ROCK64 Software Releases

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This page contains a list of all available releases for the ROCK64, as well as links to other resources.

Linux Image Releases

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Warning: Possibly outdated or not available anymore.
Default credentials
Default user aosc/anthon

Arch Linux ARM

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Official Arch Linux ARM release.

Installation:

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.

Note: The download images are packed in a .7zip archive, please extract the archive first before flashing.

Download:

ayufan's Linux releases

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The community member ayufan offers multiple ROCK64 Linux releases based on Debian and Ubuntu. The forum thread for release can be found here.

Download:

Note: Make sure to download images for the ROCK64.
Default credentials
Default user rock64/rock64

Debian

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Debian is an operating system and a distribution of Free Software.

Download:

Installation:

  • Go to the download directory
  • Download firmware.rock64-rk3328.img.gz and partition.img.gz
  • Combine the 2 parts into 1 image file: zcat firmware.rock64-rk3328.img.gz partition.img.gz > debian-installer.img
  • Write the created .img file to microSD card or eMMC Module using dd
  • Plug the microSD/eMMC card in the Rock64 (and connect a serial console) and boot up to start the Debian Installer

See README.concatenateable_images here or README.concatenateable_images here for details regarding the concatenateable images and their installation from non-Linux systems.

Debian by mrfixit2001

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Mrfixit2001's minimal Debian build. Version 190514 onward support Rock64-v3 board

Download:

Default credentials
Default user rock/rock

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
Default user root/dietpi

Lakka

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Lakka is a lightweight Linux distribution that transforms a small computer into a full blown retrogaming console. Visit PINE64 forum for more information about the Lakka release. See the Lakka article for specific details regarding the distribution.

Download:

LibreELEC

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LibreELEC is a "Just enough OS" Linux distribution combining the Kodi media center with an operating system.

Download:

Manjaro ARM

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Manjaro editions for Rock64 are available directly from Manjaro. To learn more about Manjaro please visit the Manjaro Forum.

Note: Only supports ROCK64 version 2 SBC!

Download:

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. To find out more on NEM Linux, please visit their site.

Warning: Only supports ROCK64 ver2 SBC

Download:

Note: The MD5 hash of the .xz file is 6e2088922c5d197db8b8ba3057120389
Note: The installation guide can be found here.
Default credentials
Default user nemsadmin/nemsadmin

NextCloudPi

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NextCloudPi comes not only with NextCloud preinstalled, but also with management tools for backups, SSL certificates, SAMBA, enhanced security and more. Visit the project's website. You can follow the ongoing discussion about NextCloudPi on the PINE64 forum.

Download:

Warning: The image is outdated.
Note: The MD5 hash of the .xz file is 1432c8b8082696f38770004b3cb5ac1e
Default credentials
Root user root/1234

OpenMediaVault

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Openmediavault is the next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution. See the OpenMediaVault article for more details. The forum thread concerning this release can be found here.

Download:

Note: The MD5 hash of the .xz file is 7E423EF9146EA15403E7D1B4EA30594A

Notes:

  • Shorting the eMMC PIN with a jumper as shown on the 1st image of Guide to install stock Android build to eMMC module. After power ON the box for 2-3 second, quickly remove the jumper. After boot, it will prompt for confirmation 'Y' to start writing the new image to the eMMC. Then follow the instructions on the screen
  • There's a bug with eMMC in the "Stable" version of openmediavault linked from the wiki page. In order to use eMMC, please you need to be on the latest (pre-release) version which is linked here https://github.com/ayufan-rock64/linux-build/releases
Default credentials
TTY and SSH, except OMV rock64/rock64
OMV for Web admin/openmediavault
OMV for TTY root/openmediavault

Recalbox

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Recalbox is a free and open-source operating system created for the emulation and preservation for retro games. Recalbox allows you to re-play a variety of videogame consoles and platforms in your living room with ease. To find out more about Recalbox and available tweaks to the installation please visit the PINE64 forum thread. Visit the project's website for more details.

Note: Only supports ROCK64 ver2 SBC

Download:

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:

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=5868)

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

Download:

Default credentials
Default 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 sudo dd if=[IMAGE] of=/dev/[DEVICE] bs=10M (example: sudo dd if=slack-current-aarch64-xfce_08May18-4.4.126-rock64-build-20180508.img of=/dev/mmcblk1 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.

Volumio 2 Digital Audio Player

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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. You can follow the ongoing discussion about Volumio on the PINE64 forum

Note: Volumio is controlled using a Web-GUI which can be accessed via a web browser using the boards IP or volumio.local/

Download:

Warning: The image appears to be outdated! Handle with caution.
Default credentials
Default user volumio/volumio

BSD Image Releases

FreeBSD

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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 access (enabled by default) freebsd/freebsd
Root user root/root

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. Instructions concerning enabling SSH can be found here.

Download:

Default credentials
Root user root/[none]

OpenBSD

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You can install OpenBSD on your Rock64 by following these instructions.

