Generic Devices

This section covers the installation of CoreELEC on Generic devices

Android 7.1 or greater is required to install CoreELEC

Boards and SoC

CoreELEC has been reported to work on a large variety of Generic Devices:

CoreELEC Condition Name Family SoC
19.5 RC2 Matrix GXL S805X, S805Y, S905X, S905D, S905L, S905M2, S905W
19.5 RC2 Matrix G12A S905X2, S905Y2
19.5 RC2 Matrix G12B A311D, S922X
19.5 RC2 Matrix SM1 S905D3, S905X3
19.5 RC2 Matrix SC2 S905X4

Even though CoreELEC works fine with 1Gb of memory, 2Gb or more are recommended for smooth playback of UHD content.

CoreELEC 9 (Leia) End of Life DECEMBER 31 2021 @ 24:00 UTC


This section covers the installation of CoreELEC to External Media such as SD Card or USB Flash Drive.


To create a bootable Class 10 (μ)SD Card or a USB Flash Drive:

  1. Download the latest CoreELEC .img.gz file
  2. Use Disk Image Writing Software to write the downloaded file to the (μ)SD card or USB flash drive
  3. Browse to the Device Trees folder on the (μ)SD card or USB flash drive, and:
    1. copy the correct .dtb image file for the device to the root folder of the (μ)SD Card or USB Flash Drive, then:
    2. rename it to dtb.img
  4. Use a Boot Method to boot CoreELEC from (μ)SD Card or USB Flash Drive


Installation Video

Video by MXQ Project