RaspAnd Nougat 7.1.2 for Raspberry Pi 3 – Build 171019/170805 – with GAPPS, Aptoide TV and Kodi 18.0-ALPHA1 to be installed in Linux

NEWS 171019 about RaspAnd Nougat 7.1.2 for Raspberry Pi 3
RaspAnd Nougat 7.1.2 Build 170805 can be installed in Windows using Win32 Disk Imager. This method has one disadvantage. Only about about 5GB can be used as data storage no matter which card you use. I have therefore today uploaded a new version, which can be (must be) installed using a Linux system. The new system from 171019 is basically the same system as the RaspAnd system from 170805. I have only added AIDA 1.47 and replaced Google Chrome with Firefox 56.0. Kodi has been upgraded from version 17.3 to version 18.0-ALPHA1. Now say, for example, that you use Micro SD card (preferable a class 10 card) of 64GB about 56GB can be used as data storage. This is of course a big advantage. NEWS 171102: Yesterday a member on this site wrote about how to get rid of the 5GB limit after Win32 Disk Imager has been used:
– write the image with Win32 Disk Imager
– start up Ubuntu or another Linux system – you can also use a Linux Live CD/USB stick
– start GParted – screenshot before resizing
– resize the DATA partition – screenshot after resizing
– done!

How do I install RaspAnd 7.1.2 Nougat version 171019?
Almost like any other Raspberry Pi system. As I say above the installation has to take place in Linux though. (From hard drive or while running a live Linux system from a CD or a USB stick). Follow my instruction below. The whole thing has to be done as root and exactly like this.
1. Unpack the downloaded zip-file (raspand-nougat-7.1.2-gapps-aptoide-tv-kodi-linux-install-599mb-171019.zip). You will get the folder raspand-nougat-7.1.2-gapps-aptoide-tv-kodi-linux-install-171019 with the folder boot and the system file system.img
2. Create four partitions of/on your Micro SD Card with Fdisk or GParted.
a) Part 1 for BOOT of 512 MB ; format as fat32 ; flag as boot
b) Part 2 for /system of 1024 MB; any filesystem
c) Part 3 for /cache of 512 MB ; format as ext4
d) Part 4 for /data; size the remain; format as ext4
When you are done with partitioning it shall look like the screenshot below shows. The needed partitions for RaspAnd are created with GParted in Linux.

3. Now open up a terminal as root and run the command below. Make sure which name your SD card was given when you inserted it. I.e. /dev/sdb2 or /dev/sdc2 or as in the example here /dev/sdd2. Unmount /dev/sde2 first with umount /dev/sde2. Then:
dd if=system.img of=/dev/sde2 bs=1M
(Note: When you run the above command you’ll have to stand in the folder raspand-nougat-7.1.2-gapps-aptoide-tv-kodi-linux-install-171019).
4. Then just copy every file in raspand-nougat-7.1.2-gapps-aptoide-tv-kodi-linux-install-171019/boot (11 files) to /dev/sde1. If not mounted already you can mount it with mkdir /mnt/sde1 followed by mount /dev/sde1 /mnt/sdd1

Note: You shall not do anything with /dev/sde3 and /dev/sde4. I. e.: Do not create folder /cache or /data. Watch this screenshot of the file structure on all four partitions when the installation is done.

This RaspAnd build has been replaced by Build 171215

READ MORE about RaspAnd 7.1.2 Nougat version 171215…

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36 Responses to RaspAnd Nougat 7.1.2 for Raspberry Pi 3 – Build 171019/170805 – with GAPPS, Aptoide TV and Kodi 18.0-ALPHA1 to be installed in Linux

  1. Eduard says:

    I have the 4 partitions created but i don’t know what i must do with the boot folder and the system.img file.

    Help please

    • exton says:

      Please read my INFO at http://raspex.exton.se/?p=733 under How do I install RaspAnd 7.1.2 Nougat version 171019?

      Just do as I say and it’ll work!

