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Linux Image Releases

Special thanks to Sunxi community and longsleep for their contributions.

Below you will find useful links to various resources and forum threads:

Ubuntu Desktop Image [20161215] built by Pine64

  • This is a build including DE based on longsleep works and may not have all the up-to-date features offered by longsleep and Sunxi community. For latest build, you can create one and following this thread
  • This build optimizes Gigabit Ethernet parameter and improves on GbE connectivity.
  • Included Mate Desktop, Firebox Browser, and LibreOffice Suite.
  • Included with Wifi and Bluetooth
  • Included library set that provides access to the GPIO headers in Linux as provided by community member KB3VGW (https://devhub.io/repos/kb3vgw-wiringPi-Pine64)
  • Not yet optimize for Graphic and Video HW acceleration
  • Suitable for 1GB/2GB Pine A64+ Board, not advise to run on 512MB Pine A64 Board
  • Login with
    • username: ubuntu
    • password: ubuntu
  • Auto execute resize_rootfs.sh script on first boot-up to resize the root partition in order to fully utilize the SD Card
  • DD image (for 8GB micoSD card and above):

Debian Jessie with Mate DE Image [20160701] by Lenny Raposo

  • DD image (for 8GB micoSD card and above):
  • To update to the newest uboot, kernel and fixes use scripts found in /usr/local/sbin/
  • Suitable for 512MB/1GB/2GB Pine A64 variants
  • Login with
    • username: debian
    • password: debian
  • Execute sudo /usr/local/sbin/resize_rootfs.sh script to resize the root partition in order to fully utilize the SD Card

Ubuntu Base Image [20160716-1] by longsleep

  • This is the latest Ubuntu 16.04 image provided by lonsleep. NB. This is a base image and doesn't come with a DE.
  • DD image (for 8GB micoSD card and above)
  • To update to the newest uboot, kernel and fixes use scripts found in /usr/local/sbin/
  • Suitable for 512MB/1GB/2GB Pine A64 variants
  • Login with
    • username: ubuntu
    • password: ubuntu
  • Execute sudo /usr/local/sbin/resize_rootfs.sh script to resize the root partition in order to fully utilize the SD Card
  • Install Mate DE using: sudo /usr/local/sbin/install_mate_desktop.sh

Arch Linux with XFCE GUI Image [20160501] based on longsleep's work, updated by Pine64

  • N.B. The Arch Linux image is no longer maintained
  • DD image (for 8GB and above SD Card):
  • Up to date on longsleep uboot, kernel and fixes
  • Included XFCE Desktop, Midori Browser, Thunder Email, LibreOffice Suite, and Gnome MPlayer
  • Included with Wifi, [Bluetooth still not yet working]
  • Suitable for 512MB/1GB/2GB PineA64 Boards
  • Login with
    • User Name: alarm
    • User Name: root
  • Execute resize_rootfs.sh script to resize the root partition in order to fully utilize the SD Card

OpenSuse Tumbleweed Base Image [031016]

  • Thanks to Terra854 for contributing the OpenSuse build based on longsleep's kernel.
  • As of 7/12/2016 an image supporting the official LCD is available
  • You can visit the project's website here
  • DD image (for 8GB micoSD card and above)
  • Suitable for 512MB/1GB/2GB Pine A64 variants
  • Direct download
  • LCD image
    • File Size: 191MB
  • Login with
    • Username: pine64
    • Password: pine64linux
    • Root password: pine64root
  • To find out more about OpenSuse on the Pine64 please visit the Pine64 forum thread

The image includes a config tool which, among other options, allows users to install a desktop environment: sudo /usr/local/sbin/pine64-config.sh

Fedora 24 Base Image [091016] (ALPHA)

  • Thanks to Terra854 for contributing the Fedora build based on longsleep's kernel.
  • You can visit the project's website here
  • To find out more about the development and progress please see the Pine64 forum thread
  • DD image (for 8GB micoSD card and above)
  • Suitable for 512MB/1GB/2GB Pine A64 variants
  • Direct download
    • File Size: 245MB
  • Login with
    • Username: pine64
    • Password: pine64linux

Do note that this is an ALPHA build - please don't install a desktop environment

Gentoo Linux

  • A Gentoo image built by Xalius.
  • To learn more about the Gentoo linux build please see the forum thread
  • DD image (for 8GB micoSD card and above)
  • Suitable for 512MB/1GB/2GB Pine A64 variants
  • Direct download
  • md5.txt download
    • File Size: 796MB
  • Login with
    • Username: gentoo
    • Password: gentoo
    • Root Password: gentoo

