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#1
I flashed PostmarketOS and found out it was bare bones, so I tried to add apps and such but it isn't easy for someone that has no clue about how 
to navigate in apk. I did get a couple installed....

Where can I go to get a tutorial or something? The phone seems to be solid, phone quality sounds a whole lot better than Mobian and it works....
Messaging works also, I need to get my contacts imported, a couple of apps for music and podcasts is all. I managed to get Gpodder and lollypop installed but
it didn't work....

Any help would be appreciated.
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(03-06-2021, 02:28 PM)mw4jet Wrote: I flashed PostmarketOS and found out it was bare bones, so I tried to add apps and such but it isn't easy for someone that has no clue about how 
to navigate in apk. I did get a couple installed....

Where can I go to get a tutorial or something? The phone seems to be solid, phone quality sounds a whole lot better than Mobian and it works....
Messaging works also, I need to get my contacts imported, a couple of apps for music and podcasts is all. I managed to get Gpodder and lollypop installed but
it didn't work....

Any help would be appreciated.
https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/Main_Page

You are going to find PostMarket OS is much more beta then a finished product like Mobian. Were you running the latest updates in Mobian?
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(03-06-2021, 02:36 PM)C0ffeeFreak Wrote:
(03-06-2021, 02:28 PM)mw4jet Wrote: I flashed PostmarketOS and found out it was bare bones, so I tried to add apps and such but it isn't easy for someone that has no clue about how 
to navigate in apk. I did get a couple installed....

Where can I go to get a tutorial or something? The phone seems to be solid, phone quality sounds a whole lot better than Mobian and it works....
Messaging works also, I need to get my contacts imported, a couple of apps for music and podcasts is all. I managed to get Gpodder and lollypop installed but
it didn't work....

Any help would be appreciated.
https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/Main_Page

You are going to find PostMarket OS is much more beta then a finished product like Mobian. Were you running the latest updates in Mobian?
I just flashed todays release of Mobian, going try it out. Thanks.
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#4
(03-06-2021, 02:57 PM)mw4jet Wrote:
(03-06-2021, 02:36 PM)C0ffeeFreak Wrote:
(03-06-2021, 02:28 PM)mw4jet Wrote: I flashed PostmarketOS and found out it was bare bones, so I tried to add apps and such but it isn't easy for someone that has no clue about how 
to navigate in apk. I did get a couple installed....

Where can I go to get a tutorial or something? The phone seems to be solid, phone quality sounds a whole lot better than Mobian and it works....
Messaging works also, I need to get my contacts imported, a couple of apps for music and podcasts is all. I managed to get Gpodder and lollypop installed but
it didn't work....

Any help would be appreciated.
https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/Main_Page

You are going to find PostMarket OS is much more beta then a finished product like Mobian. Were you running the latest updates in Mobian?
I just flashed todays release of Mobian, going try it out. Thanks.
Still run the updates from the terminal. There were more just rolled out.

Code:
sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade
Code:
sudo apt autoremove
Run the code at least every other day. With the release of the Mobian CE edition development is rapid. Updates are rolling out rapidly.

Read the Wiki to tweak. https://wiki.mobian-project.org/doku.php?id=tweaks

Follow the blog upgrade instructions. https://blog.mobian-project.org/posts/20...pam_issue/

Follow the blog. https://mobian-project.org/

Add flatpak and install Chromium. It's much faster and supports Web Apps.

https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=13235

Follow the live Mobian chat. https://matrix.to/#/#mobian:matrix.org

Mobian is the most stable and evolved OS for the PinePhone at the moment. Arch is right behind But lacks a few things and isn't as stable in convergence docked, followed by Manjaro Phosh. Plasma anything is a mess.

If I helped you rate me a +1 please? It makes up for the lousy pay they pay me here in the forum. Big Grin
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#5
thanks for giving me some insight into overwhelming amount of o/s's available for the pinephone! it is hard for me to understand who exactly is doing what. i started out with plasma-mobile pre installed and after a couple of weeks was running into way too many issues. i recently installed phosh to a sd card and like it much better. i'm still working on sound quality issues when using the phone though. based on what you've said, i may try mobian soon. i only need basic functionality but it has to be reliable especially for the modem, chat, and the phone. you get you +1.
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#6
(03-06-2021, 02:28 PM)mw4jet Wrote: I flashed PostmarketOS and found out it was bare bones, so I tried to add apps and such but it isn't easy for someone that has no clue about how 
to navigate in apk. I did get a couple installed....

Where can I go to get a tutorial or something? The phone seems to be solid, phone quality sounds a whole lot better than Mobian and it works....
Messaging works also, I need to get my contacts imported, a couple of apps for music and podcasts is all. I managed to get Gpodder and lollypop installed but
it didn't work....

Any help would be appreciated.

Check out the Alpine site: pkgs.alpinelinux.org -- Got me started.  also nixCraft cyberciti.biz .
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#7
For a brief guide to pmOS's differences:

http://postmarketos.org/cheatsheet

FWIW I had great results with Arch and Mobian.

Arch releases here: https://github.com/dreemurrs-embedded/Pi...h/releases
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