Getting Started


This easy step by step guide will lead you through the procedure to boot your UDOO for the very first time.

1. Insert the micro SD card


UDOO has no internal storage or built-in boot code, OS and storage are on microSD so you need to plug a pre-loaded microSD to boot. If you didn’t get a pre-loaded microSD card, you should follow our step by step guide about creating your own loaded microSD card.

2. Connect the HDMI cable


UDOO features full HD video output on standard HDMI connector. Plug your full-size ‘male’ HDMI cable to UDOO, then plug it to your monitor or digital TV.

3. Connect network (optional)


If you want, you can plug your RJ-45 ethernet cable now, but you can do it later when the board is booted or you can just use the WiFi to connect wirelessly to your network.

4. Connect input



Every keyboard and mouse should work with UDOO. The board provides 5V 500mAmp so you don’t need an USB hub unless you need to power up high power consumption devices. Wireless keyboard/mouse should work as well.

5. Power up


UDOO starter kits and pre-orders come with a 12V and 2Amp switching DC supply with a standard 5.5mm/2.1mm barrel jack. This supply is designed to work anywhere in the world, 100V-240V AC wall power but you may need a plug adapter. More info about power supply.

UDOO will boot as soon as you connect the power supply. You’re now good to go to start explore, learn and make with your UDOO board!

Keep your UDOO up to date.
Upgrade your UDOO to the latest Operating System release available to receive the latest bug fixes and improvement.

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Kickstarter’s backers: update your UDOO asap.

If you pledged for the starter kit with the pre-loaded microSD cards, we recommend to update UDOO.

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What’s next?

Now that you have a fully functional board, what are the next steps? You can either watch our tutorials to start learning how to use UDOO or visit our Blog, Wiki and Forum for documentation and support.


All the tutorials you need, from the easy to the more advanced ones, to start learning how to use UDOO.Learn More