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* '''RAM:''' 2GB LPDDR3
* '''RAM:''' 2GB LPDDR3
* '''I/O:''' HD Video Out (Mini HDMI), Micro USB 2.0 OTG, USB 2.0 A host, 3.5mm Headphone/Mic combo,
* '''I/O:''' HD Video Out (Mini HDMI), Micro USB 2.0 OTG, USB 2.0 A host, 3.5mm Headphone/Mic combo,
* '''Network'''
* '''Network:'''
** WiFi (802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz only)
** WiFi (802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz only)
** Bluetooth 2.1
** Bluetooth 2.1
** M.2 LTE / Cell MODEM card, (optional, and takes place of optional M.2 SSD)
** M.2 LTE / Cell MODEM card, (optional, and takes place of optional M.2 SSD)
* '''Screen:''' 10.1" IPS 800x1280 Capacitive LCD
* '''Display:'''
** '''Size:''' 10.1 inches (257mm) diagonal
** '''Type:''' HD IPS capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
** '''Resolution:''' 1280x800, 16:10 ratio <br>
* '''Attachments/Accessories:''' Magnetically attached keyboard (optional)
* '''Attachments/Accessories:''' Magnetically attached keyboard (optional)
* '''Battery:''' 6000MAh (6Ah)
* '''Battery:''' 6000MAh (6Ah)
* '''Misc. features:'''  
* '''Misc. features:'''  
** Volume rocker and home button
** Volume rocker
** Speakers and Microphone
** Speakers and Microphone
** 2.5mm OD 0.7mm ID DC Jack Power (5V 2A) Port
** 2.5mm OD 0.7mm ID DC Jack Power (5V 2A) Port
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==Versions==
==Versions==
For now there is only one version, also mentioned in the manual leaflet in the box.
* "pinetab-dev": development version sent to ~100 developers. This one is like the Early Adopter version, but has a different display panel.
* [[PineTab/Early-Adopter]]
* [[PineTab/Early-Adopter|Early Adopter]]: the first hardware revision of the PineTab, which shipped to customers.


[[File:PineTabBoard.jpeg|400px|thumb|right|The insides of the PineTab]]
[[File:PineTabBoard.jpeg|400px|thumb|right|The insides of the PineTab]]
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== PineTab board information, schematics and certifications ==
== PineTab board information, schematics and certifications ==
* PineTab mainboard schematic:
* PineTab mainboard schematic:
** [http://files.pine64.org/doc/PineTab/PineTab%20Schematic%20v1.2-20191125.pdf PineTab mainboard Released Schematic ver 1.2]
** [https://files.pine64.org/doc/PineTab/PineTab%20Schematic%20v1.2-20191125.pdf PineTab mainboard Released Schematic ver 1.2]
** [http://files.pine64.org/doc/PineTab/PineTab%20Board%20View%20v1.2-20191201-top.pdf PineTab mainboard component placement ver 1.2 - Top View]
** [https://files.pine64.org/doc/PineTab/PineTab%20Board%20View%20v1.2-20191201-top.pdf PineTab mainboard component placement ver 1.2 - Top View]
** [http://files.pine64.org/doc/PineTab/PineTab%20Board%20View%20v1.2-20191201-bottom.pdf PineTab mainboard component placement ver 1.2 - Bottom View]
** [https://files.pine64.org/doc/PineTab/PineTab%20Board%20View%20v1.2-20191201-bottom.pdf PineTab mainboard component placement ver 1.2 - Bottom View]
* PineTab keyboard schematic:
** PineTab keyboard and Pinebook (Pro) keyboard using same controller and from same engineering source
** [https://files.pine64.org/doc/PineTab/Pinetab%20HB092A%20Keyboard%20Schematic.pdf PineTab Keyboard Schematic]
** [https://files.pine64.org/doc/PineTab/HB092_0884232458_Hynitron_PTP_20200514_662905_Linux_US_BackLight_CRC_175057F5.hex PineTab keyboard firmware code]
** [https://files.pine64.org/doc/PineTab/SH68F83V2.0.pdf PineTab Keyboard Controller Datasheet]
 
