PINE A64 Software Releases

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This page contains a list of all available releases for the PINE A64 and PINE A64+, as well as links to other resources.

Note: The images for the PINE A64 and PINE A64+ are not compatible with the PINE A64-LTS due to LPDDR3 memory configuration. For PINE A64-LTS, please use the SOPINE Software Releases.


Special thanks to Sunxi community and longsleep for their contributions

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


AOSC OS is a general purpose Linux distribution that strives to simplify user experience and improve free and open source software for day-to-day productivity. To learn more about AOSC, please visit the official AOSC website.


Default credentials
Default user aosc/anthon

Arch Linux ARM

Arch Linux ARM is a distribution of Linux for ARM computers.



Armbian is a Linux distribution designed for ARM boards. They are usually Debian or Ubuntu flavored.



Debian is an operating system and a distribution of free software. See the forum thread here.



  • Download: firmware.pine64_plus.img.gz
  • Download: partition.img.gz
  • Create the disk image:
    • For Linux: zcat firmware.pine64_plus.img.gz partition.img.gz > complete_image.img
    • For Mac: gzcat firmware.pine64_plus.img.gz partition.img.gz > complete_image.img
  • Write the image to your boot device:
    • For Linux: dd if=complete_image.img of=your_chosen_boot_device bs=4M
    • For Mac: see Getting started


  • An Ethernet connection is required for the above installer


DietPi is a lightweight yet easy to setup and feature-rich Linux distribution, based on Debian. To find out more about DietPi, please visit the official documentation. Discuss the PINE A64 build on the PINE64 forum thread.


Default credentials
Default user root/dietpi


FreedomBox is a private server for non-experts: it lets you install and configure server applications with only a few clicks. For more information about FreedomBox, please visit

⚠️ The linked release is outdated and should no longer be used!



  • This is a headless build, not HDMI output.
  • Please plug-in Ethernet cable first before initial power up. After power up for 10 minutes, using browser and type in https://fredombox.local to setup. Browser may warms for unsecure site and please proceed with exception.
  • Freedom Manual:


LibreELEC is a "Just enough OS" Linux distribution combining the Kodi media center with an operating system.


  • 512MB PINE A64: direct download from Libreelec nightly build site (look for LibreELEC-A64.arm-...-nightly-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxx-pine64.img.gz)
  • 1GB/2GB PINE A64+ Board: direct download from Libreelec nightly build site (look for LibreELEC-A64.arm-...-nightly-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxx-pine64-plus.img.gz)


  • Nightly build for microSD boot


motionEyeOS is a Linux distribution that turns a single-board computer into a video surveillance system. The OS is based on BuildRoot and uses motion as a backend and motionEye for the frontend. Visit the motionEyeOS GitHub and its GitHub Wiki for more information



  • Suitable for 1GB/2GB PINE A64(+) variants
  • There are 2 ways to interact with the OS:
    • Scan for its IP with hostname MEYE-* and go to the admin web interface https://[PINE A64(+) motionEyeOS IP Address] and after login, you should able to see the output of the CAMERA MODULE on the web interface
Default credentials
Default user admin/-

NEMS Linux

NEMS stands for "Nagios Enterprise Monitoring Server" and it is a modern pre-configured, customized and ready-to-deploy Nagios Core image designed to run on low-cost micro computers. To find out more on NEMS Linux, please visit their site.

⚠️ The linked release is outdated and should no longer be used!



  • Suitable for all 512MB/1GB/2GB PINE A64(+) variants
Default credentials
Default user nemsadmin/nemsadmin


openSUSE is a free and open source RPM-based Linux distribution developed by the openSUSE project. More details can be found under



The OpenWrt Project is a Linux operating system targeting embedded devices.


  • Direct download (look for pine64_pine64-baseboard-ext4-sdcard.img.gz and pine64_pine64-baseboard-squashfs-sdcard.img.gz)


  • OpenWRT community build for microSD boot.
  • This is headless build, please use serial console to configure
Default credentials
Default user -/passwd



NetBSD is a free, fast, secure, and highly portable Unix-like Open Source operating system. To learn more about NetBSD please visit NetBSD main page.



  • NetBSD community build for microSD boot
  • Instructions concerning enabling SSH can be found here
Default credentials
Root user and SSH root/[none]

Windows 10 IoT



Changelog for Win10 IoT 10.0.15063.0_20170602:

  • 10.0.15063.0_20170602
    • Update Notes since 10.0.15063.0_20170524:
      • Fix the failure of default application installation caused by a app certification issue
      • Fix that the default application cannot start automatically after installation
      • Fix Ethernet initialization problem and now the Ethernet will start successfully every time
      • Enable the usermode access for all unusable GPIO pins in Pi-2 bus( later provide a UWP sample to show how to control these pins )
    • Extra Notes:
  • 10.0.15063.0_20170524
    • Some Updates:
      • Update the OS version to build v.10.0.15063.0 (Creators Update)
      • New page style of Device Portal, visit https://deviceipaddr:8080 to check it
      • Built-in Cortana assistant, need to be enabled in settings page in default app and Device Portal
      • Support on-screen keyboard, need to be enabled in Device Portal
      • Enable 100M Ethernet and fix some bugs
      • Support built-in UART bus in A64 SoC(not built in the ffu, later provide driver binary and deployment helper)
      • Support built-in IR module in A64 SoC(not built in the ffu, later provide source code and dev doc for developers in community)
    • Known Issues:
      • Kernel debug is enabled by default. This will slow the bring-up process. If a kernel debug is not necessary for you, visit Device Portal and navigate to Processes->Run Command page, run this command to disable:
        • Bcdedit /store C:\EFIESP\EFI\Microsoft\boot\BCD /set {default} debug off
      • An PnP bug in audio device may cause a blue screen when acting software shutdown
      • Ethernet device may not start with problem code 12 at the first time to bring up


Linux BSP Kernel 4.9

  • Direct Download from (5.4GB, MD5 of the TAR-GZip file 7736e3c4d50c021144d125cc4ee047a4)

Android SDK

Android Oreo (v8.1)

  • Direct Download from (24.94GB, MD5 of the TAR-GZip file b0394af324c70ce28067e52cd7bc0c87)

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