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Official Images

Distribution Supported Boards Description
Debian-logo.png Debian Product.

Installation Wiki
Debian 11 Bullseye
Change Log.

Ubuntu logo.png Ubuntu Server Product.

Installation Wiki
Ubuntu Server 20.04.
Change Log.

Third Party Images


RebornOS ARM Rock5B Beta

RebornOS is a desktop-oriented Linux distribution based on Arch Linux. Although the RebornOS live image provides one desktop only, the installation process offers a choice to install one of the many popular desktop environments and window managers.

RebornOS ARM on Arch.

Discussion Discord

username and password are set upon installation

Live w/Calamares for custom tailored installation of over 10 DE’s based on preference.

Installation Wiki

Rolling ARM Distribution - - Made for you, made with you.


Build 2023-02-04.


Forum discussion


DietPi ROCK 5B Bullseye

DietPi is extremely lightweight at its core, with features of low process/memory footprint and DietPi-RAMlog installed by default, to get the maximum performance from your device.


Armbian for ROCK 5B

Armbian is a computing build framework that allows users to create ready-to-use images with working kernels in variable user space configurations for various single board computers. It provides various pre-build images for some supported boards. These are usually Debian or Ubuntu flavored.


OpenFyde for Rock 5B

openFyde is an open-source initiative started by Fyde Innovations, the creator of FydeOS, with an aim to provide another approach to Chromium OS. With openFyde, you can have a more open and flexible Chromium OS. At Fyde Innovations we believe with more choices comes greater possibilities.

Just flash it to your MicroSD and boot it up.

Forum for FAQ

Discord for FAQ

Community Built Images


Fork of Talos Linux for Rock 5

Talos Linux is a modern Linux distribution built for Kubernetes

favicon.png milas/rock5-talos (Issues | README | Releases)



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Forum Support Thread


monkaBlyat's Afterburner for Rock 5

monkaBlyat Afterburner is a armbian jammy modded version ready for action!

monkaBlyat AfterBurner with Steam Wine Box64/86 ready

Latest armbian jammy with minimal gnome desktop and amazingfate’s multimedia + panfork branch, not much pre-installed just box86/64 with wine 8.2 and steam client. user: rock , password : armbian

Download | Google Drive | Discord


thc013 Android ROM for Rock 5

thc013 Android ROM is a modded version of Google Android and Google TV ready for fun!

THC013 - ROCK 5B Android 12.1 rkr10 GoogleTV

Android with the 5.10 kernel Googletv (from adt3 source), rooted, multiple markets for apps, HDR, 4K, Audio alt that fancy dts things Based on PixelPropsUtils, GamesProps will spoof the device needed to unlock the FPS on many games. Google Assistant, Hdmi-In, Camera, mpp and vpu to latest revision, ddk-15 mali driver, custom kernel from rkr 3.6 source

Download | Discord | Google TV / Android OS | Tablet Version


Batocera for Rock 5

Fancy a good mugen? Batocera is here and allows you to get the best of emulators all in one system.


Batocera.linux is an open-source and completely free retro-gaming distribution that can be copied to a USB stick or an SD card with the aim of turning any computer/nano computer into a gaming console during a game or permanently. Batocera.linux does not require any modification on your computer.

Download | Oficial Page | Wiki | Forum | Discord | Helpful


JELOS for Rock 5

What's old is gold, right? Why not to try a nice Emulation Station with Just Enough Linux.


Just Enough Linux Operating System (JELOS) is a community developed Linux distribution for handheld gaming devices. Our goal is to produce an operating system that has the features and capabilities that we need, and to have fun as we develop it.

Download | [Github | Discord