* PineTab certifications:
* PineTab certifications:
** [http://files.pine64.org/doc/cert/PineTab%20FCC-SDOC%20Certificate-S20060600404001.pdf PineTab FCC Certificate]
** [https://files.pine64.org/doc/cert/PineTab%20FCC-SDOC%20Certificate-S20060600404001.pdf PineTab FCC Certificate]
** [http://files.pine64.org/doc/cert/PineTab%20CE-RED%20Certificate-S20060600403.pdf PineTab CE RED Certificate]
** [https://files.pine64.org/doc/cert/PineTab%20CE-RED%20Certificate-S20060600403.pdf PineTab CE RED Certificate]
** [https://files.pine64.org/doc/cert/PINETAB%20ROHS%20TEST%20REPORT.pdf PineTab ROHS Test Report]


== Datasheets for components and peripherals ==
== Datasheets for components and peripherals ==
* Allwinner A64 SoC information:
* Allwinner A64 SoC information:
** [http://files.pine64.org/doc/datasheet/pine64/A64%20brief%20v1.0%2020150323.pdf Allwinner A64 SoC brief introduction]
** [https://files.pine64.org/doc/datasheet/pine64/A64%20brief%20v1.0%2020150323.pdf Allwinner A64 SoC brief introduction]
** [http://files.pine64.org/doc/datasheet/pine64/A64_Datasheet_V1.1.pdf Allwinner A64 SoC Data Sheet V1.1 (Official Released Version)]
** [https://files.pine64.org/doc/datasheet/pine64/A64_Datasheet_V1.1.pdf Allwinner A64 SoC Data Sheet V1.1 (Official Released Version)]
** [http://files.pine64.org/doc/datasheet/pine64/Allwinner_A64_User_Manual_V1.0.pdf Allwinner A64 SoC User Manual V1.0 (Official Release Version)]
** [https://files.pine64.org/doc/datasheet/pine64/Allwinner_A64_User_Manual_V1.0.pdf Allwinner A64 SoC User Manual V1.0 (Official Release Version)]


* X-Powers AXP803 PMU (Power Management Unit) information:
* X-Powers AXP803 PMU (Power Management Unit) information:
** [http://files.pine64.org/doc/datasheet/pine64/AXP803_Datasheet_V1.0.pdf AXP803 PMIC datasheet]
** [https://files.pine64.org/doc/datasheet/pine64/AXP803_Datasheet_V1.0.pdf AXP803 PMIC datasheet]


* LPDDR3 (178 Balls) SDRAM:
* LPDDR3 (178 Balls) SDRAM:
** [http://files.pine64.org/doc/datasheet/pinephone/ATL3A1632H12A_mobile_lpddr3_11x11.5_v1.0_1600.pdf Artmem LPDDR3 datasheet]
** [https://files.pine64.org/doc/datasheet/pinephone/ATL3A1632H12A_mobile_lpddr3_11x11.5_v1.0_1600.pdf Artmem LPDDR3 datasheet]


* eMMC information:
* eMMC information:
** [http://files.pine64.org/doc/rock64/PINE64_eMMC_Module_20170719.pdf PINE64 eMMC module schematic]
** [https://files.pine64.org/doc/rock64/PINE64_eMMC_Module_20170719.pdf PINE64 eMMC module schematic]
** [http://files.pine64.org/doc/rock64/usb%20emmc%20module%20adapter%20v2.pdf PINE64 USB adapter for eMMC module V2 schematic]
** [https://files.pine64.org/doc/rock64/usb%20emmc%20module%20adapter%20v2.pdf PINE64 USB adapter for eMMC module V2 schematic]
** [http://files.pine64.org/doc/rock64/USB%20adapter%20for%20eMMC%20module%20PCB.tar PINE64 USB adapter for eMMC module PCB in JPEG]
** [https://files.pine64.org/doc/rock64/USB%20adapter%20for%20eMMC%20module%20PCB.tar PINE64 USB adapter for eMMC module PCB in JPEG]
** [http://files.pine64.org/doc/datasheet/pine64/SDINADF4-16-128GB-H%20data%20sheet%20v1.13.pdf 64GB SanDisk eMMC Datasheet]
** [https://files.pine64.org/doc/datasheet/pine64/SDINADF4-16-128GB-H%20data%20sheet%20v1.13.pdf 64GB SanDisk eMMC Datasheet]


