Manjaro ARM Beta12 of Phosh for PinePhone

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.

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 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.

Order

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

Download:

PinePhoneBeta12

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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