ROCKPro64 Software Releases

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This page contains a list of all available releases and tools for the ROCKPro64 in alphabetical order.

Linux

AOSC

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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. Originally AnthonOS (an OpenSUSE derivative built with SUSE Studio), then remade as a Debian derivative with customized KDE 4 UI and CJK support. To learn more about AOSC, please visit the official AOSC website

Download:

Default credentials
Default user aosc/anthon

Armbian

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Armbian is a Linux distribution designed for ARM boards. They are usually Debian or Ubuntu flavored. To find out more about Armbian and available options please visit their site. If you are booting from a Micro SD card, then both Linux kernel versions will work. If you are trying to boot from an eMMC module then the 4.4.y will work, but the newer 5.10.y will not.

Download:


Batocera Linux

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Batocera Linux is an open-source and completely free retro-gaming distribution that can be copied to a USB stick or an SD card with the aim of turning any computer/nano computer into a gaming console during a game or permanently. Visit the project's website here (https://batocera.org/). You can follow the ongoing discussion about batocera.linux on the PINE64 forum (https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=7084)

Download:


Debian

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

Download:

Instructions:

  • Download: firmware.rockpro64-rk3399.img.gz
  • Download: partition.img.gz
  • Create the disk image:
    • For Linux: zcat firmware.rockpro64-rk3399.img.gz partition.img.gz > complete_image.img
    • For Mac: gzcat firmware.rockpro64-rk3399.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

Notes:

  • An Ethernet connection is required for the above installer
  • Remember to leave some space before your first partition for u-boot! You can do this by creating a 32M size unused partition at the start of the device.
  • See the troubleshooting section if you encounter issues with GPU acceleration.

DietPi

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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 ROCKPro64 build on the PINE64 forum thread.

Download:

Default credentials
Root user root/dietpie

LibreELEC

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LibreELEC is a lightweight 'Just enough OS' Linux distribution purpose-built for Kodi on current and popular mediacentre hardware.

Download:

  • Official LibreELEC build image (look for PINE64 RockPro64-LibreELEC-RK3399.arm-x.x.x-rockpro64.img.gz, supports microSD card and the eMMC module of 8GB or more.)
Note: Unzip and flash the image to a microSD card or eMMC module, for example using dd.

Manjaro ARM

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Manjaro is a user-friendly Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch operating system. To learn more about Manjaro please visit Manjaro forum.

Download:

Notes:

  • Decompress the image (unxz) before flashing, or decompress on the fly while flashing (xzcat in a root shell, Etcher, ...)
  • A display and keyboard will be required for first boot.
  • Initial setup includes: keyboard layout, locale, username, user password, and root password.
  • The installer will expand the root partition to use the remaining space on the storage device you've flashed.

Nems Linux

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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 about NEMS on the PINE64 and available tweaks to the installation please visit the PINE64 forum thread.

Download:

Default credentials
Default user nemsadmin/nemsadmin

NixOS

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NixOS is a Linux distribution built on top of the Nix package manager using declarative configuration to allow reliable system upgrades. More information can be found on the NixOS wiki.

Download:


OpenMediaVault

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OpenMediaVault is the next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution, click this link to OMV main page to learn more. Forum thread concerning this release can be found here

Download:

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

Notes:

Default credentials
TTY and SSH, except OMV rock64/rock64
WebGUI Login admin/openmediavault
TTY and SSH root/openmediavault

OpenWrt

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OpenWrt ​is a highly extensible ​GNU/​Linux ​distribution for embedded devices ​(typically wireless routers). Unlike many other distributions for these routers, OpenWrt ​is built from the ground up to be a full-featured, easily modifiable operating system for your router. In practice, this means that you can have all the features you need with none of the bloat, powered by a Linux kernel ​that's more recent than most other distributions.

Download:


postmarketOS

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postmarketOS extends Alpine Linux to run on smartphones and other devices. At the time of writing, the only user interface provided through prebuilt images for the ROCKPro64 is Plasma Bigscreen.

Download:

Default credentials
Default user user/147147

R-Cade

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Retro Center's R-Cade, the 4K Media Center Arcade. RCade Features 100+ retro-gaming systems, a lightweight web browser, and full 4K UHD media playback.