* CMOS camera module information:
* CMOS camera module information:
** [http://files.pine64.org/doc/datasheet/pinephone/OV5640_datasheet.pdf OV5640 5MP CMOS Image Sensor SoC for Rear Module datasheet]
** [https://files.pine64.org/doc/datasheet/pinephone/OV5640_datasheet.pdf OV5640 5MP CMOS Image Sensor SoC for Rear Module datasheet]
** [http://files.pine64.org/doc/datasheet/pinephone/GC2145%20CSP%20DataSheet%20release%20V1.0_20131201.pdf GC2145 2MP CMOS Image Sensor SoC for Front Module datasheet]
** [https://files.pine64.org/doc/datasheet/pinephone/GC2145%20CSP%20DataSheet%20release%20V1.0_20131201.pdf GC2145 2MP CMOS Image Sensor SoC for Front Module datasheet]


* LCD touch screen panel information:
* LCD touch screen panel information:
** [http://files.pine64.org/doc/datasheet/pinetab/GT9271.pdf GOODiX GT9271 Capacitive Touch Controller datasheet]
** [https://files.pine64.org/doc/datasheet/pinetab/GT9271.pdf GOODiX GT9271 Capacitive Touch Controller datasheet]
** [http://files.pine64.org/doc/datasheet/pinetab/GT9271_Config_20200818_142030_V66.cfg PineTab GT9271 Capacitive Touch Controller configuration file]
** [https://files.pine64.org/doc/datasheet/pinetab/GT9271_Config_20200818_142030_V66.cfg PineTab GT9271 Capacitive Touch Controller configuration file]


* Lithium battery information:
* Lithium battery information:
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* WiFi/BT module information:
* WiFi/BT module information:
** [http://files.pine64.org/doc/datasheet/pine64/RTL8723BS.pdf RTL8723BS/RTL8723CS specification]
** [https://files.pine64.org/doc/datasheet/pine64/RTL8723BS.pdf RTL8723BS/RTL8723CS specification]




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The PineTab will automatically boot from microSD if a bootable card is inserted. Although it is technically possible to use any ARM distro (because the PineTab uses the mainline kernel), only few of them will actually be usable on Early Adopters PineTab, due to specifics of working with LCD panel. Among those listed all except for postmarketOS have working builds.
The PineTab will automatically boot from microSD if a bootable card is inserted. Although it is technically possible to use any ARM distro (because the PineTab uses the mainline kernel), only few of them will actually be usable on Early Adopters PineTab, due to specifics of working with LCD panel. Among those listed all except for postmarketOS have working builds.


* [[#UBPorts|UBPorts]]
=== UBPorts ===
* [[#postmarketOS|postmarketOS]]
[[File:Ubports-logo.png|100px]]
* [[#Arch Linux ARM|Arch Linux ARM]]
The UBPorts Ubuntu Touch is what was preinstalled on the PineTab Early Adopters batch.
* [[#Manjaro ARM|Manjaro ARM]]
 
* [[#Mobian|Mobian]]
 
It can update itself in System Settings, and also a  jenkins daily build can be downloaded at this updated address for the latest daily image:
 
https://ci.ubports.com/job/rootfs/job/rootfs-pinetab-systemimage/
 
The last stable builds are also listed and appear to be updated every few weeks.
 
