CoreELEC for BuzzTV

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

Supported devices

Amlogic-ng Amlogic-ne
BuzzTV X5 64 AI / 128 AI BuzzTV X5 64 AI / 128 AI
BuzzTV HD5 BuzzTV HD5
BuzzTV U5 BuzzTV U5


  • Personal Computer with Internet Access
  • Memory Card Reader
  • A compatible Class 10 (USH 1/V 10) or better μSD Card
  • 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 / DDRescue-GUI Disk Utility X
Disk Utility Disk Utility X
Rufus Bootable Media Creator X


  • 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-xx.arm-xxx-Generic.img.gz)
  • Write the downloaded image to a μSD Card


Device Edition DTB SoC
BuzzTV X5 64 AI / 128 AI 4G sc2_s905x4_buzztv_x5 S905X4
BuzzTV HD5 4G s4_s905y4_buzztv_hd5.dtb S905Y4
BuzzTV U5 4G sc2_s905x4_buzztv_u5_4g_1gbit S905X4
  • 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 terminal method

Install CoreELEC to eMMC

This feature is unavailable on BuzzTV devices.

Device Support

For support unrelated to CoreELEC, please refer to the BuzzTV Community Support Forums.


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