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Upgrade OpenELEC on Raspberry Pi from version 3.x to 4.x via ssh

  • login via ssh (password is "openelec")
  • cd /storage/downloads
  • download latest build via wget
  • tar xf .tar
  • cp /target/* /storage/.update
  • cd /storage
  • mkdir backup/
  • cp -r .config .xbmc backup//
  • reboot
  • reconfigure what you need
  • donate
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raspberry pi, xbmc and the new amazon prime

Since amazon bundles its prime with the video steaming, i wanted to check if i can use my raspberry pi with this amazon service also. I searched for some howtos on the web but only found outdated entries.
At the end, it turned out it was working in the past and it is working in the present for windows pcs with a lot of horsepower under the hood. Since amazon bundles a lot of DRM-sh*t, it is impossible to get something done on a pi so far.

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Web - Raspberry Pi - beta device out now - CuBox also an alternative

These are populated boards from our first run of beta devices. They’re undergoing electrical testing alongside hardware and software testing at the moment, and if all goes well, the Raspberry Pi you’ll be buying in January (or by auction later this month if they all work as they should) will be exactly like one of these.
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I am crossing fingers that beta test runs fine. It is so awesome that such a tiny device can do such a lot.

While browsing through the internet, i also found another device called CuBox.

This device comes with a pre installed os, so it is really plug and play. The main advantage are the available ports, like hdmi, two usb, eSata etc.

I found a german review on "Der Standard.at". I also stumbled over OpenELEC which is a optimized linux to run XBMC and has an easy to install (on hdd, flash etc.) guide.

Maybe my i will plug in such a device in my tv at home soon :-D.

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