Downloads

New Out Of Box Software (Recommended)
We recommend that first-time Pi users start by downloading and installing our New Out of Box Software (NOOBS) onto a 4GB (or larger) SD card. On first boot, this presents you with a choice of operating systems to install, including Raspbian, Pidora and two flavours of XBMC. Once you have installed an operating system, you can return to the NOOBS interface by holding down shift during boot; this allows you to switch to a different operating system, or overwrite a corrupted card with a fresh install of the current one.

By default, NOOBS will output over HDMI at your display’s preferred resolution, even if no HDMI display is connected. If you do not see any output on your HDMI display or are using the composite output, press 1, 2, 3 or 4 on your keyboard to select HDMI preferred mode, HDMI safe mode, composite PAL mode or composite NTSC mode respectively.

Full instructions can be found in our quick start guide, but in summary you will need to:

  1. Format your SD card using the SD Card Association’s formatting tool.
  2. Download and unpack the NOOBS zip file onto the SD card

NOOBS (offline and network install)

Image NOOBS_v1_3_2.zip
Torrent NOOBS_v1_3_2.zip.torrent
SHA-1 Checksum b5c183b2ba4be4fbaeb40f170871444f3aef19c9
Release Date 2013-11-02
Version 1.3.2
Documentation Link

NOOBS Lite (network install only)

Image NOOBS_lite_v1_3_2.zip
Torrent NOOBS_lite_v1_3_2.zip.torrent
SHA-1 Checksum 08c1c78a5a6b9c3fe9924c4b8aebd941a67bfb00
Release Date 2013-11-02
Version 1.3.2
Documentation Link

Raw Images
The following raw images are intended for advanced users. To use an image file, you will need to unzip it and write it to a suitable (2GB or larger, 4GB or larger for Raspbian) SD card using the UNIX tool dd. Windows users should use Win32DiskImager. Do not try to drag and drop or otherwise copy over the image without using dd or Win32DiskImager – it won’t work. If you’re still not clear on what to do, the community on the Raspberry Pi Wiki has written a guide for beginners on how to set up your SD card.

Raspbian

Image 2013-09-25-wheezy-raspbian.zip
Torrent 2013-09-25-wheezy-raspbian.zip.torrent
SHA-1 Checksum 99e6b5e6b8cfbf66e34437a74022fcf9744ccb1d
Default login pi / raspberry
Description A Debian wheezy port, optimised for the Raspberry Pi
Release Date 2013-09-25
Version wheezy
Kernel 3.6
URL Link
Release Notes release_notes.txt

Pidora

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Image pidora-18-r2c.zip
Torrent pidora-18-r2c.zip.torrent
SHA-1 Checksum c43178ea18063928de21daf441aa10152d4ce4f9
Description Pidora is a Fedora Remix optimized for the Raspberry Pi
Release Date 2013-08-09
Version 18
Kernel 3.6.11
URL Link
Release Notes release_notes.txt

RISC OS

RISC OS logo

Image riscos-2013-07-10-RC11.zip
Torrent riscos-2013-07-10-RC11.zip.torrent
SHA-1 Checksum 600ea45c26f5afd91cfc4c4cfa393cd4bb7549f7
Description RISC OS is a very fast and compact system
Release Date 2013-07-10
Version 2013-07-10
Kernel N/A
URL Link

RaspBMC

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Image raspbmc-2013-10-02.img.gz
Torrent raspbmc-2013-10-02.img.gz.torrent
SHA-1 Checksum 1c359a69b018a705ba6d8e95c7bb2827856d076d
Description An XBMC media center distribution for Raspberry Pi
Release Date 2013-10-02
Version October 2013
Kernel 3.6
URL Link
Release Notes release_notes.txt

Arch

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Image archlinux-hf-2013-07-22.img.zip
Torrent archlinux-hf-2013-07-22.img.zip.torrent
SHA-1 Checksum e273d680e89ca9f79c2252c0b00ccc3084cd9b14
Default login root / root
Description An Arch Linux port for ARM devices
Release Date 2013-08-13
Version 2013-08-13
Kernel 3.6
URL Link
Release Notes release_notes.txt

OpenELEC

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Image OpenELEC-RPi.arm-3.2.0.tar
Torrent OpenELEC-RPi.arm-3.2.0.tar.torrent
SHA-1 Checksum ddb717b29f32fbbe27298e8ac9c077036bc4a718
Description OpenELEC is a fast and userfriendly XBMC Mediacenter distribution.
Release Date 2013-09-14
Version 3.2.0
Kernel 3.10.11
URL Link
Release Notes release_notes.txt

Note: Raspbian and NOOBS contain Java SE Platform Products, licensed to you under the Oracle Binary Code License Agreement.