Last edit: 06 May 2022


#Simplest approach

We recommend using for flashing OS images to SD cards or USB sticks. balenaEtcher is a tool that helps users quickly flash OS image files to USB devices or flash memory cards and can be used in all major operating systems, including Windows, macOS, and mainstream Linux distros. This tool 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 balenaEtcher installation package for Windows, macOS or Linux from .

Please obtain the image file of Chromium OS for Raspberry Pi on the page of the Chromium OS for the Raspberry Pi project on Github. After downloading, there is no need to unzip or rename; open the image file directly with balenaEtcher; then please select the SD card (or USB drive) that will be used to flash Chromium OS for Raspberry Pi; finally, you only need to click the "Flash!" button, balenaEtcher Will help you deal with the rest!

After completing everything, you can remove the SD card or USB drive and put it in your Raspberry Pi to enjoy the new browsing experience of 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 page of the Chromium OS for Raspberry Pi project on Github and unzip it using your favourite decompression software, Such as .

  2. After unzipping, you should get a .img image file. But if you get a .bin file, don't panic! This is the same as the .img file, 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 to select the image file and SD card you are using. Please choose the correct driver to prevent damage to any valuable data.

  5. Press "Write" after the flashing is completed, eject the SD card, and then you can insert it 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 page on Github and use the decompression app "Archive Utility" that comes with macOS to decompress Of it.

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

  3. Use the "Disk Utility.app" with macOS to format an SD card with 4GB or more memory.

  4. Then, refer to the 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 flashing, 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 page of the Chromium OS for Raspberry Pi project on Github and unzip it using your favourite decompression software, Such as .

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

  3. Format an SD card with 4GB or more memory. If you are unfamiliar 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 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 flashing, 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 get in touch with us!