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.


The DAKboard OS cannot be added directly to your SD card while the card is connected to the Pi computer. These steps require you to load the SD card from another PC via an SD card reader. The Minimum size you need for an SD card is 8GB though we strongly recommend using 16GB cards when imaging our OS.

Download the Image File:

At this time we only support the Orange Pi 3 LTS, we find this offers the best value and performance for DAKboard:

Orangepi 3 LTS

(v3.55) - Latest

(v103.41) - Legacy

Release notes for the DAKboard-OS are available here.  Legacy versions released prior to 9/27/23 are 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 files you wish to write to the SD card.
  • Select the SD card that you wish to write your image.
  • Review your selections and click 'Flash!' to begin writing data to the SD card.

See the Sample GIF below to see the process:

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.

Note: Your device will resize its drive on the first boot Please allow this operation and subsequent reboot to finish.  The resize operation can take anywhere from 30 seconds to 3 minutes depending on the SD card size.

Having Trouble?

- We 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.