Update: OpenELEC-6.0.3 was released with fixes for
- non working DVB driver for WeTek and OpenELEC box
- some CEC fixes for WeTek and OpenELEC box
- some fixes for language problems
- fixes for NOOBS (RPi)
downloads page updated
The OpenELEC 6.0.2 release has been published. Users running OpenELEC 5.95.1 thru 6.0.1 with auto-update enabled will be prompted on-screen to reboot and apply the update once it has been downloaded. Users running older OpenELEC releases or with auto-update disabled will need to manually update. If you would like to update from an older OpenELEC release please read update instructions/advice on the Wiki before updating. Manual update files can be obtained from the downloads page.
OpenELEC 6.0.2 is a maintenance release but has some new features backported from our upcoming OpenELEC-7.0 release. The main fixes are:
- full RaspberryPi 3 support including onboard WLAN and Bluetooth
- fixes to our settings addon, including fixes for backup/restore
- add more USB-WLAN drivers to WeTek Play and WeTek OpenELEC box builds
- Add a new experimental Amlogic CEC driver for WeTek Play and WeTek OpenELEC box.
- Added primary for testing and reporting issues.
- Nvidia graphic driver updates
- updated RPi 1/2/3 firmwares and graphic drivers
- more WLAN firmwares to support more chipsets
- Patch for glibc's DNS exploit CVE-2015-7547
- latest LTS 4.1 kernel (except iMX6 and Amlogic builds)
- add entropy package to speedup start of WLAN drivers
- add support for AVerTV Volar HD 2
To view a complete list of GitHub changes since 6.0.1 click here: https://github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/compare/6.0.1...6.0.2
OpenELEC 6.0 release contain a Kodi major version bump. If you are updating from OpenELEC 5.0 or earlier we strongly recommend you perform a full backup before performing a manual update. If you experience issues please perform a soft-reset to clear OpenELEC and Kodi settings.
WeTek OpenELEC Box - LIMITED EDITION
Designed from the inside to the outside
Thinking about all OpenELEC community, we have been working with our sponsor partner WeTek on a TV box dedicated to Kodi. Let us present you the WeTek OpenELEC model, a special edition, with pre-installed OpenELEC that combines DVB and multimedia contents.
Receiving IPTV channels is good, but broadcasting DVB channels with only one box, is great. WeTek OpenELEC is available with 3 different tuners, depending on your location and signal type (satellite, cable, terrestrial) you may opt for different tuners (DVB-S2, DVB-C/T/T2 and ATSC).
You may use a HDMI or an AV cable to connect the box, this guarantee that it can be used not only with modern TV but also with older one. This is the easiest way to enjoy Kodi environment on your TV.
This new device is already available on our website and includes 24 months guarantee and free express delivery. This is a limited edition reserved for OpenELEC fans, so access our OpenELEC webshop and don't wait to get your own.
Help Supporting OpenELEC
If you would like to contribute to the OpenELEC project, there are lots of ways you can help. We are always looking for people to help with documentation, testing and reporting bugs. If you enjoy using OpenELEC and would like to make a donation to support the project, you can do this using PayPal. Donating is easy and takes only a few minutes, and you do not need a PayPal account to make a donation. We can also accept donations by other means (bitcoin, flattr, etc…). You can find out more about donating here.
Note: You do not need a PayPal account to make a PayPal donation.
How To Upgrade To OpenELEC 6.0.2 Release
If you are going to update from one of our older releases, we STRONGLY advise that you make a backup of your XBMC data and do a manual update . You can use our OpenELEC Settings addon if you are using OpenELEC-3.2 or later to backup your data. For more details, please visit http://wiki.openelec.tv/index.php?title=Updating_OpenELEC.
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Testing and Reporting
There has been many months of development and testing in the run-up to this releases, but like any major update there are a lot of changes. Unfortunately, we are unable to test every scenario on all hardware, so it’s possible you might pick up on an issue we may have missed (this is why we do beta tests). We would like anyone brave enough to test this release and report issues that they find either with OpenELEC or Kodi.
We would like to thank our users, team members and partners for testing, reporting and fixing issues, creating how-to documents, developing new features, and their donations of hardware and funds to the project. We appreciate your continued support, without it we would not be able to continue.
Questions & Feedback
You can find the new release of OpenELEC 6.0.2 on the downloads page