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LibreELEC 8.2.5 Kodi 17.6 Final T8-S Plus v2

Discussion in 'T8-S Plus v2' started by Dave C, May 31, 2018.

  1. Dave C

    Dave C Administrator Staff Member

    DroidBOX Team is pleased to announce LibreELEC 8.2.5 Final version for T8-S Plus V2 model.

    Before installing this version, please use the OTA Updates application in Android to update your system first. Shah's video below shows how to do this if you've not used the app before.


    • Kodi 17.6
    • other fixes TBA

    THIS UPDATE IS FOR THE v2 EDITION OF THE T8-S PLUS. If you have the original (v1) T8-S Plus, do NOT flash this update, at best it won't work, at worst it could brick your device.

    If you have a different device, do not follow the instructions in this thread, at best it won't work, at worst it could brick your device.

    Long term members will know the score, you can skip a paragraph or two...

    This file is likely to be part of an OTA update in the near future. It is not yet official. If you do not want to factory reset your device, or don't have the time to report any issues found, please wait for our next official OTA update.

    However, if you know what the Recovery menu is, how to access it, and are happy to help trace issues to their root cause, LibreELEC 8.2.5 with Kodi 17.6 is available for your DroidBOX T8-S Plus v2.

    File to download: https://mega.nz/#!aHBERTza!H5eQg1MY5vfYuPelnlKsN07AdF0yS9Rmn8p17xR82js
    If you are on a Mac, you may need to this first: https://wiki.umbc.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=31919091

    What to do:
    • Copy the ZIP file (do not decompress it, you should only have one file called LibreELEC-DroidBOX.aarch64-T8SPlusv2-8.2.5-update.zip to copy, and it should be just over 144Mb) to an SD memory card
    • Turn your DroidBOX off and safely eject the card from your PC/Mac/other device, and insert the card in the DroidBOX T8-S Plus v2's memory card slot
    • Holding down the Restore button on the right hand side (behind the USB socket), press the power button once to turn on the T8-S Plus v2. DO NOT LET GO OF THE RESTORE BUTTON YET.
    • Once you see the Recovery menu on screen, release the Restore button.
    • Click on the "Apply Update from EXT" option.
    • This time, click the "Update from sdcard" entry.
    • Click on LibreELEC-DroidBOX.aarch64-T8SPlusv2-8.2.5-update.zip file
    • Once the process completes, select the Wipe Data/Factory Reset option (this will effect Android as well as LibreELEC)
    • Confirm you are sure
    • Once this process completes, select the Start Android option.

    The following video shows the process. Although in this case we're flashing a LibreELEC firmware, rather than a ZIP file with an official OTA update, the steps remain the same.

    Let us know if you encounter any issues, the more detail the better.
    Last edited: May 31, 2018
  2. SmokingElectronics

    SmokingElectronics Active Member

    My t8 no longer updates! Tried usb tried 3 sd cards won't read them
  3. SmokingElectronics

    SmokingElectronics Active Member

    My t8 no longer updates! Tried usb tried 3 sd cards won't read them
  4. sean99

    sean99 Well-Known Member

    @SmokingElectronics regarding trying the update with an sd card, I have found that some sd's will work and some will not. Try another formatted to fat32 2gb+ and make sure the locking mechanism/ switch on the side of it is in the correct position enabling the box to read/ access the files on it (correct position is locked forwards to the front of the sd going into the box but can easily be dragged back when inserting, thus making it unreadable). Do not bother trying to update these files with a usb as it will not happen. Sd card only.
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2018
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  5. SmokingElectronics

    SmokingElectronics Active Member

    Okay yesterday I took time to blow it out and it finally updated I wiped cash and factory restore the whole thing because of the problems but now in the Android side the ota is gone no more update but otherwise it fixed all the problems it was a ton of dead addons I just didn't want the hassle of the reload so kept putting it off
  6. Tally

    Tally New Member

    Is this the latest release? Will there be more updates ?
  7. Nigelar

    Nigelar Well-Known Member

    The quick answer is yes. That is the latest for older droix machines. But if you read some recent posts from @sean99 who will see he has been successful running the coreelec variant.

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