The ODROID-XU3 is an octacore development board. Boasting 4 A15 cores and 4 A7 cores and 4 GB of RAM, the ODROID-XU3 is a fast ARM device. Kali linux fits on an external micro SD card or on an eMMC module.

Kali on ODROID-XU3 – User Instructions

If all you want to do is install Kali on your ODROID-XU3, follow these instructions:

  1. Get a nice fast 8 GB micro SD card or eMMC.
  2. Download the Kali ODROID-XU3 image from our downloads area.
  3. Use the dd utility to image this file to your microSD/eMMC device. In our example, we use a microSD which is located at /dev/sdb. Change this as needed.
This process will wipe out your SD card. If you choose the wrong storage device, you may wipe out your computers hard disk.
xzcat kali-$version-odroidxu3.img.xz | dd of=/dev/sdb bs=512k

This process can take awhile depending on your device speed and image size.

Once the dd operation is complete, boot up the ODROID-XU3 with the SD / eMMC plugged in. Log in to Kali (root / toor), that’s it, you’re done!

Kali on ODROID-XU3 – Developer Instructions

If you are a developer and want to tinker with the Kali ODROID-XU3 image, including changing the kernel configuration and generally being adventurous, check out the kali-arm-build-scripts repository on GitHub, and follow the README.md file’s instructions. The script to use is odroid-xu3.sh