CoreELEC for Minix

These instructions explain how to install and boot CoreELEC on supported Minix devices from µSD Card by use of a Windows PC. The instructions can easily be adapted for other Operating Systems.

Supported devices

  • Minix Neo T5
  • Minix Neo U22-XJ
  • Minix Neo U22-XJ Max

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 / ddrescuegui 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
Minix Neo T5 2G g12a_s905x2_2g_1gbit.dtb S905X2
Minix Neo U22-XJ 4G g12b_s922x_minix_u22xj.dtb S922X
Minix Neo U22-XJ Max 4G g12b_s922x_minix_u22xj_max.dtb S922X
  • 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

If the reset button method doesn't work:

  • Power button Method (this works with some Minix devices):
    • insert boot media
    • plug in power cord
    • hold power button for a minimum of 6 seconds or until the CoreELEC logo appears

Install CoreELEC to eMMc

For situations where it is desirable to run CoreELEC in dual boot with Android or as a stand-alone JeOS:

Device Support

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

Notes

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