Download:


Recalbox

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Recalbox allows you to re-play a variety of videogame consoles and platforms in your living room, with ease! Visit the project's website here (https://www.recalbox.com/). You can follow the ongoing discussion about Recalbox on the PINE64 forum (https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=7194)

Download:

⚠️ The linked release is outdated and should no longer be used!
  • download release from mrfixit2001 github.

Retro Arena

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Retro Arena community build for microSD and eMMC boot. This is a BETA and therefore is not update-able nor supported, however bugs or issues are appreciated to be identified and shared via the issues tab on our GitHub so that we can address them in the future. The Roshambo Case support is baked in with one major caveat due to kernel limitation: You can power the unit off by the POWER switch and the RESET button works 100% however to power the unit on you will need to manually plug/unplug the power cord. This limitation will not be present in future releases. You can follow the ongoing discussion about Retro Arena on the forum

Download:

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

SkiffOS

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Minimal cross-compiled OS optimized for hosting distributions in Docker containers. Provides the reliability of firmware with the ease-of-use of package managers. Uses the Buildroot cross-compilation tool for support for all Pine64 boards.

Use configuration packages to configure the distribution:

  • core/gentoo: Gentoo optimized for Rockpro64
  • core/nixos: NixOS arm64

You can also configure the skiff core yaml file to configure multiple distributions to run in parallel.

The boot-up OS can be upgraded independently from the containers.

Download:

  • The repository and instructions can be found here.

Slackware

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Slackware is the world's oldest actively developed Linux distribution, providing a modern user land (applications) and Linux Kernel, within a more classic Unix Operating System environment.

Resources:


slarm64

slarm64 is an unofficial aarch64 / riscv64 Slackware Linux port. You can follow the ongoing discussion about slarm64 on the RockPro64 on the PINE64 forum (https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=6823) or this forum thread for more general slarm64 information: https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-arm-108/slarm64-aarch64-unofficial-slackware-4175613287/.

Downloads:

  • download (supports microSD card, look for slarm64-current-aarch64-xfce-rockpro64-x.xx.x-build-xxxxxxxx.img.zst)
Default credentials
Root user root/password

Flashing the distribution to the eMMC:

  • Flash the image to micro SD, power up the board with micro SD and login
  • Copy the image file to micro SD by using SFTP. The image file must have the .img file extension.
  • After finish copy the file, power off the board and add eMMC module to the board
  • Boot the board, run below command for flashing to eMMC module
  • Run dd if=[image file] of=/dev/mmcblkX bs=10M (example: sudo dd if=slack-current-aarch64-xfce_29Sep18-4.4.162-rockpro64-build-20181126.img of=/dev/mmcblkX bs=10M)
  • then edit these two files in eMMC module:
    • mount /dev/mmcblk1p1 /media
    • echo "rootdev=/dev/mmcblk1p1" >> /media/boot/uEnv.txt
    • sed -i 's:mmcblk0p1:mmcblk1p1:' /media/etc/fstab
  • After that, power off the board and remove the microSD card. Then boot with only the eMMC module.

Twister OS

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Twister OS brings a desktop computing experience for SBCs, right out-of-the-box. Including themes, applications, tools, and optimizations to get the most out of your SBC. For more information on Twister OS, please visit the official site. You can follow the ongoing discussion about Twister OS on the PINE64 forum (https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=12192).

Download:

Note: After flashing image with Etcher, edit /boot/armbianEnv.txt, replace the dtb name with rk3399-rockpro64.dtb.
Default credentials
Default user pi/raspberry

Void Linux

Void Linux is a general purpose operating system, based on the monolithic Linux kernel. The official guide can be found at Guide. At this time there are no RockPro64 images available.

