CoreELEC 19.5-Matrix_rc2 Discussion

Hello Betatester.

A question…? To download the Android Firmware, I entered the link, but the Mecool KI pro does not appear. I get KM3, KM9 and KM1. Which of the 3 is compatible?

Try this file. According to my information, that should be Nougat 7.1 for Mecool KI Pro If thats the wrong one then I don’t know.

CAUTION: Please do not update firmware unless you know what you are doing, you really want it or it is absolutely necessary. Firmware updates may occasionally have bad results, like bricking your device, temporarily or permanently. The firmware update process is done entirely at your own risk. Before attempting to update the firmware, back up your data.

Ok, I’ll try to have.

I hope everything goes well, walking around with these things runs the risk of having to throw it away.
Have if this weekend, I get down to work.


I forgot… I must be root in Android, to be able to update…?

Only if you want to install to eMMC. No root neededto boot from USB or SD.

Android 7.1 (Nougat) or better needs to be installed first.


I’m going to try to install Coreelec in the root of the tv box. Hay works better.

Right now, I have it installed in root, Android I don’t. And I’m going to make a new installation of Coreelec in the root of the tv box.

Hi, I see the latest nightly updates the kernel to 5.10, I’m still on 4.9 on an odroid c4, is it going to give me any advantage as at th moment my system is rock solid months on end. Thanks

You read it wrong: there is only commit with this kernel but used by LibreELEC.

CoreELEC is using own kernel 4.9 for Amlogic-ng devices and own 5.4 for Amlogic-ne devices.

Ok thanks, seemed like a big leap with no discussion, I’m not to up on this stuff these days hence asking, don’t want to ruin a system that’s working perfectly.

Hello All!

I bought a new Vontar X3 with Gigabit LAN from Aliexpress. It is SoC S905X3 but came with JL2101 LAN processor.
Could you please help me what can I do if I would like a working LAN under the CE 19.5-Matrix_rc2 (Stable).

Go for nightlies, it was fixed meanwhile and should work.

Does the X3 have the dtb changes for the JL2101?

I’ve tried to lookup some ways to force 5.1 without luck. It is simply not able to recognise the audio as default values are unchanged. And the issue persist from 15.1 - 15.3 - 15.5 - latest nightly. Meaning that the most optimal solution here is to downgrade to 9.2.8 for S905X if I want to have working LPCM. Seems that I have another good reason for starting to replace my devices for the “New Era” train :slight_smile:

I updated the system and I can set the LAN and it seems it is working but unfortunately I got only a 169.254… ip address. Should I install from scratch or something else could be the problem?

Similar issue as Report about Amlogic S905X4 HK1 RBOX X4 - #508 by Portisch
Try with add. entry in Config.ini

I reinstalled the Vontar firmware and after that installed from scratch the CE nightly and it seems everything is working fine. Thank you fro your help.

Hi there,

I’m considering to buy a Odroid N2+ and wonder if CoreELEC 19.5-Matrix_rc2 does support both, HDMI-CEC as well as HW deinterlacing for H.264/H.265? These are k.o. criteria for me.

Many thanks in advance.

What is the question ?
All features of Odroid N2+ are public and well documented

to be honest, I couldn’t find an info about it.
before asking I was searching across the CE wiki incl. the one related to Hardkernel devices.
Also I checked the CE release notes of several releases under Github to see if something was added/changed.
just from a HW point of view I suppose that N2+ would support HDMI-CEC as well as hardware deinterlacing but it’s also dependent on the Kodi OS distribution, right.
For example, most recent LibreElec supports HW deinterlacing for H.264 on a RPi3 quite nicely and I’m considering to change from this RPi3 to N2+ with CE 19.5-Matrix.