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OpenELEC 3.2.3 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 3.2.3 update.

OpenELEC 3.2.3

What’s New in OpenELEC 3.2.3

OpenELEC 3.2.3 is a bugfix and maintenance release for OpenELEC 3.2 and it brings several updates, including the following:

  • update to xbmc-12.2-97a9f05
  • update to bluez-5.10
  • update to xf86-video-intel-2.99.904
  • update to xf86-input-evdev-2.8.2
  • update to libdrm-2.4.47
  • update to bcm2835-bootloader-5113ce6
  • update to bcm2835-driver-5113ce6
  • update to linux-3.10.16
  • update to service.openelec.settings-0.2.19
  • update to misc-firmware-0.0.6
  • update to Mesa-9.2.1
  • update to openssh-6.3p1
  • update to systemd-208. disable xattr
  • update to samba-3.6.19
  • update RPi kernel patch
  • add support for ‘Sitecom N300’ support
  • add support for RME Hammerfall DIGI9652, this fixes #2636
  • add support for Buffalo-WLI-UC-G300HP-V1 WiFi adapter
  • bluez: fix udev rule to support various logitech keyboards, this should fix #2653
  • pptp: use /sbin/ip
  • systemd: fix clock rules
  • projects/ATV: switch to more generic compiler optimizations
  • eventlircd: change PS3 remote mappings to fix non-working number keys, thanks to ‘lmaolmao’
  • projects/RPi/options: switch optimizations to ‘size’
  • xbmc-addon-xvdr: fix scrambled/hd channel scan
  • ALSA: Change amd hda patch to make advanced features for rev3+ working
  • udevil: ignore and dont mount/handle special partitions
  • ARCTIC_MC: Allow bitstream audio
  • Fusion: Allow bitstream audio
  • linux: Add bitstream audio patch for AMD hdmi (makes dts-hd, truehd, etc.)
  • diskdev_cmds: remove udev rule

The original release announcement is available here.

Installation and Configuration Instructions

OpenELEC Installation Instructions
Install OpenELEC using NOOBS

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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 3.2.3 if auto-update is enabled.

OpenELEC 3.2.3 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 3.2.3. Do not worry, your settings and configurations will not be affected.

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