Official Armbian 22.11 for Rockpi S

  • BASH or ZSH shell,
  • optimised for flash media,
  • Armbian Linux SDK, (build your custom image)
  • automated upgrade testings.

Check also Armbian community rolling release:

Armbian Linux rolling


Updated with those drivers:

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Heads up, there is also now a beta version of Armbian Buster 20.05 server with kernel 5.6.7

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I try to use Buster minimal 5.9.y
It is booting but no USB host is recognised.
lsusb -t is empty
Have someone 5.9 working with USB host ?

As of 30.11, no USB with Buster 5.9.11

Thanks for the info and the link. Looking forward to your test and hope that they will be successful.
I need a newer version because of USB Audio-2.0 gadget supporting now a sync endpoint. Without that Windows 10 will refuse to enumerate the driver, so that only UAC1 is working.
Btw. I have read that someone is asked about 8ch. I got it working.

FYI: On slarm64, kernel 5.9.6 also had no USB support for Rock Pi S, but the maintainer added it to kernel 5.9.12. See

No USB. lsusb is empty

not booting. device tree is missing

Known problem and not exactly a problem - nightly builds are only a developers support. Sorry, absolutely no time to do anything about in next couple of weeks, perhaps months. Some solutions / patches are scattered around and they need to be brought in, adjust and tested, …


but some additional optional fine tuning could be done.

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v22.08.7 with 5.19.y

  • AR-1269 RockPI WiFi assigned different MAC address on each boot
  • AR-1268 RockPI-S WiFi throughput only 300K bytes/second
  • AR-1265 Rock PI-S images will not boot from internal EMMC (SDNAND)
  • AR-1373 Added Rockchip Hardware Random Number Generator

Need some test feedback on upcoming 22.11 release:

Thank you!

Armbian 22.11

Release info: