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This page lists various images you can try out on your Openmoko supported smartphone and some other downloads. Note however, that some of these are works in progress and may not have even released any files yet. Nothing is guaranteed to work. Proceed at your own risk.

Unofficial users repositories can be found here

Distributions and installation

See Distributions for description and comparison of the images downloadable here.

See Flashing the Neo FreeRunner for installation instructions. Neo 1973 users: Getting Started with your Neo1973.

In most cases you will download

  • a Root FileSystem image and
  • a Kernel image

to flash into your phone. The third available file is the u-Boot bootloader, probably you don't want to install a new version of that unless there are bug fixes that you really need.

If you want to install a system to a microSD card, see Booting from SD.

Understanding Om distribution releases


Om 2008.9

Om 2008.9 is an updated release of Om 2008.8, Check Om2008.9 Update for more details. Flashing this image is equal to upgrading Om 2008.8 to a certain date by okpg. If you upgrade on any of the two systems, that ends up in exactly the same system [1].

Neo FreeRunner images

Om 2008.8 images (ASU)

These images are based on the branch org.openmoko.asu.stable. Sorry, there are no build for the Neo 1973 yet, only the FreeRunner. While the branch name ends with .stable, repositories are updated daily. In an ideal world there would never be any regressions and the quality of builds would improve every day. We are not in an ideal world.

Main article: Om 2008.8

Neo FreeRunner images

If you want to install stable software, and only get stable updates, the latest stable image (will overwrite all data on your phone) can be found at:
Root FileSystem files are named like: Om2008.8-gta02-YYYYMMDD.rootfs.jffs2
Kernel files: Om2008.8-gta02-YYYYMMDD.uImage.bin

If you update packages in this image, they will come from the stable repository (updated daily from Holger's stable branch) at:

Holger (zecke) will continue to cherry-pick bug fixes with the right risk/reward ratio into his stable branch.

First Om 2008.8 release (historical)

The first Om 2008.8 release was made on 8/8/08 and is still available for historical purposes at, this image fetches updated packages from : .

The bleeding edge: Om "base / empty" images

The branch does not have any applications preinstalled other than settings and installer, and it is unstable for now.

Images for testing are at:

To get packages from testing, use this /etc/opkg/testing.conf :

src/gz testing-all
src/gz testing-arm
src/gz testing-i686
src/gz testing-neo
src/gz testing-gta02

unstable comes from the same branch, compiled with the AUTOREV flag. There are no images, but packages are at

Reference: See "Repository and Images" announcement for details on other "Base image", "testing" and "unstable".

Once you have this base image, you can install the GTK+ telephony apps including gsmd, or Qtopia, or Mickey's framework. Check out the FDOM page for an idea of what to install.

Om 2007.2 images (GTK)

Openmoko discontinued support for this release. The host that used to distribute it has been taken offline at the end of August 2008.

Some old images can be found on .

Main article: Om 2007.2

Community repositories

Celtune offers different Images and a huge amount of packages (2007.2, pyneo, fso) for neo1973, freerunner and others. Celtune images can be found at .

Andy Powell maintains (or used to maintain ?) images based on the 2007.2 software stack for the gta01 and gta02. A. Powell's ScaredyCat images can be found at: .

FSO images (

Main article: OpenmokoFramework

The file system will be in a jffs2 "summary" file. A file with the extension ".jffs2.summary" can be flashed to the FreeRunner just like an ordinary jffs2 file.

Browse the source:


Main article: FDOM - a Fat and Dirty OM based distribution

Download images:

Qtopia images

Main article: qtopia

Images are available on the images page, make sure your browser sends referer Header when downloading. (Note: direct linking to the files does not work.)

Neo FreeRunner

  • Find "Qtopia flash image for FIC Neo FreeRunner (gta02)" on images (a tarball with both a rootfs and kernel)
  • The "Developer root filesystem for FIC Neo FreeRunner (gta02)" file is a barebones root filesystem created from the 'FSO' image available from Openmoko.

Neo 1973

  • Find "Qtopia flash image for FIC Neo 1973 (gta01)" on images (a tarball with both a rootfs and kernel)

More Qtopia downloads

You might also try snapshots

Addtional packages can be added from the Trolltech feed for this image, found at To get to these packages, you need to add the feed as a source in the Qtopia package manager.

SHR images (Stable Hybrid Release)

Main article: SHR

There are no downloadable images yet.

Debian images

See Debian.

Community repository

Main article: CommunityRepository

Other downloads

CAD files

You can download CAD files here.


You can download the schematics of Neo 1973 (GTA01) and Neo FreeRunner (GTA02) here:

Press material

Download Neo FreeRunner photos in various sizes for print and web use here:

Tiddlywiki version of

If you want to carry this wiki along with you and to use it offline, then download and store it locally, then browse through the pages which you think you need to have, click "save changes", so next time you open it all articles you have fetched previously will be available to you.