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


This page is intended to help you install a software release on your PinePhone. In addition it provides details of all the available releases so that you can do some background reading about them to help inform your choice. Finally it provides a number of links to other resources related to your PinePhone.  
{{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.


Initial (new) release installation should be to a micro SD card. It is recommended to choose a card with fast I/O of small files for best performance of your PinePhone. See [[#Other Resources]] for tests on SDcards.
== Software Releases ==


Generic installation instructions are in this section, please see the releases below for specific installation options they may offer/require.
=== Multi-distro demo image ===


== Boot priority ==
{{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.}}


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.
This image allow users to try many 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.


User ''megi'' has demonstrated his multi-boot development [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZL1GREqoqx8 on YouTube,] see Other Resouces at the bottom of this page for a link to his notes.
* 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]


== Preparation of SD card ==
==== Download ====
# 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.


== Installation to eMMC ==
'''Update 2022-01-26, using megi's kernel 5.16.2'''
* Prepare a new SD card as above
* Boot the phone with your new SD card image
* The eMMC appears as /dev/mmcblk2 and so any standard Linux mechanism to move your image there will work, e.g. dd.


You can dd the current installation to eMMC using this command:
DD image to SD card and boot. This image is for 16GiB or larger SD cards, also works if flashed to eMMC.


  dd if=/dev/mmcblkX of=/dev/mmcblkY bs=1M
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.


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.
For more info on this build, please visit its entry the "News" section of its [https://xnux.eu/p-boot-demo/ web page].


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.  
* [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


This is method is more convenient because you don't have to rebuild the image from within the PinePhone, which usually requires resizing partitions and other extra steps.
Due to its size, download though torrent is suggested by the author on its main page.


Also, in the default/factory installed image provided to you upon shipment, there is an option to install any image to the eMMC.
{| 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>
|}


== Resize partition to fit disk space ==
==== Notes ====


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. Remove the SD card, boot up the phone. Install growpart (<code>apt-cache search growpart</code> and install the package in the search results) and run:  
{{Info | Note about zstd) archive file (<code>.zst</code>):
growpart /dev/mmcblkX Y
resize2fs /dev/mmcblkXpY
where X is the storage device and Y is the partition number (viewable from lsblk).


== Backlight ==
On Linux, you may install or compile <code>zstd</code>, then write the image to SD card by piping <code>zstdcat</code> and <code>dd</code>. See the "Installation" section of its [https://xnux.eu/p-boot-demo/ web page] for command examples.
All current distributions do 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.


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.
On Windows, instead of the offical [https://github.com/facebook/zstd zstd] command line program, you may use [https://github.com/mcmilk/7-Zip-zstd 7-zip-zstd]. Different installation method is provided in their README. Install 7-Zip-zstd / zstd, extract the disk image file (<code>.img</code>) from the zstd archive, and flash with tools like [https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/ Win32 Disk Imager].}}


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Also see [[PinePhone Installation Instructions]].


= Software Releases =
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== postmarketOS ==
=== Arch Linux ARM ===
http://files.pine64.org/sw/pine64_installer/json/postmarketos.png
[[File:Archlinux-logo.png|right|100px]]


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.  
(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]).


* ''' Download location '''
==== Download ====
Rather than downloading a demo image [https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/Installation_guide postmarketOS recommend] 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.]
Get both stable and test builds at [https://github.com/dreemurrs-embedded/Pine64-Arch/releases GitHub releases].


[http://images.postmarketos.org/pinephone/ Demo images can be found here.]
{| class="wikitable"
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! Default user
| <code>alarm/123456</code>
|-
! root (barebone only)
| <code>root/root</code>
|}


* ''' user-id/password '''
==== Notes ====
demo/147147 (for demo images only - when building an image with pmbootstrap you set your own user-id and password. '''NOTE: currently some lock screens require your password, but only present a numeric keyboard. So you should use [[only]] numbers in your password until you've verified you can unlock with other characters.''')


