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Helios64

Latest OS Images (Work-in-Progress)

Debian Stretch
Linux Kernel: 4.4
SHA256 : 210ef48e1dddf9109cb9f6995ec1f3867722dd3db55d5b90f7ee1cdf9775b277
Build date : 13/10/2020
Size : 397 MB
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Debian Stretch
Linux Kernel: 5.8
SHA256 : 03d1b1ca8d108838f6b1ad3331f12f9d0acc005285c885e3cb72f36959ef8ca8
Build date : 13/10/2020
Size : 443 MB
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Ubuntu Focal
Linux Kernel: 5.8
SHA256 :b41c47652e35d151d1eaa0e3a4c0d04e535e179f6c88044a2de72728cc60e9b4
Build date : 13/10/2020
Size : 334 MB
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Info

OMV (OpenMediaVault) is only supported on Debian OS.

Known Limitations

The available Armbian images for Helios64 are still a work-in-progress, not all board features are supported yet. You will find below the list of features that are partially or not fully supported yet on both Linux Kernel 4.4 and 5.8.

Linux Kernel 4.4

Feature Support Status Remarks
Shutdown Partial Fails to shutdown PMIC and triggers crash, HDD already parked
Reboot Partial Similar like shutdown but Watchdog triggers the reboot so it appears successful
Suspend to RAM Not Supported Fails to resume operation after wake up
2.5G Ethernet OK
Main Power/UPS Status OK Status can be read from sysfs
Battery Charging Status Not supported
UPS configuration Not Supported Need user-space tool to monitor power status and trigger shutdown
USB Type C - Host OK
USB Type C - Gadget OK use g_mass_storage kernel module
USB Type C - DisplayPort OK
eMMC Boot OK
SPI Boot Not Supported
Recovery key Not Supported System can enter maskrom mode but need special OS image and rkdevelop

Linux Kernel 5.8

Feature Support Status Remarks
Shutdown OK
Reboot OK
Suspend to RAM Not Supported USB host controller refuses to enter suspend mode
2.5G Ethernet Performance issue Slightly improved with tx offload disabled
Main Power/UPS Status OK Status can be read from sysfs
Battery Charging Status OK Charging and Full charge can be read from sysfs
UPS configuration Not Supported Need user-space tool to monitor power status and trigger shutdown
USB Type C - Host Not Supported There are some issues with fusb302 driver and USB Host Controller driver
USB Type C - Gadget Not Supported There are some issues with fusb302 driver and USB Controller driver
USB Type C - DisplayPort Not Supported There are some issues with fusb302 driver and DisplayPort alternate driver
eMMC Boot OK
SPI Boot Not Supported
Recovery key Not Supported System can enter maskrom mode but need special OS image and rkdevelop

Image List

Filename Download SHA256
Armbian_20.08.10_Helios64_buster_legacy_4.4.213.img.xz
Armbian 20.08.10 Debian 10 Buster (Kernel 4.4.213)
Build date : 13/10/2020
Size : 397 MB
Download 210ef48e1dddf9109cb9f6995ec1f3867722dd3db55d5b90f7ee1cdf9775b277
Armbian_20.08.10_Helios64_buster_current_5.8.14.img.xz
Armbian 20.08.10 Debian 10 Buster (Kernel 5.8.14)
Build date : 13/10/2020
Size : 443 MB
Download 03d1b1ca8d108838f6b1ad3331f12f9d0acc005285c885e3cb72f36959ef8ca8
Armbian_20.08.10_Helios64_focal_current_5.8.14.img.xz
Armbian 20.08.10 Ubuntu 20.04 Focal (Kernel 5.8.14)
Build date : 13/10/2020
Size : 334 MB
Download b41c47652e35d151d1eaa0e3a4c0d04e535e179f6c88044a2de72728cc60e9b4

If download links are broken, check directly on Armbian repo.

Helios4

Latest OS Images

Debian Stretch
SHA256 : b8126ac2d029f6091cd4747eac11c4c153d88f59fff19114665a72cd8ace6ca1
Build date : 31/08/2020
Size : 363 MB
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Ubuntu Focal
SHA256 :d31923ae1ed48b37f8f58641bf2c7cb3e580c3f397f5dd5eddea7d2319b3a61f
Build date : 31/08/2020
Size : 284 MB
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Info

OMV (OpenMediaVault) is only supported on Debian OS.

Known Limitations

  • SDcard High Speed timing have compatibility issue with some brands.

    Temporary workaround : Disable UHS option/support.

    Can be manually enable, refer to the following page.

  • During SATA heavy load, accessing SPI NOR Flash will generate ATA errors.

    Temporary workaround : Disable SPI NOR flash.

    Can be manually enable, refer to the following page.

Image List

Filename Download SHA256
Armbian_20.08.1_Helios4_buster_current_5.4.61.img.xz
Armbian 20.08.1 Debian 10 Buster (Kernel 5.4.61)
Build date : 31/08/2020
Size : 363 MB
Download b8126ac2d029f6091cd4747eac11c4c153d88f59fff19114665a72cd8ace6ca1
Armbian_20.08.1_Helios4_focal_current_5.4.61.img.xz
Armbian 20.08.1 Ubuntu 20.04 Focal (Kernel 5.4.61)
Build date : 31/08/2020
Size : 284 MB
Download d31923ae1ed48b37f8f58641bf2c7cb3e580c3f397f5dd5eddea7d2319b3a61f

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Last update: October 14, 2020