It is possible to install Recalbox on different types of devices:
To discover Recalbox, the Raspberry Pi 4 is definitely the team's choice !
Go to download.recalbox.com and follow the instructions to download and flash the Recalbox image on your storage media (SD card, eMMC card or Hard Drive).
Only the latest version of Recalbox is available.
The old versions are no longer downloadable or supported by the development team.
You must use 8GB media for the system (we recommend the Sandisk Ultra series for SD cards).
- For the installation on Raspberry Pi :
- As storage media: an SD card.
- For the installation on Odroid :
- As storage media: an SD or eMMC card**.
- For installation on x86 and x86_64**:
- As storage media: a hard disk.
Installing on a Gpi Case is just as easy: insert the micro SD card, plug your GPI Case into the power supply, and Recalbox will automatically detect and configure the case. For more information, go to the RetroFlag GPi Case page.
Installing on a USB stick (all hardware) is only recommended for test purposes. But as it is not permanent, it may cause bugs to appear that are not present on the hard disk installation.
We therefore advise you to install on a hard disk:
One for the System.
One for the Storage of roms, bios, saves, etc...
Start it up and you should see Recalbox come to life.
Check if you have the required storage device and power supply for the chosen device.
|Category||Raspberry Pi 0/0w/1/2/3||Raspberry Pi 4||Odroid XU4||Odroid Go||PC|
|Power supply||µUSB 2.5A (good quality)||USB-C 3A 5V||Use official Odroid power supply||Internal battery||Standard PC power supply|
|Video||HDMIc, HDMI2VGA or HDMI2DVI cable||µHDMI-HDMI cable||HDMI cable||Internal||HDMI/VGA (DVI and DP probably)|
|USB or Bluetooth||USB or Bluetooth||USB or Bluetooth||USB or Bluetooth||USB or Bluetooth||USB or Bluetooth|
|System storage||8GB+ class 10 µSD card except Pi1: SD||8GB+ µSD card||8GB+ µSD card||8GB+ µSD card||8GB+ hard disk|
|Storage configuration, bios and roms||External hard disk with its own power supply||External hard disk with its own power supply||External hard disk with its own power supply||µSD card||Internal hard disk or external USB hard disk (Plugged on the motherboard)|
You need the following items to create your Recalbox:
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Your computer only boots on Windows: Check that the Secure Boot is disabled.
Recalbox does not boot: Set your bios to Legacy.
F12, different from manufacturer) or
In case of a dedicated Multiboot PC, if you want your Recalbox to boot before any other system:
F*to access the hard disk Boot Menu (
F12, different depending on the manufacturer).