LibreELEC Blog

Happy 1st Birthday!

It’s our 1st Birthday, and instead of telling you how much fun it’s been to create a huge community around the project and reach 178,000 active installs, or talk about code and developers, we’re going to focus on two birthday essentials: looking cool, and cake! LOOKING COOL Today we are launching the official LibreELEC apparel store. Purchasing a LibreELEC tee-shirt or hoodie allows you to support us (all profits go to the project) and look great at the same time. Whether you need to stand out in a crowd or impress small children, the LibreELEC apparel store has you covered! “any colour you like, as...

LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.0.1 for Pi Zero W

UPDATE (24/3): Please use LibreELEC 8.0.1 instead of this temporary release. LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.0.1 is a limited release for the new Raspberry Pi Zero W built with Kodi v17.1-RC1 and updated firmware/drivers for the Pi Zero W WiFi and Bluetooth devices. This release allows Pi Zero W users to install LibreELEC and experiment before formal support for the Pi Zero W arrives in LibreELEC v8.0.1, which we expect to ship after Kodi v17.1 is released. LibreELEC-RPi.arm-8.0.0.1.img.gz (info) To install LibreELEC on a new Pi Zero W download the .img.gz file linked above and use the LibreELEC USB/SD Creator app to create...

LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.0 RELEASE

LibreELEC (Krypton) 8.0.0 has arrived after a long gestation period encompassing 10x official alpha and 3x beta releases in addition to 200+ nightly milhouse builds. Based upon Kodi v17.0, our 8.0.0 release contains many small refinements to our user experience and a complete overhaul of the underlying OS core to enhance stability and extend hardware support. For a description of new features and changes in Kodi please read the official Kodi v17.0 release notice. Changes since 7.95.3 include: Fix for TVheadend issues in the WeTek Play 2 DVB driver Fix for interactive governor causing slowdown issues on the WeTek Core Fix for missing Bluetooth “connect...

LibreELEC (Krypton) v7.95.3 BETA

LibreELEC (Krypton) 8.0 preview releases continue with v7.95.3. This is a minor release to correct lirc issues and bring aarch64 devices (WeTek Hub/Play 2 and Odroid C2) up to Beta now that the memory fragmentation issue has been resolved. LibreELEC v7.95.3 is based upon Kodi Krypton 17.0 final. If no major issues are identified we expect 8.0.0 to be the next release. Changes in v7.95.3 include: Fix systemd/timing issues that resulted in multiple instances of lirc running Fix repeat-delay values for eventlirc Fix bluez to ensure bluetooth drivers are auto-loaded Fix memory fragmentation issues on aarch64/x86_64 projects Update to Linux 4.9.8...

LibreELEC (Krypton) v7.95.2 BETA

LibreELEC (Krypton) 8.0 preview releases continue with v7.95.2 available for all build projects except Amlogic aarch64 devices. LibreELEC v7.95.2 is based upon Kodi Krypton 17.0 final. If no major issues are identified we expect 8.0.0 to be the next release. Changes in v7.95.2 include: Fix media_build issues with some IR drivers Fix an issue with taglib and mp3 streams Fix TT-S2-3600 DVB device Update to DVB firmware Update to Raspberry Pi firmware Update to Linux support patches for Raspberry Pi Update to Kodi v17.0 final Update to LibreELEC settings 0.8.8 to fix minor cosmetic issues View detailed changes on GitHub AARCH64 MEMLEAK Amlogic...

LibreELEC (Krypton) v7.95.1 BETA

LibreELEC (Krypton) 8.0 preview release continues with v7.95.1 release available for all build projects except Amlogic aarch64 devices. We have now forked and frozen the release branch on GitHub; which means from this point we allow updates to add-ons but will refuse any new feature additions, major build-system changes, and all software package bumps to the release branch unless changes resolve a known problem or critical security issue. This approach assures stability in the 8.0 release branch and continuity of Alpha testing. LibreELEC v7.95.1 is based on Kodi Krypton 17.0-RC3. Amlogic aarch64 projects (WeTek Hub, WeTek Play 2, and Odroid C2) are...