Install XMRig on Raspberry Pi
Advanced cryptocurrency miner - for Monero and beyond
Supports RandomX, KawPow, CryptoNight, AstroBWT and GhostRider algorithms.
See the website for more information.
If you need an XMR wallet, go to https://wallet.mymonero.com/, create a wallet, and save the mnumonic somewhere safe. You will need the Wallet Address for Mining.
To run in a terminal: xmrig
This is assuming you set up the config file. Otherwise, you can add flags like this:
xmrig -o gulf.moneroocean.stream:10032 -u YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS
If you use the MoneroOcean pool, you can view the miner's performance by visiting https://moneroocean.stream
This is not a Bitcoin miner! Most XMRig users mine Monero - a cryptocurrency with exceptional privacy, security, and decentralization measures.
Monero is probably the best currency for PC mining, as its mining algorithm is specifically designed to thwart specialized mining equipment.
Fortunately, XMRig is very easy to install on your Raspberry Pi in just two steps.
- Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Raspberry Pi.
- Use Pi-Apps to install XMRig.
For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS, which is currently version Bookworm.
Raspberry Pi OS has 32-bit and 64-bit variants, both of which will run on most Raspberry Pi computers, including the Pi 3, Pi 4, and Pi5.
XMRig will run on either PiOS 32-bit or 64-bit.
Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Raspberry Pi with just a few clicks.
Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Botspot/pi-apps/master/install | bash
Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here: https://github.com/Botspot/pi-apps
Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install XMRig.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:
Then click on the Tools category.
Now scroll down to find XMRig in the list.
Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install XMRig for you!