CoreELEC for Beelink

These instructions explain how to install and boot CoreELEC on supported Beelink devices from µSD Card by use of a Windows PC. The instructions can easily be adapted for other Operating Systems.

Supported devices

  • Mini MXIII II
  • GS King X
  • GT King
  • GT King Pro
  • GT mini A
  • GT 1 mini
  • GT 1 mini 2

Requirements

  • Personal Computer with Internet Access
  • Memory Card Reader
  • A compatible Class 10 (USH 1/V 10) or better μSD Card
  • Image Writing Software

Image writing software

Application Function Linux Mac Windows
balenaEtcher Bootable Media Creator X X X
UNetbootin Bootable Media Creator X X X
USBImager Bootable Media Creator X X X
ddrescue / ddrescuegui Disk Utility X
Disk Utility Disk Utility X
Rufus Bootable Media Creator X

Preparation

  • Visit the CoreELEC website
  • Select a version to download
  • The Download Helper will pop up
  • Select Skip that and just show me all download options
  • Download the generic image (CoreELEC-Amlogic-ng.arm-xxx-Generic.img.gz)
  • Write the downloaded image to a μSD Card

Installation

Device Edition DTB SoC
Mini MXIII II 2G gxl_p212_2g.dtb S905X
GS King X 4G g12b_s922x_beelink_gs_king_x.dtb S922X
GT King 4G g12b_s922x_beelink_gt_king S922X.dtb
GT King Pro 4G g12b_s922x_beelink_gt_king.dtb S922X
GT mini A 2G/4G g12a_s905x2_beelink_gt_mini_a.dtb S905X2
GT 1 mini 2G/4G g12a_s905x2_beelink_gt1_mini.dtb S905X2
GT 1 mini 2 2G/4G sm1_s905x3_beelink_gt1mini2.dtb S905X3
  • Copy the device tree from the device tree folder on the µSD card to the root of the µSD Card
  • Rename the device tree dtb to dtb.img
  • Insert the µSD Card into the devices µSD slot
  • Boot the device using the reset button method

Install CoreELEC to eMMc

For situations where it is desirable to run CoreELEC in dual boot with Android or as a stand-alone JeOS:

Device Support

For support unrelated to CoreELEC, please refer to the Beelink User Support Forums.

Notes

The above instructions also can be used to create a bootable USB Flash Drive.