[8.2.3.1] LibreELEC 8.0 for S805

  • DISCONTINUED: These builds will no longer be updated but you are welcome to use them!


    LibreELEC 8.2 for Amlogic S805 devices.


    Important notes:

    • These are unofficial, community supported builds so please post all bugs/issues in this forum area only.
    • Bug reports will no longer be looked into as the build is discontinued.
    • I created these builds for myself and work on them in my free time. I also don't know a lot of things so please be kind and patient if you encounter any bugs.
    • Bugs? Read this first: LibreELEC


    Supported devices:


    • "MXQ" build: MK808B Plus and Beelink MXQ (with red "MX" stripe on top, Nexteon motherboard)
    • "HD18Q" build: all-black MXQ, OTT MXQ and possibly other S805-based devices. You should first try running LE from an SD card to see if it works for you.
    • "m201d" build: "all-black" boxes with 512MB RAM

    Odroid-C1(+) is not supported, please use Wrxtasy's builds.


    How to install:



    FAQ


    FAQ


    Tips & tricks:


    WARNING Unless you have Android installed in internal memory, you have to provide remote.conf for your box. It can either be picked from links below or you can extract it from Android firmware. The easiest way to "install" it is copying it to root folder of your SD card.


    Here you can download remote.conf from MXQ build: remote.conf
    Here you can download remote.conf from HD18Q build: remote.conf
    Here you can download remote.conf from m201d build: remote.conf


    8.2.3.1 (2018-01-22)
    Downloads: Index of /s805/8.2.3.1/
    Source code: 8.2.3.1


    Changelog:

    • LibreELEC 8.2.3

    Known issues:

    • SAMBA/SMB/Shared folder issues? Read this blog post first
    • Built-in DVB tuners are not supported.
    • CEC might not work when your box has incompatible u-boot or your TV is not that well supported by Amlogic low-level CEC driver.
    • no support for built-in DVB tuners and front LCD/segment displays
    • Supported internal WiFi chips: Broadcom (all), Realtek (all). Other chips, e.g. 9082xs are not supported because there is no driver source code available.
    • some boxes cannot wake up from suspend/power off by pressing remote power button (u-boot bug
      • you can now work this around by adding echo Y > /sys/power/wake_lock to autostart.sh - this would make your box not suspend and only turn off HDMI signal instead
      • you should note that with wake_lock enabled, your device is working all the time - e.g. pressing a keyboard button results in key press in Kodi that you cannot see!
      )
    • power LED on not officially supported boxes may not work as intended (too many boards to support them with a single build)
    • no HD-Audio passthrough and multichannel audio output (hardware limitation)

    Edited 9 times, last by kszaq ().

  • Great, hope I can start with previous build, leaving it about plain, only some Hd Addon, then add this preview! Thanks a lot, Kszaq! I still have 2 S and M 805 with your OE 6., waiting!


    Inviato dal mio ASUS_Z00AD utilizzando Tapatalk

    Edited once, last by vn800art ().

  • Installed on SD, seems OK, perhaps a few sound sync issues but vid playback quality seems improved for 264 and 265. Can't reboot from Nand. GUI is very fast.


    EDIT: Rebooting to Nand seems to be working now, not sure what happened there. So Krypton seems OK but it isn't really ready yet I think the vid playback may be better for image quality but is a bit juddery at times motion-wise and the audio has sync issues. Nice to get a preview and it looks like it could be worth the migration once it's up to speed! Still very happy with K's Jarvis build.


    EDIT 2: Forgot to mention a simple backup, I mean very clean only a few addons, from Jarvis seemed to work OK but an older backup (not that old just a few months old), with maybe ten or more addons, failed!

    Running:
    S805 - MXQ.arm 7.0.3.1 from Nand on all black MXQ, board number: 'AM_MXQ_A 20150825'

    Edited once, last by PatrickJB ().

  • for me work perfect its 100% alpha?? xD
    im w8 for update, need start on nand:]
    thx kaszaq grat work

  • You can use installtointernal command to install this build to internal memory.


    If you run one of my 7.0 LE builds from internal memory, you can update to Krypton build by dropping img.gz file to Update folder.


  • you can update to Krypton build by dropping img.gz file to Update folder


    How long, realistically, would you expect the 'add-on migration' process to take? 35mins and counting . . . :s


    Managed to install to internal (had to manually reboot after the above freeze) - couldn't persuade it to boot from SD. Seems to be working so far

    Edited once, last by Poida ().

  • I installed this version on my Beelink MXQ. First impressions:


    The Good: The problem with my Microsoft remote is fixed. It sends double key presses once in a while though.


    The Bad: At least two of the video addons I use every day (FilmOn and a torrent client), don't work or work with problems. I don't know if the fault is with Krypton, LE or this particular Alpha version, the bottom line is that it can not replace OE for the time being.

