I just did a cleaninstall with CoreElec 20.1. Finally I tried to make an automatic backup, but the backup always fails. Near the end of the backup, the box hangs up and I have to unplug it to reboot. Sometimes it also automatically reboots.
I installed Coreelec twice on different SDcards. I have tried to backup all “.” foldersover SSH (WinSCP). This works except one file. I cannot copy “/storage/.kodi/temp/commoncache.socket”. Do I need this file for my backup?
Can I use this copy to restore my box or do I have to do anything else for a full backup?
Yes, Android is 6.x. Could I copy Coreelec to internal memory instread of upgrading to Android7? Would that also upgrade the bootloader? Upgrading AND copying to internal would doubl the chance to brick my box. I dont need Android anymore on that box. To minmum the risk I would perfer to update the bootloader while copying to internal. Is that passible?
No, you have to upgrade to Android 7.x to get the new bootloader. That is a basic requirement for CE as per the wiki
CoreELEC is a Just enough OS Linux distribution, combining cutting edge hardware support with a small disk and memory footprint while providing an efficient, elegant and non-destructive solution to deliver a complete Kodi Entertainment Center experience for Android-based set-top boxes using the ARMv8.x-A platform with Android 7.1 or greater pre-installed.
Once you do that then you can put CoreElec on the emmc. bootloader is not part of CoreElec.
Thank you for your help!
I have updated to Android 7 and now everything including backups works perfect!
It took my a lot of time to find a usable firmware. Finally I found a link in this forum!
If anybody else needs an update for an EgoIggo S95Xpro (2g/16g) box, you can use the img file: “HQYG-TX7-nikodi-20180104”