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Software Releases

This page contains a list of all available software releases and other resources for the PINE A64 and PINE A64+.

The images for the PINE A64 and PINE A64+ are not compatible with the PINE A64-LTS due to LPDDR3 memory configuration. For PINE A64-LTS releases, please see the Software.

Linux

AOSC

aosc

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.

Download:

Default credentials

Default user

aosc/anthon

Arch Linux ARM

Archlinux logo

Arch Linux ARM is a distribution of Linux for ARM computers.

Installation:

Armbian

armbian

Armbian is a Linux distribution designed for ARM boards. They are usually Debian or Ubuntu flavored.

Download:

Debian

Debian logo

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

Download:

Instructions:

  • Download: firmware.pine64_plus.img.gz

  • Download: partition.img.gz

  • Create the disk image:

    • For Linux: zcat firmware.pine64_plus.img.gz partition.img.gz > complete_image.img

    • For Mac: gzcat firmware.pine64_plus.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

DietPi

dietpi

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 PINE A64 build on the PINE64 forum thread.

Download:

Default credentials

Default user

root/dietpi

FreedomBox

FreedomBox

FreedomBox is a private server for non-experts: it lets you install and configure server applications with only a few clicks. For more information about FreedomBox, please visit http://www.freedombox.org.

Download:

Notes:

  • This is a headless build, not HDMI output.

  • Please plug-in Ethernet cable first before initial power up. After power up for 10 minutes, using browser and type in https://fredombox.local to setup. Browser may warms for unsecure site and please proceed with exception.

  • Freedom Manual: https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/Manual

LibreELEC

libreelec

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

Download:

  • 512MB PINE A64: direct download from Libreelec nightly build site (look for LibreELEC-A64.arm-…​-nightly-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxx-pine64.img.gz)

  • 1GB/2GB PINE A64+ Board: direct download from Libreelec nightly build site (look for LibreELEC-A64.arm-…​-nightly-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxx-pine64-plus.img.gz)

Notes:

  • Nightly build for microSD boot

motionEyeOS

motioneyeos

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

Download:

Notes:

  • Suitable for 1GB/2GB PINE A64(+) variants

  • 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

Default credentials

Default user

admin/-

NEMS Linux

nems

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 on NEMS Linux, please visit their site.

Outdated release

Download:

Notes:

  • Suitable for all 512MB/1GB/2GB PINE A64(+) variants

Default credentials

Default user

nemsadmin/nemsadmin

openSUSE

Opensuse distribution

openSUSE is a free and open source RPM-based Linux distribution developed by the openSUSE project. More details can be found under https://en.opensuse.org/HCL:Pine64.

Download:

OpenWRT

Openwrt logo square

The OpenWrt Project is a Linux operating system targeting embedded devices.

Download:

  • Direct download (look for pine64_pine64-baseboard-ext4-sdcard.img.gz and pine64_pine64-baseboard-squashfs-sdcard.img.gz)

Notes:

  • OpenWRT community build for microSD boot.

  • This is headless build, please use serial console to configure

Default credentials

Default user

-/passwd

BSD

NetBSD

netbsd

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:

Notes:

  • NetBSD community build for microSD boot

  • Instructions concerning enabling SSH can be found here

Default credentials

Root user and SSH

root/[none]

Windows 10 IoT

win10iot

Download:

Notes:

Changelog for Win10 IoT 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:

Changelog for Win10 IoT 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

  • Direct Download from pine64.org (5.4GB, MD5 of the TAR-GZip file 7736e3c4d50c021144d125cc4ee047a4)

Android SDK

Android Oreo (v8.1)

  • Direct Download from pine64.org (24.94GB, MD5 of the TAR-GZip file b0394af324c70ce28067e52cd7bc0c87)