Pine A64 Software Release

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Note that, PINE A64(+) OS images are not compatible with PINE A64-LTS due to LPDDR3 memory configuration. For PINE A64-LTS, please use the 'SOPINE OS images'

Contents

BSD Image Releases

NetBSD

https://www.invisible.ca/arm/

  • PINE64/PINE64+ images are available with daily builds on the link above.
  • Default connection is over HDMI cable and USB keyboard.
  • Default username is "root" without password.
  • Ssh remote login is not enabled by default.


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:


Armbian

Armbian Buster for Desktop Usage

Armbian Bionic for Desktop Usage


Arch mainline Linux XFCE

Arch Linux mainline with XFCE GUI by anarsoul

* From SSH Login default disable root to access . So please first login alarm and password alarm and then command su type password root


Cent OS

https://files.pine64.org/sw/pine64_installer/json/centos.jpg

CentOS-7 Community Build Image [microSD Boot]

  • Suitable for 1GB/2GB PINE A64+ Board, not advise to run on 512MB PINE A64 Board
  • Centos-7.4.1708 with kernel from Armbian-5.44 and Gnome Desktop
  • Centos-7.5.1804 with kernel from Armbian-5.44 and Docker v1.13 and OpenShift v3.7.1
  • Centos-7.4.1708 with kernel from Armbian-5.44 (minimum build)
  • To find out more on installation process, please visit their Project31 site
  • Login with
    • username: root
    • password: centos

CentOS-8 Minimal Build Image [microSD Boot]

  • Suitable for 1GB/2GB PINE A64+ Board, not advise to run on 512MB PINE A64 Board
  • Centos-8.2 with kernel from Armbian 5.7.15 (minimum build)
  • Login with
    • username: root
    • password: centos

CentOS-8 Server Build Image [microSD Boot]

  • Suitable for 1GB/2GB PINE A64+ Board, not advise to run on 512MB PINE A64 Board
  • Centos-8.2 with kernel from Armbian 5.7.15 (server build)
  • Login with
    • username: root
    • password: centos

DietPi

DietPi [v145]

  • 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
  • Suitable for 512MB/1GB/2GB PINE A64(+) variants
  • DD image (for 8GB micoSD card and above)
  • Login with
    • username: root
    • password: dietpi
  • To update to the newest uboot, kernel and fixes use scripts found in /usr/local/sbin/


LibreELEC(KODI)

Nightly Build Image [microSD Boot] [20191226]


FreedomBox

https://files.pine64.org/sw/pine64_installer/json/FreedomBox.jpg

Stable built


AOSC

AOSC Community Build Image with Mate Desktop [microSD Boot] [20190218]

  • To learn more about AOSC, please visit the official AOSC website
  • Known issue: no audio sound output.
  • Suitable for 1GB/2GB PINE A64+ Board, not advise to run on 512MB PINE A64 Board
  • DD image (for 8GB micoSD card and above)
  • Login with
    • username: aosc
    • password: anthon



NEMS Linux

https://files.pine64.org/sw/pine64_installer/json/nems.jpg

  • 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
  • Suitable for 512MB/1GB/2GB PINE A64(+) variants
  • Login with
    • Username: nemsadmin
    • Password: nemsadmin
  • Installation Guide
  • To find out more on NEM Linux, please visit their site

NEMS Linux [v1.5 - Build 1]


openHAB 2


motionEyeOS

motionEyeOS [20190413]

  • 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
  • DD image (for 8GB micoSD card and above)
  • Login with
    • Username: admin
    • Password:
  • 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
    • Use the PINE64 USB SERIAL CONSOLE/PROGRAMMER and login



Xenial Minimal Image

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Xenial Minimal Image [0.6.2-77] by ayufan

  • This is the latest Xenial 16.04 image provided by ayufan based on longsleep base image. NB. This is a base image and doesn't come with a DE
  • Special thanks to ayufan, Icenowy, lennyraposo, longsleep, lukasz, tkaiser, Xalius and PINE64 community contributors
  • ayufan's GitHub
  • Suitable for 1GB/2GB PINE A64(+) variants
  • DD image (for 8GB micoSD card and above)
  • Login with
    • username: pine64
    • password: pine64
  • Execute sudo /usr/local/sbin/resize_rootfs.sh script to resize the root partition in order to fully utilize the SD Card
  • To update to the newest uboot, kernel and fixes use scripts found in /usr/local/sbin/
  • Install Mate DE using: sudo /usr/local/sbin/install_desktop.sh mate


Fedora Base Image

Fedora 32 Minimal Build Image [microSD Boot]

  • Suitable for 1GB/2GB PINE A64+ Board, not advise to run on 512MB PINE A64 Board
  • Fedora 32 with kernel from Armbian 5.7.15 (minimum build)
  • Login with
    • username: root
    • password: fedora

Fedora 32 Server Build Image [microSD Boot]

  • Suitable for 1GB/2GB PINE A64+ Board, not advise to run on 512MB PINE A64 Board
  • Fedora 32 with kernel from Armbian 5.7.15 (server build)
  • Login with
    • username: root
    • password: fedora

Fedora 27 and 28 Image

Please follow this PINE64 forum post for Fedora 27 bring up and update to Fedora 28 on this thread

Gentoo

Gentoo [20160804]

  • A Gentoo image built by Xalius
  • To learn more about the Gentoo linux build please see the forum thread
  • Suitable for 512MB/1GB/2GB PINE A64(+) variants
  • DD image (for 8GB micoSD card and above)
  • Login with
    • Username: gentoo
    • Password: gentoo
    • Root Password: gentoo


