The Raspberry Pi 3 is the successor to the Raspberry Pi 2. It builds upon the Pi 2 by upgrading the ARM cores to Cortex-A53 and adding an onboard single-band 2.4GHz-only wireless chipset.
The Raspberry Pi 3 measures the same 85.60mm x 53.98mm x 17mm, with a little overlap for the SD card and connectors which project over the edges. The SoC is a Broadcom BCM2837. This contains a quad-core Coretx-A53 running at 1.2GHz and a Videocore 4 GPU.
Note: The Raspberry Pi 3 has higher power requirements than the Raspberry Pi 2. A power supply rated at 2.5A is the official recommendation. Using an insufficient power supply will result in random, inexplicable errors and filesystem corruption.
This provides the best compatibility with software built around the older revisions of the board, particularly software that requires the vendor libraries.
Replace sdX in the following instructions with the device name for the SD card as it appears on your computer.
mkfs.vfat /dev/sdX1 mkdir boot mount /dev/sdX1 boot
mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdX2 mkdir root mount /dev/sdX2 root
wget http://os.archlinuxarm.org/os/ArchLinuxARM-rpi-2-latest.tar.gz bsdtar -xpf ArchLinuxARM-rpi-2-latest.tar.gz -C root sync
mv root/boot/* boot
umount boot root
This provides an installation using the mainline kernel and U-Boot. There is no support for the vendor-provided libraries, extensions, or related software. Some of the hardware on the board may not work, or it may perform poorly.
Follow the above instructions, substituting with the following tarball:
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