LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.1 MR

Posted by LibreELEC on March 24, 2017 · 4 mins read

LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.1 MR is available bringing Kodi v17.1, hardware support for the Raspberry Pi Zero W, improved software HEVC decoding on RPi3/CM3 hardware, driver support for Fe Pi audio cards, and support for Cirrus Logic DAC audio cards (thanks to @HiassofT). The bump to Kodi v17.1 resolves several upgrade and user-experience issues we have seen with the initial Kodi v17.0 release, and happiness is enhanced for users wearing an official LibreELEC tee-shirt or hoodie.

Changes since 8.0.0 include:

  • Fix missing support for lirc_xbox driver
  • Fix gpio-ir-recv issues on iMX6
  • Fix (experimental) to correct audio delay issues when using Bluetooth speakers
  • Fix filesystem resize script error with parted
  • Update to Kodi 17.1
  • Update to Linux 4.9.13 on Generic and RPi/RPi2 builds
  • Update to Linux 3.14 kernel used on Amlogic aarch64 projects
  • Update to RPi backports patch with HEVC improvements on RPi3/CM3
  • Add support for configurable CEC button repeat settings on all build projects
  • Add hardware support for Cirrus Logic RPi/RPi2 DAC boards
  • Add hardware support for Fe Pi audio boards
  • Add hardware support for Raspberry Pi Zero W

See detailed changes on GitHub

KODI 17.1

Kodi 17.1 resolves a bug that caused reports of Kodi hanging on the “Migrating add-ons database” splash screen. It also restores list caching to mitigate reports of the Krypton GUI being “slow” compared to Jarvis. The lack of caching was noticeable in streaming add-ons like YouTube that use multi-page lists of search results. Further information on 17.1 changes can be seen in the Kodi 17.1 release notes.

BOB DE-INTERLACING

Raspberry Pi and Slice now default to “bob” de-interlacing to avoid reports of corrupted video seen with some DVB dongles. Advanced de-interlacing works great with the majority of devices, but Bob provides a safe default that works everywhere to avoid support cases.

ADSP

To avoid issues when Jarvis users update with unsupported ADSP add-ons v8.0.1 hides the ADSP configuration options in the GUI and disables support in code. ADSP add-ons and functions are expected to be part of the Kodi v18.0 (Leia) release.

CHROMEBOXES

Chromebox users with older devices/installs are advised to update the firmware before updating to LibreELEC 8.0 builds as this assures compatibility with newer Intel drivers. Older Chromebox firmwares may leave you with a black screen and cursor after updating. Please go to https://mrchromebox.tech to download the update tools and read instructions for updating Chromebox firmware.

OLDER RELEASES

Development on LibreELEC 7.0 and Kodi Jarvis has ceased. If you experience an issue on LibreELEC 7.0.x please update to 8.0.1 and re-test before reporting the problem.

** CANARY PERIOD **

LibreELEC operates a 24-hour ‘canary’ period between files being posted for download and the release being available via auto-update. During this time LibreELEC 8.0 Alpha or Beta preview and 7.0.3 users can use the LibreELEC settings add-on to update manually from within the Kodi GUI. To update from older LibreELEC 7.0 releases (e.g. 7.0.2) or OpenELEC use the .tar file below.

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_64-8.0.1.img.gz (info) LibreELEC-RPi.arm-8.0.1.img.gz (info) LibreELEC-RPi2.arm-8.0.1.img.gz (info) LibreELEC-imx6.arm-8.0.1.img.gz (info) LibreELEC-Odroid_C2.aarch64-8.0.1.img.gz (info) LibreELEC-WeTek_Play.arm-8.0.1.img.gz (info) LibreELEC-WeTek_Core.arm-8.0.1.img.gz (info) LibreELEC-WeTek_Hub.aarch64-8.0.1.img.gz (info) LibreELEC-WeTek_Play_2.aarch64-8.0.1.img.gz (info)

New Install to WeTek internal NAND (.zip)

LibreELEC-WeTek_Play.arm-8.0.1.zip (info) LibreELEC-WeTek_Core.arm-8.0.1.zip (info) LibreELEC-WeTek_Hub.aarch64-8.0.1.zip (info) LibreELEC-WeTek_Play_2.aarch64-8.0.1.zip (info)

Manual Update from LibreELEC 7.0 or OpenELEC (.tar)

LibreELEC-Generic.x86_64-8.0.1.tar (info) LibreELEC-RPi.arm-8.0.1.tar (info) LibreELEC-RPi2.arm-8.0.1.tar (info) LibreELEC-imx6.arm-8.0.1.tar (info) LibreELEC-Odroid_C2.aarch64-8.0.1.tar (info) LibreELEC-WeTek_Play.arm-8.0.1.tar (info) LibreELEC-WeTek_Core.arm-8.0.1.tar (info) LibreELEC-WeTek_Hub.arm-8.0.1.tar (info) LibreELEC-WeTek_Play_2.arm-8.0.1.tar (info)

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