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


See [[PinePhone Installation Instructions]] on how to install the operating systems.
{{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.}}


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 =
== Software Releases ==


This is a list of OSes that specifically support the PinePhone, but as support is included in Mainline Linux, in principle any ARM Linux OS can be used, if possible required patches are included.
=== Arch Linux ARM ===
[[File:Archlinux-logo.png|right|100px]]


== Arch Linux ARM ==
(Unofficial) Arch Linux ARM with choice of Phosh UI, Plasma Mobile, sxmo or barebones.
[[File:Archlinux-logo.png|100px]]
Currently being maintained by the [https://danctnix.org/ DanctNIX] community (GitHub: [https://github.com/DanctNIX/danctnix danctnix], [https://github.com/dreemurrs-embedded dreemurrs-embedded]).


(Unofficial) Arch Linux ARM with Phosh as the UI selection, it's usable on the PinePhone and currently being maintained by the DanctNIX community.
==== Download ====


'''Download location'''
Get both stable and test builds at [https://github.com/dreemurrs-embedded/Pine64-Arch/releases GitHub releases].


Get the latest image here: https://github.com/dreemurrs-embedded/Pine64-Arch/releases
{| class="wikitable"
 
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
'''username/password'''
|-
! Default user
| <code>alarm/123456</code>
|-
! root (barebone only)
| <code>root/root</code>
|}


alarm/123456
==== Notes ====


'''What works, what does not work'''
* 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].
----


Most of the things now works, there are some minor issues with crust.
=== ExpidusOS ===


'''How to contribute and report defects'''
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].
 
Feel free to send us [https://github.com/dreemurrs-embedded/Pine64-Arch/pulls pull requests] and report [https://github.com/dreemurrs-embedded/Pine64-Arch/issues issues] on [https://github.com/dreemurrs-embedded/Pine64-Arch GitHub].
 
== ExpidusOS ==
 
A fork of Void Linux with a custom fork of XFCE as the default desktop environment, developed by [https://midstall.com/ Midstall Software].


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


'''Download location'''
==== Download ====


Check the [https://expidusos.com/download download page] for that lastest verison, or the [https://build.expidusos.com/ image file list] for all versions, look for the file name that starts with "pinephone".
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".


'''username/password'''
{| class="wikitable"
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! Default user
| <code>expidus/expidus</code>
|}


expidus/expidus
==== Notes ====


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


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


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


GitHub: https://github.com/ExpidusOS
* Join the [https://discord.gg/GVfBF2w Discord server] or corresponding repo at GitHub ([https://github.com/orgs/ExpidusOS/repositories repo list]).


== Fedora ==
----
[[File:Fedora-logo.png|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.
=== Fedora ===
[[File:Fedora-logo.png|right|100px]]


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


'''Download location'''
* 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]


[https://github.com/nikhiljha/pp-fedora-sdsetup/releases/ flashable images] or [https://github.com/nikhiljha/pp-fedora-sdsetup/ build scripts]
==== Download ====


'''username/password'''
* [https://github.com/nikhiljha/pp-fedora-sdsetup/releases Flashable images]
* [https://github.com/nikhiljha/pp-fedora-sdsetup          Build scripts]
* [https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/njha/mobile/    Packages (Fedora COPR)]


pine/1111
There is also an FTP server with images build every night @ ftp://pine.warpspeed.dk/nightly/pinephone/ (Mount this with something like Nautilus)


'''What works, what does not work'''
{| class="wikitable"
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! GitHub images
| <code>pine/123456</code>
|-
! Nightly images (via FTP)
| <code>pine/1111</code>
|}


WiFi, Bluetooth, SMS, Data, Calls all work!
==== Notes ====


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.  
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.


'''How to contribute and report defects'''
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].


