Tuxera HFS+ embeddedfor Linux and Android

Fast, fail-safe data transfers

Our embedded HFS+ file system implementation brings Mac OS Extended file systems support to Linux- and Android-based devices and ensures seamless connectivity for Apple storage devices outside of the Apple ecosystem.

Unmatched compatibility

Tuxera HFS+ is an embedded read/write driver for Linux and Android that supports all flash media and storage types formatted with HFS+ and HFSX file systems.


Technical data and resources

Supported architectures

ARM, ARM64, Intel x86/x86_64 or compatible, MIPS, PowerPC, and more.

Operating systems

Linux, Android, QNX, Tizen, Chrome OS, and virtually any Linux-based operating system.


No practical limit on number of files, folders, file sizes, and partition sizes. Directory contents stored in B+ tree structures.

Other features

Support for APM, GPT, and MBR partition schemes. Catalog file, directory, attribute, and data caching.

All Tuxera file systemimplementations feature

Our cloud-based autobuild system ensures up-to-date, immediate software integration and delivery. Plus, our engineers are on call to help you through every stage of your product’s lifetime, including full integration support.

Our full implementation package comes with a built-to-spec, ready-to-run kernel module, all the file system and benchmarking tools you need, intensive device testing, our patented fail-safe technology, and full-service support.

Errors can cause data loss—or worse—damage device hardware. Tuxera file systems go beyond other alternatives to bring you volume check and repair tools to ensure file system consistency, fix corrupted volumes, and recover lost files.

All the software we build goes through extensive testing. We have our own state-of-the-art device testing lab where we test for interoperability, reliability, functionality, and performance.

Everything’s stored safe and sound. With Tuxera’s proprietary fail-safe technology, videos, pictures, and other files are saved during unexpected power losses or if the external storage is suddenly removed.

How we helped customers with Tuxera HFS+

When to use Tuxera HFS+

Fully featured, read-write Tuxera HFS+ is embedded in countless consumer devices including NAS, routers and home gateways, and more.


Consumer electronics

NAS and routers

Forensics and data recovery

Get Tuxera HFS+ embedded

For software evaluations and pricing quotes on Tuxera HFS+, get in touch with us.

Pricing and evaluations

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