You must have a Raspberry Pi 4 (or compute module 4) with at least 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. TelemetryOS is not compatible with earlier Raspberry Pi's or systems with 1GB of RAM or less than 32GB of storage.

Alternatively you can skip the below and purchase a Raspberry Pi kit that comes with TelemetryOS preinstalled directly from our partner ThePiHut.

Instructions for the compute module 4 are not included here, but TelemertyOS should work. You'll need to determine the steps to install on the compute module yourself, Telemetry has not tested.

SD Card

You'll need to obtain an SD card for your Raspberry Pi 4. It must be at least 32GB in size. Make sure it's compatible with the Raspberry Pi 4 and has recommended performance criteria for running on the Raspberry Pi.

Installation Steps

Please follow the installation steps below to install on your Raspberry Pi 4.

1. Download Image

You'll need to download the TelemertyOS image for the Raspberry Pi from the link below to your desktop Mac, Windows or Linux system.

2. Download Raspberry Pi Imager

You'll need to get the Raspberry Pi Imager to burn TelemertyOS to your SD Card.

3. Burn Image to the SD Card

Plug the SD Card in to your desktop and then install and launch the imager and follow the instructions under 'Use Custom' for Operating System to burn the downloaded TelemetryOS image to the SD card.

4. Install SD Card on your Raspberry Pi

Place the SD Card in to your Raspberry Pi.

5. Boot your Raspberry Pi

Turn on your Raspberry Pi and wait for the boot and first time startup process to complete.

6. Setup Networking

It will show the configuration screen. Configure the WiFi or ethernet. We recommend ethernet over WiFi. Ensure that the networking says active before continuing. You may provision at this point or complete in order to pair.

Note that if you dont want to use WiFi and then plug in an ethernet connection the setup screen will auto-advance to the pairing screen after a 30 second timeout.

7. Complete!

You're now ready to use the device.

Returning to Setup Screen

If you need to return to the setup screen at any time you can right click to get the application menu or press ctrl-s on an attached keyboard to show the setup screen.

A Note About TelemetryOS Certified Devices Program

A TelemetryOS Certified Device seal will be granted to customers who use TelemetryOS compatible devices that are listed on our hardware page. The TelemetryOS Certification represents lab-tested devices that meet our minimum performance requirements that run on TelemetryOS

Devices that are listed under the Certified Device Program include: 

  • Minisforum N40 Mini PC

  • Raspberry Pi 4

  • Intel NUC

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