LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.2 MR

LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.2 MR brings an update to Kodi v17.3, improved support for Intel WIFI and Bluetooth devices, performance enhancements to HEVC support on Raspberry Pi, and minor nip/tuck fixes for user-reported issues since v8.0.1. Kodi v17.3 addresses a notable subtitle (zip file) handling vulnerability that has been widely reported in the media.

Changes since 8.0.1 include:

  • Fix for zero byte AddonsXX.db files
  • Fix for connman failing to enable ip_forwarding when using the hotspot feature
  • Fix for minimum Audio Engine sample rate in Kodi (allows forced 48KHz)
  • Fix for suspend issues with CX231xx DVB devices
  • Fix for unreliable 1000-BaseT Ethernet on iMX6 (we default to 100-BaseT)
  • Fix for 720p > 1080p resolution switching on Amlogic aarch64 devices
  • Fix for audio pops on media playback start/stop on Amlogic devices
  • Update timezone data files to 2017b
  • Update to Kodi 17.3
  • Update to Linux 4.9.29 on Generic and RPi/RPi2 builds
  • Update to Linux 3.14 kernel used on Amlogic aarch64 projects
  • Update to RPi backports and firmwares
  • Update to WeTek DVB firmware on WP2
  • Add support for multiple Intel WIFI and Bluetooth firmwares
  • Add support for GPIO_SYSFS on RPi/RPi2
  • Add support for CEC wakeup with LG Simplink devices on Odroid C2
  • Add support for 050D:010d device to RTL8812AU driver
  • Add lirc support for /dev/rc devices (see note below)

See detailed changes on GitHub

KODI 17.3

Kodi (Krypton) 17.3 contains several fixes to improve stability and usability. It also contains a notable security fix for an issue with subtitle zip files. Kodi 17.2 had a short lifespan after issues were found in the release. More information can be read in the official Kodi 17.3 release notes.


Lirc now supports a number of IR receivers that historically used in-kernel decoding. If you experience double button presses after updating lirc support can be disabled from the services tab in the settings add-on.


There is strong evidence Kodi upgrade issues with zero byte Addons27.db files are caused by specific piracy add-ons. LibreELEC v8.0.2 contains changes to automatically remove zero byte DB files, but if this happens Kodi starts with all add-ons disabled and you must manually re-enable them. Please remember this is a self-inflicted inconvenience and we refuse support to users with piracy add-ons/repo’s installed.


Samba announced CVE-2017-7494 as we were about to release 8.0.2 and due to the serious vulnerability rating we postponed release to investigate. LibreELEC uses Samba 3.6.25 which is in the range of affected versions, but after Samba source code review (thanks @seo) we believe we are not vulnerable as we compile Samba without printer support, and this disables the vulnerable code path. We also attempted and failed to exploit our Samba version with the available metasploit module. Our confidence level on this is 99%. If you care about the missing 1% please disable the Samba service and keep reading.


The team have plans to create a mid-year LibreELEC 8.2 release to bridge the long time gap between 8.0.2 and 9.0 which (along with Kodi v18) is expected around year-end. The main items in the release will be improved support for newer Intel GPU hardware, a bump to Samba 4.6 to bring support for SMB2/SMB3 in our Samba server and Kodi client connections (and resolve security issues) and a switch to OpenSSL to resolve issues seen with LibreSSL and certificates expiring after 2038. Timeline is 8-10 weeks away ~ some time after Linux 4.12 ships.

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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_64-8.0.2.img.gz (info)
LibreELEC-RPi.arm-8.0.2.img.gz (info)
LibreELEC-RPi2.arm-8.0.2.img.gz (info)
LibreELEC-imx6.arm-8.0.2.img.gz (info)
LibreELEC-Odroid_C2.aarch64-8.0.2.img.gz (info)
LibreELEC-WeTek_Play.arm-8.0.2.img.gz (info)
LibreELEC-WeTek_Core.arm-8.0.2.img.gz (info)
LibreELEC-WeTek_Hub.aarch64-8.0.2.img.gz (info)
LibreELEC-WeTek_Play_2.aarch64-8.0.2.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_64-8.0.2.tar (info)
LibreELEC-RPi.arm-8.0.2.tar (info)
LibreELEC-RPi2.arm-8.0.2.tar (info)
LibreELEC-imx6.arm-8.0.2.tar (info)
LibreELEC-Odroid_C2.aarch64-8.0.2.tar (info)
LibreELEC-WeTek_Play.arm-8.0.2.tar (info)
LibreELEC-WeTek_Core.arm-8.0.2.tar (info)
LibreELEC-WeTek_Hub.arm-8.0.2.tar (info)
LibreELEC-WeTek_Play_2.arm-8.0.2.tar (info)

58 Responses

  1. Botafuco says:

    Thank you so much!

