New to DAKboard as of October 2022, DAKboard OS now supports the Orange Pi 3 LTS.  This modified version of Debian provides a simple wifi setup, on/off sleep schedule, resolution, timezone settings, and more. Continue reading to learn how to download and install the OS image.


Download the Image File


The DAKboard OS supports the following Orange Pi Models:
Orange Pi 3 LTS (v103.11) - Recommended Hardware

Orange Pi 4 LTS (v(103.12) - Currently Limited Performance in video and high intensity screens/loops


Orange Pi DAKboard OS release notes are currently a work in progress.  The Orange Pi DAKboard OS is based on functionality in the Raspberry Pi DAKboard OS.  Release notes for the Raspberry Pi DAKboard OS are available here.



Write the File to a Micro SD Card


Once downloaded, you'll need to write the image to a Micro SD card.


Etcher is a graphical SD card writing tool that works on Mac OS, Linux, and Windows, and is the easiest option for most users. Etcher also supports writing images directly from the zip file, without any unzipping required. To write your image with Etcher:

  • Download Etcher and install it.
  • Connect an SD card reader with the SD card inside.
  • Open Etcher and select from your hard drive the Raspberry Pi .img or .zip file you wish to write to the SD card.
  • Select the SD card you wish to write your image to.
  • Review your selections and click 'Flash!' to begin writing data to the SD card.


Insert the Micro SD Card into the Orange Pi


You can now connect your Orange Pi to a TV/Monitor, insert the Micro SD card and connect the power. When it's done loading you can follow the on-screen instructions for connecting to your network and adding it to your account.



Having Trouble?

- Coming soon, we will also sell Orange Pi versions of our Pre-loaded Micro SD cards.

- Are you looking for Raspberry Pi instructions?  Please visit here.

- Create a Support Ticket to reach us.