The Paperweight Dilemma
Oct 10, 2023
7 min read
Mobian started as a hobby project, triggered by the excitement of finally being able to hack one’s mobile phone at will. It is fair to say that the device that made it possible back then was the original PinePhone. However, after running once again into the same difficulties we experienced over and over, we’re wondering whether maintaining support for this device is still worth the effort…Read more...
- Mobian Security Update #1 Aug 31, 2023 - 2 min read The Mobian Team have recently released a security update fixing a local vulnerability caused by a bug in our Bookworm images. User Action Required Mobian users must install the following package in order to address the issues described in this post. Read more...
The Bookworm has landed!
Jun 10, 2023
7 min read
Debian has released “Bookworm” and so has Mobian!
According to schedule and on time Debian has managed to put out the Bookworm release. Congratulations! In step with that release, Mobian is herewith officially releasing its first stable release, codenamed … tadaa … “Bookworm”!Read more...
The non-free-firmware repository
Mar 11, 2023
2 min read
PinePhone and PinePhonePro Owners (and others), please change your config
PinePhonePro users might get nagging messages about packages being held back right now…
TL;DR: Please add theRead more...
non-free-firmwaresection to the Debian repository line in
These months in Mobian: February/March 2023
Mar 10, 2023
3 min read
March isn’t even over yet and we are already summing up what has happened in both February and March. Dang, are we fast…Read more...
- Porting Mobian to New Devices Mar 7, 2023 - 5 min read As Mobian (and Mobile Linux in general) has gotten more popular, many folks have started to ask if Mobian supports their particular phone. While we wish we lived in a world where installing Mobian to a new phone model was just as easy as installing Debian to a new laptop, things are (unfortunately) much more complicated than that. Read more...
Off-topic: The importance of efficient tooling
Jan 25, 2023
6 min read
You’re probably aware of the existence and hopes tied to the rise of the RISC-V architecture, which means we should prepare for future (yet hypothetical) RISC-V Linux-based mobile devices.
The first step in this journey being the ability to build binary packages for this architecture, we purchased a StarFive VisionFive v2 SBC with the goal to turn it into a (Debian-powered, of course!) GitLab CI runner. And that’s exactly where the tools developed to build Mobian came in really handy!Read more...
A look back in the mirror... And a glimpse of the future!
Jan 8, 2023
9 min read
2022 has been an extremely busy year for Mobian developers, and a lot has happened throughout this period. As we’re entering a newRead more...
development cycleyear, now is a good time to look back at what we achieved in 2022.
These... past 4 months in Mobian: July - October 2022
Nov 1, 2022
6 min read
we’re reaching the end of the monthwe slightly overshot the month, it’s time to look back at what happened since July.
This month in Mobian: June 2022
Jun 30, 2022
4 min read
The end is near! The end of June at least, and that means it is time for our monthly recap of what has happened.Read more...