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


== postmarketOS ==
=== Multi-distro demo image ===
[[File:PostmarketOS-logo.png|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.  
{{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.}}


* ''' Download location '''
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.
Rather than downloading a demo image, postmarketOS [https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/Installation_guide recommends the use of their script], pmbootstrap, that can tailor build your SD card for you.


Note: pmbootstrap offers an option [https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/PINE64_PinePhone_(pine64-pinephone)#Installation to install to the eMMC].
* 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]


Demo images can be found [http://images.postmarketos.org/pinephone/ here].
==== Download ====


* ''' username/password '''
'''Update 2022-01-26, using megi's kernel 5.16.2'''
demo/147147 (for demo images only - when building an image with pmbootstrap you set your own username and password (the Phosh lock screen requires your password, but only presents a numeric keyboard, so you should use only numbers in your password).


* ''' What works, what does not work '''
DD image to SD card and boot. This image is for 16GiB or larger SD cards, also works if flashed to eMMC.
See [https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/PINE64_PinePhone_(pine64-pinephone) postmarketOS dedicated PinePhone wiki page]


If you install Firefox browser (or are using a demo image that already has it installed) then [https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/Firefox these hints] in the pmOS wiki are recommended.
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.


* ''' How to contribute and report defects '''
For more info on this build, please visit its entry the "News" section of its [https://xnux.eu/p-boot-demo/ web page].
[https://gitlab.com/postmarketOS/postmarketos/issues/3 postmarketOS issue tracker] for PinePhone support. See [https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/Contributing  postmarketOS wiki] for options to contribute.


== Ubuntu Touch by UBports ==
* [https://dl.xnux.eu/p-boot-multi-2022-01-26.torrent Download torrent file from author's website]
[[File:Ubports-logo.png|100px]]
* [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


A Mobile Version of the Ubuntu Operating System made and maintained by the UBports Community.
Due to its size, download though torrent is suggested by the author on its main page.
 
{| 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>
|}
 
==== Notes ====
 
{{Info | Note about zstd) archive file (<code>.zst</code>):
 
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.
 
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].}}
 
Also see [[PinePhone Installation Instructions]].
 
----
 
=== Arch Linux ARM ===
[[File:Archlinux-logo.png|right|100px]]
 
(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 ====
 
Get both stable and test builds at [https://github.com/dreemurrs-embedded/Pine64-Arch/releases GitHub releases].
 
{| class="wikitable"
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! Default user
| <code>alarm/123456</code>
|-
! root (barebone only)
| <code>root/root</code>
|}
 
==== Notes ====
 
* 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].
----
 
=== ExpidusOS ===
 
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://expidusos.com ExpidusOS official website]
* [https://wiki.expidusos.com/index.php/Main_Page ExpidusOS Wiki]
* [https://discord.gg/GVfBF2w Midstall Software Discord server]
* GitHub: [https://github.com/ExpidusOS ExpidusOS]
 
==== Download ====
 
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".
 
{| 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]).
 
----
 
=== 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].
 
----
 
=== 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.}}
 
----
 
=== 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
 
----
 
=== 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
 
----
 
=== LuneOS ===
[[File:Luneos-logo-256.png|right|100px]]
 
LuneOS is one of the original multi-tasking OS-es that runs on Linux. Based on HP/Palm's webOS, merged with latest technology stack from LG called webOS OSE (a derivative of what LG uses on their Smart TV's), software such as Qt5 and makes use of the Yocto build system.
 
* [https://www.webos-ports.org/wiki/Main_Page WebOS Ports Wiki]
* [https://webos-ports.org/wiki/Pinephone_Info WebOS-Ports Wiki's Pinephone page]
* GitHub: [https://github.com/webOS-ports WebOS Ports]
 
==== Download ====
 
* LuneOS Preview images: [https://github.com/webOS-ports/meta-pine64-luneos/releases Downloads]
 
{| class="wikitable"
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! Default user
| <code>root</code>
|}
 
==== Notes ====
 
In order to connect to the device using SSH/SCP via WiFi: You can simply connect via SSH/SCP via WiFi using the PinePhone's IP address on port 22.
----
 
=== Maemo Leste ===
[[File:Maemoleste-logo.png|right|100px]]
 
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maemo Maemo] is a trimmed-down version of Debian for mobile devices,
originally a collaboration between Nokia and many open source projects (the [http://maemo.org/intro/ Maemo community]) before Nokia abandoned it. The 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].


