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FW WETEK: LibreELEC (Jarvis 16.1) v7.0.0 for Wetek Play


The new LibreELEC fork of the media player focused OpenELEC Linux distribution is available in a final version 7.0.0 built around the new Kodi 16.1 release.

The fork of the Kodi-centric OpenELEC Linux mini-distribution has been building in recent months, and culminated in the Mar. 20 announcement of a new LibreELEC project. Since then the project team has grown from 25 to 40 people, backed up by what appears to be the bulk of the OpenELEC developer community. Its v7.0.0 release is built around the newly finalized Jarvis 16.1 version of the Kodi media center application, formerly known as XBMC. The new project bills itself as a JeOS (Just enough OS) for Kodi.

LibreELEC 7.0.0 has been upgraded with new Verisign SSL certificate changes that had impacted Pandora add-on users. Other improvements include a fix for a bluez crash, a firmware update for Intel Skylake (6th Gen Core) users, and a fix for an Amlogic CEC issue on the WeTek Play/Core.

Recent LibreELEC 7.0 beta additions have included updates to Docker, Chromium, Tvheadend 4.2, and other Kodi add-ons. There is also a new “pi tools” bundle that contains RPi.GPIO, gpiozero, and picamera. The announcement notes that some 65 percent of its users run the distribution on the Raspberry Pi.

New Install and Manual Update for LibreELEC (.img.gz):


New Install to WeTek internal NAND (.zip):


Manual Update from OpenELEC (.tar):



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