Alternative installation methods

For the Raspberry Pi, there are two alternative installation methods that allows multiboot. Some users want to dual boot Lakka and OpenELEC. NOOBS is the prefered method.


Works for RPi1, RPi2, RPi3 and RPi4.

  1. Format your SD card as FAT32
  2. Download NOOBS Lite from here
  3. Extract NOOBS Lite to your SD card
  4. Open the website:
  5. Enter the folder matching your RPi: * RPi1: * RPi2 / RPi 3: * RPi3 (64 bits): * RPi4: * RPi4 (64 bits):
  6. Download all the available files into a local folder named as the last part of the URL (e.g. Lakka_RPi3_64)
  7. Copy the folder with all the files to the os folder in your SD card
  8. Boot your RPi with your SD card, Lakka should appear in the OS list


Works for RPi1 and RPi2.

  1. Flash Berryboot on your SD card.
  2. Update Berryboot to latest version.
  3. Download the .system file from here
  4. Rename the file to lakka.img
  5. Use the Berryboot “Add OS” Menu


Works for SolidRun hardware, the imx6 hummingboard and cubox-i. They support Lakka officially.

PlopKexec Boot Manager

If you want to install Lakka on a PC that does not support USB booting, but has a CD drive.

PlopKexec is a Linux Kernel based boot manager for autodetecting and chainloading Linux distributions from USB and CD/DVD. It works even if no Bios USB support is available.