Update your Debian/Armbian system

How to update your Orange Pi #

Debian (and Debian-derived distributions) #


First, ensure that all distribution repositories are up to date, with the following command:

sudo apt update

You will be prompted at this point for your sudo password, like this:

[sudo] password for Orangepi:

Please note:

  • you will not receive feedback while typing your sudo password; this is normal.
  • the default password (for most orange pi images) is orangepi, while for armbian, it is 1234 (though you would have been prompted to change this on first boot). Others may differ; please refer to your distribution’s documentation.


Once the list of repositories has been updated, you may see something like:

3 packages can be upgraded. Run 'apt list --upgradable' to see them.

This indicates that updates are available, just as it says. To install them, run the following:

 sudo apt dist-upgrade

Depending on your configuration, you may be asked for your sudo password again.