[HOW TO] KODI Linux on Amlogic TV Boxes
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There's now 3 versions of Linux/KODI for Android Tv boxes

Version 1. EmbER
thanks Team EmbER-Dev http://ember-dev.com/

To Install
Go to Ember and download the files for the corresponding device.

1.Copy all files listed below to sdcard root directory
- aml_autoscript
- bootloader.img
- EmbER-Amlogic-_****_****-update.zip
- factory_update_param.aml
- factory_update_param.ubt
- recovery.img

2.Insert sdcard into box.
3.Press and hold the reset button, then plugin power.
4.Continue holding reset button for about 10 seconds, then release.
5.There may be no display for up to 2 mins (DON'T POWER OFF!!!) then upgrading screen will appear.
6.After it's finished, the box will restart.

To Revert
Go to Ember and download the files for the corresponding device.

1.Copy all files listed below to sdcard root directory
- aml_autoscript
- bootloader.img
- ****.zip
- factory_update_param.aml
- recovery.img

2.Insert sdcard into box.
3.Press and hold the reset button, then plugin power.
4.Continue holding reset button for about 10 seconds, then release.
5.There may be no display for up to 2 mins (DON'T POWER OFF!!!) then upgrading screen will appear.
6.After it's finished, the box will restart.

Version 2 & 3. Unofficial builds aimed at devices based on Amlogic S805 SoC
Thanks to kszaq for these builds.

Good for dual booting. Able to leave original Android Firmware and have OpenElec or LibreElec on SDcard

https://forum.libreelec.tv/thread-1173.html
http://freaktab.com/forum/tv-player-supp...8b-and-mxq

Download Firmware:
LibreElec - http://sx05.eu/libreelec/
OpenElec - http://sx05.eu/releases/

Supported devices:
MK808B Plus
Nexteon-made MXQ (a.k.a. Beelink MXQ - with red "MX" stripe on top)

The builds are also reported to work on: all-black MXQ, OTT MXQ and possibly other S805-based devices. You should first try running LE from an SD card to see if it works for you.

For MK808B+ and red-stripe MXQ use a build with device name in it. For other boxes, you have to experiment with HD18Q/MXQ/m201d builds. m201d build is aimed at boards with 512MB of RAM.

Installing to Sdcard using Windows
Requirements
Windows XP / 7 / 8 / 10
The Rufus writing application.
The suitable diskimage for your S805.

WARNING: Please note that the target device (USB Stick / Sdcard) will be fully erased. Also make sure you use the correct drive letter for your USB Stick / Sdcard.

Instructions
1. Insert your USB Stick / Sdcard into your system. It should appear with a new drive letter.
2. Directly load the .img.gz diskimage into Rufus, and write the diskimage onto the USB stick / SD card.

How to install to device:
Before installing, make sure that you have a fully-functional Android firmware on your box.
Most of all, the following things have to work:
• power LED
• powering on by remote control
• WiFi

Nand:
1. Download zip file from NAND release folder.
2. Unpack downloaded file to an SD card - there will be 3 files as a result: aml_autoscript, factory_update_param.aml and a zip file with an update.
3. Install ROM using "toothpick" method.
Sdcard:
1. Download img.gz file from SD release folder.
2. Unpack image to you hard drive and burn it to SD card. You can read how to do it here: http://wiki.libreelec.tv/index.php?title=Installation
As a result, you should have 3 files on your SD card: aml_autoscript, KERNEL.IMG and SYSTEM.
3. To boot the system for the first time you have to use "toothpick" method. You have to do this only once. You should repeat only this step if booting from SD fails after Android reconfiguration/update. Don't worry, it won't delete your data.
Updating:
For both NAND and Sdcard installations, download either tar or img.gz file from Update folder and follow instructions from here: http://wiki.libreelec.tv/index.php?title..._LibreELEC


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[HOW TO] KODI Linux on Amlogic TV Boxes - by AuXBoX - 2013-12-15, 06:59
Falling at the first hurdle - by malcolmbarr - 2014-02-16, 16:17
TVHeadend hangs at channel switch - by vvd214 - 2014-08-29, 09:20
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