* ''' 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]).
See [https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/PINE64_PinePhone_(pine64-pinephone) postmarketOS dedicated PinePhone wiki page]
* 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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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.
=== ExpidusOS ===


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


* ''' Contributions '''
* [https://expidusos.com ExpidusOS official website]
[https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/Contributing See postmarketOS wiki for options to contribute.]
* [https://wiki.expidusos.com/index.php/Main_Page ExpidusOS Wiki]
* [https://discord.gg/GVfBF2w Midstall Software Discord server]
* GitHub: [https://github.com/ExpidusOS ExpidusOS]


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==== Download ====


== Ubuntu Touch by UBPorts ==
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".
http://files.pine64.org/sw/pine64_installer/json/ubports.png
 
A Mobile Version of the Ubuntu Operating System made and maintained by the UBports Community.
{| class="wikitable"
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! Default user
| <code>expidus/expidus</code>
|}
 
==== Notes ====
 
What works, what does not work:
 
* The ExpidusOS Wiki has a page detailing [https://wiki.expidusos.com/index.php/Device:PinePhone supported features].
 
How to contribute and report defects:
 
* Join the [https://discord.gg/GVfBF2w Discord server] or corresponding repo at GitHub ([https://github.com/orgs/ExpidusOS/repositories repo list]).
 
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=== Fedora ===
[[File:Fedora-logo.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.
 
* 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]
 
==== Download ====
 
* [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)]
 
There is also an FTP server with images build every night @ ftp://pine.warpspeed.dk/nightly/pinephone/ (Mount this with something like Nautilus)
 
{| class="wikitable"
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! GitHub images
| <code>pine/123456</code>
|-
! Nightly images (via FTP)
| <code>pine/1111</code>
|}
 
==== Notes ====
 
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.
 
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].
 
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=== Gentoo ===
[[File:GentooLogo.png|right|100px]]
 
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:
 
* https://gitlab.com/bingch/gentoo-overlay
* https://github.com/stealthgun/gjdwebserver-overlay
 
==== Notes ====
 
The documentation can be found here:
 
* 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)
 
{{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.}}
 
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=== GloDroid ===
 
A fully open source port of Android to the PinePhone.
 
GitHub: [https://github.com/GloDroid/ GloDroid]
 
==== Download ====
 
* Stable image: [https://github.com/GloDroid/glodroid_manifest/releases GloDroid]
 
==== Notes ====
 
Feature overview:
 
* Works: WiFi, screen dimming, sound, touchscreen, charging and telephony(partially) works.
* Doesn't work: Bluetooth and GPS
 
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=== Kali Linux ===
[[File:Kali-logo.png|right|200px]]
 
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).
Now, Totally depends on The Kali repository. Get [https://github.com/Shubhamvis98/usb-arsenal-pinephone USB Arsenal] for your PinePhone's Kali Linux. Packet Injection is working now, use iwconfig instead of airmon-ng.
 
==== 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-{Release}.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
 
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=== 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.
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=== 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 more well-known devices Maemo supports are the OpenMoko and N900. The community now takes full responsibility in developing fully open source Maemo for a variety of mobile devices. You may be interested to learn more about the features in their [https://leste.maemo.org/Leste_FAQ Maemo Leste FAQ].
 
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].
 
==== Download ====
 
* [http://maedevu.maemo.org/images/pinephone/ Maemo Leste test builds]
 
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]. For current status and instructions, please read their [https://leste.maemo.org/PinePhone PinePhone wiki page].
 
{| class="wikitable"
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! root
| <code>toor</code>
|-
! user
| <code>12345 (lockscreen)</code>
|}
 
==== Notes ====
 
Most discussion occurs at  [ircs://irc.libera.chat:6697/#maemo-leste <code>#maemo-leste</code> on <code>irc.libera.chat</code>] and [https://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=100192&page=60 this thread].
 
All other contact information is listed on the [https://leste.maemo.org/Main_Page main page] of the Maemo wiki.
 
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].
 
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=== Manjaro ARM ===
[[File:Manjaro-logo.svg|right|100px]]
 
Manjaro is a user-friendly Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch operating system with the Plasma Mobile and Phosh desktop environment.
 
