Armbian Buster
mainline based kernel 4.14.y

High level of software maturity

Armbian Bionic
desktop mainline based kernel 4.14.y

High level of software maturity
  • You need to hold boot key and power/reset the device to force boot from SD card,
  • Shutdown doesn’t work properly. It reboots the board.
  • Devices, which memory number begins with SEC710 K4B4G16, need to do.:


1000tx 2GB 64bit 8 core UASP bluetooth docker eMMC wifi wireguard S5P 6818 Nexcell

* Specifications differ from hardware revision, model and software support level


We provide CLI (command line interface) images first. If the software is stable enough we add the option to upgrade to XFCE desktop. The Build-System relies on  Debian and Ubuntu. The availability of different images may vary, most of the time because of driver restriction. Sometimes we provide only testing images. All images can be built from sources at any time and in rare cases, where you can't find an image which you need, you can build one.
Preparation 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). Boot Insert the SD card into the slot, connect a cable to your network if possible or a display and power your board. (First) boot (with DHCP) takes up to 35 seconds with a class 10 SD Card. Login Log in as: root  Password: 1234. Then you are prompted to change this password (US-Keyboard setting). When done, you are asked to create a normal user-account for your everyday tasks.
SUPPORTED devices are tested and they work apart from known issues and missing features. Support is provided as far as possible (in general there is no support for 3rd party hardware like DVB tuners and software like Kodi). Please check the documentation and existing forum posts before posting a question. Questions on private channels are ignored. SUITABLE FOR TESTING (WIP) are devices which we’re currently working on but they are not ready! These images are suitable for developers and experienced users. They are not very well tested but they might work without any problems. Your help to improve this situation is greatly appreciated. SUPPORT ENDED (EOS) status are devices which used to be supported in the past. Reasons for moving to this section:
  • no active software development (mainline u-boot and kernel)
  • no support from the vendor (hardware samples, documentation, software packages)
  • never was sold, only samples in small quantities were available
  • hardware design flaws don’t allow using these devices without stability issues
Support status:
  • images are stable but we don’t test updating,
  • images are provided with no support,
  • most images have frozen kernel and u-boot packages to prevent their upgrades.
NO OFFICIAL SUPPORT (CSC) are devices which are supported by the 3rd party. We usually don't have hardware samples nor conduct any tests but they might work. There is no support whatsoever.

All download options

VariantSupportedKernelMirrorsSizeLast modified
Buster server4.14    .torrent 305 Mb2019-09-02
Buster desktop4.14    .torrent 599 Mb2019-07-15
Buster minimal4.14    .torrent 121 Mb2019-09-02
Stretch server4.14    .torrent 282 Mb2019-05-03
Stretch desktop4.14    .torrent 574 Mb2019-05-03
Bionic server4.14    .torrent 198 Mb2019-07-01
Bionic desktop4.14    .torrent 448 Mb2019-09-02