TinkerBoard
Standard support
* More about support definitions, criteria and relationships

CLI

Armbian 24.2.1 Bookworm CLI

Kernel: 6.6.16, Size: 403.1MB, Release date: Feb 13, 2024
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Stable user space packages
Desktop

Armbian 24.2.1 Jammy XFCE Desktop

Kernel: 6.6.16, Size: 1.2GB, Release date: Feb 13, 2024
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Stable user space packages
  • Severe powering troubles due to Micro USB power connector. It’s recommended to power through GPIO pins to prevent under-voltage issues (instabilities, boot/crash cycles). Powering situation is a little improved/masked on model S.
  • serial console is enabled on UART2 (pin 32, 33, 34=gnd)
  • eMMC flashing (model Tinkerboard S with eMMC) can be done the same way as burning an SD card. Connect your board with USB cable to your computer (Linux or Windows) and eMMC will be seen as a new hard drive. Burn an image to this drive. Wait until it's done, detach from computer and power with your normal PSU.
  • booting from SD card on S model is possible in Maskrom mode.
  • kernel headers are broken on legacy builds
  • video and 3D acceleration

Stable releases

User space Interface URL Torrent Kernel Integrity Size Release date
 
Armbian Bookworm Minimal 6.6.16 SHA    ASC 261.7MB Feb 13, 2024
Armbian Bookworm XFCE Desktop 6.6.16 SHA    ASC 1.1GB Feb 13, 2024
Armbian Jammy CLI 6.6.16 SHA    ASC 437.8MB Feb 13, 2024
Armbian Jammy I3-wm 6.6.16 SHA    ASC 1.1GB Feb 13, 2024
Armbian Jammy Minimal 6.6.16 SHA    ASC 203.9MB Feb 13, 2024
 
* Looking for different or custom variant? Use Armbian build framework!
* Most of images are tested with test automation or by Armbian community or official maintainers.

Dedicated applications

Application URL Torrent Kernel Integrity Size Release date
 
Armbian Home Assistant Supervised 6.6 SHA    ASC 324.9MB Feb 12, 2024
 
* 3rd party unofficial applications deployment made with official Armbian build framework. Application support is not provided by Armbian team, but you are welcome to use our community forums for support.
While we try best possible to test provided images flaws can happen. If you experience issues please report those. Until we're able to fix latest builds stick to older images from our archive.

Specifications

1000tx 2GB 32bit 4 core UASP bluetooth docker eMMC i2c spi wifi Rockchip RK3288

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

FAQs

  • check previous images from archive
  • join community forums

Simple

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

Universal

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

Light

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

Optimized

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

Fast

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

Secure

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

Supported

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

Open

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 only with essentials and without armbian-config, armbian-zsh, build-essentials, Python, DKMS, …

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:

Daily / Rolling releases from CI pipeline

 User spaceKernelURLTorrentIntegritySizeRelease date
 
Armbian Trixie Minimal rolling 6.7.6 SHA  ASC 272MBFeb 28, 2024
Armbian Trixie Minimal rolling 6.6.18 SHA  ASC 271.8MBFeb 28, 2024
Armbian Noble XFCE Desktop rolling 6.7.6 SHA  ASC 827.4MBFeb 28, 2024
Armbian Noble XFCE Desktop rolling 6.6.18 SHA  ASC 834MBFeb 28, 2024


Rolling releases are suitable for Linux enthusiasts who want cutting edge packages and have the skills to fix damage that a bad update might cause. If you want stability in a production environment or low headaches as a novice user, skip rolling releases. They are only at, build and ship, Debian testing / Arch / Manjaro / Suse Tumbleweed / Kali / Gentoo support quality level!