In this article, you are going to learn how to boot into RetroPie using your Raspberry Pi Zero W.

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What You’ll Need

Extract Raspbian’s Boot File

Dowload and Flash both RetroPie and Raspbian images using Etcher.

Open the Raspbian image using “7zip”

Extract the “0.fat” file intot he SD Card.

Extract The Raspberry Pi 0 W Specific Boot Files

Open the “0.fat” file we just extracted with “7.zip”

Look for the following archives: “bcm2708-rpi-0-w.dtb”, “bootcode.bin”, “fixup.dat” and “start.elf”

Extract them into your MicroSD Card Folder.

Unmount your MicroSD Card and inset it on your Raspberry Pi 0 W

Start RetroPie In Your Raspberry Pi 0 W

Start up your Raspberry Pi and it should boot into RetroPie without any issue.

Boot into RetroPie with a Raspberry Pi 0 W Tutorial Finished

Congratulations, you’ve just made your Raspberry Pi 0 W boot with RetroPie and that’s it for this tutorial.

Could you do it by yourself? Did you had any problems to boot into RetroPie?Have any suggestion? Then leave a comment below.