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! Send us merge requests on [https://github.com/nikhiljha/pp-fedora-sdsetup/ Github].
----


== Gentoo ==
=== Gentoo ===
[[File:GentooLogo.png|right|100px]]


An unofficial Gentoo overlay with ebuilds for the PinePhone. There is no image - you'll be building it yourself, picking which kernel, bootloader and desktop environment you want to use.
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 location'''
==== Download ====


https://gitlab.com/bingch/gentoo-overlay/-/blob/master/README.md
Overlay locations:


== GloDroid ==
* https://gitlab.com/bingch/gentoo-overlay
* https://github.com/stealthgun/gjdwebserver-overlay


{{warning|Available images are outdated and do not reflect the state of the current developments.}}
==== Notes ====


A fully open source port of Android to the PinePhone
The documentation can be found here:


'''Download location'''
* https://stealthgun.tweakblogs.net/blog/19336/gentoo-on-a-pinephone
* https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/User:Dr41nU/PinePhone
* https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/PinePhone (incomplete)


https://github.com/GloDroid/glodroid_manifest/releases
{{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.}}


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


Works: WiFi, screen dimming, touchscreen and charging work.
=== GloDroid ===
Don't work: Bluetooth, Telephony, GPS


== KDE Neon ==
A fully open source port of Android to the PinePhone.


{{Hint|The development of Plasma Mobile has been shifted towards Manjaro, which is also what the KDE Community Edition will ship with. KDE Neon currently uses outdated package versions of Plasma Mobile.}}
GitHub: [https://github.com/GloDroid/ GloDroid]


Based on KDE Neon for the desktop, comes with Plasma Mobile.
==== Download ====


'''Download location'''
* Stable image: [https://github.com/GloDroid/glodroid_manifest/releases GloDroid]


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


'''username/password'''
Feature overview:


phablet/1234
* Works: WiFi, screen dimming, sound, touchscreen, charging and telephony(partially) works.
* Doesn't work: Bluetooth and GPS


== LuneOS ==
----


LuneOS is a open source mobile operating system based on [https://www.webosose.org/ webOS Open Source Edition]([https://github.com/webosose GitHub], previously known as [https://github.com/openwebos Open webOS]) by LG, comes with [https://webos-ports.org/wiki/Luna_Next Luna Next] UI, currently developed by [https://www.webos-ports.org/wiki/Main_Page WebOS Ports] community.
=== Kali Linux ===
[[File:Kali-logo.png|right|200px]]


- [https://webos-ports.org/wiki/Pinephone_Info WebOS-Ports Pinephone Wiki page]
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 location'''
==== Download ====


[http://build.webos-ports.org/luneos-testing/images/pinephone/ LuneOS test image for PinePhone]
* [https://github.com/Shubhamvis98/kali-pinephone/releases Kali Phosh]


Tofe recommends using bmaptool, which is way faster than dd, and can decompresses compressed images on-the-fly.
{| class="wikitable"
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! Default user
| <code>kali/8888</code>
|}


Syntax is:
==== Notes ====


bmaptool copy [from] [to]
Installation:


For example:
$ 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


bmaptool copy http://build.webos-ports.org/luneos-testing/images/pinephone/luneos-dev-image-pinephone-testing-0-140.rootfs.wic.gz /dev/mmcblk0
----


.wic file can be treated as .img file when flashing. You may rename .wic file to .img when using GUI tools that require .img files.
=== LuneOS ===
[[File:Luneos-logo-256.png|right|100px]]


== Maemo Leste ==
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.
[[File:Maemoleste-logo.png|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.  
* [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]


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.
==== Download ====


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].
* LuneOS Preview images: [https://github.com/webOS-ports/meta-pine64-luneos/releases Downloads]


'''Download location'''
{| class="wikitable"
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! Default user
| <code>root</code>
|}


[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].
==== Notes ====


'''username/password'''
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.
----


root/toor
=== Maemo Leste ===
[[File:Maemoleste-logo.png|right|100px]]


You may use "sudo" directly.
[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.  


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


For current status and workarounds 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 the project's  Github page, see below).
==== Download ====


'''How to contribute and report defects'''
* [http://maedevu.maemo.org/images/pinephone/ Maemo Leste test builds]


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.
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].


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]. 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.
{| class="wikitable"
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! Default user
| <code>root/toor</code>
|}


== Manjaro ARM ==
==== Notes ====
[[File:Manjaro-logo.svg|100px]]


Manjaro is a user-friendly Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch operating system with the Plasma Mobile desktop environment.
Most discussion occurs at  [ircs://irc.libera.chat:6697/#maemo-leste <code>#maemo-leste</code> on <code>irc.libera.chat</code>].
The Maemo website also has an [https://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?p=1565822 ongoing forum thread] for feedback.


'''Download location'''
All other contact information is listed on the [https://leste.maemo.org/Main_Page main page] of the Maemo wiki.


