CoreELEC 9.2.4

CoreELEC 9.2.4

CoreELEC 9.2.4 is almost available. We are doing things a little bit different this release and doing a public release candidate build before the final release. Internal testing of release candidates for any software project don’t always seem to catch every possible issue with a new release.

The link below is to a release candidate build, and will be replaced with a link to the final 9.2.4 build on Tuesday if no major issues are found before then. This unfortunately means that early adopters will need to update again once the final 9.2.4 is released. Hopefully this helps us have a better final build for everybody, at the cost of a very minor inconvenience to a few.

It’s been a few months since our last release and we have added support for a few new devices and accessories, as well as many bug fixes and little improvements thanks to the feedback of users on our forum.

There is one new change that, despite being in a stable release, we still consider to be an experimental feature. That is support for GXL(S905X,S905D,S905W,S805X) devices with our ng builds. The reason for this is that there are just too many various GXL devices to have been able to test them all and work out all the rough edges. See the CoreELEC forum for more information on this.

Changes Since 9.2.3:

  • Update Kodi to 18.8
  • Added support for ODROID-N2Plus
  • Added support for Libre Computer La Frite
  • Fix issue with update notification
  • One less black screen / mode switch during boot on some devices
  • Improve mounting storage devices with duplicate names
  • GXL devices supported with 4.9 kernel Amlogic-NG builds
    (considered experimental for some devices)
  • User can configure libcec version for better compatibility
  • Playback fixes for some h264 content
  • Improved handling of stock clock speeds on some devices.
  • Added DT for Beelink GS King X to handle fan control
  • Added support for ODROID HiFi-Shields and other I2S devices on ODROID-C4
  • Updated to an improved version of OpenVFD
  • Added support for RTL8156 based USB adapters (2.5g Ethernet)
  • Added RT5651 analog audio amp support (MINIX U22X-XJ & Ugoos AM6)
  • Added SPI device for devices with GPIO headers (ODROID & VIM3(l))
  • ceemmc: added official support for Beelink & MINIX devices
  • Added settings for basic HDD park/idle control
  • Many other small bug fixes and improvements

Note: For our Le Potato users, you will notice that there are now two install img available: CoreELEC-Amlogic.arm-9.2.4-LePotato.img.gz , which is our original build using the 3.14 kernel; and CoreELEC-Amlogic-ng.arm-9.2.4-LePotato.img.gz , which is a build using the newer 4.9 kernel.

Note: For our ODROID-N2Plus users, the correct file for the ODROID-N2Plus is CoreELEC-Amlogic-ng.arm-9.2.4-Odroid_N2.img.gz
If you have an issue booting with petitboot see here

Note: Versions of CoreELEC prior to the 9.2.4 stable release are not compatible with the ODROID-N2Plus, and have a serious bug with the usbpower setting, and are not safe to use with the ODROID-N2Plus. So version 9.2.4 or newer is required for safe use of the ODROID-N2Plus


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