Raspberry Pi 3.5" HDMI touch screen installation guide

Note:  The Installation guide is about customized image which is combinated 3.5" LCD driver and a fresh OS (Raspbian, Kali, or Ubuntu). It's simple to install both 3.5" LCD driver and a fresh OS at once. You can choose different resolution image file

If you don’t want to install customized image, please click the link as followed:


3.5" HDMI display can show high resolution picture. Resolution Support adjustable: between 480*320 to 1920*1080 any resolution. Support playing video and games. 3.5mm Stereo audio outpu

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Step 1: Connecting touch screen LCD display to your Raspberry Pi

Step 2: Download LCD screen driver RAR file fromDriver Download Link


Raspberry 480*320 resolution :http://osoyoo.com/driver/rpi_35_hdmi_kedei__480_320 .rar

Raspberry 720*480 resolution :http://osoyoo.com/driver/rpi_35_hdmi_kedei__720_480.rar

Raspberry 810*540 resolution :http://osoyoo.com/driver/rpi_35_hdmi_kedei__810_540.rar

Ubuntu 480*320 resolution :http://osoyoo.com/driver/35_hdmi_kedei_ubuntu-mate-15_rp2__480_320.rar

Kali 480*320 resolution :http://osoyoo.com/driver/35_hdmi_kedei_kali_2_1_2-rp2__480_320.rar

Step 3: Using WinRAR to unzip the driver image file downloaded from step 2). If you don't have WinRAR, please download from WinRAR official website

Step 4: Prepare an newly formatted MicroSD memory card(TF card) with USB microSD card reader, recommend sizes are 8G, 16G, 32G. If you don't know how to format MicroSD card, please download SDFormatter fromhttps://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/.

Step 5: Download the Win32DiskImager utility from Sourceforge

Step 6: Using Win32DiskImager to write image file(from Step 3) into MicroSD card.

Step 7: Exit the imager and eject the MicroSD card, and now, insert MicroSD card into your raspberry pi and power it up. You should see the display come alive in a few seconds as following graph:

Step 8: Download any mp4 video file from internet, and run following command to play the video:

sudo  omxplayer  -r  YOURVIDEO.mp4    //replace YOURVIDEO.mp4 with the your download video file name

This screen support  from 480 x 320 to  1920 x 1080 any resolution. Best performance is 480 x 320 resolution. If want to change resolution, please change the config.txt file in SD card, find the line hdmi-cvt and change the resolution in this line. After changing config.txt, save and restart Pi.

If you can not see full screen when playinggame, you can adjust above resolution setting, i.e. set to 810 x 540

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8 comments on “Raspberry Pi 3.5" HDMI touch screen installation guide
  1. gaelon says:

    Can you provide just the touchscreen driver/install? That would be very helpful!

  2. abhijy says:

    Hi, I have recently bought 3.5inch RPi Display, 480X320 Pixel (XPT2046 Touch Controller), and its not working while going through the item description there were link referring to drivers (some say auto install as well) but at your site there are only help for the HDMI connector LCD for Pi not the old one connects over 26 Pins.... please help... Abhishek Manhotra

  3. merci_panda says:

    How do I calibrate the touch screen?

  4. arturobrice9131 says:

    Hi, how do I have installed a retro game emulator on the micro sd and at the same time the driver for the screen?

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