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OpenELEC Dev Update

Unofficial update add-on for OpenELEC

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OpenELEC Dev Update makes it easy to upgrade/downgrade OpenELEC development builds from a variety of sources, without leaving the XBMC interface.

When you run the add-on manually you get a list of available builds from the specified source URL (configured in the add-on settings). There is also a service which runs in the background, so when a newer build becomes available, a notification will be shown to enable you to install the update.

To perform an update the add-on will download the (possibly bzip compressed) tar file and extract the SYSTEM and KERNEL update images, and the associated md5 checksum files, into the /storage/.update folder. The update will then be installed on the next reboot. This process is documented on the OpenELEC wiki.

Please note that this is not an "official" OpenELEC add-on. If you hit any problems with it, don't ask for support from the OpenELEC team, please post on this OpenELEC forum thread or raise an issue. If you have any comments/questions/suggestions please also post on the thread.


  1. Install my XBMC repository from
  2. Install OpenELEC Dev Update from Leopold's Add-ons under Program Add-ons.

Installing this way will ensure that the add-on is kept up-to-date as I push out updates to the repository.

Here is the latest changelog.

Reporting Issues

If you get a script error or other problem please raise an issue or post on the OpenELEC forum thread. If you can reproduce the problem then please include a debug log, by following these steps:




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