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@cdu13a cdu13a released this Oct 29, 2020 · 39 commits to coreelec-9.2 since this release

CoreELEC 9.2.5 is now available. It's been a slow few months since our last release, but there has been some small changes and fixes that may be important to some users.

Changes Since 9.2.4.2

 * Updated Kodi to 18.9
 * Added support for ODROID-HC4
 * Added driver for AP6275S (WiFi6)
 * Fixed meson-ir power on
 * Several small bug fixes
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@cdu13a cdu13a released this Aug 15, 2020 · 98 commits to coreelec-9.2 since this release

CoreELEC 9.2.4.2 is now available. 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.

For our Le Potato users, you will notice that there are now two install img available: CoreELEC-Amlogic.arm-9.2.4.2-LePotato.img.gz, which is our original build using the 3.14 kernel; and CoreELEC-Amlogic-ng.arm-9.2.4.2-LePotato.img.gz, which is a build using the newer 4.9 kernel.

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
* bl301: support for GXL devices on amlogic-ng builds
* 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-9.2.4.2-LePotato.img.gz , which is our original build using the 3.14 kernel; and CoreELEC-Amlogic-ng.arm-9.2.4.2-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-9.2.4.2-Odroid_N2.img.gz
If you have an issue booting with petitboot you may need to update petitboot to version 20200816 or newer. Also if your ODROID-N2Plus is misidentified as an ODROID-N2 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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@cdu13a cdu13a released this Jun 11, 2020 · 270 commits to coreelec-9.2 since this release

CoreELEC 9.2.3 is now available. While there are no big individual changes, CoreELEC 9.2.3 does bring many updates, a number of bug fixes identified thanks to the feedback of users on our forum, and several other little refinements.

Important Note: The Odroid-N2Plus is not support by this build and we recommend against trying to use this build with the Odroid-N2Plus. For The Odroid-N2Plus Consider using the newest nightly build until the next stable build is read. Which will hopefully be first week of August.

Changes Since 9.2.2:

* Updated Kodi to 18.7.1
* Updated Kodi addons
* Added touchscreen support for ODROID-vu5/vu7/vu5a/vu7a displays (ng)
* Added config.ini options to better support odd displays (ng)
* Added support for Minix U22-XJ (ng)
* Fixed hardware decoding for mpeg4 files. (ng)
* Fixed USB related crash and several other small USB issues on ODROID-N2 and ODROID-C4
* Fixed spdif output on ODROID-C4
* Fixed analog audio output on Beelink GT-King Pro
* Fixed analog audio on S905X3 devices
* Fixed rare issue with SSHd not starting
* Fixed bugs with uSD boot (ng)
* Fixed CEC wakeup on routing information on Odroid-C4
* Bl301: Fixed SM1 CEC wakeup
* Bl301: Fixed USB power enable/disable on resume from suspend on ODROID-N2/ODROID-C4
* meson-ir/remote handling changed so no reboot is needed anymore
* Several video playback improvements
* Improved handling of several different types of eMMC (ng)
* Many other small bug fixes and improvements
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@adamg88 adamg88 released this Apr 13, 2020 · 481 commits to coreelec-9.2 since this release

CoreELEC 9.2.2 is now available bringing with it Kodi v18.6; a new, updated kernel for users of our -ng releases (more on this below); support for S905Y2 and S905X3 devices; HDR10+ support for -ng users; support for additional WiFi and BT adaptors and updated drivers for existing ones; and several bug fixes, thanks to all the users who have been running our nightly releases and giving us plenty of feedback to work with.

For users of our -ng releases, this release marks a significant upgrade. The kernel has been completely reworked from the ground up and is based on the latest Amlogic Android BSP which now supports HDR10+ playback. We have also completely re-engineered our approach to how the kernel uses the media modules responsible for hardware decoding. Gone are the days of fusing the modules to the kernel; we are now building the media modules as external modules, as Amlogic intended, with fewer hacks in the process.

Also of importance to our -ng releases is a fix to Kodi that makes use of the Amlogic multi decoder u-code, as development by Amlogic on the single decoder u-code used in earlier releases appears to have ceased. This brings improved hardware video decoding capabilities and more content is now playable with fewer issues than ever before.

