I have a raspberry pi whose SD card slot is broken so I cannot change the boot options at all like YouTube tutorials say, is there a way to boot my device from a USB without the use of an SD card?



The Pi3B+ is pre-configured for USB boot. The Pi3B needs one-time configuration. All other models need an SD card at all times.

So if you have a Pi3B+ the answer is yes. Just follow the 'older' tutorials minus the one-time configuration bit.

  • I am not sure which one I have, how can I tell – jonathan connery Sep 23 '18 at 13:21
  • It's the only one with the metal capped processor and wifi chips. It also says Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+on the PCB near the GPIO – Dirk Sep 23 '18 at 13:24
  • Try to have a look inside the card slot to see if pins are bent. Apparently that has happened to users before – Dirk Sep 23 '18 at 13:27
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    If you can get hold of a soldering iron (the right way, mind), you wouldn't be the first: daniel.molkentin.net/2013/03/14/… – Gerard H. Pille Sep 23 '18 at 13:31
  • I am not seeing any pin bendage what does happen though when I put the SD card in is that it just pops out – jonathan connery Sep 23 '18 at 13:32

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