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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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It should be noted that as of 30th Nov 2020 the latest stable build (38) still lacked Bluetooth, Rotation and had the same issues with online accounts etc
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
The old image appears to be deprecated here
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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


The latest images can be downloaded [https://images.postmarketos.org/pinetab/ here], or you can 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 second alpha 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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=== Sailfish OS ===
=== Sailfish OS ===


https://wiki.pine64.org/wiki/File:Sailfish-os-logo-2016.jpg
[[File:SailfishOS logo.png|100px]]


There is an early Alpha build available here thanks to PeperJohnny: https://forum.pine64.org/member.php?action=profile&uid=15246
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


http://peperjohnny.org/dl/sfos_alpha2.img.gz
There is a forum discussion with further information.
 
There is a forum discussion with a description on how to compile and build your own here:


http://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=11850
http://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=11850


Many things are still broken but Bluetooth, Audio, Rotation and Keyboard are working on the 2nd Alpha
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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