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LibreELEC or CoreELEC?

Has anyone been able to get LibreELEC or CoreELEC running on the 495PRO via SD card? I've tried various S905/dtb combinations and the box simply boots up to the recovery menu. If you've been successful, please share.


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If anyone is interested, I was able to get CoreELEC 8.99.2 running from a USB stick.
I'm guessing that an SD card should work just as well, if not better, but I'm temporarily without one.

Here's the steps:

- Download the generic S905 image (e.g. CoreELEC-S905.arm-8.99.2-S905.img.gz) from https://coreelec.org
- Download/install Win32DiskImager from https://sourceforge.net
- Download/install 7-Zip from https://www.7-zip.org
- Use 7-Zip to open the gz file (~138MB) and extract the img file (e.g. CoreELEC-S905.arm-8.99.2-S905.img) to your desktop
- Use Win32DiskImager to open the img file (~549MB) and write the image to an empty USB stick
- On the USB stick:
    -  In the root folder, rename the file aml_autoscript to factory_update_param.ubt
    -  Copy gxbb_p200_2G_100M_RealtekWiFi.dtb from the device_trees folder to the root folder.
    -  In the root folder, delete dtb.img, then rename gxbb_p200_2G_100M_RealtekWiFi.dtb to dtb.img
- Unplug the 495PRO. Make sure the remote dongle is in the rear USB port and insert the USB stick into the front USB port
- Plug in the 495PRO. You should see the Lollipop screen for a few seconds followed by the CoreELEC screen. It does a bit of configuration the 1st time so be patient for a few minutes.

Once it starts, you'll be prompted through some setup, then you should be good to go. For some reason, you're not prompted for a time zone, so you'll need to go to Settings/Interface/Regional and enter it manually so the time display is correct.

Note: the default remote control settings seem a bit clunky with the MyGica remote, but I use a Harmony remote (in Windows Media Center PC mode) and it's working well except for power-on. The best part is that, unlike MyGica's broken firmware, the passthough audio is finally!!! working properly once activated via Settings/System/Audio.


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