Unsupported Devices

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This page is for listing devices that, to our current knowledge, cannot run postmarketOS.

Projects to run another OS on the device can be linked if they exist.

Common Issues

  • Device uses ARMv6 without FPU/VFP, and so it cannot run under the armhf architecture #1203
  • Device uses unsupported architecture (ie. 32-bit powerpc, armv5te)
  • Device has less than 128MB of storage with no option of expansion
  • Device can't get flashed


  • Device is literally a joke

Device List

Note Some devices listed here are jokes and shall not be interpreted literally.
Device Notes
HTC Wildfire (htc-buzz) Qualcomm MSM7225 - ARMv6 without FPU/VFP #1203
Huawei U8160 (Vodafone 858 Smart) Qualcomm MSM7225 - ARMv6 without FPU/VFP #1592
Nintendo Wii 32-bit PPC not supported by Alpine. See Wii-Linux
Nintendo Wii U 32-bit PPC not supported by Alpine. See linux-wiiu on GitLab and their wiki
Zipit Z2 armv5te not supported by Alpine
PalmOne Zire 31 armv5te not supported by Alpine
Samsung Star (samsung-gt-s5230) armv4 not supported by Alpine
Xiaomi Amazfit Stratos/Verge 32-bit MIPS not supported by Alpine
Lego Mindstorms EV3 (lego-ev3) armv5tej not supported by Alpine
Netgear_PTV3000_(netgear-ptv300) ARMv6 without FPU/VFP #1203
The NoPhone (nophone-thenophone) Plastic not supported by Alpine
The NoPhone Air (null) Air molecules not supported by Alpine
Human (homo-sapiens) Largely undocumented architecture, no concrete method to flash
Cake™ (food-cake) No concrete method to flash, cake™ not supported by Alpine
Gnu (animal-wildebeest) Wildebeest cannot be flashed
Coca-Cola™ (coca-cola-coca-cola) No concrete method to flash, Coca-Cola™ not supported by Alpine


  • The architecture "armhf" in pmOS is ARMv6 but has a strict requirement on an FPU (i.e., requires VFP). #1203
  • Theoretically we could bootstrap a new architecture onto Alpine Linux (run the bootstrap script from Alpine's aports folder, then compile all packages from scratch) but its not feasible at the moment. #1203