Phosh: [https://osdn.net/projects/manjaro-arm/storage/pinephone/phosh/ Download link for Phosh releases]
For current status and workarounds, please read their [https://leste.maemo.org/PinePhone PinePhone wiki page].


Plasma Mobile: [https://osdn.net/projects/manjaro-arm/storage/pinephone/plasma-mobile/ Download link for Plasma-Mobile releases]
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].


Lomiri: [https://osdn.net/projects/manjaro-arm/storage/pinephone/lomiri/ Download link for Lomiri releases]
* [https://maemo-leste.github.io/ Maemo Leste website]
* [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]
----


Nightly builds: [https://github.com/manjaro-pinephone/ Download link for Nightly builds]
=== Manjaro ARM ===
[[File:Manjaro-logo.svg|right|100px]]


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


manjaro/123456
==== Download ====


root/root
* Phosh: [https://github.com/manjaro-pinephone/phosh-dev/releases Dev] and [https://github.com/manjaro-pinephone/phosh/releases Stable]
* 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)


'''What works, what does not work'''
{| class="wikitable"
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! Default user
| <code>manjaro/123456</code>
|-
! root
| <code>root/root</code>
|}


See Manjaro's [https://forum.manjaro.org/t/manjaro-arm-beta5-with-phosh-pinephone/49917 announcement].
==== Notes ====


'''How to contribute and report defects'''
The installation of the stable images is strongly suggested. The dev images might break frequently.


See the end of the [https://forum.manjaro.org/t/manjaro-arm-beta5-with-phosh-pinephone/49917 announcement].
----


== Mobian ==
=== Mobian ===
[[File:Debian-logo.png]]
[[File:Debian-logo.png|right|100px]]


An unofficial Debian build for ARM64 running with the Phosh user interface (developed by Purism, Phosh 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 Bullseye.
An unofficial [https://www.debian.org 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 location'''
==== Download ====


[https://images.mobian-project.org/ Mobian downloadable images]
* [https://images.mobian.org/pinephone/ Images]


Don't forget to extract the image before installing:
{{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]!}}
$ gzip -d Downloads/mobian-pinephone-*.img.gz


See the [https://wiki.mobian-project.org/doku.php?id=install project page] for specific installation instructions.
{| class="wikitable"
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! Default user
| <code>mobian/1234</code>
|}


'''username/password'''
==== Notes ====
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].


mobian/1234
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.


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


See [https://gitlab.com/mobian1/mobian-recipes/-/blob/master/README.md the project's README file] or [https://wiki.mobian-project.org/doku.php?id=pinephone the wiki]for most up to date status.
=== Multi-distro demo image ===


Check [https://gitlab.com/groups/mobian1/-/issues bug tracker] for known issues. Questions? Ask on our [https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=9016 thread].
{{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.}}


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


It is recommended that you log your bug reports in [https://gitlab.com/mobian1/issues the project's issue tracker]. As a general rule, issues with third-party apps (even the default ones) should be reported upstream. A Mobian 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. Feel free to pick an open issue to work on, or send a merge request on [https://gitlab.com/mobian1 Gitlab].
* Main page: https://xnux.eu/p-boot-demo/
* 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]


'''Notes'''
==== Download ====


See [[Mobian for PinePhone]] or [https://wiki.mobian-project.org/doku.php?id=start the wiki] for additional information regarding screen resolution, USB networking, WiFi hotspot, Chatty and the repository.
'''Update 2022-01-26, using megi's kernel 5.16.2'''


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


{{Hint|Note: This image is a demo image, to test different OSes before installing a regular image. The demo image is not suitable for a productive usage. The image is missing OS-specific tweaks and the shared kernel isn't being updated, make sure to read the linked information before flashing.}}
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.


The purpose of this image is for users to easily try many of the above Linux distributions, without having to figure out how to flash them individually and juggle with many microSD cards.
For more info on this build, please visit its entry the "News" section of its [https://xnux.eu/p-boot-demo/ web page].


More information can be found at: https://xnux.eu/p-boot-demo/
* [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


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


Nemo Mobile is the open source build of Sailfish OS, see the new website nemomobile.net.
{| 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>
|}


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/emmc on the PinePhone, download here https://yadi.sk/d/8oSZp-frGidscw (requires Yandex Disk account).
==== Notes ====


'''Download location'''
{{Info | Note about .zst archive file:


Download location is [https://github.com/neochapay/nemo-device-dont_be_evil/ here on GitHub]. The latest version is not an image file and therefore not for beginners!
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.


