePhone hardware [https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/PINE64_PinePhone_(pine64-pinephone) here] and the preceding devkit [https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/PINE64_Don%27t_be_evil_devkit_(pine64-dontbeevil) here]


Other software information
Other software information
* [https://linux-sunxi.org/Main_Page sunxi community wiki]
* [https://linux-sunxi.org/Main_Page sunxi community wiki]
* [https://xnux.eu/devices/pine64-pinephone.html megi feature/driver support matrix]
* [https://xnux.eu/devices/pine64-pinephone.html megi's feature/driver support matrix]
* [https://megous.com/dl/tmp/README.bootui megi bootUI notes (for dualbooting/multibooting)] see demonstration [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZL1GREqoqx8 on YouTube,]
* [https://megous.com/dl/tmp/README.bootui megi bootUI notes (for dualbooting/multibooting)] see demonstration [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZL1GREqoqx8 on YouTube]
* [https://github.com/ayufan-pine64/boot-tools ayufan boot tools]
* [https://github.com/ayufan-pine64/boot-tools ayufan boot tools]


Other
Other
* [https://store.pine64.org/?post_type=product Pine64 shop]
* [https://pine64.com/?post_type=product Pine64 shop]
* [https://www.pine64.org/2020/01/24/setting-the-record-straight-pinephone-misconceptions/ Pine64 blog on blobs]
* [https://www.pine64.org/2020/01/24/setting-the-record-straight-pinephone-misconceptions/ Pine64 blog on blobs]
* [https://tuxphones.com/yet-another-librem-5-and-pinephone-linux-smartphone-comparison/ Martijn Braam Librem 5 comparison, especially covering openness/blobs]
* [https://tuxphones.com/yet-another-librem-5-and-pinephone-linux-smartphone-comparison/ Martijn Braam Librem 5 comparison, especially covering openness/blobs]
* [https://fam-ribbers.com/2019/12/28/State-of-Linux-on-mobile-and-common-misconceptions.html Bart Ribbers blog on linux distributions and desktop environments on mobile devices.]
* [https://fam-ribbers.com/2019/12/28/State-of-Linux-on-mobile-and-common-misconceptions.html Bart Ribbers blog on Linux distributions and desktop environments on mobile devices]
* [https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2019/a2-class-microsd-cards-offer-no-better-performance-raspberry-pi Jeff Geerling on testing micro SD cards.]
* [https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2019/a2-class-microsd-cards-offer-no-better-performance-raspberry-pi Jeff Geerling on testing microSD cards]


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[[Category:PinePhone]]

Revision as of 11:33, 15 May 2022

This page contains a list of all available operating systems for the PinePhone, as well as links to other resources.

Note: Some releases may not have a good setup for the backlight at low brightness. If configured too low, the backlight shuts down completely, but the screen is still displayed and usable in bright front-light.

See PinePhone Installation Instructions on how to install the operating systems. Please see PinePhone Updating Instructions for how to update the phone.

Software Releases

Arch Linux ARM

Archlinux-logo.png

(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


ExpidusOS

A fork of Void Linux with a custom fork of XFCE called Gensis as the default desktop environment, developed by Midstall Software.

Download

Check the download page for that latest version, or the image file list for all versions, look for the filename that starts with "pinephone".

Default credentials
Default user expidus/expidus

Notes

What works, what does not work:

How to contribute and report defects:


Fedora

Fedora-logo.png

An (unofficial) vanilla Fedora rawhide build for aarch64 with megi's kernel and some additional packages to tie it all together. It aims to eventually be an upstream part of the Fedora project, rather than a phone-specific distribution.

Download

There is also an FTP server with images build every night @ ftp://pine.warpspeed.dk/nightly/pinephone/ (Mount this with something like Nautilus)

Default credentials
GitHub images pine/123456
Nightly images (via FTP) pine/1111

Notes

WiFi, Bluetooth, SMS, Data, Calls all work! There are still a few bugs though, and some features don't have driver support yet on any PinePhone distribution.

Please send your bug reports to the project's issue tracker. Be sure to include logs if applicable! Send us pull requests on Github.


Gentoo

GentooLogo.png

There are unofficial Gentoo overlays with ebuilds for the PinePhone. 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.

Download

Overlay locations:

Notes

The documentation can be found here:

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.

