Setup Orange Pi Using Serial Port.

It is possible to read from and write to terminal using UART pins. This makes it possible to setup Pi software without connecting display to it and without having it connected to LAN.

Step 1: Required Hardware

You will need USB to TTL converter.

Plug it in computer's USB port.

Step 2: Serial Port Number

Go to device manager and find its port. (COM15 in my case)

Step 3: Get Software

Download and install PuTTY (

Step 4: UART Pins on Orange Pi Lite

Connect those pins to USB TTL converter.

(Tx goes to Rx and respectively)



Rx-------- Tx

Step 5: Switch the Pi On

Connect +5V supply to the Orange Pi.

Step 6: Start PuTTY Session

Open PuTTY and set session (you have to select "serial", before filling in port and speed.

Step 7: Log In

Wait for the Pi to boot, if it is still booting. Then you will be asked to input username and password.

If the console is empty, try pressing Enter.



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    2 Discussions


    1 year ago

    Nice to see a new orange pi tutorial. Keep up the good work!


    1 year ago

    Welcome to Instructables! :)