downloading the rdk image

Follow the steps below to download and install the RDK image

The binary images are for development purposes only and not to be used in a production environment

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To flash the image on an SD card, you will need to download the balenaEtcher application.

*Note: be sure to remove all other portable flash drives/hard drives/SD cards from your computer before flashing the RDK image

Open the application

Select the image from your download folder

Select the drive containing your SD card

Click "Flash" to copy the image onto the SD card

Insert the SD card into the microSD card slot on the underside of your Raspberry Pi and connect all the devices as per the diagram.

Plug the USB power supply into a socket and connect it to your Raspberry Pi’s power port. A red LED light indicates that the Raspberry Pi is connected to power and is booting.

RDK Management is an open source consortium that manages the Reference Design Kit (RDK). RDK is an open source software platform for the connected home that standardizes core functions used in broadband devices, set-top boxes, and IoT. It enables operators to manage their devices; control their business models; and customize their apps, UIs and data analytics to improve the customer experience and drive business results. The RDK community is comprised of more than 430 companies including: CPE manufacturers, SoC vendors, software developers, system integrators, and service providers.  For more information on the tools, training, and events provided by RDK Management, please visit:  

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