GloDroid

A fully open source port of Android to the PinePhone.

GitHub: GloDroid

Download

Notes

Feature overview:

  • Works: WiFi, screen dimming, sound, touchscreen, charging and telephony(partially) works.
  • Doesn't work: Bluetooth and GPS

Kali Linux

Kali-logo.png

An unofficial Kali Linux build for PinePhone running with Phosh. This Kali Linux Phosh build contains only the Phosh GUI and a few other packages (ModemManager, WiFi chip firmware). Custom Kernel Added in the new release. Thanks to Mobian Project for WiFi Firmware.

Download

Default credentials
Default user kali/8888

Notes

Installation:

$ unxz -c Kali-pinephone-{Version}.img.xz | dd of=/dev/{storage_block} bs=1M status=progress
$ growpart /dev/mmcblkX Y
$ e2fsck -y -f /dev/mmcblkXpY
$ resize2fs /dev/mmcblkXpY
# X: Storage Device Y: Partition Number

LuneOS

Luneos-logo-256.png

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 PinePhone's IP address on port 22.


Maemo Leste

Maemoleste-logo.png

Maemo is a trimmed-down version of Debian for mobile devices, originally a collaboration between Nokia and many open source projects (the Maemo community) before Nokia abandoned it. The community now takes full responsibility in developing fully open source Maemo for a variety of mobile devices.

Maemo 8 "Leste" is an ARM64 port of Devuan (Debian without systemd) and runs the mainline Linux kernel. The default user interface stack is Hildon, Xorg, Matchbox WM, and GTK. The current version is Devuan Beowulf (Debian Buster) and has simultaneous support for both Devuan and Debian.

Download

There is also an image builder, see the wiki for instructions on how to build a custom image.

Default credentials
Default user root/toor

Notes

Most discussion occurs at #maemo-leste on irc.libera.chat. The Maemo website also has an ongoing forum thread for feedback.

All other contact information is listed on the main page of the Maemo wiki.

For current status and workarounds, please read their PinePhone wiki page.

Submit bug reports on github. To track known issues, you may use these search terms: pinephone, pine64.


Manjaro ARM

Manjaro-logo.svg

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

Notes

The installation of the stable images is strongly suggested. The dev images might break frequently.


Mobian

Debian-logo.png

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

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

Notes

The development is work in progress. See pinephone-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 PinePhone's IP address on port 22.


Multi-distro demo image

Warning: This is a demo image for testing different OSes before installing a regular image. Attempting to use this image productively is highly discouraged. The kernel is shared across the different OSes and is not updated.

This image allow users to try many of the above Linux distributions easily, without having to figure out how to flash them individually and juggle with many microSD cards. Also called megi's 15-in-1 multi boot image.

Download

Update 2022-01-26, using megi's kernel 5.16.2

DD image to SD card and boot. This image is for 16GiB or larger SD cards, also works if flashed to eMMC.

This is also a good build for charging depleted battery. Just boot up this build with power supply connected, keep the PinePhone charging for 3 hours at power down stage.

For more info on this build, please visit its entry the "News" section of its web page.

Due to its size, download though torrent is suggested by the author on its main page.

Default credentials
General 1111
sxmo user/1111
Manjaro seems to insist on 123456

Notes

Note: Note about .zst archive file:

On Linux, you may install or compile zstd, and write the image to SD card by using zstdcat and dd. See the "Installation" section of its web page for command examples.

On Windows, you may use 7-zip-zstd, it provides different installation method in the README.md.Install and extract the .img file from the zst archive, and flash with tools like Win32 Disk Imager.

Also see PinePhone Installation Instructions.


Nemo Mobile

Nemo mobile.png

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.png

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

Download

There is no pre-built complete image. For now users, are expected to follow the instructions in the Getting Started page, and Project's device page.

Notes

Project home page: Mobile NixOS


OpenMandriva Lx

Oma-logo-22042013 300pp.png

OpenMandriva Lx with Plasma Mobile as UI.

Download

The official image can be found at sourceforge.net. See here for the offical announcement.

Notes

Note: This image is solely for testing purposes.

openSUSE

SLEM-OS-logo.png

Our images use the same openSUSE Tumbleweed base as our desktop images, except what needs to be changed for the PinePhone. The images include zypper (RPM) as the default package manager, and have access to virtually the same (open source) software as our desktop repositories, thanks to the Factory ports. Using dnf is possible, if preferred.

