LibreELEC (Krypton) v7.90.003 ALPHA

LibreELEC (Krypton) 8.0 preview builds continue with v7.90.003 which is now available for Generic x86_64 hardware and Raspberry Pi devices. The Amlogic changes in Kodi VideoPlayer are still not at the point where we want larger-scale testing (and bug reporting) from WeTek Play/Core and Odroid C2 users so we continue to hold those builds. The changes in v7.90.003 include:

  • Fix an issue where journald logs were wiped on RPi due to time/NTP changes
  • Fix an issue with updating from .img.gz on WP/WC block device storage
  • Fix an issue with mtools creating corrupt directories in installer images
  • Fix an machine-id issue when /storage/.cache doesn’t exist on first boot
  • Fix context key mapping on the OSMC remote
  • Update to brcmfmac43430-sdio wlan firmware for RPi3
  • Update to RPi/RPi2 backports and firmware
  • Update eventlicd version to latest
  • Update Kodi to v17.0-Alpha2
  • Update udev rules to prevent noobs partitions auto-mounting
  • Add support for new i2c soundcards on Pi hardware
  • Add support for RTC_DRV_DS3232 on RPi/RPi2
  • Add support for auto-delete of FSCK.* files in boot partitions
  • Add support for the Terratec Cinergy S2 Rev.3 DVB card

View detailed changes on GitHub

There are still issues with remote controls not auto-repeating (making scrolling harder) but we have identified the problem commit in the Linux 4.6.x kernel. The fix probably requires other packages to accommodate the kernel change; we cannot simply revert the commit, so we continue to unpick code spaghetti and investigate the solution. In v17-Alpha2 Kodi introduced the inputstream.rtmp add-on. Some streams that worked in earlier builds will break until you install it.


LibreELEC operates a 24-hour ‘canary’ period between release files being posted to the download page and the release being available via auto-update.


Alpha builds exist for hands-on testing not a hands-off experience. If you run Alpha builds you must be willing to report issues via the forums and engage the LibreELEC and Kodi developers in hunting bugs. If you have no idea what a debug log is or “wife acceptance factor” is critical, these builds are not for you.

If you want to run Alpha builds please make a backup and store it somewhere safe (off-box) first. Your failure to make a backup is not our problem.

Enjoy 🙂


20 Responses

  1. Patrick says:

    Too bad that I can’t run alpha 3 on my Wetek. I’ve eagerly waited for that version because I thought it would run on Wetek Play. This is the only thing where OpenElec is superiour: When they release a new version it can be used on all deveices… Anyway keep up the great work!

    • chewitt says:

      WP and WC should be supported from v7.90.004 onwards. We could have pushed builds at v7.90.001 but people would have generated a ton of complaints; and since we already knew playback was horribly broken there was no development value. There is only one comparison to draw with OE .. we actually test stuff before releasing it.

  2. Solo0815 says:

    I hope someone (@codesnake) will fix the remaining issues with Wetek Play, VDR and Live-TV on HD-Channels soon

    • chewitt says:

      Kodi still has a lot of development to complete, but we’re expecting a thumbs up to start alpha builds from v7.90.004 onwards.

  3. Smeulf says:

    So far so good on RPi 1/2 ! Thanks !

  4. Walid says:

    How you can upgrade from 7.90.2 to 7.90.3

    • chewitt says:

      You can use the manual update GUI in the settings add-on, or you can do it the old way by dragging/dropping update files to the samba share, or you can wait a few more hours for auto-update to be enabled (we always wait 24h from releasing before doing that).

  5. Marcos says:

    I have a Intel graphic card and now in that upgrade i wait the fix problem that happens turn Black the screen when changes the framerate and only resolves turn on the TV again or put the hdmi cable everytime that happens… The kms drive Will chance to the original drive but i tried and the problem until there 🙁

    There something that i can do in my case?

  6. gaelic says:

    Thank you very much for the update. Running smoothly on my RPi3. Haven’t had a chance to try to set a static IP? Is it possible now?

    • chewitt says:

      the “save” bug has been fixed, but why use a static IP when a DHCP reservation works over reinstalls (which inevitably happen with anything that boots from SD cards)?

  7. Alan says:

    Have been using this on my NUC dn2820fykh. At the moment most things are working fine except I have been using an file to restart / load the ir-keytable program with my remote config and it has been working great on all OpenELEC’s and LIBREELEC’s until this release.

    The problem I am seeing is that once kodi has loaded after running the IR remote doesnt function at all. Then if I remove and restart remote function’s but of course some buttons dont have the correct name’s so dont function as they should.

  8. Bite_your_idols says:

    In this alpha version screensaver (dim and black) are not working for me.

    • Bite_your_idols says:

      sorry… It works now… I think it takes more time that configured to activate, but it works.

  9. Vali says:

    this release doesn’t support old hardware like GeForce 7025 graphics 🙁

    • chewitt says:

      The legacy nvidia driver was bumped from 304.xx to 340.xx and GeForce 8xxx cards (which first shipped in 2006) are now the minimum. We had to bump the driver to avoid a large gap in coverage between newer and more popular older cards appearing and adding a third nvidia driver to the image wasn’t a move the staff team supported. There are self-build instructions in the wiki and it’s still a relatively simple change to build something with the older driver as nvidia continues to support 304.xx on current-ish kernels. There are a couple of other people who would like a community build with the driver posting in the forum, but nobody volunteering to make them (yet).

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