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

  • BuzzTV X5 64AI
  • BuzzTV X5 128 AI

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 / DDRescue-GUI 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
BuzzTV X5 2G sc2_s905x4_buzztv_x5_2g.dtb S905X4
BuzzTV X5 2G/1000Mbps sc2_s905x4_buzztv_x5_2g_1gbit.dtb S905X4
BuzzTV X5 4G sc2_s905x4_buzztv_x5_4g.dtb S905X4
BuzzTV X5 4G/1000Mbps sc2_s905x4_buzztv_x5_4g_1gbit.dtb 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 reset button method

Install CoreELEC to eMMC

Installation to eMMC is currently unsupported

Device Support

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

Notes

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