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://ubuntu-touch.io/get-ut UBports installer] GUI tool.
==== Download ====


* ''' Download location '''
* [http://maedevu.maemo.org/images/pinephone/ Maemo Leste test builds]
[https://gitlab.com/ubports/community-ports/pinephone#how-do-i-install-ubuntu-touch-on-my-pinephone UBports PinePhone project]


* ''' username/password '''
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].
Set up during boot


* ''' What works, what does not work '''
{| class="wikitable"
Scroll down to the bottom of [https://gitlab.com/ubports/community-ports/pinephone this page].
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! root
| <code>toor</code>
|-
! user
| <code>12345 (lockscreen)</code>
|}


* ''' How to contribute and report defects '''
==== Notes ====
See [https://gitlab.com/ubports/community-ports/pinephone UBports gitlab page]. See [https://ubports.com/foundation/sponsors UBports website] for how to donate.


== Mobian ==
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].
[[File:Debian-logo.png]]


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


* ''' Download location '''
Submit [https://github.com/maemo-leste/bugtracker/issues bug reports] on github.
[http://images.mobian-project.org/ Mobian downloadable images]
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].


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


See the [https://wiki.mobian-project.org/doku.php?id=install project page] for specific installation instructions.
=== 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.
mobian/1234


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


See [https://gitlab.com/mobian1/mobian-recipes/-/blob/master/README.md the project's README file] for most up to date status.
* 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)


Check [https://gitlab.com/a-wai/debos-pinephone/-/issues bug tracker] for known issues. Questions? Ask on our [https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=9016 thread].
{| class="wikitable"
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! Default user
| <code>manjaro/123456</code>
|-
! root
| <code>root/root</code>
|}


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


* ''' Notes '''
The installation of the stable images is strongly suggested. The dev images might break frequently.  
See [[Mobian for PinePhone]] for additional information regarding screen resolution, USB networking, WiFi hotspot, Chatty and the repository.


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


* ''' Download location '''
An unofficial [https://www.debian.org Debian] build for ARM64 running with Phosh (developed by Purism, uses Wayland instead of Xorg).
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].
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.


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


Instructions:
* [https://images.mobian.org/pinephone/ Images]
# 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).
* ''' username/password '''


Set PIN on initialization.
{{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]!}}


* ''' What works, what does not work '''
{| class="wikitable"
May 4th 2020: The SFOS image is now the latest 3.3.0.16 release. This has resolved many problems (for example MTP file transfer now works) but there are several glitches, the most serious being very intermittent wifi. Random hissing noise for about 10 seconds. This release of SF has Nextcloud integration.
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! Default user
| <code>mobian/1234</code>
|}


May 24th 2020: Voice calls now work but not available in public builds yet. If you have a Jolla registration a minor bug means you have to submit the request twice. WiFi still intermittent. The battery indicator previously only showed level at boot, now improved but far from reliable.
==== 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].
If you're not familiar with SFOS pay attention to the tutorial - the interface works great but isn't immediately obvious. If you are familiar with SF you can skip the tutorial by touching all 4 corners starting top left. There is a 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 as the built in browser is not working at the moment.


* ''' How to contribute and report defects '''
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 the [https://sailfishos.org/wiki/Collaborative_Development#Reporting_issues SailfishOS wiki] for links to their forum as well as info required when reporting an issue. See the [https://sailfishos.org/wiki/SailfishOS SailfishOS wiki] for options to contribute
----


* ''' Notes '''
=== Nemo Mobile ===
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.
[[File:nemo_mobile.png|right|100px]]


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


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


* ''' Download location '''
[https://img.nemomobile.net/2022.05/Manjaro-ARM-nemomobile-pinephone-0.9.img.xz Image]
This is an unofficial/unsupported PinePhone port by ''mozzwald'' and maintained by clover that can be downloaded [http://pureos.ironrobin.net/droppy/#/Images here].


* ''' source code '''
{| class="wikitable"
If you want to report a bug or look at what goes into the PinePhone build of PureOS, visit the Git [http://pureos.ironrobin.net/git/clover/pinephone/ repository].
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! Default user
| <code>manjaro/123456</code>
|-
! root
| <code>root/root</code>
|}


* ''' username/password '''
==== Notes ====
purism/123456
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].


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


== Fedora ==
=== NixOS ===
[[File:Fedora-logo.png|100px]]
[[File:nixos.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.
NixOS is a Linux distribution built on top of the Nix package manager using declarative configuration to allow reliable system upgrades.