Alternative easy installation method: install Sailfish on your PP first (follow instructions on this page under Sailfish). Enable developer mode.
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].}}
In the terminal run as root (devel-su):


ssu ar nemo-devel-ux http://repo.merproject.org/obs/home:/neochapay:/nemo-ux/sailfish_latest_armv7hl/
Also see [[PinePhone Installation Instructions]].


then
----


pkcon refresh
=== Nemo Mobile ===
[[File:nemo_mobile.png|right|100px]]


then install the nemo-specific Glacier packages:
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].


pkcon install lipstick-glacier-home-qt5
==== Download ====


If necessary, reboot.
[https://img.nemomobile.net/2022.05/Manjaro-ARM-nemomobile-pinephone-0.9.img.xz Image]


'''What works, what does not work'''
{| class="wikitable"
 
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
Scroll down the page [https://github.com/neochapay/nemo-device-dont_be_evil/ here].
|-
! Default user
| <code>manjaro/123456</code>
|-
! root
| <code>root/root</code>
|}


'''How to contribute and report defects'''
==== Notes ====
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].


For more info please visit [https://github.com/neochapay/nemo-device-dont_be_evil neochapay's Github page]
----


== NixOS ==
=== NixOS ===
[[File:nixos.png|right|100px]]


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


* [https://mobile.nixos.org/ Project home page]
==== 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].


* [https://github.com/NixOS/mobile-nixos Source code repository]
==== Notes ====
Project home page: [https://mobile.nixos.org/ Mobile NixOS]
----


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].
=== OpenMandriva Lx ===
[[File:Oma-logo-22042013_300pp.png|right|100px]]


'''What works, what does not work'''
OpenMandriva Lx with Plasma Mobile as UI.


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 WiFi.
==== Download ====


Support for all of the hardware will be coming, this project is a breadth-first work, where the work spans multiple devices in parallel.
The official image can be found [https://sourceforge.net/projects/openmandriva/files/release/4.2/RC/Pinephone/ at sourceforge.net].
See [https://www.openmandriva.org/en/news/article/openmandriva-lx-4-3-rc-available-for-testing here] for the offical announcement.


'''How to contribute and report defects'''
==== Notes ====


On [https://github.com/NixOS/mobile-nixos/issues the project's repository]. Please specify that you are using a PinePhone when reporting issues. Details about contributions and donations are on the [https://nixos.org/nixos/community.html NixOS website].
{{Info| This image is solely for testing purposes.}}


== OpenMandriva Lx ==
----


OpenMandriva Lx with Plasma Mobile as UI.
=== openSUSE ===
[[File:SLEM-OS-logo.png|right|100px]]


'''Download location'''
Our images use the same [https://en.opensuse.org/Portal:Tumbleweed openSUSE Tumbleweed] base as our desktop images,
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.


The official image can be found [https://sourceforge.net/projects/openmandriva/files/release/4.2/RC/Pinephone/ here]. See [https://www.openmandriva.org/en/news/article/openmandriva-lx-4-2-rc-available-for-testing here] for the announcement.
==== Download ====


== openSUSE ==
* [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]
[[File:SLEM-OS-logo.png|100px]]
* [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]


openSUSE Tumbleweed running on the PinePhone. Uses the same Tumbleweed base as everyone else, except what needs to be changed for the PinePhone.
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.


'''Download links'''
You can find install instructions at [https://en.opensuse.org/HCL:PinePhone#Installing_openSUSE_in_a_Pinephone this section] in the openSUSE Wiki.


* [https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/ARM:/Factory:/Contrib:/PinePhone/images/ Stable images].
{| class="wikitable"
 
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
* [https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/alefnode:/devel:/ARM:/Factory:/Contrib:/PinePhone/images/ Development images].
|-
! Default user
| <code>pine/1234</code>
|-
! root
| <code>root/linux</code>
|}


'''Username/Password'''
==== Notes ====
 
The login credentials are pine/1234 and root/linux.
 
