Installing Feather on Raspberry Pi

Installation will only take a few minutes to complete.

The estimated storage requirement is ~30 MB.

Requirements

Before beginning the installation procedure, please check if your model is supported.

Minimum system requirements: ARMv7 or higher CPU, 512 MB (1 GB+ recommended) RAM, 2 or more cores recommeded.

Model Core Type No. of Cores RAM Supported
4 B Cortex-A72 (ARMv8) 4 1,2,4,8 GB ✔️*
3 B+ Cortex-A53 (ARMv8) 4 1 GB, 2 GB ✔️
3 A+ Cortex-A53 (ARMv8) 4 512 MB ✔️*
3 Cortex-A53 (ARMv8) 4 1 GB ✔️*
2 Cortex-A7 (ARMv7) 4 1 GB ✔️*
B+ ARM1176JZF-S (ARMv6) 1 512 MB
B ARM1176JZF-S (ARMv6) 1 256 MB
Zero 2 W Cortex-A53 (ARMv8) 4 512 MB ✔️*
Zero (W,WH) BCM2835 (ARMv6) 1 512 MB

* = not tested (let us know!)

Downloading Feather

Download the latest AppImage for Raspberry Pi from featherwallet.org/download.

Verifying the download (optional)

This section describes how to verify the AppImage file using PGP. You need a basic understanding of the Linux command line to follow the steps in this section. If you get stuck, feel free to ask for help.

Download the release signing key from the git repository. To save the file from Chromium: right click → Save As.. → Save. (For alternative ways of obtaining the release signing key, see: Release signing key)

Go back to featherwallet.org/download and download the signature file for the AppImage for Raspberry Pi.

Place both files in the same directory as the AppImage. You should now have a folder that contains feather-x.x.x-arm.AppImage, feather-x.x.x-arm.AppImage.asc and featherwallet.asc.

In a terminal, cd to the directory that contains the files and enter: gpg --import featherwallet.asc and press enter. The output should contain a line that says:

gpg: key 0x1F76E155CEFBA71C: public key "FeatherWallet <dev@featherwallet.org>" imported

Now enter: gpg --list-keys dev@featherwallet.org and press enter. The output should contain a line that says:

Key fingerprint = 8185 E158 A333 30C7 FD61 BC0D 1F76 E155 CEFB A71C

Make sure the fingerprint shown above matches the output in your terminal. We recommend that you also cross-check the fingerprint through the domains listed here. By cross-checking the integrity of the fingerprint across multiple domains you can be confident that you obtained the correct key.

If the fingerprint does not match, do not continue the installation. Instead, report this incident to the developers.

Now enter: gpg --verify feather-x.x.x-arm.AppImage.asc and press enter. Replace x.x.x with the correct version. If the signature is valid, the output should contain the following line:

gpg: Good signature from "FeatherWallet <dev@featherwallet.org>" [unknown]

If the signature is invalid, do not continue with the installation. Instead, report this incident to the developers immediately.

Starting Feather

Right click on the AppImage → Properties → Permissions. Set “Execute” to “Anyone”, close the window.

Again, right click on the AppImage → Open With → Accessories → Terminal.

To start Feather, right click on the AppImage → Open. Then click Execute if prompted.

Having trouble getting Feather to start? Please contact the developers.