 
It should be noted that as of 20th January the latest stable/release candidate and development builds  still lacked Bluetooth, Rotation and had the same issues with online accounts etc
 
Online accounts access have a fix for Google accounts here https://github.com/rubencarneiro/account-plugins/releases
 
There are however significant updates to the original pinetab image (without the issues above)


=== UBPorts ===
The old image appears to be deprecated here
The UBPorts Ubuntu Touch is what preinstalled on PineTab Early Adopters batch. It can update itself, and also jenkins daily build can be downloaded [https://ci.ubports.com/job/rootfs/job/rootfs-pinetab/ here]
[https://ci.ubports.com/job/rootfs/job/rootfs-pinetab/ here]


In the event that WiFi fails to connect, the USB port can be used with an appropriate dongle to connect for internet using ethernet cable.
In the event that WiFi fails to connect, the USB port can be used with an appropriate dongle to connect for internet using ethernet cable.


=== postmarketOS ===
=== postmarketOS ===
postmarketOS is a preconfigured version of [https://www.alpinelinux.org/ Alpine Linux] for mobile devices. The latest builds can be downloaded from the [https://images.postmarketos.org/pinetab/ images page] to be flashed to the PineTab.
[[File:PostmarketOS-logo.png|100px]]
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, ...). As of writing, official images are provided with Phosh and Plasma Mobile. The official images come in two flavors, either as demo image to try out postmarketOS, or with the installer.
 
When using the installer images (recommended), it is possible to:
* encrypt your installation
* install from the SD card to eMMC


More information is available at [https://postmarketos.org postmarketos.org] and on their [https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/PINE64_PineTab_(pine64-pinetab) dedicated PineTab wiki page].
Getting postmarketOS for the PineTab:
* [https://postmarketos.org/download/ Download page]
* [https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/PINE64_PineTab_(pine64-pinetab)#Installation Flashing instructions]
* Power users may also create their own image with the distribution's install and development tool <code>pmbootstrap</code>


=== Arch Linux ARM ===
=== Arch Linux ARM ===
[[File:Archlinux-logo.png|100px]]
Arch Linux ARM with Phosh as the UI selection, maintained by the DanctNIX community.  
Arch Linux ARM with Phosh as the UI selection, maintained by the DanctNIX community.  


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=== Manjaro ARM ===
=== Manjaro ARM ===
First Manjaro ARM image confirmed to be working on Early Adopters PineTab can be downloaded [https://next.manjaro.org/index.php/s/aeXDtbWnnBNEM2Q here], ref [https://forum.manjaro.org/t/manjaro-arm-alpha2-with-phosh-pinetab/150/12 forum thread].
[[File:Manjaro-logo.svg|100px]]
The PineTab "Early Adopter" edition is currently the only device supported by Manjaro ARM.
 
Images with several different environments, including Phosh and Plasma, are available for the "Dev" pre-release can be downloaded [https://osdn.net/projects/manjaro-arm/storage/pinetab/ here]


Older Manjaro images with several different environments, including Phosh and Plasma, but '''not working on Early Adopters PineTab''' can be downloaded [https://osdn.net/projects/manjaro-arm/storage/pinetab/ here]
Images for the Early Adopter version can be downloaded [https://github.com/manjaro-arm/pinetab-images/releases here].
Both Beta releases and weekly unstable builds for Phosh and Plasma Mobile can be found there.


=== Mobian ===
=== Mobian ===
Mobian is a project providing Debian images for mobile devices. PineTab images can be downloaded [https://images.mobian-project.org/pinetab/ here]. Password is '''1234'''
[[File:Debian-logo.png|100px]]
Mobian is a project providing Debian images for mobile devices.  
 
PineTab images can be downloaded [https://images.mobian.org/pinetab/ here]. Password is '''1234'''
 
 
=== Sailfish OS ===
 
[[File:SailfishOS logo.png|100px]]
 
You can get SailfishOS on your with the flash-it script, which will write an image on a SD card. https://github.com/sailfish-on-dontbeevil/flash-it
 
There is a forum discussion with further information.
 
http://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=11850
 
Many things are still broken but Bluetooth, Audio, Rotation and Keyboard are working.


