PinePhone Updating Instructions
Methods of updating
There is no need to regularly flash the newest images to your phone because the underlying system is built on pre-existing package managers for maintaining integrity. You can use the GUI applications (usually 'Software' or 'Discover') or because there is always a terminal nearby, these commands will help you stay updated with the latest available programs from your default selected repository.
Mobian and other Debian-based OSes
To update all software, the following command will refresh the package cache, check for updates and install them:
$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
If some packages were held back, you can update them with:
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Manjaro and other Arch-based OSes
To update all packages under Arch-based OSes, the package manager pacman can be used:
$ sudo pacman -Syu
sudo pacman -Syu --cache-dir /path/to/external can be used for a separate download location to improve installation speed, otherwise consider reading https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pacman#Configuration for further optimization.
If you encounter any errors during the update, you may have to update the Pacman mirrors. Under Manjaro this can be done using
sudo pacman-mirrors -f