Pinephone (braveheart)

  • I just tried to flash #17 to emmc using JumpDrive (as explained on the pine64 wiki) and BalenaEtcher. Balean checked the image and said everything went fine but I have a black screen with only the led turning red when I power on. @mariusbfs are the current builds for pinephone broken?

  • @Fla
    I had this behavior with the led staying red.
    Holding the power button 5s turns the phone off.
    Then I tried again several times and at some point I had the phone booting.

    As a scientist I don't believe in voodoo, but I don't get the dark magic behind this behavior ???
    I look crazy when I try and retry the exact same thing expecting another outcome 😃

  • @AppLee wow, after reading your message I tried again to boot the phone and... it is booting indeed!

    The flash on eMMC made the phone very hot, maybe it just needed to get some fresh air? At least one day without touching it made it boots the first time I pressed power on.

  • @Fla
    Yes that's a bit strange and I cannot figure out what is the problem.
    For me, boot got stuck even after a night with the phone off...

  • I regularly find myself needing to power off and back on again, but it does seem to fix most things...

    I have yet to find something repeatable though.

  • I've been testing the Braveheart PinePhone for quite some time now, but still have one problem that won't go away: While I can receive a phone call, I can't place one. (It always returns: Call Failed). A number of times recently I've downloaded the latest image and given it a try, only to get the same result. I'm using T-Mobile, which is alleged to be a good carrier for the PnePhone. Is there a trick to placing a phone call?


  • Hm. I couldn't find any better thread...
    I received my Pinephone from China today (Yeah! - and that me being in Germany). As I understood, it was recommended to update the phone upon arrival, as the factory image (May 5th) is not the newest built. But neither on stable nor on rc the new pinephone could find any update available.
    What is to be done? Thx.

  • @Vartojas You are not seeing any updates yet because the day-one OTA Update is not out yet. It will be ready tomorrow. Anyway I suggest you to stay on Stable and don't change the channel because you may break your phone.
    Also please join the UBports main telegram channel to stay up to date.

  • Well I sat on my OnePlus One the other night rendering the touch screen unusable, and forcing the Pinephone into daily driver duty. Here goes nothing.

    I'm pleasantly surprised at the progress on power management, the phone is no longer perpetualy hot and even cools down if left alone! That modem is still a problem under any actual use but I can get half a day between charges while having voice, sms, and data while out. As I don't go out much this is working fine.

    I'm curious if anybody knows whats what with the update channel selection? Why are all of the channels listed numerous times?

    And, what is the status of the various channels? Is there a stable-rc-dev cycle happing yet?

  • @Giiba said in Pinephone (braveheart):

    I'm curious if anybody knows whats what with the update channel selection? Why are all of the channels listed numerous times?

    It's a bug. If you want to switch to the developer channel, it's usually the first one listed from the top down. I think Dalton said he had found a fix for it, so maybe it work soon.

    BTW, I'm impressed by your bravery in taking the DD plunge so early with the PinePhone. Truly Pine64 sold a Brave Heart to the right person!

  • @trainailleur pandemic 2020 kinda makes it possible, lol. I'm never out more than a few hours.

  • Can we safely install Ubuntu Touch through Jumpdrive on eMMC?

  • @stux
    Yes, I have done this.
    When you extract ubports , it will expand to the required size, ( so you need room for that on your PC).