==== Download ====
 
* 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)
 
{| class="wikitable"
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! Default user
| <code>manjaro/123456</code>
|-
! root
| <code>root/root</code>
|}


A short, state-of-the-art (as at 5 Feb 2020) [https://youtu.be/ST_BjKicTAk demo on YouTube.]
==== Notes ====


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


* ''' Download location '''
----
[https://gitlab.com/ubports/community-ports/pinephone See UBports gitlab page.]


* ''' user-id/password '''
=== Mobian ===
The default password is <code>phablet</code>
[[File:Debian-logo.png|right|100px]]


* ''' What works, what does not work '''
An unofficial [https://www.debian.org Debian] build for ARM64 running with Phosh (developed by Purism, uses Wayland instead of Xorg).
[https://gitlab.com/ubports/community-ports/pinephone Scroll down to the bottom of this page.]
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.


To get the modem to work (as at 10 Feb) you need to manually:
==== Download ====
sudo /usr/share/ofono/scripts/enable-modem
sudo /usr/share/ofono/scripts/online-modem


* ''' Where/how to report defects '''
* [https://images.mobian.org/pinephone/ Images]
[https://gitlab.com/ubports/community-ports/pinephone See UBports gitlab page.]


* ''' Contributions '''
{{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]!}}
[https://ubports.com/foundation/sponsors See UBports website for how to donate.]


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{| class="wikitable"
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! Default user
| <code>mobian/1234</code>
|}


== Debian + Phosh ==
==== Notes ====
[[File:Ryodebianphosh.png]]
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].


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 Sid, as needed packages are not yet in testing (Debian Bullseye).  
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.


See [https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=9016 this thread in the forum.]
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To adjust screen resolution, see these threads: [https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=9016&pid=61403#pid61403] [https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=9016&pid=61685#pid61685]  
=== Nemo Mobile ===
[[File:nemo_mobile.png|right|100px]]


Most of Debian's repository is available. There are packages that 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. Currently their wiki page is out of date.  
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].


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


* ''' user-id/password '''
[https://img.nemomobile.net/2022.05/Manjaro-ARM-nemomobile-pinephone-0.9.img.xz Image]
debian/1234


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


March 9th release: [https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=9016&pid=61968#pid61968 thread]
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Known issues as of March 9th, 2020:
=== NixOS ===
* ModemManager acts weirdly if your SIM card needs PIN code verification, it is recommended to disable it for now
[[File:nixos.png|right|100px]]
* headphone jack insertion is still not detected, you need to manually switch to the "Headphone" output in "Settings" -> "Sound"
* bluetooth and camera are still not usable, even though the low-level drivers seem to work
* a few voice calls issues: unable to mute the mic, headset mic not working, audio quality to be improved (if the hardware is capable of more)


* ''' Where/how to report defects '''
NixOS is a Linux distribution built on top of the Nix package manager using declarative configuration to allow reliable system upgrades.
It is recommended that you log your bug reports in [https://gitlab.com/a-wai/debos-pinephone/issues/ the project's issue tracker.]


* ''' 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.]
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].


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==== Notes ====
Project home page: [https://mobile.nixos.org/ Mobile NixOS]
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== Maemo Leste ==
=== OpenMandriva Lx ===
http://files.pine64.org/sw/pine64_installer/json/maemo_leste.png
[[File:Oma-logo-22042013_300pp.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.  
OpenMandriva Lx with Plasma Mobile as UI.


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].  
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.


* ''' Download location '''
==== Notes ====
[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].


* ''' user-id/password '''
{{Info| This image is solely for testing purposes.}}
root/toor


You may use "sudo" directly.
----


* ''' What works, what does not work '''
=== openSUSE ===
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).
[[File:SLEM-OS-logo.png|right|100px]]


* ''' Where to Report Issues '''
Our images use the same [https://en.opensuse.org/Portal:Tumbleweed openSUSE Tumbleweed] base as our desktop images,
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.
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.


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]
==== Download ====


* ''' Development '''
* [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]
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.  
* [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]


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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.


