Name: OpenELEC
Active Yes
Purpose Kodi
Ignition install Yes
Compatibility All IMX6 MicroSoms
More information
Maintained by OpenELEC team
Forum OpenELEC Forum, Solid-Run Forum


Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center (OpenELEC) is a small Linux distribution built from scratch as a platform to turn your CuBox-i/Hummingboard into an Kodi entertainment center. OpenELEC is designed to make your system boot fast.


Install using Ignition

OpenELEC can be installed using the Ignition installer. Flash Ignition to an SD card, then use Ignition to download and install OpenELEC automatically.

Manual install

Configuration and use

Refer to the OpenELEC wiki for instructions on configuring and using OpenELEC. At this point OpenELEC 4.x and higher are supporting the CuBox-i. To get the very best of the hardware you can better start using the Helix on the image download location.

The unofficial repo is now up and running so all that addons are also working on the cubox-i from now on.

Remote Control

Add your remote manually: Forum Post


If u get an error message during boot:

***Error in check_disks: could not repair filesystem, dropping to debug shell, try to run 'fsck' manually: *** ### Starting debugging shell... type exit to quit ### sh: can't access tty: job control turned off

→ please connect a usb keyboard and type:

e2fsck -fF -y /dev/mmcblk0p2

Supported Wifi-USB Dongles

Supported external Wifi USB Dongles (out of the box) - without installing any additional drivers. (May 2015):

  • TP-Link TL-WN823N
  • TP-Link TL-WN821N