      • Wolf Paul says:

        These instructions end with a description of the partitions to create and a GPARTED screen dump of the result. They do NOT tell us what to do with the unpacked distribution; i.e. how to get it on the partitioned SD card.

        Would I be right in assuming that the contents of the boot folder simply need to be copied to the /boot partition on the SD card, while the system.img file needs to be written to the /system partition on the SD card using dd?

        How does a boot loader get written to the SD card?

      • Derek Broughton says:

        This IS that link, and you’re missing any information about actually copying the files.

        I expect you just need to copy the contents of the /boot folder to the /boot partition, and system.img to the /system partition. But you _do_ need to mention these things…

        • Derek Broughton says:

          Ah. I think I see his problem. In my browser (Chrome on Windows), until I commented I didn’t see the file copy instructions–they were overlaid with an ad!

      • BRIOIS Jean Francois says:

        could you explain section 3 in detail, I do not understand that part. I have unzipped the downloaded file, I have created the 4 partitions with gparted and copied the boot files in the boot partition. I have a live linux from a cd on another computer, how can I be root and transfer the file in the system partition ?
        thanks for your help

        • exton says:

          su to become root.

          dd if=system.img of=/dev/sdX2 bs=1M
          NOTE: Change X to b, c, d or… (Check it carefully before your run the command to avoid data losses).

          • BRIOIS Jean Francois says:

            I did everything as you say as root with sudo -i, it says records in records out in les than 1 minute but nothing appears in the system partition

          • exton says:

            I said su not sudo. You should also unmount /dev/sdX before you run the command. I.e. umount /dev/sdX

          • BRIOIS Jean Francois says:

            yes but su asks for a password which I do nat have

  2. Ezequiel says:

    I’ve been using version 170805 for some time now and works like a charm. Two questions come to mind though:

    1- How can I download future versions/updates having purchased a previous one?
    2- Are there any plans on providing HDMI-CEC support in order to use the TV{s remote control to navigate?

    Thank you!

    • exton says:


      Thanks for your report.

      1- Just tell me you want the new version. Every new version within every branch (Marshmallow, Nougat, Oreo etc) is free. You will be notified by PayLoadz.com when a new version is ready.
      2- Hopefully soon.

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  5. Andrea says:

    Hi , Im using the version 171019 but the Play Store “is not compatible”. Can you help me?

  6. Christophe says:


    To get rid of the limit of 5GB easily, this is the method I used :
    – write image with Win32 Disk Imager
    – use Ubuntu
    – start GParted
    – extend the DATA partition
    – Done !

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  8. JPierre says:

    i’m very very interested by your raspand and your raspex version.
    I would like to known if it’s possible to install these two version with a multiboot program.
    And if yes, could you describe me the process.
    Thank’s for all theses works, it’s very great.

  9. james says:

    1.Can i use office 7 inch touch screen at this os?

    2.Can i sell my devices with this OS to other?

  10. trepok says:

    how to be root on RasPand ?
    I need to instal a start up manager,
    I have some trouble with memory consumption.
    Some trouble too with app setting and keyboard setting.
    and impossible to shutdown raspand without unplug power supply.

  11. Pearljago says:

    Hi exton, after following the instructions carefully. I boot the raspberry, I see some colours at the very begining of the boot process, after that I get blanc screen “Out of Range”. I tried different setups on the config.txt file with no luck. My TV is 32″ , is there a setup in order to make it work? Please help

  12. Underdpt says:


    Are there any plans to support Bluetooth on this version?

  13. alex says:

    How to wire connect to network with ethernet adapter ? There isn’t ethernet element in menu “Wifi and network”.

  14. Ron says:

    Hi, I have the official pi 7″ touchscreen and I can only see a part of the ui.
    What do I need to do to get this to work with the pi 7″? Running on a rpi3mb

    • exton says:

      Try with this config.txt

      initramfs ramdisk.img 0x01f00000

  15. Javier says:

    Hello. I will need connect to Raspand through a VNC client…
    Then, can I install a VNC server with sound support in Raspand?


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