Multiboot Usage Instructions

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All passwords were changed to 1111. sxmo login/password is user/1111. In the rc1 image the Manjaro password is 123456.

Mislabeled Demo Image Bug
Although it may say "Distro Demo Image 2021-10-01" the images are actually the latest stable ones available. Notice that several were generated in 2022 so don't worry! :-)

You may skip ahead down to the tldr but very verbose, first time usage instructions, from the Pine64 wiki can be found here:

Do not insert an empty micro SIM adapter into the phone, as it will get stuck on the contact pins.

When shipped the battery is isolated from the device using a protective plastic tab, which is required to be removed before using the phone. The battery will not charge until this is removed and the modem, WiFi and Bluetooth will not work until the battery is connected.

Warning_label

 

The PinePhone's SIM slot only accepts a micro SIM, please do not insert a nano SIM without an adapter. The SIM card has to be placed in the lower slot, while the microSD has to be placed in the upper slot. Notice: Do not insert an empty micro SIM adapter into the phone, as it will get stuck on the contact pins.

An adapter from a nano to a micro SIM might be included under tape in the camera notch of the phone's packaging. Some nano SIMs will not fit firmly into that adapter that comes with the PinePhone and if the included adapter is used without a well-fitting nano SIM, the contact pins might get damaged. In that case it is highly recommended to acquire a better fitting adapter.

To remove the sticker after unboxing the phone:

  1. Carefully remove the back panel using the notch in the corner of the back cover without overbending it
  2. Remove the battery (if the battery is stuck in the device please check this paragraph for a fix)
  3. Peel off the clear plastic sticker below it, which isolates the charging contacts
  4. Reinsert the battery

 

tldr; Basic idea is as follows:

After unpackaging please remove the back cover and battery from your phone before insert the microSD in the top/upper slot, as illustrated:

 

 

Reassemble everything before powering up your device.

The volume buttons toggle through the Operating System options and the power button selects. The privacy mode walkthrough may also be of interest.

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