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Update your XBian to XBMC Frodo 12.0 Final
Hi all,

As many of you already known XBMC Frodo (12.0) Final has been released (awesome work XBMC team!). Because we know some of you don't like to wait for a XBian update, we made instructions on how to get this awesome XBMC build.

NOTE: Advanced users only! If you are not, please wait for the next XBian release! If you are wondering why the download is so big, we also need to get some dependencies.

Update (30-01-2013 18:00 UTC+0): we updated the firmware & XBMC to take advantage of experimental support for the following codec's: VP6, VP8, MJPEG, and Ogg Theora. However MJPEG isn't working yet due to a firmware issue, the Raspberry Pi company is working on this. If you already upgraded it's safe to rerun these instructions.

IMPORTANT: Replace Commit:4d99fd2 with 4d99fd2b51a84083bb6a40453fd4d0ae074c069#8 (remove the #). The XBMC forum replaces the original text

To install
SSH into your pi and execute the following commands:
sudo su         #default password = 'raspberry'
service xbmc stop
apt-get update
apt-get install libcurl3 libva1
cd /opt
rm -rf xbian
git clone -b xbian-alpha5 git://
cd xbian
git reset --hard 4d99fd2b51a84083bb6a40453fd4d0ae074c0698
rm  boot/config.txt boot/cmdline.txt
rm -rf /boot.OLD
mkdir /boot.OLD
cp -R /boot/* /boot.OLD
rm -rf /opt/vc.OLD
mv /opt/vc /opt/vc.OLD
rm -rf /usr/local/share/xbmc.OLD
mv /usr/local/share/xbmc /usr/local/share/xbmc.OLD
rm -rf /usr/local/lib/xbmc.OLD
mv /usr/local/lib/xbmc /usr/local/lib/xbmc.OLD
cp -R boot/*  /boot
cp -R opt/vc /opt
cp -R usr/local/lib/xbmc /usr/local/lib/xbmc
cp -R usr/local/share/xbmc /usr/local/share/xbmc
chmod +x /usr/local/lib/xbmc/xbmc.bin
rm -rf /lib/modules/3.6.11+.OLD
mv /lib/modules/3.6.11+ /lib/modules/3.6.11+.OLD
cp -R lib/modules/3.6.11+ /lib/modules/

To restore
If you don't like the new firmware & XBMC restore using the following commands.
sudo su         #default password = 'raspberry'
/etc/init.d/xbmc stop
rm -rf /usr/local/lib/xbmc
rm -rf /usr/local/share/xbmc
mv /usr/local/share/xbmc.OLD /usr/local/share/xbmc
mv /usr/local/lib/xbmc.OLD /usr/local/lib/xbmc
cp -R /boot.OLD/* /boot
rm -rf /opt/vc
mv /opt/vc.OLD /opt/vc
rm -rf /lib/modules/3.6.11+
mv /lib/modules/3.6.11+.OLD /lib/modules/3.6.11+

Please leave your feedback, finding & suggestions here! Thanks!
Thank you so much for all your hard work!!!

I'm sure I'm missing something but I can't get this part to work

IMPORTANT: Replace Commit:4d99fd2 with 4d99fd2b51a84083bb6a40453fd4d0ae074c069#8 (remove the dash). HuhWhat dashHuh

git reset --hard Commit:4d99fd2

I get the following:
[email protected]:/opt/xbian# git reset --hard 4d99fd2b51a84083bb6a40453fd4d0ae074c069#8
fatal: ambiguous argument '4d99fd2b51a84083bb6a40453fd4d0ae074c069#8': unknown revision or path not in the working tree.

or if I try :
[email protected]:/opt/xbian# git reset --hard commit:4d99fd2b51a84083bb6a40453fd4d0ae074c069#8
fatal: Invalid object name 'commit'.

I'm sure I just miss reading or miss typing something, any help would be great,
Ok, got it, dash is # lol

git reset --hard 4d99fd2b51a84083bb6a40453fd4d0ae074c0698
HEAD is now at 4d99fd2 XBMC Frodo 12.0 Final with custom omxplayer, see issue #255

In fact, I was swrong. Just replaced it with 'Remove the #'
Hi guys,

From my side I got this message:

[email protected]:/opt# git clone -b xbian-alpha5 git://
Cloning into 'xbian'...
fatal: Remote branch xbian-alpha5 not found in upstream origin

I can see on the git that there is only xbian-beta1

frodo is available on this branch?
Err, because you are trying to update to an alpha from over a year agoHuh

XBMC 13 (Gotham) has been released over a month.
Yes, I saw but I cannot see a proper tuto to update to gotham 13.1...
If you are on Xbian, then I guess is the best place to look.
Thanks, worked perfectly:
sudo apt-get install xbian-package-xbmc-gotham-nightly

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