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Operating Systems


Latest version v1.8 - Debian stretch based. 2017/04/18

TinkerOS 1.8 Download page:

Direct links:

                 debian v1.4 [695MB]


Android 6.01 Marshmallow. 2017/05/15

Direct download: android image [239MB]

How to install Google Play Store: Installing Play Store


Download page: (nightly) [548 MB]


DietPi configurable distro NB: GPU features are disabled for this board (eg: Kodi, Desktop). Ideal for server usage

Download page: [116 MB]


Volumio - the Audiophile Music Player Operating system.

Direct download: volumio-2.170 [270 MB]


Yocto customized source tree which enables VPU (hardware accelerated decoding and encoding), GPU, WiFi, video processing libraries (FFMPEG, OpenCV etc.,)

Direct download: Yocto[925 MB]

FlintOS (chromeOS)

FlintOS boots straight into chromium, and works just like ChromeOS



ELAR systems have an Lubuntu SD image for ASUS Tinker Board here -> Download: Lubuntu

In the latest image (version 3.0), SD card will be resized upon the first boot to extend to the max size of the SD. The root account password is forced to be changed in first login as well. This has improved the security issue preventing others to login to your system as the SSH is enabled by default in this image. WiFi and Bluetooth both works fine and system performance has been improved as well.

Sound/Audio works great without any issue. Enjoy listening to a Bonus Sound Track "A Way To The Heaven" composed and arranged by Saeid Ghazagh, available in "Music" folder.

How-tos in TinkerOS

Remote access


Follow the instructions on


sudo apt-get install x11vnc

The following file shoud be opened ~/.config/lxsessions/LXDE/autostart and this line should be added to the bottom:

@x11vnc -noxrecord -forever

-noxrecord fixes a problem it has with stack smashing on this board

-forever option keeps the server alive after a connect and disconnect from a client

It must be restarted to run without a terminal.


Similar process is found on

VPN Server

A guide for RPi can be used also for Tinker Board and can be found on:

Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime

A guide is published on tinkerboarding forum.

Netflix is also available on android via Google Play.

Virtual Keyboard

If you do not have a USB keyboard it is possible to install virtual keyboard via ssh with command 'sudo apt-get matchbox-keyboard'. To run the virtual keyboard run the 'matchbox-keyboard' in the terminal.

How-tos in Android

How to root

In order to root Android you need to follow steps described at

An example of a full script can be found on