== Installation instructions ==
== Installation instructions ==
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* First, make sure you have enough free disk space and empty Downloads directory on the PineTab (while not strictly necessary, empty Downloads dir will simplify your typing. You can just move all files from there to another directory).
* First, make sure you have enough free disk space and empty Downloads directory on the PineTab (while not strictly necessary, empty Downloads dir will simplify your typing. You can just move all files from there to another directory).
* go to the Mobian link above and download compressed image (the one ending with .img.gz) - usual recommendation is to download latest, i.e. lowest one.
* Turn off Sleep when idle in the settings. Settings > Battery > Sleep when idle: Never
* Go to the Mobian link above and download compressed image (the one ending with .img.gz) - usual recommendation is to download latest, i.e. lowest one.
* Open terminal and type this in it:
* Open terminal and type this in it:
   cd Downloads
   cd Downloads
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* Now, let's have a look at disks. Type this into terminal:
* Now, let's have a look at disks. Type this into terminal:
   lsblk
   lsblk
* It should show you a tree of disks and their partitions. If you don't have microCD card inserted yet, all of them begin with mmcblk2. Also, some of them have something in the "MOUNTPOINT" column
* It should show you a tree of disks and their partitions. If you don't have microSD card inserted yet, all of them begin with mmcblk2. Also, some of them have something in the "MOUNTPOINT" column
* Insert microSD card into PineTab. Note that all information on it will be deleted, so don't insert one with valuable information on it!
* Insert microSD card into PineTab. Note that all information on it will be deleted, so don't insert one with valuable information on it!
* type `lsblk` into terminal again.
* type `lsblk` into terminal again.
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=== Reset ===
=== Reset ===


If your PineTab is in unknown state or doesn't want to start.
If your PineTab is in unknown state or doesn't want to start: Press power button for 7-8s. It makes a sound and you know it's totally off. 3 seconds after, power button  again for 2-3s and it will start to boot.
Press power button for 7-8s. It makes a sound and you know it's totally off. 3 seconds after, power button  again for 2-3s and it will start to boot. - thanks
 
@Aperricio on IRC for this hint
=== Power Off While Charging ===
 
When plugging your Pinetab into a charger, it automatically powers on. Use the above "Reset" instruction (holding the power button in for several seconds) to turn it off. This will allow your Pinetab to charge without being powered on.


=== Display rotated 90° on Arch ARM ===
=== Display rotated 90° on Arch ARM ===
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This command does not persist a reboot.
This command does not persist a reboot.
=== Opening Pinetab ===
Be very careful here. It is not a 'pop off' cover design.
Special care should be directed to AVOID anything that may appear to cause a "bend" in screen.
Gently use fingernails (or if you have one, plastic pry), starting in the very middle location for each side (saving keyboard connector latch over area (bottom side) for the very last removal step).
Work your way from the inner middle on each side, slowly. Slide gently towards the direction of each corner (saving the lifting of actual corners themselves for the second to last step)). Careful not to break thin speaker wires that line the outside of the inner case.
The very last opening piece should be the "latch over" (where the keyboard pins connect).
KEEP IN MIND: The main key here is to avoid any potential "bend" of the screen. We save the corners until after working on the middle of each side to reduce pressure on the screen.
Do not force anything. If it is not coming off with gentle effort, you are likely doing something wrong (try another side middle).
== External Links ==
* [https://pine64.com/product/pinetab-10-1-linux-tablet/ The PineTab on the Pine64 store]
* [https://forum.pine64.org/forumdisplay.php?fid=140 The PineTab section of the Pine64 forums]
* [https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=11401 Comments on back cover removal on forums]
* [https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=13118 Demonstration Video: Pinetab back cover removal on forums]


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