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* '''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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=== UBPorts ===
=== UBPorts ===
[[File:Ubports-logo.png|100px]]
[[File:Ubports-logo.png|100px]]
The UBPorts Ubuntu Touch is what preinstalled on PineTab Early Adopters batch.
The UBPorts Ubuntu Touch is what was preinstalled on the 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]
 
It can update itself in System Settings, and also 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)
 
The old image appears to be deprecated 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.
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=== postmarketOS ===
=== postmarketOS ===
[[File:PostmarketOS-logo.png|100px]]
[[File:PostmarketOS-logo.png|100px]]
postmarketOS is a preconfigured version of [https://www.alpinelinux.org/ Alpine Linux] for 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, ...), and allows to encrypt your installation.
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.


As of writing, postmarketOS supports the "pinetab-dev" and the Early Adopters versions of the PineTab.
When using the installer images (recommended), it is possible to:
* encrypt your installation
* install from the SD card to eMMC


Refer to the [https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/PINE64_PineTab_(pine64-pinetab) PineTab wiki page] for installation instructions.
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 ===
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=== Manjaro ARM ===
=== Manjaro ARM ===
[[File:Manjaro-logo.svg|100px]]
[[File:Manjaro-logo.svg|100px]]
The 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].
The PineTab "Early Adopter" edition is currently the only device supported by Manjaro ARM.


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 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]
 
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 ===
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PineTab images can be downloaded [https://images.mobian-project.org/pinetab/ here]. Password is '''1234'''
PineTab images can be downloaded [https://images.mobian-project.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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=== 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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