Raspberry Pi Emulator

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RaspiEmu is a Raspberry Pi emulator, capable of running almost any ARM operating system; One of which is the commonly used Raspbian*(4) from the Raspberry Pi 1, the Raspberry Pi 2, and the Raspberry Pi 3.

The operating system "Raspbian" is a Debian AM variant created specifically for the Raspberry Pi, which cannot run on i386 (Intel) Desktops or Laptops without emulation, which is exactly what RaspiEmu does. This software emulates a Raspberry Pi for those who wish to test & develop compatability of their software, while putting the QEMU command-line behind a simple user-interface.*

This software is free, and is developed in my free time. However, donations are greatly appreciated! If you get too tired of the nagging (and don't wish to donate :/), feel free to send me a message, and I'll fix you a key.

Read more about RaspiEmu on Softpedia

Boots Raspberry Pi 1 and Raspberry Pi 2 *(2)
TCP and USB networking support *(2)
Supports Archlinux, Raspbian, etc. (most Pi operating systems)
Multiple boot modes (command-line and graphical)

Out-of-box Guest OS support*(4)
Raspbian Jessie
Raspbian Stretch
Other unsupported guests*(4)
Ubuntu Mate
Archlinux ARM


currently not compatible with macos mojave
The disk images (zip format) can be downloaded from this mirror.
If you are on Linux, version 1.6 is available at sourceforge.net

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.8.4
  • Broadband internet connection
  • Intel i5-3210M or equivalent
  • 500 MB available storage (varies)
  • 3+ GB per disk image


Most documentation is available offline via the Help>Documentation menu item.

There are online guides available; you can start with the troubleshooting, and getting started article

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