The following creates a bootable image from an existing Void Linux installation:

  • xbps-insall -Syu to update the xbps installation of the installation
  • create ROCKPro64 image with the void-mklive software (from github.com):
    • create a rootfs via mkrootfs.sh: sh mkrootfs.sh -o void-aarch64-muls-ROOTFS-yyyymmdd.tar.xz
    • sh mkplatformfs.sh rockpro64 void-aarch64-muls-ROOTFS-yyyymmdd.tar.xz
    • sh mkimage.sh -s 7GiB void-rockpro64-PLATFORMFS-yyyymmdd.tar.xz
  • write image to sdcard or eMMC: dd if=IMAGE-FILENAME of=DEVICENAME bs=2M
  • If mkplatformfs.sh errors with ROCKPro64 not supported, install xbps-src from https://github.com/void-linux/void-packages and build the ROCKPro64 package.
  • Tip: write a new U-Boot to the image if you see on the serial console the boot-up stalls:
    • get the two U-Boot files from pkgs.org, the aarch64 files:
    • dd if=idbloader.img of=DEVICENAME seek=64
    • dd if=u-boot.itb of=DEVICENAME seek=16384
Default credentials
Default user voidlinux/voidlinux

BSD Images

FreeBSD

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FreeBSD is an operating system used to power modern servers, desktops, and embedded platforms. The RockChip FreeBSD page has instructions for installing FreeBSD. Version 13.0 and greater include prebuilt images.

Download:

  • Images for various FreeBSD releases can be found here
Default credentials
SSH user (enabled by default) freebsd/freebsd
Root user root/root

Notes:


NetBSD

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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

Download:

  • download latest release build from NetBSD by select 64bit - RockPro64 (size: 339 MB)
Default credentials
Root user and SSH login root/[none]

Notes:

  • Instructions concerning enabling SSH can be found here or the bootable image from armbsd.org can have the MSDOS partition modified to setup SSH using this method.

OpenBSD

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OpenBSD is a security-focused, free and open-source, Unix-like operating system based on the Berkeley Software Distribution. Official instruction to get OpenBSD on ROCKPro64 is here, and blogs on installation is here and here. Forum discussion is here.

Chromium OS

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The Chromium OS community build image for microSD card and eMMC module, version beta (R76). To learn more please visit the forum.

Download:

⚠️ The linked release is outdated and should no longer be used!
Note: Flash the image to a microSD card or an eMMC module, for example using dd.

Android

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Android 9.0.0

Stock for DD method [eMMC Boot] [20200804]

  • Use 'dd' to write the image to the eMMC module using the USB-to-eMMC adapter module and boot. Using Etcher or another specialized SD writing tool is preferred.
  • Please allow 3-5 minutes boot up time on first time for initialization
  • Supports new RockPro64 AP6256 Wifi/BT module
  • Support Sony IMX214 camera module and works on both MiPi-CSI ports
  • This build supports PINE64 7" LCD panel with tablet UI (not Android TV)
  • DD image for 8GB eMMC module
  • DD image for 16GB eMMC module
  • DD image for 32GB eMMC module
  • DD image for 64GB eMMC module

Stock for RK Flash tool [eMMC Boot] [20200804]

  • Please unzip first and then using Android tool to flash in
  • The OTG port located at USB type-C connector, needs USB type A to type C cable.
  • Direct download from pine64.org
    • MD5 (GZip file): 9ac830527814521e15b009fa2503c9e3
    • File Size: 589MB

Stock for DD method [eMMC Boot] [20200708]

  • Use 'dd' to write the image to the eMMC module using the USB-to-eMMC adapter module and boot. Using Etcher or another specialized SD writing tool is preferred.
  • Please allow 3-5 minutes boot up time on first time for initialization
  • Supports new RockPro64 AP6256 Wifi/BT module
  • This build supports PINE64 7" LCD panel with tablet UI (not Android TV)
  • DD image for 8GB eMMC module
  • DD image for 16GB eMMC module
  • DD image for 32GB eMMC module
  • DD image for 64GB eMMC module

Stock for RK Flash tool [eMMC Boot] [20200708]

  • Please unzip first and then using Android tool to flash in
  • The OTG port located at USB type-C connector, needs USB type A to type C cable.
  • Direct download from pine64.org
    • MD5 (GZip file): 6d060ddd47ebcfd5cfcdbf90ec042c97
    • File Size: 589MB

Stock for DD method [eMMC Boot] [20190427]

  • Use 'dd' to write the image to the eMMC module using the USB-to-eMMC adapter module and boot. Using Etcher or another specialized SD writing tool is preferred.
  • Please allow 3-5 minutes boot up time on first time for initialization
  • Please ignore "internal problem with your device" popup message if appear on Android boot-up page.
  • This build supports PINE64 7" LCD panel with tablet UI (not Android TV)
  • DD image for 16GB eMMC module
  • DD image for 32GB eMMC module
  • DD image for 64GB eMMC module

