Radxa Zero

Armbian 23.02 Jammy
Kernel 6.1.y, Size: 575Mb, Release date: Feb 27, 2023
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stable user space packages

Armbian 23.02 Jammy XFCE
Kernel 6.1.y, Size: 828Mb, Release date: Feb 27, 2023
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stable user space packages

If you have a Radxa Zero with eMMC (any model with 2GB or 4GB of RAM), you’ll need to erase the eMMC before you can boot it from a microSD card and use Armbian.

Full instructions are available on the Radxa wiki, but here are some quick notes.

– Connect a USB cable to the Zero’s OTG port (the USB-C plug marked USB-PWR)
– Hold down the “USB BOOT” button on the Radxa Zero while connecting the USB cable to a USB port on the Linux host
sudo pip3 install pyamlboot on the host
curl -O https://dl.armbian.com/radxa-zero/loader/radxa-zero-erase-emmc.bin
sudo boot-g12.py radxa-zero-erase-emmc.bin

You may have to run the sudo boot-g12.py command a second time to fully clear the eMMC.

Other supported variants

User spaceInterfaceEUUSAAsiaTorrentKernelIntegritySizeRelease date
Armbian BullseyeCLI 6.1.ySHA  ASC473MFeb 27, 2023
Armbian Bullseye Minimal CLI6.1.ySHA  ASC301MFeb 27, 2023
Armbian JammyCinnamon desktop 6.1.ySHA  ASC901MFeb 27, 2023
Armbian JammyGnome desktop 6.1.ySHA  ASC771MFeb 27, 2023
Armbian Jammy Minimal CLI6.1.ySHA  ASC274MFeb 27, 2023
* Looking for different or custom variant? Use Armbian build framework!
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* Specifications differ from hardware revision, model and software support level



BASH or ZSH shell, standard Debian/Ubuntu utilities. Features can be adjusted with menu-driven utility. Login is possible via serial, HDMI or SSH.


Minimal, server or Desktop. We work with XFCE, Gnome and Cinnamon but more is possible to build: Mate, KDE, Budgie, Deepin, i3, …


No bloatware or spyware. Special utilities are completely optional. Suitable for newcomers and professionals.


Distributed images are optimized for flash media (SD/eMMC/SSD) and compacted to real data size.


Armbian is optimized on kernel and userspace level. ZRAM & ZSWAP support, browser profile memory caching, garbage commit delay.


Security level can be adjusted with the armbian-config. OS is reviewed by professionals within the community.


Maintainers and community have deep understanding how HW work. We are seniors with 30+ years of experience in Linux + embedded Linux.


Armbian provides open source build framework to build a distribution of optimised Linux hardware interface for armhf, aarch64 and x86.

We provide a selection of images that fits hardware best. If you need different image – use build framework and make whatever you need. Build framework relies on Debian and Ubuntu packages – you can build any combination – stable, old stable or rolling release.

Minimal images comes without armbian-config, armbian-zsh, build-essentials, Python, DKMS, … If you are interested in detailed comparison, CLI images also have those packages:

Make sure you have a good & reliable boot media (SD card / USB key) and a proper power supply. Archives can be flashed with Etcher (all OS) directly.

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 a bit longer.

Support is provided in one of two ways:

Rolling weekly releases

 User spaceKernelIntegritySizeRelease date
Armbian Lunar minimalrolling6.2.0SHA  ASC454MFeb 12, 2023
Armbian Sid minimalrolling6.2.0SHA  ASC469MFeb 12, 2023
Armbian Sid XFCE desktop rolling6.2.0SHA  ASC1337MFeb 13, 2023
Armbian Sid CLI rolling6.2.0SHA  ASC601MFeb 13, 2023
Armbian Lunar CLI rolling6.2.0SHA  ASC472MFeb 13, 2023
Armbian Lunar XFCE desktop rolling6.2.0SHA  ASC1335MFeb 14, 2023

  • Debian testing or Arch - Manjaro support quality level
  • Untested automated builds for power users that are able to fix problems on their own
  • Images are receiving updates when main branch changes