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[[ROCK64_Software_Release#LibreELEC.28KODI.29|'''LibreElec for KODI (microSD / eMMC Boot)''']]
[[ROCK64_Software_Release#LibreELEC.28KODI.29|'''LibreElec for KODI (microSD / eMMC Boot)''']]
[[ROCK64_Software_Release#DietPi|'''DietPi (microSD /eMMC Boot)''']]

[https://wiki.pine64.org/index.php/ROCK64_Software_Release#Debian_Stretch'''Debian by ayufan (microSD / eMMC Boot)''']
[https://wiki.pine64.org/index.php/ROCK64_Software_Release#Debian_Stretch'''Debian by ayufan (microSD / eMMC Boot)''']
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[[ROCK64_Software_Release#Cent_OS|''' Cent OS (microSD /eMMC Boot)''']]
[[ROCK64_Software_Release#Cent_OS|''' Cent OS (microSD /eMMC Boot)''']]
[[ROCK64_Software_Release#DietPi|'''DietPi (microSD /eMMC Boot)''']]

[[ROCK64_Software_Release#Lakka|'''Lakka(microSD /eMMC Boot)''']]
[[ROCK64_Software_Release#Lakka|'''Lakka(microSD /eMMC Boot)''']]

Revision as of 12:38, 17 December 2020


ROCK64 is a credit-card size 4K60P HDR Media Board Computer powered by Rockchip RK3328 Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53 64-Bit Processor and supports up to 4GB 1866MHz LPDDR3 memory. It provides an eMMC module socket, MicroSD Card slot, Pi-2 Bus, Pi-P5+ Bus, USB 3.0, and many other peripheral interfaces for makers to integrate with sensors and other devices. Many different Operating Systems (OS) are freely available from the open source community, such as Android 7.1, Debian, and Yocto.

ROCK64 sideimg.jpg

ROCK64 Software Images

ROCK64 Ver3 and Ver2

Under 'ROCK64 Software and OS Image Download Section' you will find a complete list of currently supported Operating System images that work with the ROCK64 as well as other related software. The list includes OS images and descriptions of:

Armbian Debian Buster on mainline Kernel (microSD / eMMC Boot)

Armbian Debian Buster on legacy BSP Kernel (microSD / eMMC Boot)

Bionic Minimal 64bit (microSD /eMMC Boot)

Bionic Minimal Containers (microSD /eMMC Boot)

LibreElec for KODI (microSD / eMMC Boot)

DietPi (microSD /eMMC Boot)

Debian by ayufan (microSD / eMMC Boot)

Debian by mrfixit2001 (microSD / eMMC Boot)

OpenMediaVault 64bit (microSD / eMMC boot)

NextCloudPi(microSD /eMMC Boot)

Slackware(microSD /eMMC Boot)

Recalbox(microSD /eMMC Boot)

Netbsd2.png NetBSD (microSD / eMMC Boot)

Android 9.x (eMMC)

Android 8.x (eMMC) / Android 8.x (microSD Boot)

Android 7.x (eMMC) / Android 7.x (microSD Boot)

Android TV 7.x (eMMC) / Android TV 7.x (microSD Boot)

ROCK64 Ver2 only

Under 'ROCK64 Software and OS Image Download Section' you will find a complete list of currently supported Operating System images that work with the ROCK64 as well as other related software.

The list includes OS images and descriptions of:

Manjaro KDE ARM (microSD /eMMC Boot) / Manjaro LXQT ARM (microSD /eMMC Boot)

Manjaro ARM Minimal (microSD /eMMC Boot)

Cent OS (microSD /eMMC Boot)

Lakka(microSD /eMMC Boot)

NEMS Linux (microSD /eMMC Boot)

Volumio Digital Audio Player (microSD /eMMC Boot)

Fedora (microSD /eMMC Boot)


Quick Links to the Source of OS Images Build

Some OS images are still in beta or nightly build which are only fit for testing purposes. These should usually be avoided for normal usage, since they are used at your own risk

State of software support for the hardware

Requirement GNU/Linux Android/Linux Kodi/Linux
2160p 30Hz 8bit h264/h265/vp8 partial? 1 yes yes
UI using GPU no yes yes
Youtube no yes no
vp9 / mpeg4 / mpeg2 / 10bit HDR / YCbCr no yes? yes

SoC and Memory Specification

  • Based on Rockchip RK3328
Rockchip RK3328.png

CPU Architecture

  • Quad-core Cortex-A53 up to 1.5GHz CPU
  • Full implementation of the ARM architecture v8-A instruction set
  • ARM Neon Advanced SIMD (single instruction, multiple data) support for accelerated media and signal processing computation
  • ARMv8 Cryptography Extensions
  • In-order pipeline with symmetric dual-issue of most instructions
  • Unified system L2 cache
  • Include VFP v3 hardware to support single and double-precision operations
  • Integrated 32KB L1 instruction cache, 32KB L1 data cache with 4-way set associative
  • TrustZone technology support
  • Full CoreSight debug solution
  • One separate power domains for CPU core system to support internal power switch and externally turn on/off based on different application scenario
  • PD_A53: Cortex-A53 + Neon + FPU + L1 I/D Cache of core 2/3
  • One isolated voltage domain to support DVFS

GPU Architecture

System Memory

  • LPDDR3 RAM Memory Variants: 1GB, 2GB and 4GB.

Board Features


  • Digital Video output up to 4K@60Hz
  • 4K HDR @ 60fps
  • H.264/AVC Base/Main/High/High10 profile @ level 5.1; up to 4Kx2K @ 60fps
  • H.265/HEVC Main/Main10 profile @ level 5.1 High-tier; up to 4Kx2K @ 60fps
  • VP9, up to 4Kx2K @ 60fps
  • MPEG-1, ISO/IEC 11172-2, up to 1080P @ 60fps
  • MPEG-2, ISO/IEC 13818-2, SP@ML, MP@HL, up to 1080P @ 60fps
  • MPEG-4, ISO/IEC 14496-2, SP@L0-3, ASP@L0-5, up to 1080P @ 60fps
  • VC-1, SP@ML, MP@HL, AP@L0-3, up to 1080P @ 60fps
  • MVC is supported based on H.264 or H.265, up to 1080P @ 60fps


  • 3.5mm A/V Jack (Composite Video Output and RCA Stereo support using conversion cable)


  • 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n with Bluetooth 4.0 (optional USB dongle)


  • microSD - bootable, support SDHC and SDXC, storage up to 256GB
  • eMMC - bootable (optional eMMC Module)
  • 128Mbit (16MB) on-board SPI flash memory (empty by default) - bootable?
  • 1 USB3.0 Dedicated Host port
  • 2 USB2.0 Dedicated Host port (top one is USB-OTG)

Expansion Ports

  • 2x20 pins "Pi2" GPIO Header
  • 2x11 pins "Pi P5+" GPIO Header (with 2nd 10/100Mbps Ethernet pins)

ROCK64 Board Information, Schematics and Certifications

https://files.pine64.org/doc/rock64/R64V3%20RTC%20Batt%20connector.png ROCK64 Rev3 SBC RTC Battery Connector polarity

Datasheets for Components and Peripherals

Other Resources