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OpenELEC 3.2.1 Released: Raspberry Pi Update Instructions

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 3.2.1 update.

OpenELEC 3.2.1

What’s New in OpenELEC 3.2.1

OpenELEC 3.2.1 is a bugfix and maintenance release for OpenELEC 3.2 and it brings several updates, including the following:

  • update to xf86-video-intel-2.99.903
  • update to xbmc-12.2-cd71444
  • update to linux-3.10.13
  • update to service.openelec.settings-0.2.16
  • update to bcm2835-bootloader-86e7643
  • update to bcm2835-driver-86e7643
  • update to llvm-3.3
  • update to libva-driver-intel-1.2.1
  • update to libaacs-0.6.0, convert to new package format
  • update to libbluray-0.3.0, convert to new package format
  • update to wlan-firmware-0.0.14
  • update to fuse-exfat-1.0.1
  • update to timezone-data-2013d
  • update RPi kernel patch
  • downgrade to xf86-video-fglrx-12.10
  • downgrade to curl-7.31.0, this should solve non working FTP sources in XBMC
  • linux: fix setting up ondemand up_threshold value
  • linux: add support for Ubiquiti WifiStation
  • linux: mac80211: ignore (E)CSA in probe response frames, this should fix #2617
  • busybox: prevent cdrom from autoclose, this should fix #2510
  • Fixed eventlircd’s 03_0755_2626.evmap to make most of the buttons of iRF Media Technology W-01RN_USB_V3.1 IR remote work out of the box.
  • bluez: fix udev rule for logitech keyboard support, this should fix #2599
  • eventlircd: add support for MS-Tech remotes
  • kmod: add patch to support /storage/.config/modprobe.d
  • v4l-utils: added some keys to rc6_mce map for xbox360 slim black remote, fixes #2331
  • eventlircd: update holtek remote mappings
  • linux: fix tevi s471
  • eventlircd: set default first repeat to 1000ms to avoid double keypresses on some remotes
  • xbmc: After suspend wait for the first NIC to come up before continuing
  • projects/*/linux: remove PSTATE support again
  • bcm2835-bootloader: fix create sdcard script
  • udevil: add ‘nonempty’ option for exfat
  • udevil: support mounting disks without partition tables

The original release announcement is available here.

Installation and Configuration Instructions

OpenELEC Installation Instructions
Install OpenELEC using NOOBS

Build a Low-Cost Raspberry Pi Media Center ~$65 Price
Raspberry Pi 3 (RPi3) Model B Quad-Core 1.2 GHz 1 GB RAM Kit, including: ~$49.99
Samsung 16GB EVO Class 10 Micro SDHC Card with Adapter ~$6.99
SANOXY Wireless USB PC Remote Control Mouse for PC ~$8.00

Upgrade Instructions

Systems running OpenELEC 3.0 or above will automatically update to OpenELEC 3.2.1 if auto-update is enabled.

OpenELEC 3.2.1 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 3.2.1. Do not worry, your settings and configurations will not be affected.

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Anand is a self-learned computer enthusiast, a part-time blogger, and a Food Scientist by career. He has been blogging since 2010 on Linux, Ubuntu, Home/Media/File Servers, Smart Home Automation, and related HOW-TOs on htpcbeginner.com and smarthomebeginner.com.