== SailfishOS ==
You can find install instructions at [https://en.opensuse.org/HCL:PinePhone#Installing_openSUSE_in_a_Pinephone this section] in the openSUSE Wiki.
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 '''
{| class="wikitable"
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].
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! Default user
| <code>pine/1234</code>
|-
! root
| <code>root/linux</code>
|}


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!
==== Notes ====


''Instructions:''
You can find all information about the releases of the project [https://gitlab.com/slem.os/slem.os/-/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md here].
# Download the flashing script
Detailed information, tips and troubleshooting suggestions are also provided at [https://en.opensuse.org/HCL:PinePhone the openSUSE Wiki].
# Insert a microSD card in your device
You will also find information in our wiki on how to report issues (Contributing section).
# 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).


Note that after baking µSD card and booting phone, as per [https://www.reddit.com/r/pinephone/comments/f1l7bm/sailfish_os_on_pinephone_best_os_so_far_in_my/fh8o0s2/ Reddit comment] you have to adjust autobrightness settings in order to actually see interface.
=== postmarketOS ===
[[File:PostmarketOS-logo.png|right|100px]]


* ''' user-id/password '''
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, ...).


* ''' What works, what does not work '''
==== Download ====
The current (6 Feb) version of Sailfish has a defect with the auto brightness: on first boot this means you get a blank screen. You need to hold your phone up to a bright light to enable the screen, then disable the auto brightness in Settings, Display. [https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=9054 See this forum thread.] If you're not familiar with SFOS, be prepared by having a Jolla account and skip the tutorial by touching all 4 corners starting top left. This is just because holding a light over the sensor can be tricky, otherwise the SFOS tutorial is necessary as the UI is not that intuitive.
[https://postmarketos.org/download/ Download page]


* ''' Where/how to report defects '''
{| class="wikitable"
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! Test images user
| <code>user/147147</code>
|}


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.
==== 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.


* ''' Contributions '''
When using the installer images (recommended), it is possible to:
[https://sailfishos.org/wiki/SailfishOS See the SailfishOS wiki for options to contribute.]
* encrypt the installation
* install from the SD card to eMMC


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


== Manjaro ARM ==
See the [https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/PINE64_PinePhone_(pine64-pinephone) pine64-pinephone] page of the postmarketOS wiki for details.
http://files.pine64.org/sw/pine64_installer/json/manjaro.png
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Manjaro is a user-friendly Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch operating system with the Plasma Mobile desktop environment.


* ''' Download location '''
=== Sailfish OS ===
[https://forum.manjaro.org/t/manjaro-arm-alpha4-for-pinephone-and-pinetab/127684 See Manjaro forum announcement of Alpha4 version]
[[File:Sailfish_logo.png|right|100px]]


* ''' user-id/password '''
[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].
** manjaro/1234
** root/root


* ''' What works, what does not work '''
* [https://wiki.merproject.org/wiki/Adaptations/PinePhone64 PinePhone Wiki Page] on Mer Wiki, for both Nemo Mobile and Sailfish OS.
[https://forum.manjaro.org/t/manjaro-arm-alpha4-for-pinephone-and-pinetab/127684 See Manjaro announcement.]
* [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]


In particular phone calls do NOT yet work from the Phone application.
==== Download ====


* ''' Where/how to report defects '''
'''Flashing script'''


* ''' Contributions '''
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].
[https://forum.manjaro.org/t/manjaro-arm-alpha4-for-pinephone-and-pinetab/127684 See the end of the announcement here.]


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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!


== NixOS ==
Instructions:
http://files.pine64.org/sw/pine64_installer/json/nixos.png
# 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).


* ''' Download location '''
* 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.


* ''' user-id/password '''
'''username/password'''


* ''' What works, what does not work '''
Set PIN on initialization.


* ''' Where/how to report defects '''
==== Notes ====
See [https://nixos.org/nixos/community.html Bugs section on this page.]


* ''' Contributions '''
* Sometimes the first run stalls before the tutorial. Reboot and it will start from setting the security pin.
[https://nixos.org/nixos/community.html Details about contributions and donations are on the NixOS website.]
* 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.


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


== LuneOS ==
See the [https://wiki.merproject.org/wiki/Adaptations/PinePhone64#Hardware_Support Hardware Support section] on the Mer Wiki's PinePhone Page.
http://files.pine64.org/sw/pine64_installer/json/luneos.jpg
Based on WebOS by LG, comes with Luna Next desktop environment.