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


* ''' Download location '''
==== Notes ====
[https://github.com/nikhiljha/pp-fedora-sdsetup/releases/ flashable images] or [https://github.com/nikhiljha/pp-fedora-sdsetup/tree/image build scripts]
Project home page: [https://mobile.nixos.org/ Mobile NixOS]
----


* ''' username/password '''
=== OpenMandriva Lx ===
pine/1111
[[File:Oma-logo-22042013_300pp.png|right|100px]]


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


* ''' How to contribute and report defects '''
==== Download ====
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].


== Arch Linux ARM ==
The official image can be found [https://sourceforge.net/projects/openmandriva/files/release/4.2/RC/Pinephone/ at sourceforge.net].
[[File:Archlinux-logo.png|100px]]
See [https://www.openmandriva.org/en/news/article/openmandriva-lx-4-3-rc-available-for-testing here] for the offical announcement.


Arch Linux ARM with Phosh UI.
==== Notes ====


* ''' Download location '''
{{Info| This image is solely for testing purposes.}}
https://github.com/dreemurrs-embedded/Pine64-Arch/releases


* ''' username/password '''
----
alarm/alarm


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


* ''' How to contribute and report defects  '''
Our images use the same [https://en.opensuse.org/Portal:Tumbleweed openSUSE Tumbleweed] base as our desktop images,
Feel free to send us merge requests on [https://github.com/dreemurrs-embedded/Pine64-Arch/pulls GitHub].
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.


== Manjaro ARM ==
==== Download ====
[[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.
* [https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/ARM:/Factory:/Contrib:/PinePhone/images/openSUSE-Tumbleweed-ARM-PHOSH-pinephone.aarch64.raw.xz Phosh] / [https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/ARM:/Factory:/Contrib:/PinePhone/images/openSUSE-Tumbleweed-ARM-PHOSH-pinephone.aarch64.raw.xz.sha256 SHA-256] / [https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/ARM:/Factory:/Contrib:/PinePhone/images/openSUSE-Tumbleweed-ARM-PHOSH-pinephone.aarch64.raw.xz.sha256.asc SHA-256 Signature]
* [https://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]


* ''' Download location '''
To verify the images you need to import [https://build.opensuse.org/projects/devel:ARM:Factory:Contrib:PinePhone/public_key our GPG key].
[https://forum.manjaro.org/t/manjaro-arm-alpha5-for-pinephone-testing-branch/136614 See Manjaro forum announcement of Alpha5 version]
Keep on mind that the first boot may stay on black screen for about a minute - consequent boots should be faster.


* ''' username/password '''
You can find install instructions at [https://en.opensuse.org/HCL:PinePhone#Installing_openSUSE_in_a_Pinephone this section] in the openSUSE Wiki.
** manjaro/1234
** root/root


* ''' What works, what does not work '''
{| class="wikitable"
See Manjaro's [https://forum.manjaro.org/t/manjaro-arm-alpha5-for-pinephone-testing-branch/136614 announcement]. In particular, phone calls do not yet work from the Phone application.
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! Default user
| <code>pine/1234</code>
|-
! root
| <code>root/linux</code>
|}


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


See the end of the [https://forum.manjaro.org/t/manjaro-arm-alpha5-for-pinephone-testing-branch/136614 announcement].
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].
You will also find information in our wiki on how to report issues (Contributing section).
----


== Maemo Leste ==
=== postmarketOS ===
<!--http://files.pine64.org/sw/pine64_installer/json/maemo_leste.png-->
[[File:PostmarketOS-logo.png|right|100px]]


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


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 ====
[https://postmarketos.org/download/ Download page]


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].
{| class="wikitable"
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! Test images user
| <code>user/147147</code>
|}


* ''' 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].
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.


* ''' username/password '''
When using the installer images (recommended), it is possible to:
root/toor
* encrypt the installation
* install from the SD card to eMMC


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


* ''' What works, what does not work '''
See the [https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/PINE64_PinePhone_(pine64-pinephone) pine64-pinephone] page of the postmarketOS wiki for details.
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).
----


* ''' How to contribute and report defects '''
=== Sailfish OS ===
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.
[[File:Sailfish_logo.png|right|100px]]


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.
[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].


