LibreELEC (Krypton) v7.90.008 ALPHA

LibreELEC (Krypton) 8.0 preview builds continue with v7.90.008 containing Kodi v17.0-beta5 which is focussed on bug fixing (including a major bug in v17b4 which is why we skipped it). This release also uses the Linux 4.8 kernel which is our intended kernel for the lifetime of v8.0 builds.

Changes in v7.90.008 include:

  • Fix Amlogic default audio device patch to allow external USB audio devices
  • Fix sshd config and remove user/group permisssion hacks on /storage
  • Fix connman so verbose output does not show buildserver paths
  • Fix Generic build installer visual issues and remove unused menu options
  • Fix ffmpeg issues connecting to TLS 1.2 streams
  • Fix vmware and vbox driver support for Virtual
  • Update Samba configuration to improve performance and interoperability
  • Update main nVidia driver to 367.57
  • Update Linux kernel to 4.8.4
  • Update Kodi to v17-beta5
  • Update Raspberry Pi support patches for Linux/Kodi
  • Update (align) Linux kernel configurations of various S905 devices
  • Add support for DRI3 on Intel GPUs to resolve tearing in Tiger VNC
  • Add support for PL2303 USB serial devices to Odroid_C2
  • Add support for VIA 82XX audio chipsets to Generic
  • Add support for Avermedia TD110 to iMX6 4.4 kernel

View detailed changes on GitHub

In this build lcdproc configuration has been moved from LibreELEC settings to an installable add-on which can be found in the LibreELEC 8.0 add-on repo.


LibreELEC operates a 24-hour ‘canary’ period between release files being posted for download and the release being available via auto-update. During this time Krypton users can update manually using the LibreELEC settings add-on. Jarvis users can update using the older .tar file method.


New installations using the LibreELEC USB-SD Creator app

LibreELEC.USB-SD.Creator.Linux-32bit.bin (info)
LibreELEC.USB-SD.Creator.Linux-64bit.bin (info)
LibreELEC.USB-SD.Creator.macOS.dmg (info)
LibreELEC.USB-SD.Creator.Win32.exe (info)

New installation using 3rd party USB or SD writer apps (.img.gz)

LibreELEC-Generic.x86_64-7.90.008.img.gz (info)
LibreELEC-RPi.arm-7.90.008.img.gz (info)
LibreELEC-RPi2.arm-7.90.008.img.gz (info)
LibreELEC-imx6.arm-7.90.008.img.gz (info)
LibreELEC-Odroid_C2.aarch64-7.90.008.img.gz (info)
LibreELEC-WeTek_Play.arm-7.90.008.img.gz (info)
LibreELEC-WeTek_Core.arm-7.90.008.img.gz (info)
LibreELEC-WeTek_Hub.aarch64-7.90.008.img.gz (info)
LibreELEC-WeTek_Play_2.aarch64-7.90.008.img.gz (info)

New Install to WeTek internal NAND (.zip) (info) (info) (info) (info)

Manual Update from LibreELEC 7.0 or OpenELEC (.tar)

LibreELEC-Generic.x86_64-7.90.008.tar (info)
LibreELEC-RPi.arm-7.90.008.tar (info)
LibreELEC-RPi2.arm-7.90.008.tar (info)
LibreELEC-imx6.arm-7.90.008.tar (info)
LibreELEC-Odroid_C2.aarch64-7.90.008.tar (info)
LibreELEC-WeTek_Play.arm-7.90.008.tar (info)
LibreELEC-WeTek_Core.arm-7.90.008.tar (info)
LibreELEC-WeTek_Hub.arm-7.90.008.tar (info)
LibreELEC-WeTek_Play_2.arm-7.90.008.tar (info)


If you spot issues, please flag them via a bug report in the forums. You are also very welcome and encouraged to get involved and submit fixes via GitHub!

91 Responses

  1. Freek says:

    Thanks, as always! Awesome job!

