Pinebook Pro is an ARM-based laptop product for work, school, or fun, designed to offer an alternative to traditional computing.
Endless OS is available for installation on Pinebook Pro. Once installed, it includes all the usual Endless OS features and functionality, along with a large selection of applications. However, it is released as a preview version, due to some limitations detailed below.
As a preview release, we especially welcome community feedback regarding interest in using Endless OS on this hardware, particularly in which contexts these devices are used, what works well, and what needs to be improved.
You will need a Pinebook Pro.
You will also need an SD card that can hold the uncompressed image you choose to install (16GB for the base image, 32GB for the English variant). For a better experience, we recommend using a fast SD card (Class 10 or faster). All data on this SD card will be erased during installation.
The image for this platform is available for download from our website.
After downloading the image as above, you must now use another computer in order to flash it to a SD card. If you are not familiar with the process of image flashing, please refer to our instructions for flashing with GNOME Disks or balenaEtcher.
After setting up the SD card as explained above, you can now use Endless OS as follows:
brcmfmac43456-sdio.clm_blobfrom Manjaro ARM's ap6256-firmware package.
/var/lib/firmware/brcm/. You may need root privilege for this action.
install -Dm644 "BCM4345C5.hcd" -t /var/lib/firmware/brcm/ install -Dm644 "nvram_ap6256.txt" /var/lib/firmware/brcm/brcmfmac43456-sdio.pine64,pinebook-pro.txt install -Dm644 "fw_bcm43456c5_ag.bin" /var/lib/firmware/brcm/brcmfmac43456-sdio.bin install -Dm644 "brcmfmac43456-sdio.clm_blob" /var/lib/firmware/brcm/brcmfmac43456-sdio.clm_blob