== Nemo Mobile ==
* [https://wiki.merproject.org/wiki/Adaptations/PinePhone64 PinePhone Wiki Page] on Mer Wiki, for both Nemo Mobile and Sailfish OS.
<!--http://files.pine64.org/sw/pine64_installer/json/nemo_mobile.png-->
* [https://gitlab.com/pinephone-sailfish-os/linux-kernel/ Linux kernel config repo]
* [https://gitlab.com/sailfishos-porters-ci/dont_be_evil-ci/ Sailfish OS repo]


Nemo Mobile is the open source build of Sailfish OS, see the new website nemomobile.net.
==== Download ====


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).
'''Flashing script'''


* ''' Download location '''
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].
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!


Alternative easy installation method: install Sailfish on your PP first (follow instructions on this page under Sailfish). Enable developer mode.
The script downloads the image and bootloader from the CI, extracts everything and burns it onto the SD card.
In the terminal run as root (devel-su):
Note: The script will format and erase the SD card!


ssu ar nemo-devel-ux http://repo.merproject.org/obs/home:/neochapay:/nemo-ux/sailfish_latest_armv7hl/
Instructions:
# 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).


then
* 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.
  pkcon refresh


then install the nemo-specific Glacier packages:
'''username/password'''


pkcon install lipstick-glacier-home-qt5
Set PIN on initialization.


If necessary, reboot.
==== Notes ====


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


* ''' How to contribute and report defects '''
See the [https://wiki.merproject.org/wiki/Adaptations/PinePhone64#Hardware_Support Hardware Support section] on the Mer Wiki's PinePhone Page.
For more info please visit [https://github.com/neochapay/nemo-device-dont_be_evil neochapay's Github page]


== KDE Neon ==
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://files.pine64.org/sw/pine64_installer/json/plasma_mobile.png-->


Based on KDE Neon for the desktop, comes with Plasma Mobile.
'''How to contribute and report defects'''


* ''' Download location '''
See the [https://wiki.merproject.org/wiki/Adaptations/PinePhone64#Installation Installation section] on the Mer Wiki's PinePhone Page for compile, build and development.
Plasma mobile images can be found [https://images.plasma-mobile.org/pinephone/ here].


* ''' username/password '''
Git repo links are at the top of this OS section. other repos that may be helpful:
phablet/1234


* ''' What works, what does not work '''
* [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.)


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


== NixOS ==
'''Notes'''
<!--http://files.pine64.org/sw/pine64_installer/json/nixos.png-->


''NixOS support is handled through the Mobile NixOS project.''
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.
----


* [https://mobile.nixos.org/ Project home page]
=== SkiffOS ===
* [https://github.com/NixOS/mobile-nixos Source code repository]
[[File:SkiffOS-Icon-1.png|right|100px]]


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].
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 ====


This information may change, but currently it boots, it's as compatible as the Android-based devices are with Mobile NixOS. It even supports a bit more since it can use Wi-Fi.
The repository and instructions can be found [https://github.com/skiffos/SkiffOS/tree/master/configs/pine64/phone here].


<cite>
==== Notes ====
Support for all of the hardware will be coming, this project is a breadth-first work, where the work spans multiple devices in parallel.
</cite>


* ''' How to contribute and report defects '''
Upgrade over-the-air via a simple rsync script, or copying 3 files.
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].


== LuneOS ==
Uses the [http://buildroot.org Buildroot] cross-compilation tool for support for all Pine64 boards.
<!--http://files.pine64.org/sw/pine64_installer/json/luneos.jpg-->


Based on WebOS by LG, comes with Luna Next desktop environment.
Use configuration packages to configure distro:


* ''' Download location '''
{| class="wikitable"
[http://build.webos-ports.org/luneos-testing/images/pinephone/ LuneOS test image for PinePhone]
! Package !! Distro
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.
|-
| 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
|}


* ''' username/password '''
The boot-up OS is upgraded independently from the containers.


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


* ''' How to contribute and report defects '''
=== Slackware ===


== Sxmo ==
[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.


A collection of Suckless programs to create a mobile UI. Based on Postmarket OS
==== Download ====


* ''' Download location '''
* http://dl.fail.pp.ua/slackware/images/pinephone/
Sxmo images can be found [http://images.lrdu.org/pinephone/ here].


* ''' username/password '''
==== Notes ====
mo/mo


* ''' What works, what does not work '''
Discussion: [https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=12181&highlight=slackware+pinephone Thread]


PinePhone's backlight turns off at 2/10 brightness.
----


* ''' How to contribute and report defects '''
=== Ubuntu Touch ===
[[File:Ubports-logo.png|right|100px]]


All the contributing information is [https://git.sr.ht/~mil/sxmo-docs/tree/master/CONTRIBUTING.md here].
A Mobile Version of the Ubuntu Operating System made and maintained by the UBports Community.