  2. Dual-O says:

    Kodi Beta 17 Beta 5… fast as hell. great job

  3. marantz says:

    thanks guys

  4. Mike says:

    Wetek openelec player ( Wetek play ) stay Add-on Migration very long time, maybe need reset later.
    Install: extract target folder content from LibreELEC-WeTek_Play.arm-7.90.008.tar in update folder

  5. Mike says:

    Update! I pull power cable and everything works well now. Waiting about 0.5 hour before it.

  6. Mike says:

    Noticed file explorer mode, tv show scan new content try search folder name also

    • Klojum says:

      The news section is not the place for extended troubleshooting. If you have problems with LibreELEC, please start a new topic in our LibreELEC forum.

  7. tnds82 says:

    Same issue : On Wetek Play 2 when play channels on live tv with encode mpeg2 image black after minutes with channels mpeg4 work fine

  8. Happy_user says:

    I hardly post any comments on the Internet but wanted to take a moment to tell you that I admire the work and effort that is put in to this project. You guys deserve a big thumbs up for taking the time to bring something this awesome to our living rooms. Thank you !

  9. Danmed says:

    Does anyone have any feedback on the “Known Problems” with this Beta? Especially the “Possible video freezes on Raspberry Pi and Android.”

    • chewitt says:

      There are no known video freezing issues on Raspberry that I’m aware of, and we have no clue about the state of Android (as we don’t release software for Android so it’s someone else’s problem). If there are specific issues that are reported/logged you can point to, we can give specific comments about them.

    • Guille says:

      I confirm video freezing issues on Raspberry Pi at least with high bit rate mkv movie files.

    • solomalee says:

      I’m seeing occasional freezes on playback of MP4 and also WTV files (I’m actually amazed and very happy that Kodi even plays WTV files).

  10. lukcinek says:

    Hi there
    There is problem with video freezing also with Wetek Core.
    When amcodec video acceleration is off there is no freezing but screen shuts off 5-10 minuts after we open any video 🙁
    Also in Wetek Core there is no possibility to open any shortcut from Favorites menu. Shortcuts appears in this menu but when I try to open any nothing happens 🙁
    Best regards

    • Sami says:

      I can confirm this problem too , please make your best effort to solve this in the next update , and thank you for this great work as always 🙂

      • chewitt says:

        S8xx devices are lagging a little behind S9xx at the moment. This is largely due to the “dogs breakfast” state of Amlogic kernels making progress slow, and the fact that most devs have S9xx boxes not S8xx. The kernel work we’re doing will (or should) ensure both platforms benefit, but the newer devices are a more logical place to start. People need to understand that Kodi v17 needs a major rewrite and Jarvis performance (which works via a confusion of shitty hacks) is not a benchmark for things.

        • Sami says:

          and I thought that my wetek core is a future-proof for streaming 1080p content ! thanks for this clarification and your wetek core users looking forward for your great project , don’t leave us behind 🙂
          Best Regards

        • Carl says:

          Thank You @chewitt for your response, regarding the wetek core.
          I had been trying the alphas, yet ditched, after alpha 006, due to video stuttering or just failing. I understand that new products are released, but IMHO wetek has dropped the ball by failing to update and maintain their flagship streamer, which was released Dec. 2015. Core users were told that time is going into weteks newest products (S9xx.), and little effort (in comparison) is given to other models.

          • chewitt says:

            My comments are not specifically about the Core. The refactoring changes in Kodi Krypton are outside WeTek control (and sometimes outside Kodi control) and the poor Amlogic kernels are well outside everyone’s control. WeTek have our respect and deserve credit for having developers focussed on Linux and actively contributing to Kodi and projects like LE – we see minor support from HardKernel but a combined total of nothing/zilch/nada from all other Amlogic vendors. In the long-term how Amlogic hardware is supported needs to radically change because the current approach is not sustainable for Kodi or LE. It is something being actively worked on but it’s still too early to discuss much in public.