Changes since 9.2.1:

* Added support for Khadas VIM3L
* Added support for Odroid C4
* Added support for X88 King
* Added support for S905X3 devices
* Added support for S905Y2 devices

* Fixed green screen issue (ng)
* Fixed HDMI-CEC issues (ng)
* Fixed Wake-on-LAN (ng)
* Updated bl301 (ng)
* Updated boot splash
* Updated ceemmc (ng)
* Updated installtoemmc (ODROID-N2)
* Updated kernel (ng)
* Updated libcec
* Updated media modules (ng)
* Updated ODROID-N2 bootloader
* Updated OpenVFD (added FD650 support)

* Added support for HDR10+ (ng)
* Added TVHeadend 4.3 addon
* Fixed resume after pause in Kodi
* Updated Hyperion.ng
* Updated Kodi addons
* Updated Kodi to v18.6

* Added new hardware tab in CE-settings
* Added support to configure CEC in CE-settings (ng)
* Added support to configure fan in CE-settings
* Added support to configure ODROID-N2/C4 blue LED heartbeat in CE-settings
* Added support to configure ODROID-N2/C4 USB power in CE-settings
* Added support to configure IR remote power code in CE-settings (ng)
* Added support to configure the CPU governor in CE-settings
* Added support to configure VESA display in CE-settings
* Added support to configure WOL in CE-settings
* Added support to install/remove BL301 bootloader in CE-settings (ng)

* Added WiFi driver for RTL8189FS (ng)
* Added WiFi driver for RTL8723BS (ng)
* Added WiFi driver for RTL8822CS (ng)
* Added WiFi driver for MT7668 (ng)
* Fixed disconnect/reconnect issue in CE-settings for Broadcom chipsets
* Fixed issue with RTL BT adaptors having a new mac on every reboot
* Updated Broadcom chipsets WiFi driver
* Updated RTL8821CU WiFi driver

* Added Bluetooth support for RTL8822BS
* Added Bluetooth support for RTL8822CS
* Updated Bluetooth firmware for RTL8723BS
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@adamg88 adamg88 released this Nov 29, 2019 · 851 commits to coreelec-9.2 since this release

CoreELEC 9.2.1 is now available, bringing with it Kodi v18.5, along with some new additions and a number of small bug fixes that we identified thanks to feedback received from users in our forums.

Changes since 9.2.0:

* added 4K GUI scaling toggle for G12 devices
* added internal dual boot support for G12 devices *
* added SoC model name to system information
* added support for custom video modes for G12 devices
* added support for multi channel pcm for G12 devices
* added WiFi and Bluetooth support for GX devices containing RTL8822B
* added Xbox One controller support for G12 devices
* fixed 4K OSD corruption for G12 devices (GUI scaling must be enabled)
* fixed Bluetooth for GX devices containing BCM4335A0
* fixed force 8bit display output Kodi setting
* fixed green screen issue on G12 devices
* fixed LePotato internal install script
* fixed HDR10+ playback on G12 devices
* fixed no Ethernet after rebooting from Android issue on GT-King
* updated Kodi to v18.5
* updated OpenVFD driver

* Refer to the following thread for more information on the ceemmc tool and how to use it.

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@adamg88 adamg88 released this Sep 17, 2019 · 1107 commits to coreelec-9.2 since this release

CoreELEC 9.2.0 is now available. We have come a long way since our first 9.0.0 release 7 months ago, and there have been big changes in CoreELEC. Based upon Kodi v18.4 final, this release has added support for more devices than ever before. CoreELEC now supports the very latest Amlogic chipsets, including S905X2/S922X and A311D using the Amlogic 4.9 Linux vendor kernel.

Changes since 9.0.3:

* added ability to turn on/off 5v power during power-off/sleep on ODROID-N2
* added BL301 inject feature *
* added support for Beelink GT-King (S922X)
* added support for Khadas VIM3 (A311D)
* added support for S905X2 devices
* added WiFi firmware for devices with AP6236 chipset
* added WiFi driver for RTL8822BS
* fixed RTL8723BS bluetooth support
* rebranded Kodi
* updated DVB drivers
* updated Kodi to v18.4
* updated OpenVFD driver
* updated OpenVPN to enable server mode

* Refer to the following thread for more information on the inject_bl301 tool and how to use it.

BEELINK GT-KING / KHADAS VIM3 / ODROID-N2 / S905X2 SUPPORT
For a number of months now the CoreELEC developers have been working on the Amlogic 4.9 vendor kernel to support the latest devices that have recently become available on the market. We have been collaborating with members of the Beelink, Hardkernel, and Khadas teams to support these devices better than previous devices. As a result of this work we are able to easily add additional support for Generic S905X2 devices. Users who have one of these devices should use the "Amlogic-ng" images for new installs and updating.

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@adamg88 adamg88 released this Jul 2, 2019 · 2 commits to coreelec-9.0 since this release

CoreELEC 9.0.3 is now available bringing with it Kodi v18.3, support for the ODROID-N2, some new additions and a number of small bug fixes that we identified thanks to the feedback received from users in our forums.

