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This page contains a list of all available releases for the [[PinePhone]] as well as links to other resources.
See [[PinePhone Installation Instructions]] on how to install the operating systems.However, if your phone came preloaded with software, Please see [[PinePhone Updating Instructions]]
{{Hint| 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.}}
= Software Releases =
== Arch Linux ARM ==
<div style=float:right>[[File:Archlinux-logo.png|100px]]</div>
(Unofficial) Arch Linux ARM with choice of Phosh UI or barebones, currently being maintained by the [ DanctNIX] community (GitHub [ 1] [ 2]).
'''What works, what does not work'''
Most of the things now works, there are some minor issues with [[crust]].
'''How to contribute and report defects'''
'''Download location'''
Check the [ download page] for that lastest verisonlatest version, or the [ image file list] for all versions, look for the file name that starts with "pinephone".
== Fedora ==
<div style=float:right>[[File:Fedora-logo.png|100px]]</div>
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.
'''How to contribute and report defects'''
Please send your bug reports at to [ the project's issue tracker]. Be sure to include logs if applicable! Send us merge requests on [ Github].
== Gentoo ==
 <div style=float:right>[[File:GentooLogo.png|100px]]</div>
There are unofficial Gentoo overlays with ebuilds for the PinePhone. There are no images - you'll be building it yourself, picking which kernel, bootloader and desktop environment you want to use.
[ LuneOS test image for PinePhone]
Tofe recommends using It is recommended to use <i>bmaptool</i>, which is way faster than dd, and can decompresses compressed images decompress archived image files on-the-fly.
Syntax is:
<code>bmaptool copy [from] [to]</code>
For example:
<code>bmaptool copy /dev/mmcblk0</code>
.wic file can be treated as .img file when flashing. You may rename .wic file to .img when using GUI tools that require .img files.
== Maemo Leste ==
<div style=float:right>[[File:Maemoleste-logo.png|100px]]</div>
[ Maemo] is a trimmed-down version of Debian for mobile devices, originally a collaboration between Nokia and many open source projects (the [ Maemo community]) before Nokia abandoned it. The community now takes full responsibility in developing fully open source Maemo for a variety of mobile devices.
'''How to contribute and report defects'''
Most discussion occurs at <i>#maemo-leste </i> on freenode IRC<i></i>. The Maemo website also has an [ ongoing forum thread] for feedback about Maemo Leste on the PinePhone Braveheart edition.
All other contact information is listed on the [ main page] of the Maemo wiki. You should [ submit bug reports] on github. To track known issues, you may use these search terms: [ pinephone], [ pine64]. Learn about [ development], [ porting packages], [ building packages], [ todo list], and general info on [ how to package for Debian]. Some tasks have funding available.
== Manjaro ARM ==
<div style=float:right>[[File:Manjaro-logo.svg|100px]]</div>
Manjaro is a user-friendly Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch operating system with the Plasma Mobile desktop environment.
'''Download location'''
*Phosh: [ Stable] / [ Dev] *Plasma Mobile: [ Stable] / [ Dev] *Lomiri: [ Dev]
'''What works, what does not work'''
{{Hint| Note: The Phosh image the boot will load at a TTY login prompt for multiple minutes at the first boot.}}
See Manjaro's release announcements on their forum.
== Mobian ==
<div style=float:right>[[File:Debian-logo.png]]</div>
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.
== Nemo Mobile ==
<div style=float:right>[[File:nemo_mobile.png|right|100px]]</div>Nemo Mobile is the open source build of Sailfish OS with a open source UI called [ Glacier] ([ Mer Wiki]), now [ based on MarnjaroManjaro]. See their website [ Nemo Mobile UX team] and [ Mer Wiki page].
You can either install Nemo on any device that already runs Sailfish, or flash a prebuilt image to SD card/emmc on the PinePhone to install.
{{Hint| Note: See their website for the newest release and installation guides.}}
Prebulit Prebuilt images:
First devel image for Manjaro (April 1, 2021):
Install Nemo on Sailfish:
Install Sailfish on your PP first (follow instructions on the [[PinePhone_Software_Releases#Sailfish_OS|Sailfish]] section on this page).
Enable developer mode. In the terminal, run as root (`devel-su`):
<code>ssu ar nemo-devel-ux</code>
<code>pkcon refresh</code>
then install the nemo-specific Glacier packages:
<code>pkcon install lipstick-glacier-home-qt5</code>
If necessary, reboot.
== NixOS ==
<div style=float:right>[[File:nixos.png|right|100px]]</div>
NixOS support is handled through the Mobile NixOS project.
== openSUSE ==
<div style=float:right>[[Image:SLEM-OS-logo.png|100px|link=]]</div>
Our images use the same [ openSUSE Tumbleweed] base as our desktop images, except what needs to be changed for the PinePhone. The images include <i>zypper</i> (RPM) as the default package manager and have access to virtually the same (open source) software as our desktop repositories, thanks to the [ Factory] ports. Using [ dnf] is possible, if preferred.
== postmarketOS ==
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postmarketOS extends [ Alpine Linux] to run on smartphones and other mobile devices.
== PureOS ==
<div style=float:right>[[File:Pureos.png|100px]]</div> 
{{Warning|This project is no longer under development and has been abandoned.}}
== Sailfish OS ==
<div style=float:right>[[File:Sailfish_logo.png|150px]]</div>
[ Sailfish OS] is a Linux-based operating system based on open source projects such as [ Mer], and a closed source UI based on [ Lipstick].
# 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.
'''Prebuilt image'''
Download the image file (.img) from [].
* 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 The If the Storeman app for openrepos is now not preinstalled, download the RPM and also Webcat browser (the built-in browser) is not working at the momentclick to install.
'''How to contribute and report defects'''
OTA is supported: <code>zypper refresh && zypper update</code> as root (<code>devel-su</code> to get root access). Things that need reflash are bootloader specific at the moment. If improvements like [[crust ]] or changes of partition layout are added, then you need to reflash.
== SkiffOS ==
 <div style=float:right>[[File:SkiffOS-Icon-1.png|100px]]</div>
Minimal in-memory cross-compiled OS optimized for hosting multiple in parallel Docker containers.
'''Download location'''
Sxmo images can be found [ here](in the <i>/pine64-pinephone/sxmo/</i> sections respectively).
mouser/mo '''What works, what does not work''' PinePhone's backlight turns off at 2/10 brightness.147147
'''How to contribute and report defects'''
== Ubuntu Touch ==
<div style=float:right>[[File:Ubports-logo.png|100px]]</div>
A Mobile Version of the Ubuntu Operating System made and maintained by the UBports Community.
Download the build, extract the image and dd it to the microSD and then insert it into the phone. Power up the PinePhone, perform and complete the test routine, then apply the build from microSD card to eMMC.
dd the image on a 8 GB micoSD microSD card or larger.
{| class="wikitable"
! File Size
! MD5
| Beta Edition
| [ Direct download from]
| 1.78GB
| f16bce93504a52217540ac886863a418
| Mobian
| [ Direct download from]
| 1.41GB
| 015be381ff4e650a7fca6d4eaa90d63d
| [ Direct download from]
| 2.28GB
| 32979ff17b5ec4d358ce99f1aff0c77c
| Manjaro
| [ Direct download from]
| 1.04GB
| 4edfd4dceaefdd32a3417c1727161c29
| postmarketOS
| 1.05GB
| 2d7f5271e7a281db8f1b1219bedbe131
| Manjaro
| [ Direct download from]
| 1.04GB
| 4edfd4dceaefdd32a3417c1727161c29


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