[8.2.4.1] LibreELEC Kodi Krypton - S905 & S912 devices

  • Just updated to LibreELEC-S912.arm-8.2.5-Chroma.422.10bit


    After the first boot there was an error that popped up quickly that talked of CEC not working and bluetooth connection was not automatically restored but after a couple more reboots, all was working correctly.


    I have noticed one minor issue with all builds and that is that when I am playing a stream/video and I go into audio and subtitle settings, if I lower the volume and then select Set as default for all media, after the next reboot the setting is never retained.


    Apart from that though, it's as flawless a performance that I could want for media playing /streaming and I don't bother with the Android route any more for these uses.

  • With which base code?

    What do you mean by base code...?

    You just need an image of LibreElec for your box (S905) prepared on a microSD card (better) or USB stick and proper dtb file. I wrote about dtb in messege you quoted.

    I use Rufus to make an image:

    Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way

    Image for your box would be this one:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_pudpq_fgltlopwdurcwwvjvxxmepcng/view?usp=drivesdk


    How to prepare bootable microSD here:

    [HOWTO + FAQ] Install community builds on S905/S905D/S905W/S905X/S912 device


    It looks complicated but trust me. You'll be surprised how fast and easy the whole process is.

    TX5 PRO S905X

  • I mean which image. There's more than one for S905...


    LibreELEC-905.arm-8.2.4.2-C2

    LibreELEC-905.arm-8.2.4.2-S905Test-1529136339

    LibreELEC-905.arm-8.2.4.2-Test2-wetekdvb

    LibreELEC-905.arm-8.2.4.2-Chroma.422.10bit

  • The C2 is for the Odroid box I believe, so not that one, but any of the other 3 should be fine. I currently use LibreELEC-905.arm-8.2.4.2-S905Test-1529136339 without any issues.

  • OK so I got mine to work on the first try. I downloaded from kszaq.libreelec.tv. I'm using LibreELEC-S905.arm-8.2-8.2.3.1.img with gxl_p212_2g.dtb.


    So I have a few general questions:


    (1) Once the system boots from the SD card, where does Kodi's userdata go? Is it to the Android box's internal storage, or does it get written back to the SD card? I don't seem to see anything new on the SD card so I'm assuming it goes to the Android box. Correct me if I'm wrong.


    (2) As long as everything seems to run OK and I then burn this to internal nand flash, will I be able in the future to replace with a different load by going through the same SD install process again?

  • (1) Once the system boots from the SD card, where does Kodi's userdata go? Is it to the Android box's internal storage, or does it get written back to the SD card? I don't seem to see anything new on the SD card so I'm assuming it goes to the Android box. Correct me if I'm wrong.

    You are wrong

  • I see it now. The card was partitioned into 2 pieces.


    What about coping this into internal nand flash? Assuming I've tested the code on the SD card are there any pitfalls of doing this? I plan to do several boxes, so it could save the cost of the SD card for each.

    Edited 2 times, last by wgf_bean ().

  • 1 - As you've later discovered, the data is stored on the SD card, Android/NAND is untouched.

    2 - SSH and run "installtointernal" will be fine. You can repeat the process in the future (provided that "installtointernal" is supported). I think "official" LE does not support "installtointernal" - I think CoreELEC (CE) Leia (v9.x) and existing kszaq/wrxtasy/balbes150 builds for LE8 still support it but I'm not 100% sure on that. The only downside to installing to NAND is you lose Android (although I find Android a PITA - so I have also installed LE to NAND over a year ago and don't regret it).


    There is a hybrid approach where you can still run unofficial LE/CE builds from SD card, but save Kodi data to NAND. Android is untouched. I haven't tried this myself as I don't need Android. Link is here:- [HOWTO] Boot from SD card, use internal memory for data

  • I see there is a new image


    LibreELEC-S912.arm-8.2.4.2-fix-lost-audio-v2.tar


    Could you please explain what this image has more?

  • What about coping this into internal nand flash? Assuming I've tested the code on the SD card are there any pitfalls of doing this? I plan to do several boxes, so it could save the cost of the SD card for each.

    Be sure to have the original Android Image for this box(es)

  • Yes that is correct it still crashes, and it's not only this release it seems but other LibreELEC forks on other Linux platforms:


    LibreELEC Kodi 17.6 crashes when opening a file that only has external subtitles using Direct Paths · Issue #510 · croneter/PlexKodiConnect · GitHub


    It's under investigation, will see if the Intel Linux guys have any answers.

    On Coreelec it's fixed altough they are using Leia, maybe is a bug related to Krypton?

  • On Coreelec it's fixed altough they are using Leia, maybe is a bug related to Krypton?

    I had the same problem the other day but it only happened with one particular video.


    Another worked fine.

  • That sounds like a smart thing to do, but I'm not sure I know how to copy the original image out of the box.

    Not copy :) Download from WWW. ROMs are available for download.

    TX5 PRO S905X