Q4OS

Q4OS [24-r3]

  • Q4OS is advertised as a 'fast and powerful operating system based on the latest technologies while offering highly productive desktop environment'
  • To learn more please visit the forum or official Q4OS website
  • Suitable for 1GB/2GB PINE A64(+) variants
  • DD image (for 8GB micoSD card and above)
  • login with:
    • username: adminq
    • password: adminq


OpenWRT

OpenWRT Community Build Image [microSD Boot]


China NeoKylin “中标麒麟”

China NeoKylin “中标麒麟” [20170210]


Volumio Digital Audio Player

Volumio Digital Audio Player [2.715-2020-03-04]

  • This version works with (Spdif / Coaxial / RCA).
  • You need to enable Volume Normalization in the Playback Options to fix sound low.
  • supports a select number of simple I2S DACS.
  • Tested with the Pine64 DAC POT, a wired ES9023 DAC module and a pcm5121 DAC module.
  • Most old PI/PI2+ DACs should work (provided they do not need I2C for control).
  • Volumio is a linux-based headless DAP (digital audio player), which connects to your home stereo system or your DAC
  • Visit the project's website here
  • Suitable for 512MB/1GB/2GB PINE A64(+) variants
  • DD image (for 8GB micoSD card and above)
  • Login with
    • Username: volumio
    • Password: volumio
  • Volumio is controlled using a Web-GUI which can be accessed via a web browser using the boards IP or volumio.local/
  • Please follow volumio update on volumio thread


OpenMediaVault

OpenMediaVault Community Build Image [microSD Boot]


Retroarch

RetroArch-APK-Download.png

Retroarch Community Build Image by pfeerick


Android Image Releases

Android 7.x

Android 7.1 Community Image [v0.3.10-r66]


Android 6.x

Android 6.0 (HDMI Video Output) [20170112 v2.0.1]

  • This build optimizes Gigabit Ethernet parameter and improves on GbE connectivity
  • Rootable build, online update (OTA) only work when the build still not root
  • Set default HDMI output to 720P, video setting supports both 720P and 1080P/
  • There is no Phoenixcard build release
  • The Android build suitable for 1GB/2GB PINE A64+ Board, not advise to run on 512MB PINE A64 Board due to system memory constrain
  • DD images:


Android 6.0.1 (LCD Panel Video Output) [20170209]

  • THIS VERSION IS FOR LCD PANEL !!!!
  • Support dual display (LCD + HDMI output) output
  • Rootable build, online update (OTA) only work when the build still not root
  • new MAC address assignment method, tags to board and SoC unique ID
  • LCD resolution is 1024 x 600
  • Support CSI camera module
  • The Android build suitable for 1GB/2GB PINE A64+ Board
  • DD images:
  • Phoenix Card image:
    • Only use Phoenixcard method as last resort option
    • Expected slow (10-30 minutes) boot up and response time during initialization
    • This process may not everytime build up successfully
  • Rooted DD images:
  • Phoenix Card image:
    • Only use Phoenixcard method as last resort option
    • Expected slow (10-30 minutes) boot up and response time during initialization
    • This process may not everytime build up successfully


Android 5.x

Android 5.1.1 (HDMI Video Output) [20161208 v1.2.8]

  • This build optimizes Gigabit Ethernet parameter and improves on GbE connectivity
  • Rootable build, online update (OTA) only work when the build still not root
  • Set default HDMI output to 720P, video setting supports both 720P and 1080P
  • Update GMS software package to 5.1r4
  • Set UVC USB camera as front camera and 5M Pixel camera module as real camera
  • The Android build suitable for 1GB/2GB PINE A64+ Board, not advise to run on 512MB PINE A64 Board due to system memory constrain
  • Offline OTA Update images 20160711 ver 1.2.6 build:
    • 1. Download the zip file and copy over to Android microSD card using "ES File Explorer" app
    • 2. Launch "Update" app, and press "back" key, the "local update" box will appear
    • 3. Select the download zip file and perform update. Please note that this update file is large and will targets around 10 minutes to perform this update
  • DD images:
  • Phoenix Card image:
    • Only use Phoenixcard method as last resort option
    • Expected slow (10-30 minutes) boot up and response time during initialization
    • This process may not everytime build up successfully
  • Rooted DD images:
  • Phoenix Card image:
    • Only use Phoenixcard method as last resort option
    • Expected slow (10-30 minutes) boot up and response time during initialization
    • This process may not everytime build up successfully

[OLD] Android 5.1.1 (LCD Panel Video Output) [20160603]

  • THIS VERSION IS FOR LCD PANEL !!!! (Same LCD panel orientation as previous build)
  • Rootable build, online update (OTA) only work when the build still not root
  • new MAC address assignment method, tags to board and SoC unique ID
  • LCD resolution is 1024 x 600
  • Support CSI camera module
  • The Android build suitable for 1GB/2GB PINE A64+ Board
  • DD images:


Bliss OS

Bliss OS [20170919]

  • An Open-Source OS, based on Android, for phones, tablets & PCs
  • Multi-Windows Android Build
  • You can visit the Bliss OS website here
  • 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
  • DD images:
  • Use the Taskbar launcher for Desktop mode UI


Remix OS

[DISCONTINUED]


Remix OS 2.0 [20170105]


Windows 10 IoT Releases

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 SDK

Linux BSP Kernel 4.9


Android SDK

Android Oreo [v8.1]



Mali-400 64-bit Driver

Mali-400 64-bit Driver [20171220]

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