LibreELEC is a 'Just enough OS' Linux distribution for running Kodi.
It is efficient with a tiny disk and memory footprint and provides cutting-edge hardware support to deliver a set-top box Kodi experience.

Kodi is a free and open-source media player software application developed by the XBMC Foundation.

LibreELEC is the best choice if you want to build your own set-top box device to connect to your TV.

In this page we release a LibreELEC image that include the CEC and IR support for the UDOO X86 to exploit all the functionalities of the board as an HTPC.

Heads up! At least the version 1.06 of the UEFI/BIOS firmware of the UDOO X86 need to be installed to make the CEC and IR work properly. Visit the UEFI Update section to know how to update your board.
Heads up! Enable IR functionality from the Setup Utility Menu of the UEFI/BIOS Firmware

The functionality is provided by a patched version of LibCEC. The Remote Control input activation is automatic and should work out-of-the-box.

Download the image

Stable Version

Download the image here: LibreELEC with CEC support
SHA256-SUM: cdd043591153436acb070a9649fdde8a53cd2eb906a0c25efe52448dcdf79e8f
Last Commit: 161b7d7942392d8d4dc0a9503d35d13b4be1c303

This version of LibreELEC is the 9.1 with Linux kernel 5.1.16 (branch libreelec-9.2).

Unstable Version

Download the image here: LibreELEC with CEC support
SHA256-SUM: 62fa5f67b0c483ebe93a80e376f2c09e78b4518df2bcba52a02f4ad9ce0a0cf2
Last Commit: 67a5bc8ff369b0aaabcc61b5e4bbb3bfc2ac2a8c

This version of LibreELEC is the 9.80 with Linux kernel 5.1.15 (branch master).

Old Version

Download the image here: LibreELEC with CEC support
SHA256-SUM: 6c06708a0b4b28ddaa8a1f918c25cc1defe8d9a6317d2e6859f9eb7a8850bc4e

This version of LibreELEC is the 9.0 with Linux kernel 4.19 RC8.

Compile

To compile the image yourself, you just need to enable the CEC Framework and add the SECO_CEC support in the Kernel config.

In order to do so, clone the forked repo using the following command.

git clone https://github.com/ektor5/LibreELEC.tv

It has already the edits you need for enabling the CEC.

Then follow the official guide to compile the image here.

Flash

Once you have downloaded the image you need to create a bootable USB media.
In the Getting Started section you can find a guide of how to install a Linux distro, the example is based on the Ubuntu OS.

If you are an expert user and you want to do it in a fast way you can dd the image on a USB pendrive with the following command, substituting the correct image name and "sdd" with the correct device name:

zcat "path/of/the/image.gz" | dd of=/dev/sdd bs=4M status=progress

Remove the USB pen when the process has finished.

Installation

Insert the USB pen and power up the board. Press ESC to enter the EFI menu and select Boot Manager, then select the USB pen.

When booting you'll be standing in front of a terminal, type installer and Enter to install LibreELEC, otherwise type live and Enter for a Live session.

Go through the installation wizard to install it permanently into the eMMC or another external drive.

Enjoy the fast boot of LibreELEC.

This page was last updated on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 7:27 AM.