Project Anakin

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Setting Up Your device - What You’ll Need to Get Started

You will need the following to get started with using your PINE A64(+), SOPine/PINE A64-LTS, Pinebook or ROCK64 board:

  • Windows / Linux PC or MAC with a SD Card Reader connected to the Internet.
  • For PINE A64(+): Power Supply (PSU) and a micro usb cable. Please make sure to use a PSU rated at +5V @2A and a micro USB cable that is at least 26 AWG thick.
  • For SOPine/PINE A64-LTS: Power Supply (PSU) with 3.5mm OD/1.5mm ID barrel DC Jack. Please make sure to use a PSU rated at +5V @2A.
  • For Pinebook and ROCK64: Power Supply (PSU) with 3.5mm OD/1.5mm ID barrel DC Jack. Please make sure to use a PSU rated at +5V @3A.
  • MicroSD card (8GB or higher capacity) rated 'class 10' or better.
  • HDMI cable (unless you wish to run headless / without a monitor). On A64 Devices Android and Remix OS support 720p and 1080p, while Linux supports a wider range of resolutions.
  • Input device(s) such as: keyboard, mouse, remote, pointer, etc.

A One-Step Solution to Flashing Your MicroSD Card

Please try our PINE64 Installer to easily select the PINE A64(+), SOPINE/PINE A64-LTS, Pinebook or ROCK64 OS of your choice and flash it to your MicroSD Card.

You can also flash an OS image manually; please follow the instructions below.

Software and OS Image Downloads


Under the 'SOPINE Software and OS Image Download Section' you can find a complete list of currently supported Mainline Linux Operating System images that work with the Akakin project as well as other related software. The list includes OS images and descriptions of:

These images should be used at your own risk and are not fit for normal use

Accessories Step-by-Step Guides

Under 'Guides for PINE A64(+) accessories' you can find instructions and guides concerning:

  • Enclosures
  • Bluetooth and WiFi module
  • Real Time Clock (RTC) battery
  • Real Time Clock (RTC) battery holder
  • First and third party cases
  • Featured 3D printed cases (and more)

SoC and Memory Specification

  • Based on Allwinner A64/R18
    • R18 and A64 are identical SoC but R18 committed for 10 years supply by vendor.

Allwinner A64.jpg Allwinner R18.png

CPU Architecture

  • Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 Processor@1152Mhz
  • A power-efficient ARM v8 architecture
  • 64 and 32bit execution states for scalable high performance
  • Support NEON Advanced SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple Data) instruction for acceleration of media and signal processing function
  • Support Large Physical Address Extensions(LPAE)
  • VFPv4 Floating Point Unit
  • 32KB L1 Instruction cache and 32KB L1 Data cache
  • 512KB L2 cache

GPU Architecture

System Memory

  • RAM Memory Variants: 2GB LPDDR3.
  • Storage Memory: SPI Flash and optional eMMC module from 16GB up to 64GB

PINE A64-LTS Board Features


  • Digital Video (Type A - full)


  • 3.5mm stereo earphone/microphone plug


  • 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet(PINE A64+ version), 10/100Mbps Ethernet(PINE A64 version)
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n with Bluetooth 4.0 (optional)


  • microSD - bootable, support SDHC and SDXC, storage up to 256GB
  • USB - 2 USB2.0 Host port

Expansion Ports

  • DSI - Display Serial Interface, 4 lanes MiPi, up to 1080P
  • CSI - CMOS Camera Interface up to 5 mega pixel
  • TP - Touch Panel Port, SPI with interrupt
  • RTC - Real Time Clock Battery Connector
  • VBAT - Lithium Battery Connector with temperature sensor input
  • Wifi/BT Module Header - SDIO 3.0 and UART
  • 2x20 pins "Pi2" GPIO Header
  • 2x17 pins "Euler" GPIO Header
  • 2x5 pins "EXP" Console Header

Pine A64-LTS, SOPine Module and Baseboard Information, Schematics, and Certifications

Datasheets for Components and Peripherals

Pine A64 POT

Pine64 Cluster Board Resource

Other Resources