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PINEPHONE Community EDITION 3GB/32GB MAINBOARD – special offer for BraveHeart and UBPorts owners [Promotion Ended]

Community price: $104.95 $79.95

PinePhone Community Edition rev 1.2b mainboard (3GB RAM / 32GB eMMC flash memory).


This offer is targeted at BraveHeart and UBports Community Edition end users. We’re offering this mainboard at a discounted price (the same price as the default 2GB/16GB mainboard) as a sign of appreciation for helping us create a real Linux smartphone. Thank you. 

This offer ends on December 31, 2020 or once the mainboards sell out, whichever comes first. The order quantity is limited to 1 unit.

We require you to fill in your BraveHeart or UBPorts Community Edition PinePhone order number in the order notes section at checkout. Failing to do so will result in your purchase being rejected.

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PinePhone mainboard replacement instructions and video

Prior to replacing your PinePhone’s mainboard please read the steps outlined in bullet points below and watch the attached video.

  1. You’ll need a small Phillip’s screwdriver and a prying tool to swap out the PinePhone’s mainboard.
  2. Remove the PinePhone’s back cover. See your quick start guide for details.
  3. Remove the battery as well as any inserted SD and SIM cards.
  4. Unscrew all 15 Phillip’s head screws around the midframe of the phone.
  5. Gently pry up the midframe using a guitar pick or credit card corner. It is easiest to separate the midframe at one of the bottom edges. Work your way around all the sides of the phone until the midframe separates from the phone’s body.
  6. Detach all ribbon cables and “Lego” connectors. List of things to detach: 1) two “Lego” connects at the bottom of the mainboard. 2) u.FL antenna connect and touchscreen digitizer on PCD left side. 3) LCD ribbon cable top of mainboard, next to audio/ UART jack.
  7. Pry the mainboard up gently from the left-hand side.
  8. Remove front and main cameras and reset them into the new mainboard.
  9. Place the new mainboard in the chassis, hooking in on the plastic tabs on left side and pressing down firmly on opposite side, and follow the steps (7-2) in reverse.