* ''' Download location '''
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.
[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 '''
'''How to contribute and report defects'''


* ''' What works, what does not work '''
See the [https://wiki.merproject.org/wiki/Adaptations/PinePhone64#Installation Installation section] on the Mer Wiki's PinePhone Page for compile, build and development.


* ''' Where/how to report defects '''
Git repo links are at the top of this OS section. other repos that may be helpful:


* ''' Contributions '''
* [https://github.com/sailfish-on-dontbeevil GitHub project page]
* [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.)


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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.


== Nemo Mobile ==
'''Notes'''
http://files.pine64.org/sw/pine64_installer/json/nemo_mobile.png
Nemo Mobile is the open source build of Sailfish OS.


See [https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=9043 this forum thread] for how to get going.
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.
----


* ''' Download location '''
=== SkiffOS ===
[https://github.com/neochapay/nemo-device-dont_be_evil/ Download location is here on GitHub.]
[[File:SkiffOS-Icon-1.png|right|100px]]


* ''' user-id/password '''
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.


* ''' What works, what does not work '''
==== Download ====
[https://github.com/neochapay/nemo-device-dont_be_evil/ Scroll down the page here.]


* ''' Where/how to report defects '''
The repository and instructions can be found [https://github.com/skiffos/SkiffOS/tree/master/configs/pine64/phone here].
For more info please visit [https://github.com/neochapay/nemo-device-dont_be_evil neochapay's github page]


* ''' Contributions '''
==== Notes ====


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


== KDE Neon ==
Uses the [http://buildroot.org Buildroot] cross-compilation tool for support for all Pine64 boards.
http://files.pine64.org/sw/pine64_installer/json/plasma_mobile.png
Based on KDE Neon for the desktop, comes with Plasma Mobile.


* ''' Download location '''
Use configuration packages to configure distro:
[https://images.plasma-mobile.org/pinephone/ Plasma mobile images can be found here.]


* ''' user-id/password '''
{| class="wikitable"
phablet/1234
! 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
|}


* ''' What works, what does not work '''
The boot-up OS is upgraded independently from the containers.


* ''' Where/how to report defects '''
----


* ''' Contributions '''
=== Slackware ===


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[https://arm.slackware.com/ Slackware] is the world's oldest actively developed Linux distribution, providing a modern user land (applications) and Linux Kernel, within a more classic Unix Operating System environment.


== PureOS ==
==== Download ====
PureOS is a GNU/Linux distribution focusing on privacy and security, using the GNOME desktop environment. It is developed and maintained by Purism.


* ''' Download location '''
* http://dl.fail.pp.ua/slackware/images/pinephone/
This is an unofficial/unsupported creation by ''mozzwald'' that can be downloaded [http://www.mozzwald.com/pp/pureos-pinephone-20200226.img.xz here.] Instructions to create your own image are [http://www.mozzwald.com/pp/pureos-pinephone-build-instructions.txt here.]


* ''' user-id/password '''
==== Notes ====
purism/123456


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


== Fedora ==
----
http://files.pine64.org/sw/pine64_installer/json/fedora.png


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


See [https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=9347 this thread in the forum.]
A Mobile Version of the Ubuntu Operating System made and maintained by the UBports Community.


* ''' Download location '''
Ubuntu touch is a mobile version of Ubuntu developed by the UBports community.
[https://github.com/nikhiljha/pp-fedora-sdsetup/releases/ flashable images] or [https://github.com/nikhiljha/pp-fedora-sdsetup/tree/image build scripts]
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.


The images are compressed with zstd because the maintainer needs an excuse to use zstd.
==== Download ====


* ''' user-id/password '''
[https://gitlab.com/ubports/community-ports/pinephone#how-do-i-install-ubuntu-touch-on-my-pinephone UBports PinePhone project]
pine/1111


* ''' What works, what does not work '''
{| class="wikitable"
The UI is smooth, WiFi, Bluetooth, incoming SMS, and the modem all work.
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
Voice calls, SMS (outgoing), and mobile data don't work (yet).
|-
! Default user
| Set during boot
|}


* ''' Where/how to report defects '''
==== Notes ====
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!


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


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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.


