Etcher

Etcher

Flash OS images to SD cards & USB drives, safely and easily.

Etcher

Flash OS images to SD cards & USB drives, safely and easily.

Etcher is a powerful OS image flasher built with web technologies to ensure flashing an SDCard or USB drive is a pleasant and safe experience. It protects you from accidentally writing to your hard-drives, ensures every byte of data was written correctly and much more. It can also flash directly Raspberry Pi devices that support the usbboot protocol

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Supported Operating Systems

  • Linux (most distros)
  • macOS 10.10 (Yosemite) and later
  • Microsoft Windows 7 and later

Note that Etcher will run on any platform officially supported by Electron. Read more in their documentation.

Installers

Refer to the downloads page for the latest pre-made installers for all supported operating systems.

Debian and Ubuntu based Package Repository (GNU/Linux x86/x64)

  1. Add Etcher debian repository:

    echo "deb https://deb.etcher.io stable etcher" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/balena-etcher.list
  2. Trust Bintray.com's GPG key:

    sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 379CE192D401AB61
  3. Update and install:

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install balena-etcher-electron
Uninstall
sudo apt-get remove balena-etcher-electron
sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/balena-etcher.list
sudo apt-get update

Redhat (RHEL) and Fedora based Package Repository (GNU/Linux x86/x64)

  1. Add Etcher rpm repository:

    sudo wget https://balena.io/etcher/static/etcher-rpm.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/etcher-rpm.repo
  2. Update and install:

    sudo yum install -y balena-etcher-electron

    or

    sudo dnf install -y balena-etcher-electron
Uninstall
sudo yum remove -y balena-etcher-electron
sudo rm /etc/yum.repos.d/etcher-rpm.repo
sudo yum clean all
sudo yum makecache fast

or

sudo dnf remove -y balena-etcher-electron
sudo rm /etc/yum.repos.d/etcher-rpm.repo
sudo dnf clean all
sudo dnf makecache

Solus (GNU/Linux x64)

sudo eopkg it etcher
Uninstall
sudo eopkg rm etcher

Brew Cask (macOS)

Note that the Etcher Cask has to be updated manually to point to new versions, so it might not refer to the latest version immediately after an Etcher release.

brew cask install balenaetcher
Uninstall
brew cask uninstall balenaetcher

Chocolatey (Windows)

This package is maintained by @majkinetor, and is kept up to date automatically.

choco install etcher
Uninstall
choco uninstall etcher

Support

If you're having any problem, please raise an issue on GitHub and the balena.io team will be happy to help.

License

Etcher is free software, and may be redistributed under the terms specified in the license.

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