Running Chromium OS for RPi for the first time

Minimalist

We recommend using etcher to burn the SD card. etcher is a tool software that helps users quickly burn image files to USB devices or flash memory cards, and can be used in various operating systems such as Windows, macOS, and mainstream Linux versions. The software is beautifully designed and the interface is friendly, I believe you will be familiar with its simple trilogy operation immediately:

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You can download the etcher installation package for Windows, macOS or Linux from etcher official website.

Please obtain the image file of Chromium OS for Raspberry Pi on the Releases page of the Chromium OS for Raspberry Pi project on Github. After downloading, there is no need to unzip and rename, please open the image file directly with etcher; then please select the SD card that will be used to burn Chromium OS for Raspberry Pi; finally, you only need to click the “Flash!” Button, etcher Will help you deal with the rest! After everything is completed, you can remove the SD card and put it in your Raspberry Pi to enjoy the new browsing experience brought by Chromium OS for Raspberry Pi.

If you prefer a more traditional installation method, you can proceed as follows:

Windows

  1. Please obtain the image file of Chromium OS for Raspberry Pi on the Releases page of the Chromium OS for Raspberry Pi project on Github and unzip it using your favorite decompression software , Such as 7zip.

  2. After unzipping, you should get an .img image file. But if you get a .bin file, don’t panic! This is the same as the .img file, just rename it and modify the suffix.

  3. Use the file manager included with Windows to format an SD card with 4GB or more memory.

  4. Use Win32 Disk Imager to select the image file and SD card you are using. Please be sure to select the correct driver to prevent damage to any useful data.

  5. Press “Write”, after the burning is successfully completed, eject the SD card, and then you can insert the SD card into the Raspberry Pi and use it.

macOS

  1. Please obtain the image file of Chromium OS for Raspberry Pi from the Chromium OS for Raspberry Pi project’s Releases page on Github and use the decompression program that comes with macOS to decompress Of it.

  2. After unzipping, you should get an .img image file. But if you get a .bin file, don’t panic! This is the same as the .img file, just rename it and modify the suffix.

  3. Use the “Disk Utility.app” that comes with macOS to format an SD card with 4GB or more memory.

  4. Then, refer to the guide on the Raspberry Pi website for operation. It provides a variety of technical methods for reference, you can Choose according to your needs.

  5. After burning, you can insert the SD card into the Raspberry Pi and use it.

Linux

  1. Please obtain the image file of Chromium OS for Raspberry Pi on the Releases page of the Chromium OS for Raspberry Pi project on Github and unzip it using your favorite decompression software , Such as 7zip.

  2. After unzipping, you should get an .img image file. But if you get a .bin file, don’t panic! This is the same as the .img file, just rename it and modify the suffix.

  3. Format an SD card with 4GB or more memory. If you are not familiar with Linux command line operation, you can use software with a graphical interface, such as GNOME Disks.

  4. After that, you can refer to the guide on the Raspberry Pi website for operation. It provides a variety of technical methods for your reference. You can choose according to your needs.

  5. After burning, you can insert the SD card into the Raspberry Pi and use it.

Install Chromium OS for Raspberry Pi and play with the Raspberry Pi! If you encounter any problems during the installation process, please contact us!