Get Haiku: R1/beta3

This page refers to an outdated release of Haiku. For information on more current releases, please visit Get Haiku.
  • Version: R1/beta3
  • Release date: July 25th, 2021
  • Release notes.
  • Supported platforms: x86, 32-bit and 64-bit

Download a Haiku Image

The provided images can be written directly to a USB flash drive, an empty disk, or written to DVD media.
You can boot directly from your chosen physical media and try out Haiku without needing to install it.

The images can be used "live" or used to install Haiku to another disk/partition of your choice.

They can also be used in virtual machines such as QEMU, VMWare or VirtualBox.

Direct Download Locations

If you choose to download an image, please select from the list of available mirrors below. Mirrors are in no specific order.

Not all mirrors may be online
Please choose another mirror if you encounter a failure. It is recommended you choose the mirror closest to your geographical location.


In order to assist with distribution, we have also created .torrent files that can be used to download and seed the release files for others.
Please continue seeding the torrents if you can!


To make sure that you have got the right file and that it has not been corrupted during file transfer, it is always wise to ensure the integrity of your download. To that end, you can use the SHA256 checksums shown below to verify that what you have is the correct file.

33c8b58c4bd3d6479554afbd3a9b08709c8f8086e98ad339b866722e9bb1e820 haiku-r1beta3-x86_64-anyboot.iso
596ac2fb89d66c18d654b33f95cb440c0de2237941933ab893a09412e641c498 haiku-r1beta3-x86_gcc2h-anyboot.iso

If you are in Haiku, macOS or Linux, you can use the sha256sum command from the Terminal to generate a checksum for your downloaded file and verify against those above. If you are in Windows, you can use a tool such as hashtab to display checksums for files directly in explorer.

Cryptographic Signatures

To further validate releases, you can also check the cryptographic signature of the release media against our public key using Minisign (available for Haiku, Windows, Linux, BSD, and OS X). The matching .minisig file needs to be placed next to the iso file on your filesystem.

Haiku signing key
Haiku's public signing key is also available at /boot/system/data/trust_db/ under recent versions of Haiku.

$ ls

$ minisign -Vm haiku-r1beta3-x86_64-anyboot.iso -P RWTPfbfFRi5b+T02aw733p5dp/UI/1Z946YWBInmkPmBlx2Zy1Vyw9kP
Signature and comment signature verified
Trusted comment: timestamp:1626959832	file:haiku-r1beta3-x86_64-anyboot.iso

Upgrading from R1/beta2

There is an upgrade path available for users that are currently using Haiku R1/beta2. If you want to do this upgrade, you will have to use the Terminal (not SoftwareUpdater!) to issue some commmands. To do so,

Warning: only upgrading from Beta 2 is supported!
It may be possible to upgrade from prior development images, but this is untested and you may run into unknown problems.

The following commands will replace your existing “Haiku” and “HaikuPorts” repositories with their R1/beta3 equivalents:

pkgman add-repo$(getarch)/current
pkgman add-repo$(getarch)/current

If this is successful, you may then run a full-sync to perform the actual upgrade:

pkgman full-sync

After that step has completed successfully, you should immediately reboot the system. You can do this from the Deskbar, or by running shutdown -r in Terminal.


We thank all the individuals, organizations and companies who generously provide the server space and bandwidth to mirror our releases - your help is very much appreciated!

If you are interested in mirroring our releases, Nightly builds or HaikuDepot packages, please don't hesitate to drop us a line on the forums, or through our mailing list.