Manjaro ARM Beta10 of Phosh for PinePhone

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Manjaro ARM Beta10 of Phosh for PinePhone

Manjaro ARM developers announced the tenth BETA for PinePhone with Phosh. This image runs on the 5.12 kernel from Megi which targets PinePhone.

Features:

  • Firefox uses a dedicated configuration and plays videos on Youtube pretty well
  • Camera app with access to back and front camera, including autofocus
  • Auto-Rotate function we had to remove
  • Welcome wizard for easy setup of the device
  • We have now a working Torch in the quick-access-menu
  • Prime phone functions working, including resume from deep-sleep and free speaking
  • Recording of audio works
  • Most applications got added to scale-to-fit
  • Haptic feedback functions are given
  • Optimized keyboard layout for terminal
  • Maps working with geolocate
  • Volume buttons working
  • Sensors fully functional
  • Easy access to Bluetooth, Wlan, Rotate and Mobile functions via quick settings
  • Default branch is arm-stable. This can be changed by editing /etc/pacman-mirrors.conf
  • usage of callaudiod for better audio experience with calls
  • This image uses a Crust enabled uboot

Manjaro ARM Beta10 of Phosh: changes since Beta9

  • we use now 5.12.3 4 kernel series with patches by Megi
  • Phosh gained media-control on lockscreen
  • Mesa is now at 21.1.0
  • Systemd got updated to 248.2
  • we are using now Pipewire
  • more Gnome 40.1 updates

A detailed list of package changes can be found here 3.

Currently broken:

  • Mic-Mute function in calls not working
  • GPS may not work as it should

Known issues

  • it may take longer to wake up from deep-sleep mode when a call is incoming. Most of the time that call will vibrate only.
  • UI becomes unresponsive after a while.
  • Lots of apps are still missing or are not mobile friendly yet.

Order

Pinephones Beta Edition are still on stock. Visit the Pine64 Store 3

How to install:

Download the image/xz file from the download location. Verify that the download completed successfully.

After that, install Etcher (sudo pacman -S etcher if on Manjaro) and burn the to an SD card (8 GB or larger).

The PinePhone should recognize the SD card as a bootable device and boot from it.

The premade users are:
User: manjaro
Password: 123456

User: root
password: root

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