orangepi-rk3399
Suitable for testing (WIP)

Armbian Buster
desktop legacy kernel 4.4.y

High level of software maturity

Armbian Bionic
desktop legacy kernel 4.4.y

High level of software maturity
  • UART has unusual speed: 1500000
  • boot from SD card is possible by shorting TP50265 to the ground and powering the board. After Armbian boots up, you can overwrite eMMC. You need to do this procedure only once or in case you totally brick your system.
  • once you have Armbian booting from eMMC, you can boot SD card in more simple manner: stop booting from UART console and execute those commands: setenv devnum 1 followed by run mmc_boot
  • you need to use EXPERT="yes" to build kernel or images.

Specifications

1000tx 2GB 4GB 6 core 64bit bluetooth docker eMMC usb-c usb3 wifi wireguard Rockchip RK3399

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

FAQs

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.

Each supported Armbian image can be made from scratch – from latest kernel and u-boot sources, updated upstream packages and our most recent bug fixes and improvements. Supported build environment for SDK is Ubuntu Bionic 18.04 x64 but you can run it containerised virtually on any X64 based Linux distribution under Docker. You can re-make live bootable image or just a kernel+dtb(hardware configuration) package which you transfer to your image and install with: dpkg -i linux-image-[branch]-family.deb linux-dtb-[branch]-family.deb. In that process you can enforce many customization. To the kernel or user space. Read more.

All download options

VariantSupportedKernelMirrorsSizeLast modified
 
Buster server4.4    .torrent 238 Mb2019-07-07
Buster desktop4.4    .torrent 529 Mb2019-07-07
Buster minimal5.3n/a131 Mb2019-08-22
Stretch server4.4    .torrent 299 Mb2019-06-28
Stretch desktop4.4    .torrent 575 Mb2019-06-28
Stretch server5.1    .torrent 284 Mb2019-06-09
Bionic server4.4    .torrent 200 Mb2019-06-28
Bionic desktop4.4    .torrent 441 Mb2019-06-28
Bionic server5.1    .torrent 199 Mb2019-06-09