OpenELEC 4.0.7 Released: Raspberry Pi Update Instructions

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OpenELEC is a lightweight OS, built from the ground up, primarily to run XBMC on various devices, including Raspberry Pi. It runs smoothly Raspberry Pi compared to other media center OSes. This post introduces the recently released OpenELEC 4.0.7 update.

Openelec 4.0.7 Released
Openelec 4.0.7 Released

What's New in OpenELEC 4.0.7

OpenELEC 4.0.7 is a bugfix and maintenance release for OpenELEC 4.0 and it brings the following updates:

  • update to linux-3.14.11
  • update to xf86-input-evdev-2.9.0
  • update to pixman-0.32.6
  • update to xtrans-1.3.4
  • update to libhdhomerun-20140604
  • update to bcm2835-bootloader-1e7d3d9
  • update to bcm2835-driver-1e7d3d9
  • update to bluez-5.21
  • update to xf86-video-nvidia-331.89
  • update to dbus-1.8.6
  • update to libffi-3.1
  • update to dbus-glib-0.102
  • update to libvdpau-0.8
  • update to libva-intel-driver-1.3.2
  • update to simplejson-3.5.3
  • update to xf86-video-ati-7.4.0
  • update to xorg-server-1.15.2
  • update to lzo-2.08
  • update to libbluray-0.6.0
  • projects/RPi/patches/xbmc: update RPi support patch
  • add package 'libevdev'
  • busybox: add upstream patches
  • propects/Generic/options: lcdproc: enable serialVFD
  • alsa-utils: dont install default ALSA restore rule, to avoid overwriting our own mixer settings with default values. rename our udev rule to start after other default sound config rules. this should fix #3350, this should fix #3346

The original release announcement is available here. Bugs can be filed here.

Download and Installation for Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi OpenELEC Download
OpenELEC Installation Instructions
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Upgrade Instructions

A clean install is recommended if you are moving from OpenELEC 3.X. Systems running OpenELEC 4.0 or above will automatically update to OpenELEC 4.0.7 if auto-update is enabled.

Openelec 4.0.7 Update Options
Openelec Update Options

If not, you can update manually through the "Check for updates now" option from within OpenELEC settings. Depending on your internet connection, allow few minutes for the download and installation of the update. After a couple of reboots, you should be running OpenELEC 4.0.7. Do not worry, your settings and configurations will not be affected.

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Anand is a self-learned computer enthusiast, hopeless tinkerer (if it ain't broke, fix it), a part-time blogger, and a Scientist during the day. He has been blogging since 2010 on Linux, Ubuntu, Home/Media/File Servers, Smart Home Automation, and related HOW-TOs.