LibreELEC 9.X / Kodi 18.X for Minix X8,X8H,X8H+

  • These builds are based on the latest LibreELEC 9 release.

    *****update*****


    18.3 avail :

    • Mac Address fixed (tks Chewitt for the hint)
    • some patches taken from Chewitt amlogic-master
    • X8-HP : dtb ethernet part reverted

    ps : 50 hz fix some issues see LibreELEC 9.X / Kodi 18.X for Minix X8,X8H,X8H+


    *****update*****


    18.2 avail


    *****update*****


    18.1 avail :

    • shutdown fixed
    • installtointernal execute right fixed
    • static ip address fixed for utp lan
    • freeze when no adjust refresh rate activated => fixed
    • whitelist not needed anymore (kodi 18.1 feature)

    to be able to shutdown , you need to reflash the box

    My Files

    It has been tested on the X8-H with success.


    to get the best of it :

    • you need a tv supporting 24hz/24p and you need to set (in Kodi) "adjust refresh rate" (and have to define a "whitelist": not required anymore)
    • about the audio, you will need to try and find the right setting.It depends your tv, amps,.. (with my denon i've been more successful with Amlogic M8-analog but again there're no general rules)


    Remarks :

    • some users have been able to boot from SD after having reflashed the Minix firmware. (again no general rules, sometimes it depends SD cards, firmware,..
    • patching the bootloader may be also tricky

    Community tips and tricks :


    x8-x8h

    tar/gz : My Files



    x8h-plus

    tar/gz : My Files


    not working :

    • analog audio via mini-jack

    working :

    • installtointernal
    • auto frame rate switching
    • hdmi spdif passthrough
    • Minix IR remote
    • etc

    how to patch the minix bootloader :

    • burn the GZ img to a SD
    • browse the SD and rename "boot_autoscript" to "boot.scr"
    • insert the SD in the minix
    • boot the minix while holding reset switch for 5 -6 sec (the bootloader will be patched)
    • let Libreelec boots and configure ssh, etc
    • restore your cfg if needed

    how to "installtointernal" :

    • ssh the box and type "installtointernal", follow the instructions
    • remove the SD of the box, reboot and enjoy.

    The builds

    They're really specific to Minix X8/X8-H/X8-HP.

    Means only dtb's for these devices are included.


    all credits to kszaq, balbes150 and libreelec team

    ps: i just mod/adapt things, i don't pretend to be a dev


    remote.conf : Create remote.conf from scratch


    kodi 17.6

    for the X8-HP users only : test the LibreELEC-X8-H_Series image first, if it doesn't boot from SD , use the LibreELEC-X8-H_PlusGen1

    No need to repatch the bootloader if you have already try one of my LE8.9.xx image.


    X8,X8-H and some X8-HP users : http://www.mediafire.com/file/dtr2kr1r5ycbtth/libreelec-x8-h_series.arm-8.2rc-kodi_17.6-final.img.gz/file

    some X8-HP users : http://www.mediafire.com/file/ndb7ss9o7saq1ap/libreelec-x8-h_plusgen1.arm-8.2rc-kodi_17.6-final.img.gz/file

    datrh · GitHub

    my github :

    LE9-Kodi18.3 => this is the one to use

    Edited 73 times, last by datrh ().

  • see #1 for commit information


    MX3-G 2GB/MX3-Plus 2GB

    GZ : on request

    Tar: on request

    is there any MXIII plus/g functioning today?


    U1 (S905/S905D/S905X/S905W)

    As i also own a Minix U1, i also make a img for the S905.

    It comes from the standard LibreELEC "Amlogic" project (so kszaq/LibreELEC team works).

    All the needed infos are to find here : [8.2.3.1] LibreELEC 8.2 for S905/S905X

    GZ/Tar : My Files

    info about ir remote : LE9.0 remote configs ir-keytable Amlogic devices

    datrh · GitHub

    my github :

    LE9-Kodi18.3 => this is the one to use

    Edited 29 times, last by datrh ().

  • Lakka (based on the latest LE)


    X8-X8H GZ : https://www.mediafire.com/file/n43jwskb9g2tihs/lakka-x8-x8h.arm-9.0-devel-20181111163347-56baa6e.img.gz/file

    X8HP GZ : https://www.mediafire.com/file/h8t7y7e3p2z5hpi/lakka-x8-h_plus.arm-9.0-devel-20181114085119-f56d40a.img.gz/file



    info :

    • http://www.lakka.tv/doc/home/
    • for the other needed things.... Google is your friend
    • contains a lot of cores (doesn't say that they all works, just means that it was possible to "build" them), installtointernal script



    not working:

    • wifi (you need to ssh => connmanctl to activate the wifi. via Retroarch interface it's not working)
    • shutdown (retroarch reboots the device)

    given as is , don't expect support

    datrh · GitHub

    my github :

    LE9-Kodi18.3 => this is the one to use

    Edited 7 times, last by datrh ().

  • Thanks for the update.


    Can be installed on internal eMMC?


    Thanks

    nope same problem as here : refresh "initramfs | initramfs.cpio"


    datrh, thanks for your hardwork!


    Tell me please, in this build does STANDBY mode work?

    if you push the power-off/on on the minix remote, you will have the option to shutdown or reboot.

    if you choose "shutdown" , a shutdown signal will be send to your TV.

    Later if you put your TV "on" and choose the Minix entry, the Minix will start up.

    The minix doesn't goes in "shutdown", it stay in sort of "standby".



    #1 will be update soon

  • The minix doesn't goes in "shutdown", it stay in sort of "standby".

    Some questions:


    1. When it stay in sort of "standby", background services (f.e. transmission) will be working?

    2. Can we put box in "standby" by press only one button on remote (and/or boxes hardware button)?

    3. And is there any way for put box in "standby" without TV-off?


    tks

  • you need to be balbes150 universal boot "ready" to use my images

    installtointernal isn't working => you need to boot from SD or USB


    ps: i'm using daily the x8-h (this is why i'm doing my own image)

  • installtointernal isn't working => you need to boot from SD or USB


    ps: i'm using daily the x8-h (this is why i'm doing my own image)

    I load the sd card, the multiboot script did, creating the boot directory, with the src file. Build alexelec from me is loaded with sd card, and yours is not.

    sorry for my English

    P.s. install script balbes 150.

  • sorry for my English

    np, i'm not fluent in english too.


    but about the gz, it boots on my device.


    try this one : it's older but the initramfs is slightly different.

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/efc6cwjw1ny0m20/libreelec-x8-x8h.arm-9.0-devel-20180812201920-df6611f.img.gz/file


    by the way how did you write the SD?

    i'm using LibreELEC.USB-SD.Creator


    have you try a fresh install (on a SD) or an update?

    datrh · GitHub

    my github :

    LE9-Kodi18.3 => this is the one to use

    Edited once, last by datrh ().

  • i'm using LibreELEC.USB-SD.Creator.

    fresh install.

    Может быть вы знаете Русский язык?


  • Напишите на Русском языке и мы переведём через Google

  • I want to remind the questions (my box is Minix X8H+):

    1. When it stay in sort of "standby", background services (f.e. transmission) will be working?

    2. Can we put box in "standby" by press only one button on remote (and/or boxes hardware button)?

    3. Is there any way for put box in "standby" without TV-off?

    4. Is there any way for wake up the box without turn on TV?