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OpenELEC Dev Update

Unofficial update add-on for OpenELEC

This add-on makes it easy to upgrade/downgrade OpenELEC development builds by downloading directly from websites which host them.

It shows a list of available build sources and a list of builds available at the currently selected source.

Build list

To view more details about a build press the Info button (currently only for Milhouse RPi Builds).

Build details

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 into the /storage/.update folder. The update will then be installed on the next reboot. This process is as documented on the OpenELEC wiki.


  1. Install my repository from

    One way to do this is to login via ssh and run
    wget -O
    Then install from zip.

  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.

Version history


Frequently asked questions

  1. Can I use a URL other than those provided? Yes, an additional custom URL can be configured in the add-on settings.
  2. I prefer using the command line. Can I download builds that way? Yes you can log in via ssh and run
  3. Why is the add-on not updating itself? You probably installed the zip file instead of installing from the repository. If you install from the repository you will always receive the latest add-on updates.

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.

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:


General Settings

Notification Settings

Custom Source Settings

Build list

Build details


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