'''What works and what does not work'''


You can find all information about the releases of the project [https://gitlab.com/slem.os/slem.os/-/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md here].
You can find all information about the releases of the project [https://gitlab.com/slem.os/slem.os/-/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md here].
Detailed information, tips and troubleshooting suggestions are also provided at [https://en.opensuse.org/HCL:PinePhone the openSUSE Wiki]
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).
----


== postmarketOS ==
=== postmarketOS ===
[[File:PostmarketOS-logo.png|100px]]
[[File:PostmarketOS-logo.png|right|100px]]


postmarketOS extends [https://www.alpinelinux.org/ Alpine Linux] to run on smartphones and other mobile devices.
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, ...).
It offers various user interfaces (Phosh, Plasma Mobile, Sxmo, Plasma Desktop, Gnome 3, Kodi, XFCE4, ...).


As of writing, official images are provided with Phosh, Plasma Mobile and Sxmo. The official images come in two flavors, either as demo image to try out postmarketOS, or with the installer.
==== Download ====
[https://postmarketos.org/download/ Download page]
 
{| class="wikitable"
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! Test images user
| <code>user/147147</code>
|}
 
==== 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:
When using the installer images (recommended), it is possible to:
* encrypt your installation
* encrypt the installation
* install from the SD card to eMMC
* install from the SD card to eMMC


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


Please read the detailed [https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/PINE64_PinePhone_(pine64-pinephone)#Installation installation instructions] in the wiki.
See the [https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/PINE64_PinePhone_(pine64-pinephone) pine64-pinephone] page of the postmarketOS wiki for details.
 
----
'''Download location'''
 
https://images.postmarketos.org/bpo/
 
([https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/PINE64_PinePhone_(pine64-pinephone)#Download_the_right_image Downloading the right image])
 
'''Username/password'''
 
user/147147
 
This is for demo images only - when using the installer images or building an image with pmbootstrap, you set your own username and password. The Phosh and Plasma Mobile lock screens require your password, but they only present a numeric keyboard, so you should use '''only''' numbers in your password.
 
'''What works, what does not work'''
 
See the [https://gitlab.com/postmarketOS/pmaports/-/issues?label_name%5B%5D=device-pine64-pinephone issue tracker].
 
'''How to contribute and report defects'''
 
[https://gitlab.com/postmarketOS/pmaports/-/issues?label_name%5B%5D=device-pine64-pinephone postmarketOS issue tracker] for PinePhone support. See [https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/Contributing postmarketOS wiki] for options to contribute.
 
== PureOS ==
[[File:Pureos.png|100px]]


{{warning|There is no prebuilt image, you'll need a Linux environment and build the image yourself.}}
=== Sailfish OS ===
 
[[File:Sailfish_logo.png|right|100px]]
[https://www.pureos.net/ PureOS] is a user friendly, secure and freedom respecting GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian Buster and GNOME developed by the Purism community.
 
* [https://tracker.pureos.net/w/ PureOS Wiki], no PinePhone page there
* Mobile-optimized apps list from the [https://tracker.pureos.net/w/pureos/mobile_optimized_apps/ Software Center in PureOS] and [https://tracker.pureos.net/w/pureos/3rd-party_mobile_optimized_apps/ 3rd party repos]
* [https://github.com/rufferson/pureos-pinephone current PinePhone PureOS repo], A script to convert Librem5 PureOS to PinePhone Pure-OS
 
'''Download location'''
 
Use [https://raw.githubusercontent.com/rufferson/pureos-pinephone/master/build_image.sh the convert script] to download and build the image from u-boot, PinePhone linux kernel and Librem5 PureOS.
 
Also see:
* [https://forums.puri.sm/t/successful-installation-of-pureos-on-pinephone/8741/12 Successful installation of PureOS on PinePhone - PureOS - Purism community]
* The PureOS section of [https://www.ruff.mobi/go/mobi/pine.html PinePhone page] on ruff.mobi
* An [https://gitlab.com/a-wai/debos-pinephone archived repo] for PureOS on PinePhone
* A [https://mozzwald.com/pp/ file list] with [https://mozzwald.com/pp/pureos-pinephone-build-instructions.txt pureos pinephone build instructions] on mozzwald.com
 
== Sailfish OS ==
[[File:Sailfish_logo.png|150px]]


[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].
[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].
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* [https://gitlab.com/sailfishos-porters-ci/dont_be_evil-ci/ Sailfish OS repo]
* [https://gitlab.com/sailfishos-porters-ci/dont_be_evil-ci/ Sailfish OS repo]


'''Download location'''
==== Download ====


'''Flashing script'''
'''Flashing script'''
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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].
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].


