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Manjaro ARM Beta3 for PineTab

The Manjaro ARM project is proud to announce the third beta for the PineTab. This image uses kernel mainline kernel 5.12.

There have been quite a few improvements since the last development release in March. These images are based on the arm test branch.

Known issues

All Editions

  • Megapixels does not launch, can’t find pine64,pinetab-early-adopter.ini file.
  • Wakeup from standby somtimes takes more than one press of the power button.
  • Sometimes the screen does not want to turn on on boot. A workaround is to boot a working image from eMMC, put in the SD card and then reboot (not shutdown and boot).
  • Volume buttons does not seem to work.

Manjaro ARM Beta3 for PineTab (downloads)

DevicePhoshPlasma Mobile
PineTab (Early Adopter version)Beta3Beta3

About the device

The PINETAB is similar in both form, function and underlying ARM64 architecture to the original 11.6″ PINEBOOK. It is powered by the same Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53 64-Bit Processor used in our popular PINE A64 Single Board Computer. The optional keyboard and trackpad – which doubles-up as a screen cover – effectively converts the PineTab into a petite on-the-go laptop with a touch screen functionality. It runs numerous mainline Linux distributions as well as *BSDs and Android.

As a new open source platform, the PineTab development is an ongoing process and represents a great opportunity to get involved with computing on a different level, to customise and personalise the portable computer experience, to understand what is going on beneath the surface.


The PineTab is currently out of stock in the Pine64 Store, but it will be back soon.
Currently UBPorts is the default OS on the PineTab. But you can flash Manjaro ARM to an SD card or directly to the internal eMMC and it will boot that.

How to install Manjaro ARM Beta3 for PineTab

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) or Manjaro ARM Flasher (sudo pacman -S manjaro-arm-flasher if you are on Manjaro ARM) and burn the image to an SD card (8 GB or larger).
The PineTab should recognize the SD card as a bootable device and boot from it.

These images are also available through the Manjaro ARM Flasher!

The preconfigured users on Phosh are:
User: manjaro
Password: 123456

User: root
password: root

The Plasma Mobile edition uses Pico Wizard as it’s First Run setup tool.


Please consider supporting Manjaro ARM directly via Patreon, Ko-Fi or Open Collective.

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