Changes since 9.0.2:

* added dark grey subtitles option
* added device trees for Datamax DM14, Mecool KS2 and Mecool M8S DVB-S2
* added support for ODROID-N2
* added WiFi driver for RTL8821CU based adapters
* added automatic setting of double write mode when using hyperion.ng
* fixed ability to use multiple amremote configurations
* fixed bluetooth issues for devices with QCA9377 chipsets
* fixed progressive/interlaced detection
* fixed rare crash at start-up if user deleted addons.db and used non-English language
* fixed unregister of CEC device during suspend/power-off
* improved delay when seeking with DVB/IPTV
* updated DVB drivers
* updated Kodi to v18.3
* updated OpenVFD driver
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@adamg88 adamg88 released this May 12, 2019 · 110 commits to coreelec-9.0 since this release

CoreELEC 9.0.2 is now available bringing with it Kodi v18.2, some new additions and a number of small bug fixes that we identified thanks to the feedback received from users in our forums.

Changes since 9.0.1:

* added display info to player process info window
* added dtb sanity check at boot
* added support to mix LFE in to stereo channels
* fixed hyperion.ng slowdown issue
* fixed slow boot on some devices installed to internal
* fixed subtitle stutter on S912 devices
* updated Kodi to v18.2
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@adamg88 adamg88 released this Feb 27, 2019 · 500 commits to coreelec-9.0 since this release

CoreELEC 9.0.1 is now available bringing with it Kodi v18.1, some new additions and a number of small bug fixes that we identified thanks to the feedback received from users in our forums.

Changes since 9.0.0:

* added CE-settings option to mute HDMI audio output
* added CE-settings option to overclock GPU
* fixed language selection in initial setup
* fixed reboot issue (missing syscall 385)
* fixed meson-ir/amremote switching when Android is installed
* improved subtitle rendering
* updated Kodi and pvr.iptvarchive to keep default PVR API
* updated Kodi to v18.1
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@adamg88 adamg88 released this Feb 16, 2019 · 567 commits to coreelec-9.0 since this release

CoreELEC 9.0.0 has finally arrived, after 10 months since the creation and first alpha release of CoreELEC with users testing Kodi v18 in various stages of it's development cycle, our first stable release has finally landed. Based upon Kodi v18.0 final, this release contains our biggest change to date with support for both S905 and S912 devices now in a single unified install image.

Features:

  • Kodi (Leia) v18.0 Final
  • 3.14 Linux Kernel
  • Open-source DVB driver
  • OpenVFD
  • Entware package manager
  • Amremote and meson-ir remote support
  • HDR auto colour space/depth switching
  • Unified install image

KODI (LEIA) V18.0 FINAL
After 2 years of being in development, Kodi v18.0 has finally been released and the final version has been included with this release, more information on this release can be found here.

3.14 LINUX KERNEL
Our releases include the 3.14 Amlogic vendor kernel, we believe this kernel offers the most compatibility to all Amlogic users at this time, whilst mainline development is progressing we will not abandon S912 or any other users and we will continue to use and develop this kernel until such time that we feel mainline is suitable for all of our users.

OPEN-SOURCE DVB DRIVER
Developed by one of our key developers, @afl1 has created an open-source DVB driver for CoreELEC for use by users with WeTek/MeCool/Khadas and Magicsee devices.

OPENVFD
OpenVFD by @arthur-liberman has created a kernel module and Kodi companion add-on exclusively for CoreELEC to control most VFD's on Amlogic devices.

ENTWARE PACKAGE MANAGER
Unlike other distributions we believe users should be able to install any application on their device of their choosing without having to resort to using out of date Kodi addons or complicated Docker packages. Entware has over 2000 linux packages that can be installed with a single command!

AMREMOTE AND MESON-IR REMOTE SUPPORT
CoreELEC can be configured to use either Amremote or with meson-ir to use almost any remote of your choosing to control your device, click here for more information on how to configure either of these.

HDR AUTO COLOUR SPACE/DEPTH SWITCHING
Amlogic devices are one of the few STB's available on the market that support HDR and now thanks to @cdu13a, automatic CS/CD switching is supported in CoreELEC.

UNIFIED INSTALL IMAGE
Gone are the days of having different install images, now thanks to @kszaq and @Raybuntu you can use the same file to update any of your devices that you have running CoreELEC.

Changes since 8.99.2:

* added CE-settings toggle for alternative HEVC seeking
* fixed audio delay when using an AVR
* improved DVB drivers
* improved HDMI driver and HDR auto switching
* unified S905/S912 image
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