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Flash OS images to SD cards & USB drives, safely and easily.

Etcher is a powerful OS image flasher built with web technologies to ensure flashing an SDCard or USB drive is a pleasant and safe experience. It protects you from accidentally writing to your hard-drives, ensures every byte of data was written correctly, and much more. It can also directly flash Raspberry Pi devices that support USB device boot mode.

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Supported Operating Systems

  • Linux; most distros; Intel 64-bit.
  • Windows 10 and later; Intel 64-bit.
  • macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) and later; both Intel and Apple Silicon.


Refer to the downloads page for the latest pre-made installers for all supported operating systems.


Debian and Ubuntu based Package Repository (GNU/Linux x86/x64)

Package for Debian and Ubuntu can be downloaded from the Github release page

Install .deb file using apt
   sudo apt install ./balena-etcher_******_amd64.deb
   sudo apt remove balena-etcher

Redhat (RHEL) and Fedora-based Package Repository (GNU/Linux x86/x64)


Package for Fedora-based and Redhat can be downloaded from the Github release page

  1. Install using yum
   sudo yum localinstall balena-etcher-***.x86_64.rpm

Arch/Manjaro Linux (GNU/Linux x64)

Etcher is offered through the Arch User Repository and can be installed on both Manjaro and Arch systems. You can compile it from the source code in this repository using balena-etcher. The following example uses a common AUR helper to install the latest release:

yay -S balena-etcher
yay -R balena-etcher

WinGet (Windows)

This package is updated by gh-action, and is kept up to date automatically.

winget install balenaEtcher #or Balena.Etcher
winget uninstall balenaEtcher

Chocolatey (Windows)

This package is maintained by @majkinetor, and is kept up to date automatically.

choco install etcher
choco uninstall etcher


If you're having any problem, please raise an issue on GitHub, and the team will be happy to help.


Etcher is free software and may be redistributed under the terms specified in the license.