    Running kszaq's LibreELEC 8.2.2.3 and adamg's LibreELEC 9.x 1.0.6 on Cooleme MB1 (S905X - 2GB/8GB)


  • The Bad: At least two of the video addons I use every day (FilmOn and a torrent client), don't work or work with problems. I don't know if the fault is with Krypton, LE or this particular Alpha version, the bottom line is that it can not replace OE for the time being.


    I think there are quite a few addons that haven't been updated for Kodi Krypton, they'll probably be updated eventually but obviously it's not finished/released yet so addon developers may well be hanging back a bit.


    K's Jarvis build still rocks so I'm happy and I may run Krypton from SD when it's ready and keep Jarvis on Nand/internal.


    My first impression of Krypton was that it was pretty good but now I've played with it I can't see it beating Jarvis for a long time to come. The sliding GUI is 'nice' but after a while you'll probably turn the slide effect off and then it's just a pretty bland GUI with the best bits of the other skins all mixed together. To be honest it's fast but design-wise the GUI is a step down from confluence. Just my opinion! :-/

    Running:
    S805 - MXQ.arm 7.0.3.1 from Nand on all black MXQ, board number: 'AM_MXQ_A 20150825'

  • im install this version krypton to nand work super fast :D
    and i dont have any problems, im use lan kabel no wifi and titan skin
    i think i have better quality on video :]


  • You can always install Confluence for Krypton from official Kodi addon repo. ;)


    I tried that and it was really glitchy! Might give it another go at some point.
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    im install this version krypton to nand work super fast :D
    and i dont have any problems, im use lan kabel no wifi and titan skin
    i think i have better quality on video :]


    I might try the Titan skin and see if it's any better than default or confluence.

    Running:
    S805 - MXQ.arm 7.0.3.1 from Nand on all black MXQ, board number: 'AM_MXQ_A 20150825'

    Edited once, last by PatrickJB ().

  • On my minim8s with usb sound, it works fine. No more problems with sound.
    And since the repos updated, I've been able to install confluence back. So I'm more positive than last time.

  • Wiped the previous comment for an update (on red stripe beelink mxq):


    The .update method doesn't work with this img.tz unfortunately. I built myself off the SX805-bringup branch, and was able to successfully update off the tar output (link for those interested: Dev-Host - - The Ultimate Free File Hosting / File Sharing Service).


    However, I'm about to downgrade due to the very poor video playback. Lower resolution (such as 720p) and low bitrate videos playback fine, however no matter refresh rate changing or other options, the higher bitrate 1080p videos stutter VERY badly. These ran flawlessly on the previous releases. I even tried toggling the amcodec hwaccel options (which I needed to do in previous releases when the option didn't stay enabled post-update).


    I will pay attention to this release for when playback is fixed, since I'm a big fan of Estuary.


    Edit: My higher bitrate x265 stutter badly in addition to the x264. Definitely sticking with personal builds of previous releases (due to mce remote deprecation) until playback is fixed.

    Edited once, last by blinkmxq ().


  • Seems to be working so far.


    Seem to be having some display issues after Power-on from OFF (reboot is OK)
    Sometimes I get a solid pale blue screen (or no display at all) and have to cycle OFF/ON, sometimes the resolution has changed to 720p from 1080p.
    I have had to disable 24Hz display on this Toshiba TV, due to issues, so it's possible that this is also more to do with the TV than the build (r23452)

    Edited once, last by Poida ().


  • K's Jarvis build still rocks so I'm happy and I may run Krypton from SD when it's ready and keep Jarvis on Nand/internal.


    I'm sure Jarvis rocks but I can't use it unless I find a way to use a proper remote.
    Now, seeing that my remote works with Krypton but it doesn't work with Jarvis, I wonder what has changed. Is it possible to transfer something like a config file from one version to the other?
    [hr]


    A small bug in 7.90: the Volume Up\Down buttons don't work.

    Running kszaq's LibreELEC 8.2.2.3 and adamg's LibreELEC 9.x 1.0.6 on Cooleme MB1 (S905X - 2GB/8GB)


  • Now, seeing that my remote works with Krypton but it doesn't work with Jarvis, I wonder what has changed. Is it possible to transfer something like a config file from one version to the other?


    My Krypton build uses old media drivers (like my old OE builds) and media_build drivers can't be used yet.


  • My Krypton build uses old media drivers (like my old OE builds) and media_build drivers can't be used yet.


    Does this mean that I'll lose the remote again when you switch to new media drivers?
    Sorry if it's a stupid question, I'm not familiar with programming and LE development :blush:

    Running kszaq's LibreELEC 8.2.2.3 and adamg's LibreELEC 9.x 1.0.6 on Cooleme MB1 (S905X - 2GB/8GB)