Download

To verify the images you need to import our GPG key. Keep on mind that the first boot may stay on black screen for about a minute - consequent boots should be faster.

You can find install instructions at this section in the openSUSE Wiki.

Default credentials
Default user pine/1234
root root/linux

Notes

You can find all information about the releases of the project here. Detailed information, tips and troubleshooting suggestions are also provided at the openSUSE Wiki. You will also find information in our wiki on how to report issues (Contributing section).


postmarketOS

PostmarketOS-logo.png

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

Download page

Default credentials
Test images user user/147147

Notes

As of writing, official images are provided with Phosh, Plasma Mobile and Sxmo. The official images come in two flavors, either as a test image to try out postmarketOS, or with the installer.

When using the installer images (recommended), it is possible to:

  • encrypt the installation
  • install from the SD card to eMMC

Power users may also create their own image with the distribution's install and development tool pmbootstrap.

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


Sailfish OS

Sailfish logo.png

Sailfish OS is a Linux-based operating system based on open source projects such as Mer, and a closed source UI based on Lipstick.

Download

Flashing script

The Sailfish OS image is built on Gitlab CI. The latest image can be installed using the flashing script.

The script downloads the image and bootloader from the CI, extracts everything and burns it onto the SD card. Note: The script will format and erase the SD card!

Instructions:

  1. Download the flashing script
  2. Insert a microSD card in your device
  3. Make the script executable: chmod +x flash-it.sh
  4. Verify that you have the bsdtar package installed
  5. Execute it: ./flash-it.sh
  6. Follow the instructions. Some commands in the script require root permissions (for example: mounting and flashing the SD card).
  • When asked where to flash, type 'raw' and it will build the image on your computer. Otherwise define the path /dev/.... to flash to card or internal emmc.

username/password

Set PIN on initialization.

Notes

  • Sometimes the first run stalls before the tutorial. Reboot and it will start from setting the security pin.
  • The homescreen may be locked unless you boot with a sim card inserted. An old expired sim will do. If you do not have a SIM card on hands, do NOT set a security code on first boot.
  • When a screen with a loading circle is displayed, just left/right swipe it away.
  • If you're not familiar with Sailfish OS, pay attention to the tutorial - the interface works great, but is not immediately obvious. If you are familiar with it, you can skip the tutorial by touching all 4 corners starting top left.

What works, what does not work

See the Hardware Support section on the Mer Wiki's PinePhone Page.

There is a limited selection of apps available from the Jolla store, the vast majority are hosted on openrepos.net. If the Storeman app for openrepos is not preinstalled, download the RPM and click to install.

How to contribute and report defects

See the Installation section on the Mer Wiki's PinePhone Page for compile, build and development.

Git repo links are at the top of this OS section. other repos that may be helpful:

See the Sailfish OS wiki for links to their forum, as well as info required when reporting an issue. See the Sailfish OS wiki main page for options to contribute to Sailfish OS.

Notes

OTA is supported: zypper refresh && zypper update as root (devel-su to get root access). Things that need reflash are bootloader specific at the moment. If improvements like Crust or changes of partition layout are added, then you need to reflash.


SkiffOS

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Minimal in-memory cross-compiled OS optimized for hosting multiple in parallel Docker containers. Provides the reliability of firmware with the ease-of-use of package managers.

Download

The repository and instructions can be found here.

Notes

Upgrade over-the-air via a simple rsync script, or copying 3 files.

Uses the Buildroot cross-compilation tool for support for all Pine64 boards.

Use configuration packages to configure distro:

Package Distro
core/pinephone_neon KDE Neon via Ubuntu repositories
core/pinephone_nixos Nixos Mobile
core/pinephone_gentoo Gentoo with Link-time Optimization & KDE Mobile or Phosh
core/pinephone_ubports Ubuntu Ports for PinePhone
core/pinephone_manjaro_kde Manjaro for PinePhone: KDE variant
core/pinephone_manjaro_phosh Manjaro for PinePhone: Phosh variant
core/pinephone_manjaro_lomiri Manjaro for PinePhone: Lomiri variant

The boot-up OS is upgraded independently from the containers.


Slackware

Unofficial slackware images with xfce for the pinephone

Download

Notes

Discussion: Thread


Ubuntu Touch

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A Mobile Version of the Ubuntu Operating System made and maintained by the UBports Community.

