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OpenELEC 4.0.1 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 4.0.1 update.

OpenELEC 4.0.1 Released
OpenELEC 4.0.1 Released

What’s New in OpenELEC 4.0.1

OpenELEC 4.0.1 is a bugfix and maintenance release for OpenELEC 4.0 and it brings the following updates:

  • update to linux-3.14.4
  • update to bcm2835-bootloader-c0319ac
  • update to bcm2835-driver-c0319ac
  • update to llvm-3.4.1
  • update to xbmc-13-692cfba (XBMC 13.1 beta1)
  • update to Mesa-10.1.3
  • update to dvb-firmware-0.0.41
  • update to libva-driver-intel-1.3.1
  • update to libva-1.3.1
  • update to xf86-input-evdev-2.8.4
  • update to service.openelec.settings-0.3.16
  • projects/RPi/patches/xbmc: update RPi patch, this should fix #3181, this should fix #2981
  • projects/RPi/patches/linux: update RPi patch
  • Mesa: add upstream patches to enable geometry shaders with LLVM-3.4.1 on radeonsi
  • openvpn: enable management interface
  • libva-driver-intel: add upstream patches

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
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

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 4.0.1 if auto-update is enabled.

OpenELEC 4.0.1 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 4.0.1. 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.