  2. Jucgshu says:

    Kudos as always devs!

  3. James says:

    Wow, you guys are super quick. Thanks a ton for the fast update!!

    Keep up the great work, LibreELEC rocks.

  4. backslash says:

    Thanks guys!

  5. Philipp says:

    Indeed, it really does rock . Thanks guys

  6. Andy says:

    Great works guys, thanks.

  7. S80_UK says:

    Impressive. Thanks for this. Also looking forward to 8.2 for new Intel GPU support.

  8. Christian says:

    Love libreelec, does 8.0.2 support pi zero w?

  9. Alex says:

    Is there a reason why Passthrough is no longer working? Using Generic build on Intel platform. Only get PCM.

    • chewitt says:

      If it was an upgrade from Jarvis you have “sync playback to display” enabled. Or you are playing live tv; in both cases multichannel audio will be transcoded to pcm. If not, pastebin a debug log and post n the forum.

  10. Patrick says:

    I have a problem with the libreelec 8.0 kodi 17 releases.
    I have a cubox i4-pro imx6 and when i play a movie and want to stop it the film freezes and there is no reaction anymore with my box. It crashes and the only way to get it work again is to unplug the power.
    Can thos problem be solved?

  11. Paul says:

    When will you be updating TVH to 4.2 in the LE builds?

    • Nate says:

      Yeap this would be good there was a fix for the guide grab in the final release which i hope fixes a few issues I have.

      • chewitt says:

        An update is being tested but we’ve learned not to rush TVH updates as the release process is a little opaque and there are lots of dependencies that have to play nice together. Soon, fingers crossed 🙂

        • Paul says:

          Looks like you’ve done it, I’ve updated LE and TVH is now 4.2.

          Many thanks for the great work

  12. zavrix says:

    Thanks for the update, all running smooth a butter. Cheers for all of your hard work!

  13. Richard says:

    Thank you for the wonderful work you guys do!

  14. gemneye says:

    Anyone else have issues with (SAMBA) shares on the LibreElec device not being visible to other devices on the network. Shares are no longer available in Windows Explorers, and also shares cannot be seen using smbtree from another Linux server on the network.

    • chewitt says:

      For the record, there are zero code changes to Samba since the 8.0.1 release so I’d be thinking about the crapfest that is Windows networking and how it inelegantly handles master browser changes etc. rather than pointing the finger at the 8.0.2 update.

      • gemneye says:

        The problem was not seen with OSMC and KODI running on Raspberian/Jessie on two different Raspberry Pis. It was only on an x86 machine running LibreElec. I have later observed that the KODI boxes can see one another (including the LibreElec instance) and it is a Windows PC that is having issues (again only with the LibreElec instance). All the KODI instances, including LibreElec, have all the browser election stuff turned off and the OS Level set to a low enough value that they should not win any elections. The master browser which also is the WINS,DHCP,DNS server is runing CentOS 7.3.1611 with samba-4.4.4-14.el7_3. I was not blaming anything. I was asking if anyone else is experiencing similar symptoms. If the symptoms were common then I would know there was a problem.

  15. Tex says:

    Is there an option in settings to choose new update. I have auto update turned on but still on 8.0.1

    • chewitt says:

      You might need to reboot for the settings add-on to see the updated contents on the server.

  16. Daniel says:

    Libreelec 8.0.2 – Bluetooth internal adapter of Raspberry Pi3 still not working on my setup. Tried all combinations, enable, disable, OBEX, reboot.. always the same result: adapter not found . 🙁 someone have any advice?

    • chewitt says:

      Post in the forum and we can ask one of the Pi Foundation people to investigate further. It’s rare but not impossible to have a hardware issue.