== openSUSE [SLEM.OS]==
Ubuntu touch is a mobile version of Ubuntu developed by the UBports community.
[[File:SLEM-OS-logo.png|100px]]
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.


openSUSE running on the PinePhone
==== Download ====


* ''' Download location '''
[https://gitlab.com/ubports/community-ports/pinephone#how-do-i-install-ubuntu-touch-on-my-pinephone UBports PinePhone project]
openSUSE images can be found [https://mirror.alefnode.com/service/rest/repository/browse/opensuse-pinephone-images/ here].


* ''' username/password'''
{| class="wikitable"
pine/1234
!colspan="2" style="background: #a7d7f9;"| Default credentials
|-
! Default user
| Set during boot
|}


* ''' What works, what does not work '''
==== Notes ====
You can find all information about the progress of the project [https://gitlab.com/slem.os/slem.os/-/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md here].


== AVMultiPhone ==
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.


AVMultimedia linux running on the PinePhone
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.


* ''' Download location '''
== Tools ==


https://de.osdn.net/projects/avmultimedia/releases/
There are software tools, that can be booted on the PinePhone.


* ''' username/password'''
=== JumpDrive ===
archivista/1234


* ''' What works, what does not work '''
JumpDrive can be used to flash the eMMC (and the microSD card), see [[PinePhone Installation Instructions#Using JumpDrive]].


All linux applications (Firefox, LibreOffice, Gimp, Inkscape, Kodi etc.). Phone calls and SMS (text messages), primitiv acces to camera (1280x720).
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.


AVMultiPhone offers a classic Linux desktop (Mate) on the PinePhone. The basis is PostmarketOS. In contrast to other PinePhone distributions, AVMultiPhone offers real Linux feeling without sacrificing the functionality of a smartphone.
----


=== 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 =
== Factory Test OS ==
On the BraveHeart model there was a pmOS based basic factory test OS pre-installed on the eMMC. Martijn Braam from pmOS has improved the functionality of the image considerably.


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.
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.


Do not flash eMMC to test your device, just copy it to mSD and test from there. New versions are distributed as part of the pmOS distribution.
{{Info| The magnetometer test will fail on the new Beta Edition, as the factory image wasn't updated for it yet.}}


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]


= Installing other ARM64 distributions =
=== Factory-loaded OS builds ===
'''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.
These are different operating system builds that was preloaded in the factory with testing utility.


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).
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.


# 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.
All the download links below are direct download from pine64.org.
# 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).
<div style="overflow: auto;">
# Edit /etc/fstab to match your partitions.
{| class="wikitable" style="white-space: nowrap"
# Grab megi's kernel from https://xff.cz/kernels/ (you probably want 5.6 or later).
! OS
# Follow the README instructions, which involves copying the kernel modules into the SD card rootfs and writing u-boot and the bootloader.
! 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>
|}
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== 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.}}
 
{{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.}}
 
General steps:
 
# Create a boot partition (from 4 MB to about 252 MB) and a root partition (from the end of boot to the end of the card) filesystem on the SD card.
# Format the boot partition with vfat, and the root partition with a supported filesystem like ext4 or f2fs.
# Extract the root filesystem from your distribution's ARM image into the root filesystem on the SD card. Do not copy the partition, copy the files instead (in archive mode, like <code>rsync -ar</code>).
# Edit <code>/etc/fstab</code> to match your partitions.
# Grab megi's kernel from https://xff.cz/kernels/, Follow the instructions in the [https://xff.cz/kernels/README README], which involves copying the kernel modules into the SD card rootfs, and writing u-boot and the bootloader.
 
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 feature/driver support matrix]
* [https://xnux.eu/devices/pine64-pinephone.html megi's feature/driver support matrix]
* [https://megous.com/dl/tmp/README.bootui megi bootUI notes (for dualbooting/multibooting)] see demonstration [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZL1GREqoqx8 on YouTube,]
* [https://megous.com/dl/tmp/README.bootui megi bootUI notes (for dualbooting/multibooting)] see demonstration [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZL1GREqoqx8 on YouTube]
* [https://github.com/ayufan-pine64/boot-tools ayufan boot tools]
* [https://github.com/ayufan-pine64/boot-tools ayufan boot tools]


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

(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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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

Download

Image

Default credentials
Default user manjaro/123456
root root/root

Notes

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


NixOS

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

Download

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

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

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 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 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

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

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