== Arch Linux ARM ==
== Tools ==
http://files.pine64.org/sw/pine64_installer/json/archlinux.png


An (unofficial) barebone Arch Linux ARM image, all you have is just a shell and SSH.
There are software tools, that can be booted on the PinePhone.


* ''' Download location '''
=== JumpDrive ===
https://github.com/dreemurrs-embedded/Pine64-Arch/releases


* ''' user-id/password '''
JumpDrive can be used to flash the eMMC (and the microSD card), see [[PinePhone Installation Instructions#Using JumpDrive]].
alarm/alarm


* ''' What works, what does not work '''
See https://github.com/dreemurrs-embedded/Jumpdrive/releases for the latest image.
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.
Make sure to download the "PinePhone" image and to unpack the archive before flashing.
USB DHCP doesn't work yet, so you'll have to assign 172.16.42.2/24 to the phone's network interface.


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


* ''' Contributions '''
=== Tow-Boot ===
Feel free to send us merge requests on [https://github.com/dreemurrs-embedded/Pine64-Arch/pulls GitHub.]
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.


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


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


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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.


== Android 10 ==
{{Info| The magnetometer test will fail on the new Beta Edition, as the factory image wasn't updated for it yet.}}
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 may actually be a very useful one, since GNU/Linux images aren't ready for daily usage yet. Maybe, one could dual boot Android and its OS of choice to have the best of both worlds.
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]


= Mobile Carrier APN Settings =
=== Factory-loaded OS builds ===


See thread: https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=9150
These are different operating system builds that was preloaded in the factory with testing utility.


== Mint Mobile (USA) ==
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.


https://www.mintmobile.com/setup-for-android/
All the download links below are direct download from pine64.org.


APN settings for Mint Mobile on Debian + Phosh:
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{| 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>


Simply go to Settings > Mobile > Access Point Names > + button to add new,
== Installing other ARM64 distributions ==
Name: Ultra
APN: Wholesale.
Then save it.


Call their customer service to activate using the number on their website. No need to use website or mobile apps to activate.
{{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.}}


Reboot phone.
{{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.}}


== Tracfone (USA?) ==
General steps:


BYOP sim card: works with T-Mobile and ATT compatible SIM cards provided in BYOP kit
# 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.
"Activation was as simple as putting the card in the phone and sending a text message."
# Format the boot partition with vfat, and the root partition with a supported filesystem like ext4 or f2fs.
"I went to a different area today with better cell tower coverage and was able to make my first call from my pinephone."
# 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.


== Carriers That Do Not Work ==
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


* FreedomPop (USA): VoIP-based, only works with Google Play app which cannot be installed
== Other Resources ==
* VoLTE services like Sprint or Verizon


= 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)]
* [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]]

Latest revision as of 07:43, 23 August 2022

This page contains a list of all available operating systems for the PinePhone in alphabetical order, 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

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 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 zstd) archive file (.zst):

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

On Windows, instead of the offical zstd command line program, you may use 7-zip-zstd. Different installation method is provided in their README. Install 7-Zip-zstd / zstd, extract the disk image file (.img) from the zstd archive, and flash with tools like Win32 Disk Imager.

Also see PinePhone Installation Instructions.


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). Now, Totally depends on The Kali repository. Get USB Arsenal for your PinePhone's Kali Linux. Packet Injection is working now, use iwconfig instead of airmon-ng.

Download

Default credentials
Default user kali/8888

Notes

Installation:

$ unxz -c Kali-PinePhone-{Release}.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 more well-known devices Maemo supports are the OpenMoko and N900. The community now takes full responsibility in developing fully open source Maemo for a variety of mobile devices. You may be interested to learn more about the features in their Maemo Leste FAQ.

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.

Download

There is also an image builder, see the wiki for instructions on how to build a custom image. For current status and instructions, please read their PinePhone wiki page.

Default credentials
root toor
user 12345 (lockscreen)

Notes

Most discussion occurs at #maemo-leste on irc.libera.chat and this thread.

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

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.


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

Slackware is the world's oldest actively developed Linux distribution, providing a modern user land (applications) and Linux Kernel, within a more classic Unix Operating System environment.

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