Orange Pi PC+

allwinner eMMC H3 legacy mainline WIFI

Ubuntu desktop – legacy kernel
  .torrent (recommended) ?
Multimedia and desktop usage scenarios.


Debian server – mainline kernel
  .torrent (recommended) ?
Command line interface – server usage scenarios.


other download options and archive

Known issues

Legacy kernel images (all boards) (default branch)

  • HDMI output (if exists) supports only limited number of predefined resolutions
  • TV Out is neither supported nor works as expected (only PAL/NTSC resolution, overscanning, no h3disp support, notes for OPi Zero)
  • 1-Wire protocol, reading out DHT11/DHT22 sensors or S/PDIF requires setting the minimum CPU frequency to 480MHz or higher
  • Hardware accelerated video decoding supports only limited number of video formats
  • ‘Out of memory’ (OOM) issues are possible due to a kernel bug

Mainline kernel images (all boards) (next/dev branches)

  • No Mali drivers
  • No hardware accelerated video decoding
  • TV Out is not supported on any H2+/H3board

Board: Orange Pi Zero and NanoPi Duo

  • Onboard wireless module (XR819) has poor software support so wireless connection issues are expected
  • Orange Pi Zero rev 1.4 reports false high CPU temperatures.


Quick start | Documentation


Make sure you have a good & reliable SD card and a proper power supply. Archives can be uncompressed with 7-Zip on Windows, Keka on OS X and 7z on Linux (apt-get install p7zip-full). RAW images can be written with Etcher (all OS).


Insert SD card into a slot and power the board. (First) boot (with DHCP) takes up to 35 seconds with a class 10 SD Card and cheapest board.


Login as root on HDMI / serial console or via SSH and use password 1234. You will be prompted to change this password at first login. Next you will be asked to create a normal user account that is sudo enabled (beware of default QWERTY keyboard settings at this stage).

Tested hardware