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!
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:
Instructions:
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# Follow the instructions. Some commands in the script require root permissions (for example: mounting and flashing the SD card).
# 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.
* 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.  
 
'''Prebuilt image'''
 
Download the image file (.img) from [https://gitlab.com/as400l/pp-sailfishos-images].


'''username/password'''
'''username/password'''


Set PIN on initialization.
Set PIN on initialization.
==== Notes ====


* Sometimes the first run stalls before the tutorial. Reboot and it will start from setting the security pin.
* 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.'''
* 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.
* 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 not immediately obvious. If you are familiar with it, you can skip the tutorial by touching all 4 corners starting top left.
* 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'''
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See the [https://wiki.merproject.org/wiki/Adaptations/PinePhone64#Hardware_Support Hardware Support section] on the Mer Wiki's PinePhone Page.
See the [https://wiki.merproject.org/wiki/Adaptations/PinePhone64#Hardware_Support 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. The Storeman app for openrepos is now preinstalled, and also Webcat browser (the built-in browser) is not working at the moment.
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'''
'''How to contribute and report defects'''
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'''Notes'''
'''Notes'''


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.
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.
----


== SkiffOS ==
=== SkiffOS ===
[[File:SkiffOS-Icon-1.png|right|100px]]


[[File:SkiffOS-Icon-1.png|100px]]
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.


Minimal in-memory cross-compiled OS optimized for hosting other distributions in Docker containers.
==== Download ====


Provides the reliability of firmware with the ease-of-use of package managers.
The repository and instructions can be found [https://github.com/skiffos/SkiffOS/tree/master/configs/pine64/phone here].
 
==== Notes ====
 
Upgrade over-the-air via a simple rsync script, or copying 3 files.


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


Use configuration packages to configure distro:
Use configuration packages to configure distro:
* core/pinephone_neon: KDE Neon via Ubuntu repositories
* core/pinephone_nixos: Nixos Mobile
* 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


You can also configure the skiff core yaml file to configure multiple distros to run in parallel.
{| 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
|}
 
The boot-up OS is upgraded independently from the containers.


The boot-up OS can be upgraded independently from the containers.
----


'''Download location'''
=== Slackware ===


The repository and instructions can be found [https://github.com/skiffos/SkiffOS/tree/master/configs/pine64/phone here].
Unofficial slackware images with xfce for the pinephone
 
==== Download ====
 
* http://dl.fail.pp.ua/slackware/images/pinephone/
 
==== Notes ====


== Sxmo ==
Discussion: [https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=12181&highlight=slackware+pinephone Thread]


A collection of Suckless programs to create a mobile UI. Based on postmarketOS
----


'''Download location'''
=== Ubuntu Touch ===
[[File:Ubports-logo.png|right|100px]]


Sxmo images can be found [https://images.lrdu.org/pinephone/ here].
A Mobile Version of the Ubuntu Operating System made and maintained by the UBports Community.


'''username/password'''
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.


mo/mo
==== Download ====


'''What works, what does not work'''
[https://gitlab.com/ubports/community-ports/pinephone#how-do-i-install-ubuntu-touch-on-my-pinephone UBports PinePhone project]


PinePhone's backlight turns off at 2/10 brightness.
{| class="wikitable"
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! Default user
| Set during boot
|}


'''How to contribute and report defects'''
==== Notes ====


All the contributing information is [https://git.sr.ht/~mil/sxmo-docs/tree/master/CONTRIBUTING.md here].
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.


== Ubuntu Touch ==
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.
[[File:Ubports-logo.png|100px]]


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


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


'''Download location'''
=== JumpDrive ===


[https://gitlab.com/ubports/community-ports/pinephone#how-do-i-install-ubuntu-touch-on-my-pinephone UBports PinePhone project]
JumpDrive can be used to flash the eMMC (and the microSD card), see [[PinePhone Installation Instructions#Using JumpDrive]].


'''username/password'''
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.


Set up during boot
----


'''What works, what does not work'''
=== 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.


Scroll down to the bottom of [https://gitlab.com/ubports/community-ports/pinephone this page].
See https://github.com/Tow-Boot/Tow-Boot/releases for the latest image.
Make sure to download the image with pinephoneA64 in the name.


'''How to contribute and report defects'''
== Factory Test OS ==


See [https://gitlab.com/ubports/community-ports/pinephone UBports gitlab page]. See [https://ubports.com/foundation/sponsors UBports website] for how to donate.
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.


