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Manjaro ARM Beta12 of Phosh for PinePhone

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


  • 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 and manual rotate
  • 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

Changes since Beta11

  • Pipewire got updated to 0.3.31 1
  • We added Confy to the profile
  • Most of the Gnome packages got updated to 40.2
  • libinput ins now at 1.18.0
  • libxcrypt got renewed to 4.4.22. See also this issue if you miss to change your password and land on a terminal after rebooting your phone!
  • We updated modemmanager to 1.16.6 3
  • siglo is now at 0.8.4
  • We use now upstream uboot 2021.04 with needed patches
  • Fixed pacman keyring gpg-keys issue 1. This also includes the fix for dropping to terminal on first
  • Calls is now at 0.3.4 1
  • More fixes to eg25-manager
  • libxcrypt got updated to 4.4.22. You’re phone won’t boot unless you have changed your password. This image already switched password-hashes
  • Kernel is now at 5.12.13
  • Mesa got updated to 21.1.3
  • Pacman got updated to 6.0
  • Pamac got updated to support latest pacman version
  • Bluez is now at 5.59
  • Chatty is bumped to 0.3.2 1
  • eg25-manager got some fixes
  • Firefox is at 89.0.2
  • Mesa is at 21.1.3
  • Phoc is at 0.7.1 1
  • Phosh got updated to 0.12.0 4. Use the drop-down box to display also non-adaptive apps!
  • Some additional fixes to Squeekboard
  • regular package updates

A detailed list of package changes can be found here

Currently broken:

  • 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.


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



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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