  17. Dominique Simon says:

    Good Job 🙂 thanks!

    Which NVIDIA Drivers are included?
    I had some problems with the last Drivers and was forced to legacy drivers cause of crashes upon system-sleep.

  18. Jeroen says:

    8.0.2 version doesn’t show up in the available versions of LibreELEC Configuration add-on (only 8.0.0 and 8.0.1)

    • chewitt says:

      Reboot and it should appear.

      • Sören says:

        I have the same problem – and doesn’t appear after rebooting. Still get the message: LibreELEC Configuration is not ready. Try again later… Addon-Version: 0.8.11., problem appeared after update from 8.0.1. to 8.0.2

  19. Carlos says:


    I have installed this new version on pi2, but I seem to have a problem, the system stopped showing new downloaded subtitles. The old ones keep on working, it’s very weird, doesn’t make any sense, does anyone get this problem, possible easy solution? Or do am I making some kind of rookie mistake that I am not acknowledging?

  20. Marcio Sousa says:

    Thanks a lot.
    You are awesome.

  21. Connry says:

    Samba Ole 🙂 No? You no fun anymore

  22. wrr says:

    my rpi2 is not able to download more than 2% then it stops. I downloaded it on desktop then move to rpi2.

  23. stormtroller says:

    using odroid c2. updated 8.0.2. smooth sailing!

  24. Brian says:

    Anyone having luck with a cubox i4-pro imx6 with the new build/install for krypton 17.3? I can get it to boot and show the libre elec splash screen then just a blank screen forever after the splashscreen goes away. I’m going to try to write the SD one more time.

  25. meatO says:

    Seems like LibreELEC 8.0.2 has broken VPN. Every VPN connection attempt fails with a certificate error.

    I’ve rebuilt my RPI3 with 8.0.1 and the VPN works no problem.

    I know that cert errors are either (a) revoked/expired certs or (b) time sync issue on the device…..well, the cert is obvs valid as it works in 8.0.1, so perhaps this is some sort of timing issue in the core of 8.0.2 that I can’t find….or see.

    Help anyone?

    • Klojum says:

      This is not the best location for asking support. Please open a topic on our forum with full details.

  26. my2cents says:

    RPi2 install Using MySQL on a QNAP.
    Everything has gotten real slow after latest update. Don’t have any logs atm but just wanted to inform until I’ve collected some

  27. When I’m installing repositories (the ones that already came with the LibreELEC and KODI), my Raspberry Pi 3 Freezes and never come back. The only thing I can do when that happens is remove my power supply from the wall socket.

    • chewitt says:

      It sounds more like a weak PSU issue than anything in software, i.e. as CPU use (and thus power draw) increases it cannot keep up.

  28. Valner says:

    I have installed this new version on pi2. The system crashes after some time and does not drive up any more. The previous versions work well

    • chewitt says:

      We tried ESP and remote viewing but weren’t able to figure out which Pi2 was yours (there’s about 5m of them to choose from) so you might need to provide slightly more information and debug logs via the forum. As a broad rule; no debug log = no problem.

  29. Alister says:

    Technotrend CT 2-440
    Is not recognized i have LibreELEC-Odroid_C2.aarch64-8.0.2 and HTS Tvheadend 4.3-174 ~ LibreELEC Tvh-addon v8.1.444

    • chewitt says:

      LE 8.x still uses an ancient 3.14 kernel for the C2 which has limited (and at best, very outdated) support for DVB devices. We have media_build working in some Amlogic community builds and we will consider adding it to our main images in LE 8.2.

  30. relkai says:

    Thanks a lot for this version.
    Unfortunately 8.0.2 was extremely unstable on my Wetek Hub. It crashed several times with a very high CPU usage (the box became really hot, the screen stayed black and I wasn’t able to connect to it using SSH).
    Furthermore it wasn’t possible to adjust the keymap with the “Keymap Editor” anymore (with or without lirc).
    I downgraded back to 8.0.1 and everything is stable again.

    • relkai says:

      I forgot to mention, that even booting the box failed sometimes under 8.0.2.
      In all cases (crashed system / failed boot) I had to unplug the power.

      • chewitt says:

        We have received no other adverse reports and Hub is used as a daily-driver device by a number of staff so it’s unusual. Please post debug logs in the forum.

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