Ubuntu touch is a mobile version of Ubuntu developed by the UBports community. Installation instructions can be found on the UBports PinePhone project. There is also a script to download the latest image and flash to your PinePhone. In the future, Ubuntu Touch will be able to be installed onto the PinePhone with the UBports installer GUI tool.

Download

UBports PinePhone project

Default credentials
Default user Set during boot

Notes

Scroll down to the bottom of this page, or directly here [1] to see which features work.

Contributions and bug reports can be made via. UBports gitlab page. See UBports website for how to donate.

Tools

There are software tools, that can be booted on the PinePhone.

JumpDrive

JumpDrive can be used to flash the eMMC (and the microSD card), see PinePhone Installation Instructions#Using JumpDrive.

See https://github.com/dreemurrs-embedded/Jumpdrive/releases for the latest image. Make sure to download the "PinePhone" image and to unpack the archive before flashing.


Tow-Boot

Tow-Boot is a more user-friendly distribution of U-Boot. Can also mount internal storage as USB Mass Storage by holding the volume up button at startup before and during the second vibration and the LED will turn blue if done successfully.

See https://github.com/Tow-Boot/Tow-Boot/releases for the latest image. Make sure to download the image with pinephoneA64 in the name.

Factory Test OS

On the Braveheart model, there was a postmarketOS based basic Factory Test OS pre-installed on the eMMC.The developer Martijn Braam from postmarketOS has improved the functionality of the image considerably later. Since the 20200501 version, it is able to test all the hardware. It also includes functionality to install a new OS to the eMMC when using with an test image that includes that OS image. The downloadable image just does the hardware tests. Do not flash eMMC to test your device, just dd it to microSD and test from there. New versions are distributed as part of the postmarketOS distribution.

Note: The magnetometer test will fail on the new Beta Edition, as the factory image wasn't updated for it yet.

Links:

Factory-loaded OS builds

These are different operating system builds that was preloaded in the factory with testing utility.

Download the build, extract the image and dd it to a 8 GB or larger microSD card, then insert it into the PinePhone. After power up or reboot, you may perform and complete the test routine, or apply the build from microSD card to eMMC.

All the download links below are direct download from pine64.org.

OS Download Link File Size MD5
Beta Edition pine64-pinephone-plamo-beta-factorytest.img.xz 1.78GB f16bce93504a52217540ac886863a418
Mobian pine64-pinephone-20201207-factorytest-mobian.img.xz 1.41GB 015be381ff4e650a7fca6d4eaa90d63d
KDE pine64-pinephone-20201208-factorytest-kde.img.xz 2.28GB 32979ff17b5ec4d358ce99f1aff0c77c
Manjaro pine64-pinephone-20201013-manjaro-stable-20201018-factory56.img.xz 1.04GB 4edfd4dceaefdd32a3417c1727161c29
postmarketOS pine64-pinephone-20200726-phosh-v20.05-factory.img.xz 517MB 244093be2f6d728fcbd1d29114607727
Ubuntu Touch PinePhone-flasher-ubuntu-7b.img.gz 1.05GB 2d7f5271e7a281db8f1b1219bedbe131

Installing other ARM64 distributions

Warning: Distributions not on this page may not even boot after you follow this section. In the best case, they will be barely usable. This is more for fun, or if you would like to port a new distribution to the PinePhone.
Note: This section uses megi's kernel releases, and not the official ones from Pine64. While it is possible to use the official (and in the future, mainline) kernel, megi provides binary releases, which makes it very easy.

General steps:

  1. Create a boot partition (from 4 MB to about 252 MB) and a root partition (from the end of boot to the end of the card) filesystem on the SD card.
  2. Format the boot partition with vfat, and the root partition with a supported filesystem like ext4 or f2fs.
  3. Extract the root filesystem from your distribution's ARM image into the root filesystem on the SD card. Do not copy the partition, copy the files instead (in archive mode, like rsync -ar).
  4. Edit /etc/fstab to match your partitions.
  5. Grab megi's kernel from https://xff.cz/kernels/, Follow the instructions in the README, which involves copying the kernel modules into the SD card rootfs, and writing u-boot and the bootloader.

If you would like to see examples or specific commands for how to complete these steps, see:

Other Resources

Community

Hardware information

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