DietPi Linux Image

  • DietPi is a lightweight linux distribution of Debian Jessie.
  • To find out more about DietPi on the Pine64 and available tweaks to the installation please visit the Pine64 forum thread
  • DD image (for 8GB micoSD card and above)
  • Suitable for 512MB/1GB/2GB Pine A64 variants
  • Direct download
    • File size: 118MB
  • Login with
    • username: root
    • password: dietpi
  • To update to the newest uboot, kernel and fixes use scripts found in /usr/local/sbin/

Armbian Linux Image

  • Armbian provides a build system and images for Debian/Ubuntu with BSP kernel and mainline kernel (beta).
  • Two versions of Armbian images are available: legacy and vanilla. Legacy is strongly recommended for most users, whilst vanilla includes a mainline kernel which doesn't support DVFS, HDMI, onboard analog audio output, onboard IR receiver, CSI, DSI and TP interfaces.
  • DD image (for 8GB micoSD card and above)
  • Suitable for 512MB/1GB/2GB PineA64 Boards
  • Pine64 Armbian download mirrors
    • File size: ~300MB
  • Login with
    • username: root
    • password: 1234
  • To find out more about Armbian and available options please visit their site

Volumio Digital Audio Player (Image for testing with error)

  • This image is currently is for testing only and has a serious error. Once a working image is released Wiki will be updated with a new link
  • Volumio is a linux-based headless DAP (digital audio player), which connects to your home stereo system or your DAC.
  • Volumio is controlled using a Web-GUI which can be accessed via a web browser using the boards IP or volumio.local/
  • Visit the project's website here
  • You can follow the ongoing discussion about Volumio on the Pine64 forum
  • Suitable for 512MB/1GB/2GB Pine A64 variants
  • DD image (for 8GB micoSD card and above)
  • Direct download
    • File Size: 335MB
  • SSH login with
    • Username: volumio
    • Password: volumio

OpenHAB Open Source Home Automation Image Release

  • You need to agree on Oracle Binary Code License Agreement for the Java SE Platform Products and JavaFX in order to download
  • openHAB Image Download
  • Suitable for 1GB/2GB Pine A64+ Board, not advise to run on 512MB Pine A64 Board
  • You can flash this in linux using all the regular methods or you can use Win32 Disk Image software or something similar.
  • This is a "headless" build, the setup process thru serial console, no HDMI video output.
  • Login with
    • username: openhab
    • password: changeit
  • Execute resize_rootfs.sh script to resize the root partition in order to fully utilize the SD Card
  • Includes Oracle JDK 1.8.0
  • openHAB is installed in /opt/openhab
  • openHAB is started as a system service, you can use systemctl for it:
    • sudo systemctl status openhab
    • sudo systemctl stop openhab
    • sudo systemctl start openhab
  • Initial boot can take a few minutes before http://openhab:8080 becomes available.
  • For getting started with openHAB, please refer to http://docs.openhab.org/

Remix OS Image Releases

Remix OS 2.0 Image Release 20170105

  • This version best suitable for 2GB Pine A64+ Board, can runs on 1GB Pine A64+ Board with performance lagging, not suitable for 512MB Pine A64 Board
  • This build optimizes Gigabit Ethernet parameter and improves on GbE connectivity.
  • Add Remix apps market
  • Video setting supports both 720P and 1080P
  • Supports video screen scaling function
  • New MAC address assignment method, tags to board and SoC unique ID.
  • Support UVC USB camera as front camera
  • Known issues:
    • Not yet support 5M Pixel camera module as real camera
    • Even the HDMI output can set to 720P, but during boot up time, the boot logo stil maintain as 1080P.
  • There is no Phoenixcard build release
  • DD image (for 8GB microSD Card):

Android Image Releases

Android 7.x

Android 7.0 Community Beta Image Release ver 1.11.0 build 67, Special thanks to ayufan contribution

Android 6.x

Android 6.0 Community Beta Image Release ver 1.0.0 build 19, Special thanks to ayufan contribution

Android 6.0 Image (HDMI Video Output) Release 20170112 ver 2.0.1

Android 5.x

Android 5.1.1 Image (HDMI Video Output) Release 20161208 ver 1.2.8


Android 5.1.1 Image (HDMI Video Output) Release 20160711 ver 1.2.6

Android 5.1.1 Image (LCD Panel Video Output) Release 20160603

Windows 10 IoT Releases

Win10 IoT Beta

Linux BSP SDK

Linux BSP 2.0

Linux BSP 1.2

Linux BSP 1.0

Android SDK

Android Marshmallow ver 6.0

Android Lollipop ver 5.1.1


Mali 64-bit Driver

Mali 64-bit Driver dated 2016-06-22


Other Tools

Checking microSD Card Performance and whether it is Counterfeit

This will help you to determine if the SD-Card is Counterfeit Drive or not.