Over-the-air software updates for embedded Linux devices

Mender is an open source tool for updating your embedded devices safely and reliably

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Avoid recalls and patch security vulnerabilities for embedded Linux IoT devices

Full image updates

Full image updates

Image-based updates using a dual A/B rootfs partition layout with rollback support

Management server

Management server

Manage and see reports of deployments with the intuitive UI or REST APIs

Open source

Open source

Apache License 2.0, end-to-end from server to client

Yocto Project integration

Yocto Project integration

Easily integrate Mender into your devices using the meta-mender layer

Introducing Mender 1.2

What's new in 1.2

  • Support for state scripts (pre/post install scripting)
  • Raw flash support
  • User management features

Other features

  • Intuitive UI
  • Group your devices for controlled rollout management
  • Secure TLS communication between client/server

Learn more about the new features

Watch our 3 minute video demonstration of the Mender user interface

Atomic updates with built-in rollback is a key requirement. We need to make sure our devices continue to work with automated rollback if the update didn't take for any reason. Mender provided that crucial capability.

Joel Hermanns, CIO of gridX

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Why Mender?

Ease of use

Better than homegrown

Mender removes the vast effort of building and maintaining a homegrown solution or cobbling together an assortment of tools. Focus on your product. Leave OTA updates to us.

User friendly

Mender comes with extensive documentation, an intuitive UI, and a test environment where you can deploy your first update within 1 hour.

Read the Getting Started guide



High quality

Mender has more than 70% test coverage and a growing open source community that is continuously testing, reviewing and improving the product.

Avoid bricked devices

Automated rollback support so your devices will always come back online, even in cases of power loss or data corruption while the update is being deployed.


Built from the ground up with security in mind, Mender enforces secure HTTPS connections and has zero open ports on the embedded device.


Open source

No vendor lock-in

Mender is the only end-to-end OTA tool with both the server and client open source (Apache 2.0), giving you flexibility and freedom.

No rip-and-replace

There is no full-platform, OS or toolchain rip and replace - integrate Mender into your existing development workflow.

Board support

The Mender management server and client is fully open source and free to use.

Mender provides professional services to get you off the ground with automated OTA updates quickly.

Learn more about board support

Support for your board from


as a one-time fee.

*billed by the hour, total hours are dependent on board details. Contact us for an estimate for your board.

Latest blog

Key Considerations for Software Updates for embedded Linux and IoT

12th Oct 2017

Last month, Linux Journal published an online article on key considerations for software updates for embedded Linux and IoT. The article was written by our own Eystein Stenberg.

Below are the key ta...

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Next event

All Systems Go!

October 21st to 22nd 2017

Drew Moseley will be presenting two talks on Saturday, October 21st: The IoT Botnet Wars (13:45) and Software Updates for Connected Devices: Key Requirements (17:30).


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