= Factory Test OS =
{{Info| The magnetometer test will fail on the new Beta Edition, as the factory image wasn't updated for it yet.}}
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.


Links:
Links:
[https://images.postmarketos.org/pinephone/ Software Images] (download the latest one that is marked pine-pinephone-YYYYMMDD-factorytestX.img.xz)
* [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 Git repo]
[https://gitlab.com/MartijnBraam/factorytest/-/blob/master/README.rst Documentation]
* [https://gitlab.com/MartijnBraam/factorytest/-/blob/master/README.rst Documentation]


== Factory-loaded OS builds ==
=== Factory-loaded OS builds ===


These are different operating system builds that was preloaded in the factory with testing utility.
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 the microSD and then insert it into the phone. Power up the PinePhone, perform and complete the test routine, then apply the build from microSD card to eMMC.
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.


dd the image on a 8 GB micoSD card or larger.
All the download links below are direct download from pine64.org.


{| class="wikitable"
<div style="overflow: auto;">
{| class="wikitable" style="white-space: nowrap"
! OS
! OS
! Download
! Download Link
! File Size
! File Size
! MD5
! 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
| postmarketOS
| [https://files.pine64.org/os/PinePhone/PostMarketOS/pine64-pinephone-20200726-phosh-v20.05-factory.img.xz Direct download from pine64.org]
| [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
| 517MB
| 244093be2f6d728fcbd1d29114607727
| <code>244093be2f6d728fcbd1d29114607727</code>
|-
|-
| Ubuntu Touch
| Ubuntu Touch
| [https://files.pine64.org/os/PinePhone/UBPorts/PinePhone-flasher-ubuntu-7b.img.gz Direct download from pine64.org]
| [https://files.pine64.org/os/PinePhone/UBPorts/PinePhone-flasher-ubuntu-7b.img.gz PinePhone-flasher-ubuntu-7b.img.gz]
| 1.05GB
| 1.05GB
| 2d7f5271e7a281db8f1b1219bedbe131
| <code>2d7f5271e7a281db8f1b1219bedbe131</code>
|-
| Manjaro
| [https://files.pine64.org/os/PinePhone/Manjaro/pine64-pinephone-20201013-manjaro-stable-20201018-factory56.img.xz Direct download from pine64.org]
| 1.04GB
| 4edfd4dceaefdd32a3417c1727161c29
|}
|}
</div>


= Installing other ARM64 distributions =
== 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.
{{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.}}


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).
{{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.}}


# Create a boot (from 4 MB to about 252 MB) and root (from 252 MB to the end of the card) filesystem on the SD card.
General steps:
# Format the boot partition with vfat, and the root partition with 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 (in archive mode: like rsync -ar).
# 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.
# Edit /etc/fstab to match your partitions.
# Format the boot partition with vfat, and the root partition with a supported filesystem like ext4 or f2fs.
# Grab megi's kernel from https://xff.cz/kernels/
# 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>).
# Follow the README instructions, which involves copying the kernel modules into the SD card rootfs and writing u-boot and the bootloader.
# 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.
 
If you would like to see examples or specific commands for how to complete these steps, see:
* [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
 
== Other Resources ==


= Other Resources =
Community
Community
* [[Main_Page#Community_and_Support|Links to the community services]]
* [[Main_Page#Community_and_Support|Links to the community services]]


Hardware information
Hardware information
* [[PinePhone|General PinePhone hardware info]] in this Pine64 wiki.
* [[PinePhone|General PinePhone hardware info]] in this Pine64 wiki
* [[PinePhone_v1.1_-_Braveheart|PinePhone 1.1 Braveheart hardware details]] (details specific to the Braveheart Edition).
* Details specific to the Braveheart Edition: [[PinePhone_v1.1_-_Braveheart|PinePhone 1.1 Braveheart hardware details]]
* [[PinePhone_v1.2|PinePhone 1.2 hardware details]] (details specific to the Community Edition).
* 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].
* 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's 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]


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* [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 microSD cards]
* [https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2019/a2-class-microsd-cards-offer-no-better-performance-raspberry-pi Jeff Geerling on testing microSD cards]


[[Category:PinePhone]]
[[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

SkiffOS-Icon-1.png

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

Ubports-logo.png

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

Other software information

Other