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Manjaro ARM Beta17 with Phosh for PinePhone released

Manjaro ARM Beta17 with Phosh for PinePhone released. Most Gnome applications got updated to 40.5. This image is running the 5.14 kernel from Megi, which is designed for the 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 Beta16

  • Kernel is now at 5.14.12
  • eg25-manager is now at 0.4.1
  • pipewire got updated to 0.3.38
  • Phosh-Antispam got added, which is disabled by default. You may want to take a look at ~/.config/gnome_calls_spam_options
  • most Gnome applications got updated to 40.5
  • Mesa is now at 21.2.3
  • postmarketos-tweaks-app 0.8.0 gained more features
  • manjaro-tweaks got a workaround for a packagekit issue added and we removed some unneeded scripts
  • vvmplayer got fixed, so a profile switching on startup won’t happen
  • Calls got more SIP enhancements
  • Chatty has another set of polish for MMS
  • Firefox is now at 93.0
  • Numberstation got added, a Gnome Authenticator clone. This generates 2fa tokens based on secrets installed. It registers as uri-handler for otpauth:// urls so they can be added from Megapixels.
  • Gnome-Calendar is now adaptive
  • uboot got updated to 2021.10-1 and restructured and simplified
  • regular upstream package updates and cleanups

A detailed list of package changes can be found here

Currently broken:

  • GPS may not work as it should

Known issues

  • Chatty may crash with experimental features like MMS enabled. You may disable them via gsettings set sm.puri.Chatty experimental-features false if that is the case
  • UI becomes unresponsive after a while.
  • Doing a recording may result in noisy audio savings
  • Lots of apps are still missing or are not mobile friendly yet

Manjaro ARM Beta17 with Phosh for PinePhone can be downloaded from here. Manjaro users can update their system via the pamac utility.

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