Pinebook Software Releases

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This page contains a list of all available releases and tools for the Pinebook.

Linux Image Releases

Special thanks to the Sunxi community, ayufan and longsleep for their contributions.

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. To learn more about AOSC, please visit the official AOSC website.

Note: AOSC is using LZ4 compression algorithm for the downloads, please visit the LZ4 GitHub site for an utility for extracting the archives

Download:

Warning: Possible outdated or not available anymore.
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 download options please visit the Armbian ROCK64 site.

Download:

Debian

Debian is an operating system and a distribution of Free Software. The forum thread for release can be found here.

Download:

Installation:

Notes:

  • Installer offers automatic partitioning and full-disk encryption (LUKS), but only manual partitioning with a single ext4 partition has been confirmed to work.
  • Bootloader must be installed separately after installation, before rebooting.
  • WiFi driver kernel module must be provided during installation, or a USB network adapter used. (Android USB tethering works, with network driver rndis_host).
  • See also: Debian Netboot installer on the 1080P Pinebook under 1080P Pinebook Software Release#Debian

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 ROCK64 build on the PINE64 forum thread.

Download:

Default credentials
Root user root/dietpi

Kali

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Kali Linux is an Advanced Penetration Testing Linux distribution used for Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking and network security assessments.

Download:

Default credentials
Default user kali/kali

KDE neon

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Warning: The images are unmaintained.

KDE neon is a Linux distribution developed by KDE based on Ubuntu long-term support (LTS) releases, bundled with a set of additional software repositories containing the latest versions of the Plasma 5 desktop environment/framework, Qt 5 toolkit and other compatible KDE software.

Download:

Default credentials
Default user live/live

Slackware

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Slackware is a very old, interesting, convenient and easy distribution. Visit the project's website here (https://fail.pp.ua). You can follow the ongoing discussion about Slackware on the PINE64 forum (https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=9439)

Note: This Slackware build using the LRZ compression algorithm, please visit the lrunzip GitHub site for a decompression utility.

Slackware Aarch64 Miniroot Community Build Image [microSD Boot]

Default credentials
Root user root/password

Slackware Aarch64 XFCE Community Build Image [microSD Boot]

Default credentials
Root user root/password

BSD Image Releases

NetBSD

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NetBSD Community Build Image [microSD Boot]

Default credentials
SSH and TTY user root/[none]

OpenBSD

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OpenBSD 6.6-snapshot, Community Build Image (FVWM2 WM)

Default credentials
SSH and TTY user pine64/pine64
Root password pine64

Android Image Releases

Android 7.x

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Warning: Unmaintained.

Android 7.1 Community Build Image [microSD Boot] by ayufan. It only works on the 14.1" and 11.6" Pinebook, not applicable to 1080P 11.6' Pinebook. Special thanks to ayufan, Icenowy, lennyraposo, longsleep, lukasz, tkaiser, Xalius and PINE64 community contributors. Please use good random IO access performance microSD card such as the Samsung EVO when trying out Android 7.1.

Download:

Note: Please allows some time (around 5 minutes) for the initialization process on the first boot.
  • ayufan's GitHub, look for android-7.1-pine-a64-pinebook-x.x.x-xx.img.gz (for microSD cards with 4GB or more)

Android 6.x eMMC

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Android 6.0.1 (microSD to eMMC)

Rootable build, online update (OTA) only works when the build is not rooted. The LCD resolution is 1366 x 768.

Note: The release is for the14.1" and 11.6" Pinebook.

Download:

Android 6.0.1 (microSD to eMMC)

Rootable build. The LCD resolution is 1920 x 1080.

Note: The release is for the 1080P 11.6" Pinebook.

Download:

Android 6.0.1 (microSD boot)

Note: The release is for the 1080P 11.6" Pinebook.

Rootable build. The LCD resolution is 1920 x 1080. Please use an high performance microSD card for Android. Please ignore the warning message regarding an corrupted SD on the home screen in the upper left corner.

Download:

  • For 8GB microSD cards from pine64.org (553MB, MD5 of the Gzip file CD27DF6083E6A4A5E7C8B986EB92FAA7, build 20181001)
  • For 16GB microSD cards from pine64.org (703MB, MD5 of the Gzip file 1376AAE8382E96FD7B45B0998A5CD6E9, build 20181001)
  • For 32GB microSD cards from pine64.org (867MB, MD5 of the Gzip file B54E7F323B316750654E385B078AEC58, build 20181001)
  • For 64GB microSD cards from pine64.org (734MB, MD5 of the Gzip file C8DBC6293EB51E58F91E27364C8C587D, build 20181001)

/e/

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Warning: Unmaintained.

/e/OS Community Build Image p [microSD and eMMC Boot] [20190926]

  • Only works on 1080P 11.6" Pinebook, not applicable to 14.1" and 11.6" Pinebook.
  • To learn more about /e/OS, please visit the official website
  • Please check out this article on the Pinebook /e/ build.
  • For thread diiscussion please visit the PINE64 forum
  • DD image (for 8GB microSD card and above)

Linux BSP SDK

Download:

Android SDK

Android Marshmallow [v6.0]

Mali-400 64-bit Driver

The Mali-400 64-bit Driver, build 20160622

Download:

Other Tools