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Booting CoreELEC

To boot CoreELEC for the first time, one the following techniques can be used:

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Method Procedure
Android APKReboot to LibreELEC reportedly works with CoreELEC.
Boot to Android, insert CoreELEC boot media, and run the app, then follow the onscreen instructions.
TerminalBoot to Android, install Jackpal's Terminal Emulator for Android.
Insert CoreELEC boot media, open a terminal and enter reboot update.
Reset ButtonAlso called the “toothpick method”.
Disconnect the power supply, insert boot media, push and hold the reset button while connecting the power.
Wait until the CoreELEC logo appears, then release the reset button.
NOTE
: On some devices, the reset button is located inside the AV port, requiring a toothpick, paperclip or small screwdriver to press the button.
Menu ButtonThis method has been reported to work with some devices.
Disconnect the power supply, insert boot media, push and hold the menu button on the remote control while reconnecting the power supply.
Wait until the CoreELEC logo appears, then release the remote button.
UpdateThis method has been reported to work with some devices.
Create or place an empty update.zip file in the root folder of the SD Card or USB Flash Drive.
In Android goto SettingsAbout DeviceLocal Update.
Select update.zip
Recovery_#01Boot into Android, insert boot media and choose reboot to recovery.
Recovery_#02If the device has an “Update” app pre-installed, open it, insert boot media, and choose any ZIP file in the app for update.
Recovery_#03Enable adb and enter adb reboot update.

Certain MiNiX devices

Power Button Insert boot media, plug in the power cord, then hold power button for a minimum of 6 seconds or until the CoreELEC logo appears.
  • Procedures are listed from easy to complex. Please try each procedure before seeking support
  • On some devices, only one procedure is possible
  • On some devices, only one of the USB slots allows for booting the device. Try each USB slot
  • Some devices will only boot from (μ)SD Card, while others only may boot from USB Flash Drive
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