Android Image Releases

Android TV 9.x eMMC (No Google Play)

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The Android 9.0 image for eMMC boot. For the installation of the Playstore on Android 9.0 please follow this forum thread.

Image downloads (for direct flashing):

Image downloads (for Rockchip Tool):

  • Stock image from pine64.org (544MB, MD5 of the Gzip file 9B717263E7749A732C8B5C7D7D59C5C6, build 20190617)
  • Rooted image from pine64.org (544MB, MD5 of the Gzip file FC5F80C3A939AD0F8DCE5B85F22D20A1, build 20190618)
Note: See the guide to flashing eMMC using Rockchip Tools. Please unzip the file first and then use Rockchip tool to flash it. The OTG port located at top USB 2.0 port and it needs USB type A to type A cable.

Notes:

  • Please allow 10-15 minutes on first boot for initialization

Android 9.x (No Google Play)

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The rooted Android 9.0 TV image for booting from the microSD card. For the installation of the Playstore on Android 9.0 please follow this forum thread.

Image downloads (for direct flashing):

Note: Flash the file to the microSD card, for example using dd.

Image downloads (for Rockchip SDDisk Tool):

  • Direct download from pine64.org (539MB, MD5 of the Gzip file EE00D309745F842213E21B2F1E20C510, build 20190621)
Note: Please unzip first and then using Android tool to flash it. Allow 3-5 minutes boot up time on first boot for initialization. The Rockchip SDDisk Tool ver. 1.57 can be found here.

Android 8.x TV eMMC (preinstalled Google Play Store)

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The Android 8.1 TV stock image for booting from the eMMC.

Image downloads (for direct flashing to the eMMC module):

  • Direct download from pine64.org (561MB, MD5 of the .xz file C05846B89A6483DA911CEA604627524F, build 20180606)
Note: Please allow 10-15 minutes boot up time on first boot for initialization.

Image downloads (for Rockchip Tool):

  • Direct download from pine64.org (752MB, MD5 of the .xz file 9738F060D2F62A83637797363D2B38C9, build 20180606)
Note: See the guide to flashing eMMC using Rockchip Tools. Please unzip the file first and then use Rockchip tool to flash it. The OTG port located at top USB 2.0 port and it needs USB type A to type A cable.

Android 8.x TV

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The Android 8.1 stock image for microSD boot, build 20180623.

Download:

Note: The MD5 hash of the .xz file is 85372A568C114ADE7CD9632CEBA193E9

Notes:

  • Write the image to a microSD card using dd and boot it.
  • Please allow 10-15 minutes on first boot for initialization

Android 7.x eMMC

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The rooted Android 7.1.2 stock image, build 20171204.

Download image (microSD card to eMMC):

  • Direct download from pine64.org (558MB, MD5 of the .xz file 43443467DFCAEDE767556843EB4D6707)
Note: DD image to a microSD card. Shorting the eMMC PIN with a jumper as shown on the first image of the guide to install stock Android build to eMMC module. After power ON the box for 2-3 second, quickly remove the jumper, then it will start writing the new image to the eMMC. Please allow around 1 minute of boot up time before UI is presented via HDMI. Please allow 10-15 minutes boot up time on first boot for initialization. Has USB 3.0 patches. Enable Real Time Clock support for Popcorn Hour Transformer.

Download image (eMMC boot):

  • Direct download from pine64.org (544MB, MD5 of the .xz file 7C831F9E6B4311A3B3D4743FBBB628D0)
Note: Please unzip first and then using Android tool to flash in. Has USB 3.0 patches. Enable Real Time Clock support for Popcorn Hour Transformer.

Notes:

Android 7.x

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The Android 7.1.2 stock image for microSD boot (rooted), build 20171204.

Download:

Note: The MD5 hash of the .xz file is 56520ED3DB6E587DA140AD314A055EB2

Notes:

  • Write the image to a microSD card using dd and boot it.
  • Please allow 10-15 minutes on first boot for initialization
  • Has USB 3.0 patches
  • Enable the Real Time Clock support for the Popcorn Hour Transformer

Android TV 7.x eMMC

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The Android TV 7.1 community build image by ayufan.

Download image (microSD card to eMMC):

  • Direct download from pine64.org (716MB, MD5 of the .xz file 6FD1FA4BE87EC2D4E0862F66541BC6F0)
Note: Write the image to microSD card, for example using dd. Shorting the eMMC PIN with a jumper as shown on the first image of the guide to install stock Android build to eMMC module. After power ON the box for 2-3 second, quickly remove the jumper. After boot, it will prompt for confirmation 'Y' to start writing the new image to the eMMC. Then follow the instructions on the screen.

Download image (eMMC):

Note: For eMMC flash-all image, please unzip first and then use Android tool to flash in

Notes:

Android TV 7.x

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The Android TV 7.1 community build image for microSD boot by ayufan.

Download:

Android SDK

The Android P SDK (v9.0).

Download:

Note: The MD5 hash of the TAR-GZip file is 1EAC08942E238293E3AF11C7890DF307