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This page lists various images you can try out on your Openmoko supported smartphone and some #Other downloads.

See Distributions for a more descriptive comparison. Then see Development Branches Policy when you want to know where the really bleeding edge is.

Installation instructions

See Flashing the Neo FreeRunner for installation instructions. Neo 1973 users: Getting Started with your Neo1973. If you want to install a system to a microSD card, see Booting from SD.

The release directories can contain up to four files:

  • a Root FileSystem image. These are the files with rootfs in their name. They come both as a .jffs2 ready-to-flash image, and as a .tar.gz ready-to-cp tarball.
  • a Kernel image (files with uimage in their name).
  • a u-boot bootloader (file with u-boot in the name).
  • a splash image file.

Also, the archive directory contains two identical versions of most files, one having the date in the filename. For those convenience ?

One usually needs only to flash the phone with the root filesystem and the kernel image. The splash image is eyecandy. The u-Boot bootloader is a critical component, you don't want to install a new version of that systematically, but there have been improvements since the one released in shipping phones.

Openmoko Inc. driven release targets

Om 2008.9 (ASU)

Om 2008.9 is an updated release of Om 2008.8.

Main article: Om2008.9 Update

Neo FreeRunner images

If you want the exact bits released on September 19th, go to:

If you plan to update your distribution, you may as well flash directly from:

There is no need to reflash if you have installed Om 2008.8 and used opkg update && opkg upgrade. For older releases of this distribution, see Old Openmoko Distribution Releases


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)

Main article: Om 2007.2

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 Old images have been archived at .

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

Download Milestone 3 is here:

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:

Openmoko Community driven release targets


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

Download images:

SHR images (Stable Hybrid Release)

Main article: SHR

There are no downloadable images yet.

Non-Openmoko distributions

Qt Extended (formerly 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

  • Download "Qt Extended flash image for FIC Neo Freerunner (gta02)"

version 4.4.1 from qtextended:

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.

Debian images

See Debian.

Other downloads

Applications repositories

If you are looking for a specific application instead of a full filesystem image:

    Main article: Community Repository

      Main article: Users Repositories

      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.