Download the latest versions of the Raspbian operating system.
This guide provides downloads for both the latest versions of Raspbian as well as archives of the older releases.
Finding older versions of the Raspbian operating system can be tricky, so we put together this guide
Different versions of Raspbian
Newer versions of Raspbian are provided in a couple of different flavours. You can download the version of Raspbian that best suits your needs.
If you already have an idea of what version of Raspbian you are after, then scroll down to find the download links.
Raspbian Lite is a heavily stripped back version of the operating system.
This version of Raspbian only features the terminal and a small selection of packages making it perfect for headless projects such as our Volumio project.
This Desktop version is a more full-featured version of Raspbian.
This version of Raspbian features the desktop interface but holds back on including various packages that aren’t needed if you are not using the Pi as a desktop computer.
Raspbian Desktop Full
The Desktop Full version of Raspbian contains the most pre-installed packages.
This version of Raspbian comes with all of the Raspberry Pi Foundations’ recommended packages pre-installed.
This release of Raspbian is more extensive and is most useful when you are using Raspbian as a full desktop and want to utilize software such as Scratch.
Download Raspbian Buster
Raspbian Buster is the fourth and latest version of the Raspbian operating system and is based on Debian Buster.
Buster brought several improvements to Raspbian, with access to much newer packages as well as improved security.
The Raspbian Buster downloads below are the latest available versions that were provided on the 11th of January, 2021.
Raspbian Buster has support for all currently released versions of the Raspberry Pi.
We will actively ensure that we provide the latest version of Raspbian Buster when its made available.
Raspbian Buster ZIP
Download the latest version of Raspbian Buster from our file CDN as a ZIP archive.
Raspbian Buster Torrent
Download the latest version of Raspbian Buster from the Raspberry Pi Foundations torrents.
Download Raspbian Stretch
Raspbian Stretch is the third release of the Raspbian operating system and is based on the Debian version of the same name.
The most significant user-facing change that Stretch introduced to Raspbian is to swap the way audio is handled over Bluetooth.
Raspbian Stretch has support for the Raspberry Pi 1, 1+, 2, 3, 3+, and the Zero W. Do not use this build if you want to use the Raspberry Pi 4.
We provide the final release of Raspbian Stretch to download. Using the links below, you can obtain the last version offered by the Raspberry Pi foundation on the 8th of April, 2019.
Raspbian Stretch ZIP
Using these download links, you can get Raspbian Stretch straight from our CDN.
Raspbian Stretch Torrent
Below you can download the latest available version of Raspbian Stretch by using the torrents provided by the Raspberry Pi foundation.
Download Raspbian Jessie
Raspbian Jessie is the second release of the Raspbian operating system and is built off of Debian Jessie.
The Jessie update for Raspbian brought with it a wealth of changes. This release significantly improved the desktop GUI of Raspbian as well as greatly improving the performance and flexibility of the OS.
Raspbian Jessie supports the Raspberry Pi 1, 1+, 2, 3, and the Zero W. Do not download this release if you want to use the Raspberry Pi 3+ or 4.
Below you can download the final release of Raspbian Jessie. This build was finalized on the 5th of July, 2017.
Raspbian Jessie ZIP
You can download the latest version of Raspbian Jessie straight from our CDN using the links below.
Raspbian Jessie Torrent
Using the links below you can download torrents for the latest version of Raspbian Jessie.
Download Raspbian Wheezy
Raspbian Wheezy is the first release of the Raspbian operating system and is built off of Debian Wheezy.
Raspbian was the very first operating system built purely for the Raspberry Pi and is officially backed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
This release supports the Raspberry Pi 1, 1+, and 2. Do not use Raspbian Wheezy if you want to use the Raspberry Pi 3, 3+, 4, or Zero W.
Using the links below you can download the final version of Raspbian Wheezy. This build was finalized on the 5th of May, 2015.
Raspbian Wheezy ZIP
You can download the latest version of Raspbian Wheezy straight from our CDN using the links below.
Raspbian Wheezy Torrent
Using the links below you can download torrents for the latest version of Raspbian Wheezy.