Stock for DD method [microSD Boot] [20190506]

  • DD image to microSD card and boot.
  • Use 'dd' to write the image to the eMMC module using the USB-to-eMMC adapter module and boot. Using Etcher or another specialized SD writing tool is preferred.
  • Please allow 3-5 minutes boot up time on first time for initialization
  • Please ignore "internal problem with your device" popup message if appear on Android boot-up page.
  • This build supports PINE64 7" LCD panel with tablet UI (not Android TV)
  • DD image for 8GB microSD card
  • DD image for 16GB microSD card
  • DD image for 32GB microSD card
  • DD image for 64GB microSD card

Stock for RK Flash tool [eMMC Boot] [20190427]

  • Please unzip first and then using Android tool to flash in
  • The OTG port located at USB type-C connector, needs USB type A to type C cable.
  • Please allow 3-5 minutes boot up time on first time for initialization
  • This build supports PINE64 7" LCD panel with tablet UI (not Android TV)
  • Direct download from pine64.org
    • MD5 (GZip file): 046BA4A07933120809FBE1B9577B7341
    • File Size: 592MB

Android 8.1.0

Stock for DD method [eMMC Boot] [20180828]

  • Use 'dd' to write the image to the eMMC module using the USB-to-eMMC adapter module and boot. Using Etcher or another specialized SD writing tool is preferred.
  • Please allow 3-5 minutes boot up time on first time for initialization
  • This build supports PINE64 7" LCD panel with tablet UI (not Android TV)
  • Direct download from pine64.org
    • MD5 (XZ file): 9AEE21BC1B9DE886DCB0E64FA123988A
    • File Size: 414MB

Stock for DD method [microSD Boot] [20181212]

  • Use 'dd' to write the image to the eMMC module using the USB-to-eMMC adapter module and boot. Using Etcher or another specialized SD writing tool is preferred.
  • Please allow 3-5 minutes boot up time on first time for initialization
  • This build supports PINE64 7" LCD panel with tablet UI (not Android TV)
  • DD image (for 8GB microSD card and above)
  • Direct download from pine64.org
    • MD5 (XZ file): 5A6BB7FCD7B3F77FCEE99CE462AE7405
    • File Size: 616MB

Stock for RK Flash tool [eMMC Boot] [20180828]

  • Please unzip first and then using Android tool to flash in
  • The OTG port located at USB type-C connector, needs USB type A to type C cable.
  • Please allow 3-5 minutes boot up time on first time for initialization
  • This build supports PINE64 7" LCD panel with tablet UI (not Android TV)
  • Direct download from pine64.org
    • MD5 (XZ file): 4DACFE927BB09EE9C56B5232A7F624EE
    • File Size: 415MB

Android 7.1.2

Stock for DD method [eMMC Boot] [20180518]

  • Use 'dd' to write the image to the eMMC module using the USB-to-eMMC adapter module and boot. Using Etcher or another specialized SD writing tool is preferred.
  • Please allow 3-5 minutes boot up time on first time for initialization
  • This build supports PINE64 7" LCD panel with tablet UI (not Android TV)
  • Direct download from pine64.org
    • MD5 (XZ file): 33622034ACDBC31A7D7BB01ED634E29B
    • File Size: 345MB

Stock for RK Flash tool [eMMC Boot] [20180518]

  • Please unzip first and then using Android tool to flash in
  • The OTG port located at USB type-C connector, needs USB type A to type C cable.
  • Please allow 3-5 minutes boot up time on first time for initialization
  • This build supports PINE64 7" LCD panel with tablet UI (not Android TV)
  • Direct download from pine64.org
    • MD5 (XZ file): 90C1991DADAE13ADC94E927F171F8920
    • File Size: 342MB

Android SDK

Android P SDK [v9.0]


Slash TV OS

Android 7 based system including Play Store, working only from SD card (does not boot when installed on eMMC)

Development resources

The Ayufan github page

Below are the LPDDR4 driver for RK3399

ROCKPro64 related files

Miscellaneous tools