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 BOARD SoC
19.x STABLE Matrix GXL S805X, S805Y, S905X, S905D, S905L, S905M2, S905W
19.x STABLE Matrix G12A S905X2, S905Y2
19.x STABLE Matrix G12B A311D, S922X
19.x STABLE Matrix SM1 S905D3, S905X3

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

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


Installation

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

Brief

To create a bootable Class 10 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 SD card or USB flash drive
  3. Browse to the Device Trees folder on the SD card or USB flash drive, and:
    1. copy the correct .dtb image file for the device to the root folder of the SD Card or USB Flash Drive, then:
    2. rename it to dtb.img
  4. Use a Boot Method to boot CoreELEC from SD Card or USB Flash Drive

Detailed

Installation Video

Video by MXQ Project