  11. Makall says:

    Thank you guys, it’s really nice to see you reviewing and improving things that are “already working” like samba and sshd. It shows how committed you are with minimum details.

  12. sabrex says:

    Thank you! This is the first version that fixes a longstanding issue I was having that caused major UI flickering when the display mode was set to 1080p 60 fps … Yay!

  13. Roel says:

    When will there be a possibility to an autoplay after startup?
    Was available in skin Confluence.

    • chewitt says:

      Kodi devs have no plan to migrate that feature. You can continue to use Confluence or install

      • Roel says:

        Thanks a lot. Very happy with this. Party Mode Auto Start works perfect. For my video playlist to start at startup.

        Default playlist location is: Rootfilesytem: storage/.kodi/userdata/playlists/video/playlistname.m3u

      • Roel says:

        And if possible randomize the playlist

    • Roel says:

      Please ask the dev. of addon Partymode Autostart to add: Repeat playlist.

      • chewitt says:

        I’ve no idea who that is. Find the details in Google and then post the requests to the appropriate add-on support thread in Kodi forums.

        • Roel says:

          This works of course in a created file:
          in the folder: \\\Userdata\
          In this case you should not use Party Mode Auto Start.

          ===File content:

          import xbmc
          xbmc.executebuiltin( “PlayerControl(repeatall)” )

          Remove the features you don’t need.

  14. pogo1975 says:

    hmm. On Odroid-c2 i have an issue that every reboot mac address changes…

  15. Marciano says:

    On Odroid C2 i noticed a lot of memory usage when scrolling trough library and gui.

    • Gary Donnison says:

      I agree. Mine seems to be very sluggish.

    • Hal says:

      Interesting. I’m running this 008 on C2 as well and have not noticed any sluggishness in the library navigation (and this is on an SD card). Just checked the memory usage after some testing and don’t see a big jump in usage either. The only time I ever see a crash or some weird CPU/Memory usage spike is after something like the network cutting out or if I pause a video for over an hour. Then weird things happen and requires a reboot.

  16. Kaveh says:

    My 16×4 character LCD (driver=hd44780) does not work!

  17. Tahrir says:

    I got a total video freeze when playing some vids after installing this, and then other videos would stutter. Not to mention that I hate the new ridiculously spaced out ‘wall’ view in Estuary, no idea why the Kodi team changed that. Went back to 007 for now 🙁

    • Tahrir says:

      On a Wetek Play, btw.

    • Humberto Arocha says:

      I have the same problem with video playback, videos are not played smoothly they are played in steps of 5 to 10 sec, with still images actually.
      It is frustrating.

      Hope this can be fixed.

      Best Regards

      • Klojum says:

        “not played smoothly” can be caused by a shitload of things. If you want help solving these types of problems, create a topic on the LibreELEC forum where you can also present your kodi.log for debugging. Vague problem descriptions will need more than just “hope” in order to solve things like video stuttering.

  18. Alan says:

    Just Tried this on my odroid c2 fresh install with new sd card and it runs fine except the C2’s IR does not seem to be working at all. With wrxtsy’s 7.1 IR remote is perfect.

    • Alan says:

      Also Just tried an update to this Version from 7.0.2 on a pi2 with a USB IR receiver and just like the C2 the IR is not working.

      Light blinks on the IR to show it receives the signal but LibreElec / kodi doesnt register the button press at all.

    • Alan says:

      Turns out the Pi2 issue was because lircd.conf doesnt work any more. Any information on how to setup IR remotes with whatever the new way is? Havent been able to find anything since the alpha’s started.

      Also I checked the Odroid c2 and sill no IR with and without the conf file.

  19. bibi says:

    I get an issue with this version, latest nvidia driver and my graphic card nvidia 520, when playing 59.94Fps videos withadjust refresh rate on.
    Here the log if it’s helpful :

  20. Markus says:

    Sorry for the noob question but could someone point me in the direction of where I can get my mini mx3 beelink to run newest version of libreelec. I spent a day looking through your forums and downloaded the USB creator but in the eu I got confused and wasn’t sure which way I was supposed to go. I’m planning on using USB.


