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Pinephone

What's working with Mobian

3D Acceleration glx 1.4 / OpenGL 2.1 / GLES 2.0
Accelerometer/Compass/Rotation Works only at low-level (4)
Audio Works
Battery Works
Bluetooth Audio tested and working
Calls Works with exceptions (1)
Calls (VoLTE) Works on some carriers (7)
Camera Works with exceptions (5)
Convergence Works
Display Works
Full Disk Encryption Works
Flashlight Works
GPS/GNSS Works with exceptions (2)
LED Indicator Works for notification
MMS In Beta, needs work (6)
Mobile data Works
SMS Works
Touchscreen Works
USB Networking Works (8)
USB OTG Works on board revisions above 1.2a (10), no security on it (11)
Vibration motor Works
Volume switches Works (9)
WiFi Works with exceptions (3)
Xwayland Needs work

Exceptions

  1. Phone takes a long time to wake up when receiving a call.
  2. GPS/GNSS only works with web apps using GNOME Web. More information in location. (Editors note: Is this still true? I think it works in general now)
  3. WiFi is not working reliably when there are more than one hotspot on the same SSID. The only known workaround is to reduce this to only one hotspot per SSID.
  4. Low-level access can be accomplished by using the shell and looking at files in /sys/bus/iio/devices/iio:device*. The file names give you a sense of what kind of data they provide.
  5. The camera works with megapixels, but for a different user language the file /usr/share/megapixels/postprocess.sh in line 20 has to be adjusted to store the images in the picture folder:
        line 20 old: TARGET_NAME="$2"
        line 20 new: PICTURE_DIR=$(cat /home/$USER/.config/user-dirs.dirs | grep PICTURES | cut -d/ -f2 | cut -d\" -f1)
        line 21 new: TARGET_NAME="/home/$USER/$PICTURE_DIR/${2##*/}"      # for all user languages
        For more information see there:
        https://git.sr.ht/~martijnbraam/megapixels#post-processing
        https://git.sr.ht/~martijnbraam/megapixels/tree/master/postprocess.sh
  6. See https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=12491 for upstream discussion. For now, if you recieve a bunch of MMSes and they clog up the SMS,
    mmcli -m any --messaging-list-sms 

    lists all of the SMSs that are clogged, and

     mmcli -m any --messaging-delete-sms=(message-id) 

    deletes specific ones.

  7. VoLTE works out of the box. You should not need to do anything to make it work. Output of mmcli -m any --command='AT+QMBNCFG="list"'
    response: '+QMBNCFG: "List",0,0,0,"ROW_Generic_3GPP",0x0501081F,201901141
    +QMBNCFG: "List",1,0,0,"VoLTE-ATT",0x0501033C,201909271
    +QMBNCFG: "List",2,0,0,"hVoLTE-Verizon",0x05010141,201911251
    +QMBNCFG: "List",3,0,0,"Sprint-VoLTE",0x05010205,201908141
    +QMBNCFG: "List",4,1,1,"Commercial-TMO_VoLTE",0x05010505,201811231
    +QMBNCFG: "List",5,0,0,"Telus-Commercial_VoLTE",0x05800C43,201912031
    +QMBNCFG: "List",6,0,0,"Commercial-SBM",0x05011C18,201904021
    +QMBNCFG: "List",7,0,0,"Commercial-DT",0x05011F1C,201905311
    +QMBNCFG: "List",8,0,0,"Reliance_OpnMkt",0x05011B38,201910161
    +QMBNCFG: "List",9,0,0,"TF_Germany_VoLTE",0x05010C1B,201909201
    +QMBNCFG: "List",10,0,0,"TF_Spain_VoLTE",0x05010CFA,201909261
    +QMBNCFG: "List",11,0,0,"Volte_OpenMkt-Commercial-CMCC",0x05012071,201904281
    +QMBNCFG: "List",12,0,0,"OpenMkt-Commercial-CT",0x05011322,201911081
    +QMBNCFG: "List",13,0,0,"OpenMkt-Commercial-CU",0x05011505,201807052
    +QMBNCFG: "List",14,0,0,"Telstra-Commercial_VoLTE",0x0580079E,202006101
    +QMBNCFG: "List",15,0,0,"Commercial-KDDI",0x0501071D,202004041
    +QMBNCFG: "List",16,0,0,"Commercial-DCM",0x05010D17,202006101
    +QMBNCFG: "List",17,0,0,"Commercial-SKT_VoLTE",0x05012724,201907221
    +QMBNCFG: "List",18,0,0,"Commercial-KT",0x05012C0D,202005071'

    If the last 5 entries are not displayed at your PP, you need to update the EG25 modem firmware, following these instructions https://github.com/Biktorgj/quectel_eg25_recovery. VoLTE improves also audio phone quality in general over 3G.

  8. https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=9016&pid=64038#pid64038 (Note: Putting this in tweaks with a step by step would be good? One editor could not independently get this to work)
  9. There's no notification of it happening, but if you open up the top bar and press it you will see it change!
  10. Issue on older boards is due to a hardware fault. Pine64 Wiki.
  11. USB-OTG is very permissive . The MTP service currently has no security whatsoever; if the phone is plugged into a computer, even with disk encryption, the computer will have full R/W access to your /home dir, and full read access to /. See Services on how to disable and enable only when needed.

glxinfo output