Using the HiKey

A comprehensive guide to using the HiKey Consumer Edition development board. This guide is written by the 96Boards team at Linaro with community contributions and links to third-party content.


  • Installation
    • Choose and install an operating system on your HiKey
  • Downloads
    • Already familiar with your 96Boards? Skip the board bring up sections and go straight to your download!
  • Build from Source
    • Instructions for building and flashing the components of your favorite operating systems


  • Getting Started
    • Learn about your HiKey board, how to prepare and set up for basic use
  • Useful Guides
    • Execute unique configurations to customize your HiKey experience
  • Vendor Documentation
    • Explore what makes your HiKey unique, technical specifications, schematics, hardware notes and moreā€¦
  • Additional Documentation
    • Discover our list of sponsored HiKey documents, these include User Guides and Application notes
  • Support
    • From bug reports and current issues, to forum access and other useful resources, we want to help you find answers