    • chewitt says:

      There are no official builds. You will need to ask in the Amlogic forum area where people who are creating community builds are posting things.

  21. GiO says:

    Vorrei ringraziare tutto il Team dall’Italia e precisamente dalla città della torre pendente, continuate su questa strada ed io sarò sempre qui ad leggere, informarmi e aggiornarmi su questo fantastico sistema Multimedia. GRAZIE da un piccolo utente di Pisa, un abbraccio. Y LOVE RaspBerry & LibreElec

  22. Ipaddle says:

    What about extended info script errors? Did anyone have these?

  23. Grizzler says:

    I updated 7.0 to 7.90.007 on my UpBoard a few weeks ago. Bad idea 🙁 …

    A lot of auto reboots while watching movies or while navigating through the menu. Updating to 7.09.008 seems to have a negativ effect. The reboots are much more frequence and i also had some freezes while looking a movie or while it was paused.

    Does anyone know a save way to downgrade back to 7.0? I tried, but i couldn’t get it to work due to AddOn-incompatibilities.

    • chewitt says:

      We don’t really know what an UpBoard is, so please start a thread in the forums and provide debug logs so we can see what hardware is inside and maybe see clues on why things are behaving badly.

  24. Linux User says:


    At the start of July I reported how your Jarvis v7.0.2 MR USB-stick would not even boot my Intel-based Hewlett Packard dc7900 desktop PC although it did boot an AMD/nVidia laptop.

    The post was completely ignored, or so it seems.

    Tried this v7.90.008 Alpha … and it’s just as bad. Won’t even boot the Intel-based desktop PC.



    • MacNb says:

      Start a thread in the forums for support. This is a comment section not a support thread.

      • Linux User says:


        …and what I typed above, and in July, were merely ”feedback” — i.e. : ”Comments” — on my own personal experience with these two downloads, these two releases.

        They do not boot my desktop PC and that’s disappointing.

        You have probably failed to consider that I (and many others) may not have the prerequisite levels of ongoing access to the online world necessary for bug-squishing forum conversations.

        Not everyone on this planet has what you (probably) take for granted.

        The ”comment” stands :



        • chewitt says:

          No idea what the issue is (and no technical facts from which to attempt a diagnosis *shame*) so considering our daily growth in user numbers I’d guess this is an older box with poor EFI boot support. You can look for BIOS updates. You can also attempt manual install using a different bootloader. NB: I did look at the box spec and if you do manage to get it working you’ll discover it’s got an Intel GPU with a number of known “Intel won’t fix” bugs so it’s not an ideal machine for running Kodi/LE on. We have never been a good distro for recycling old desktops with.

          • Linux User says:

            …whereas that’s worthwhile information which was never gleaned elsewhere, thank you chewitt.

            Although, for the record (and as referenced above) the ”technical facts” were fairly well covered in my July post, even down to the version of the BIOS :

            — >

            Thank you for making it clear that I’m ”flogging a dead horse” while ”banging my head against a wall..”

            ”Won’t Fix” is a sad reality I’ve encountered in other contexts.

            It might be nice if it were clearer on the website that this is not suited to the full spectrum of -x86_64.

            This small feedback input will perhaps prevent someone else similarly wasting their time and bandwidth.

            I nonetheless wish you well in your efforts — the FOSS community needs all the eyes and IQ-hours it can gather.

            It *is* a pity that LibreELEC is not one of the projects able to help keep a bigger range of perfectly good tech out of planet-killing landfill.

            Obviously, my preciously rationed, periodic and sporadic internet-visits need not include this project in months to come.

            And it *is* still a great shame that it does not work on my machine.



  25. GhyslainBruno says:

    Hi all !

    First of all, thank you for the amazing job done here ! I’m coming from Rpi’s and openelec setups and i really like Libreelec (especially on odroid C2…).

