How to configure VFD


Some devices that CoreELEC supports have a VFD similar to the TX3 Mini as shown below.


Many of these are supported in our builds thanks to @TheCoolest.

To get these working is really easy.

  1. Goto Arthur’s VFD repository here.
  2. Download the configuration that matches your device and rename it to vfd.conf.
  3. Copy the vfd.conf to /storage/.config on your device.
  4. Install OpenVFD Service via the CoreELEC repository in Kodi.
  5. Reboot and enjoy.

There is only 1 device at present, that requires the use of a custom DTB which is the A95X-R2 and this can be found in the device_trees folder on your sd-card/usb drive.

:question: Which DTB do I use?
OTT TV-BOX T95M -> Which DTB for VFD Use / Remote Control
[SOLVED] Tx9 pro stuck on booting
CoreELEC 8.95.7

A MILLION thanks for this information. I never thought I would get my front clock working without the original firmware. I have the M82. Any way to get the display to show a 12-hour versus 24-hour clock? Settings inside CoreElec are set and display time in 12-hour format. Thank you.


There is no support for 12H/24H selection at this point.


Then 24 hour clock it is. I am VERY happy to have my clock back! Thank you sooo much for the hard work you did to put all of this information together. Much appreciated.


Is there a wy to show local time instead of UTC?


UTC? It uses the system time. If your box doesn’t have the correct time, it won’t show correctly on the VFD.


Hm. Kodi shows correct time. Looks like kodi’s timezone is independent of system’s. I’ll check it


I had different timezone in kodi & system. I had no /storage/.cache/timezone file.
So I just did echo "TIMEZONE=Europe/Moscow" >> /storage/.cache/timezone and everything became OK after reboot.



I have a Alfawise S95 box, and I installed Coreelec 8.90.4 .
I have tried all the dtb’s in the memory card, but the box is allways displaying “boot”.

I installed openvfd and tried several vfd.conf files, but the display never changes,

Is there anything that I’m not doing right?


  1. You only need the regular DTB from CoreELEC SD card for your SoC, don’t use any other DTBs.
  2. If you tried a few vfd.conf files and it still isn’t working, I’ll need the DTB from the Android installation.
  3. I’ll need to know what icons the box has. (top - right to bottom - left)

Edit: I just found a disassembled image of the box, it looks like a rebadged TX3 Mini. Try the vfd.conf for the tx3 and see if it works. - scroll down.


First, Thank You! I was tired o the Word “Boot” on the display.
Second, If anyone owns a Alfawise S95, just use the TX3 Mini dtb.img and vfd.conf, it’ll work perfectly.

OTT TV-BOX T95M -> VFD/Remote not working -or- which Box do i have?!