Rockbox as an Application on Pinephone
To create a Rockbox build as an application on the Pinephone using Mobian.

For this I flashed Mobian to a 32GB microSd card which the Pinephone will automatically boot from if inserted.

This is building Rockbox the easy way on the device itself so no cross compiling needed.

On the Pinephone in terminal

 install git:-

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get -y install git

download Rockbox source:-

git clone git://


sudo apt-get install libsdl1.2-dev
sudo apt-get install gcc
sudo apt-get install zip
sudo apt-get install make

cd rockbox
mkdir build
cd build

from the table select target 200 for the SDL app

next leave the default screen size to get a pre-installed ready made theme that just fits on the screen, press

enter on the width and height.

then just press enter again to create the makefile.

sudo make fullinstall

which will install Rockbox to the device

in terminal type


to run the Rockbox application.

I have tested this out and can confirm audio and some plugins work.

Further information here:-,53578.0.html
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Not familiar with Rockbox but if it works well as a replacement media player on an ipod then it should fly on the pinephone.
(10-14-2020, 04:48 AM)c3l@ Wrote: To create a Rockbox build as an application on the Pinephone using Mobian.

Yeah, but how does it sound? Rolleyes

I have used Rockbox on a Clip+ for years. This could be a good way to repurpose the Pinephone....

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