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CoreELEC 9 (Leia) End of Life Announcement
The CoreELEC Development and Product Support Team has, after long deliberation, decided to actively discontinue product support for the CoreELEC 9 (Leia) development cycle on:
DECEMBER 31 2021 - 24:00 UTC
After this date, Team CoreELEC will no longer provide technical support, bug fixes, or security updates for its Legacy build.
This End of Life Announcement affects all GXBB (S905/S905H) and GXM (S912) based devices.
What is an End of Life Announcement?
For various reasons, products will eventually reach their natural End-of-Life. Reasons include newer and better technologies being made available, marketplace changes, or source parts and technologies no longer being available. This process is part of any technology product lifecycle.
Team CoreELEC tries to make the process as seamless as possible for end-users and partners alike, while providing visibility into what can be expected.
Why is this happening?
As content providers drop support for older hardware and software by upgrading their content management systems, our developers have to overcome increasingly complex and time consuming challenges to make these new technologies work with software and hardware that has become obsolete, incompatible, or underpowered to handle these newer technologies adequately.
Considering the relatively low cost of generation 2 and 3 of the Amlogic S9 family devices, Team CoreELEC recommends upgrading to hardware supporting CoreELEC 19 (Matrix).
The final version for the Leia legacy build is CoreELEC 9.2.8