    Anyway, i’d like to report a bug.

    Indeed, i used to have a DVB-T USB TNT dongle on a Rpi2 to have a tvheadend server working on the pi.
    When I tried to do the same with the odroid running this build of Libreelec (and even the other ones actually) the USB dongle is not recognized by the odroid. It cannot load the firmware.

    I don’t know if it’s something you’re thinking about, but just in case…

    (PS: the dongle i’m using is a DVB-T T202 of August)

    Thanks again for your jobs guys !

    • chewitt says:

      Please report in the forums with dmesg, lsusb, lsmod output. It’s probably something simple like kernel config.

  26. James Walsh says:

    the tvheadend client does not work in the latest build. any thoughts on when it might get updated?

  27. Robert G says:

    Kodi 17 plays DSD files (dff or dsf) incorrect on rpi2. Kodi 16 works perfectly.

  28. e123enitan says:

    Hi Great work guys, I just installed the latest Generic Krypton, after configuring the Video setting to ensure it uses Intel Graphic, however , I noticed that when I hit “O” on the keyboard to determine if truly video graphic mode is in effect, it displayed hardware not in effect, I read this to mean, the playback is using CPU instead of GPU.
    Appreciate any guideline

  29. mp3 says:

    CAUDIODECODER “unable to init codec while loading file”

  30. pd says:

    The delays with version 8 seem to make a mockery of LIbreELEC’s criticisms of OpenELEC’s release rate.

    • powersurge says:

      Kodi v17 is still in beta. I’m sure that once Kodi v17 gets released, it won’t take long for LIbreELEC v8 to follow.

      • chewitt says:

        ^^ as the man said. If you want to mock something please try asking for a OE 7.0.0 release date or an official Krypton beta in OE forums 🙂

  31. Maxim says:

    Hi. Can i use linux lowlatency patch on libreELEC? For better audio quality.

    • chewitt says:

      Without knowing what that actually means (in code) we can’t comment. Open a thread in the forum and provide links please.

  32. Papandy says:

    After some use of 008 i’ve got two issues! 1. Sometimes i’ve got freezes of the whole OS. 2. Sometimes i have to do a restart because of a fc of the analog audio out. Sorry i cant Provider a Log .

  33. stormtroller says:

    seeing how wrxtasy stopped providing his version of LE this month, im pretty sure it had something to do with LE officially support Odroid C2.

    very keen to try, how long till next preview build? wanna install this on new SD card, and keep wrxtasy’s LE sd card as backup

  34. BoomBoomPow says:

    Same issue as Papandy notes. Playback freezes randomly and becomes unresponsive. Occassionally, 3-4 mins after I hit the stop button while in remote control view, it will allow to me stop a movie and return to the menu. From there I can restart the movie and it might play another 10 mins before freezing again. I can pull logs, just need to know where to dump them.

  35. BoxFreak says:

    Anyone having problems with audio dropouts in music playback? Also sometimes sound is missing after resuming from suspend. HW is Asus Chromebox.

  36. J says:


    I got a “Filesystem corrupted beyond repair” when rebooting my Raspberry 1 after a clean shutdown. Which is ironical, because normally I simply switch off the power and never had any problem.


    • chewitt says:

      Old IT proverb: “There are two types of user, a) those who back-up religiously, and b) those who didn’t lose all their data yet. IMHO anything installed to USB/SD media is a temporary installation. On low-power devices like a Raspberry Pi the lack of power management or long-term wear on the underlying media will eventually claim the install.

      • J says:

        Being a sysadmin for 20 years I know this proverb and have seen way to many users who learned it the hard way 🙂
        Nothing important was lost, as this installation was meant only to look at the new features of Kodi (especially the new music library options).
        My “productive” installation is on another SD card and is, you may have guessed it, backed up at least weekly.
        So no harm done here.


  37. christine says:

    cant seem to find the link to update my kodi jarvis 16 to krypton 17 any assistance would be greatly appreciated as this is so frustratimg for me lol