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*Power Supply (PSU) and a micro usb cable. Please make sure to use a PSU rated at +5V @2A and a micro USB cable that is at least 26 AWG thick.
*MicroSD card (8GB or higher capacity) rated 'class 10' or better.
*HDMI cable (unless you wish to run headless/ without a monitor). '''N.B'''. Android and Remix OS support 720p and 1080p, while Linux supports a [https://github.com/longsleep/sunxi-disp-tool#available-hdmi-output-names, wider range of resolutions].
*Input device(s) such as: keyboard, mouse, remote, pointer, etc,.
'''Plug in the HDMI Cable, Ethernet Cable and Peripherals'''
Unless you are planning on running your Pine A64 (+) headless (without a monitor / as a server), you should plug in all necessary peripherals, including the HDMI and Ethernet cable, prior to powering on the board. Do note, depending on which OS image you are using, some peripherals may or may not work. '''N.B.''' [http://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=1127 , Some HDMI→DVI/ VGA converters may not work] in conjunction with your monitor or TV.
Once you have imaged your microSD and plugged everything in, you are ready to apply power to the Pine A64(+) board. You'll need a good quality 5 Volt, 2 Amp PSU. Using a good quality PSU and micro USB cable is very important as failing to meet the required specifications may prevent the board from booting correctly. A marginally higher PSU Voltage is acceptable (for instance, 5.1 volts - due to the nature of the micro usb connection, a 5.1v supply can help protect slightly against voltage drops which can cause undesirable results). However, a significantly higher voltage of 7 Volts or more will damage the Pine A64(+) board and may render it inoperative.
If you are using a separate micro USB cable with your PSU, make sure that the cable has a low resistance rating. Cables with high resistance will cause improper function and the unit may not boot at all or only partially. The thicker the internal cabling, the better [http://voyager8.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/how-to-choose-good-usb-data-and.html , i.e. AWG (American Wire Gauge) 20 is better than AWG 28]. In General, power-only microUSB cables come with red colour USB header.
Having completed the steps outlined above the Pine A64(+) board will begin to boot. The red onboard LED light indicates power on status. The LED will not blink during boot up and the colour of the LED stays solid. The colour does not change to signify an error.
You will need the following utilities to get started with imaging the OS of your choice onto your microSD card:
*A compression Utility (used to unarchive the OS image). We recommend you use [http://www.7-zip.org/download.html, 7zip].*A disk image utility (used to ‘burn’ the .img to your SD card). We recommend you use either the [https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/, Win32Imager] or [https://etcher.io/, Etcher] utility.
'''Optional'''
*Phoenix Card image utility (used ONLY for phoenix card images). You can download it from [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0cEs0lxTtL3VmstaEFfbmU1NFk/view?usp=sharing, here].
'''Downloading and extracting OS image(s)'''
You can find all curated OS images [http://wiki.pine64.org/index.php?title=Main_Page&action=submit#Curated_Pine_A64_.28A64.2B.29_OS_images, here].
There are two type of Android and Remix images available. Images designated ‘DD’ need to be imaged using Etcher or Win32imager, whilst images labelled ‘Phoenix Card Image’ require the Phoenix Card utility.
You will need the following utilities to get started with imaging the OS of your choice onto your microSD card:
*A compression Utility (used to unarchive the OS image). We recommend you use [http://www.7-zip.org/download.html, 7Zip].*A disk image utility (used to ‘burn’ the .img to your SD card in GUI). We recommend you use [http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Utilities/ApplePi-Baker.shtml#download, ApplePi Baker] or [https://etcher.io/, Etcher].
'''Downloading and extracting OS image(s)'''
You can find all curated OS images [http://wiki.pine64.org/index.php?title=Main_Page&action=submit#Curated_Pine_A64_.28A64.2B.29_OS_images, here]. On OSX you can only use images designated as ‘DD’.
Having downloaded the required OS image proceed to use 7zip to unarchive it by double clicking the archive, and selecting ‘Extract All’. Upon completion, note the destination where the .img file was extracted (‘Downloads’ folder by default). Once the process has completed, you can proceed to imaging the .img file.

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