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What's working with Mobian

3D Acceleration glx 1.4 / OpenGL 2.1 / GLES 2.0
Accelerometer/Compass/Rotation Works only at low-level (4)
Audio Works
Battery Works
Bluetooth Audio tested and working
Calls Works with exceptions (1)
Calls (VoLTE) Works on some carriers (7)
Camera Works with exceptions (5)
Convergence Works but unstable (8)
Display Works
Full Disk Encryption Works [manual setup] (11)
Flashlight Works
GPS/GNSS Works with exceptions (2)
LED Indicator Works for notification
MMS Needs work (6)
Mobile data Works
SMS Works
Touchscreen Works
USB Networking Works (9)
USB OTG Non-functional
Vibration motor Works for notifications and calls
Volume switches Works (10)
WiFi Works with exceptions (3)
Xwayland Needs work


  1. Phone takes a long time to wake up when receiving a call.
  2. GPS/GNSS only works with web apps using GNOME Web.
  3. WiFi is not working reliably when there are more than one hotspot on the same SSID. The only known workaround is to reduce this to only one hotspot per SSID.
  4. Low-level access can be accomplished by using the shell and looking at files in /sys/bus/iio/devices/iio:device*. The file names give you a sense of what kind of data they provide.
  5. The camera works with megapixels, but for a different user language the file /usr/share/megapixels/ in line 20 has to be adjusted to store the images in the picture folder:
  line 20 old: TARGET_NAME="$2"
  line 20 new: XDG_PICTURES_DIR=$(cat $HOME/.config/user-dirs.dirs | grep PICTURES | cut -d= -f2 | cut -d\" -f2)
  line 21 new: TARGET_NAME="$XDG_PICTURES_DIR/${2##*/}"  # for all users languages
  For more information see there:
  1. VoLTE works out of the box. You should not need to do anything to make it work. Output of mmcli -m 0 --command='AT+QMBNCFG="list"'
    'response: '+QMBNCFG: "List",0,0,0,"ROW_Generic_3GPP",0x0501081F,201901141
    +QMBNCFG: "List",1,0,0,"VoLTE-ATT",0x0501033C,201909271
    +QMBNCFG: "List",2,0,0,"hVoLTE-Verizon",0x05010141,201911251
    +QMBNCFG: "List",3,0,0,"Sprint-VoLTE",0x05010205,201908141
    +QMBNCFG: "List",4,1,1,"Commercial-TMO_VoLTE",0x05010505,201811231
    +QMBNCFG: "List",5,0,0,"Telus-Commercial_VoLTE",0x05800C43,201912031
    +QMBNCFG: "List",6,0,0,"Commercial-SBM",0x05011C18,201904021
    +QMBNCFG: "List",7,0,0,"Commercial-DT",0x05011F1C,201905311
    +QMBNCFG: "List",8,0,0,"Reliance_OpnMkt",0x05011B38,201910161
    +QMBNCFG: "List",9,0,0,"TF_Germany_VoLTE",0x05010C1B,201909201
    +QMBNCFG: "List",10,0,0,"TF_Spain_VoLTE",0x05010CFA,201909261
    +QMBNCFG: "List",11,0,0,"Volte_OpenMkt-Commercial-CMCC",0x05012071,201904281
    +QMBNCFG: "List",12,0,0,"OpenMkt-Commercial-CT",0x05011322,201911081
    +QMBNCFG: "List",13,0,0,"OpenMkt-Commercial-CU",0x05011505,201807052'
    1. pmOS has some information for reference atinout is not in packaging, but a forked version is here To reiterate, you likely do not need to do this manually! The following commands should work for Mobian (as atinout is not in Mobian) if VoLTE does not work out of the box:
      # first list the profiles supported by the modem
      $ mmcli -m 0 --command='AT+QMBNCFG="list"'
      # Select the profile most applicable to your provider, or use the Generic one if nothing matches
      # I know the command is different tham pmOS. There may be an error in the pmOS wiki
      $ mmcli -m 0 --command='AT+QMBNCFG="select","ROW_Generic_3GPP"'
      # Enable calling over ip (VoLTE)
      $ mmcli -m 0 --command='AT+QCFG="ims",1'
      # Reboot the modem to apply the settings
      $ mmcli -m 0 --command='AT+CFUN=1,1' 
    2. If the above works let us know!
  2. (Note: Putting this in tweaks with a step by step would be good? One editor could not independently get this to work)
  3. There's no notification of it happening, but if you open up the top bar and press it you will see it change!
  4. A Mobian image can be converted to an encrypted image with osk-sdl by using

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