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OpenELEC 3.2.4 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 3.2.4 update.

OpenELEC 3.2.4

What’s New in OpenELEC 3.2.4

OpenELEC 3.2.4 is a bugfix and maintenance release for OpenELEC 3.2 and it brings several updates, including the following:

  • update to xbmc-12.2-d1002b4
  • update to libdrm-2.4.49
  • update to bcm2835-bootloader-b38194c
  • update to bcm2835-driver-b38194c
  • update RPi kernel patch
  • update to linux-3.10.20
  • update to xtrans-1.3.2
  • update to libxcb-1.9.2
  • update to xcb-proto-1.9
  • update to pciutils-3.2.1
  • update to ethtool-3.12.1
  • update to util-linux-2.24
  • update to samba-3.6.20
  • update to v4l-utils-0.8.9
  • update to libass-0.10.2
  • update to xf86-video-intel-2.99.905
  • update to Mesa-9.2.3
  • update to service.openelec.settings-0.2.20
  • libdrm: add upstream patches
  • v4l-utils: add new hp mce remote
  • rtmpdump: install rtmpdump binary
  • fontconfig: do not install binaries
  • rtmpdump: do not install binaries
  • Add Arch Linux Support to create_livestick, thanks to ‘egore’, this fixes #2647
  • connman: disallow updates to hostname
  • bluez: fix hid2hci

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 3.2.4 if auto-update is enabled.

OpenELEC 3.2.4 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 3.2.4. 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.