LibreELEC 8.2.0 has officially been released to Kodi apps on the Linux-based operating system. Along with all its bug fixes and security patches, the release is also a great treat for new devices that received LibreELEC support for the first time.

LibreELEC 8.2.0 has been considered by the developers as the "mid-year bump" to beef up hardware support on devices running Intel processors or Raspberry Pi. In addition, LibreELEC supports Kodi 17.5 and Samba 4.6 with the latter offering support for SMB2/3 for the first time.

Many users had been complaining about some issues with the release and it was later found out that a number of bugs have affected the core operating system of their devices. Hence, the bug fixes and security patches are very important, to begin with.

It is important to note how important the LibreELEC 8.2.0 release notes are. As suggested, users who encounter problems with their programs should review the release notes that come along with the update before posting any issues in the forums or seeking technical support. This is because some issues have already been addressed in the release notes and users have to take note that there are a good number of tweaks and modifications in the platform which may have triggered these issues.

Here is the complete list of changes for LibreELEC:

  • Fix boot-time overwrite of samba.conf.sample to ensure v4 template exists
  • Fix Samba startup failures by detecting/disabling old (v3) samba.conf files
  • Fix NAND install on WeTek Hub/Play 2 after Android Marshmallow updates
  • Fix VMware OVF template, drop OVA .img suffix and force 'installer' mode
  • Fix an issue in the embedded getedid script
  • Fix Kodi to support 352KHz and 384KHz audio over S/PDIF
  • Fix clearing of core files from /storage/.cache during Kodi startup
  • Fix vulnerability (CVE-2017-1000250 aka Blueborne pt.1) in BlueZ
  • Fix vulnerability (CVE-2017-1000251 aka Blueborne pt.2) in all kernels except Amlogic 3.10
  • Fix a Python /dev/random issue that caused some Python crypto functions to error
  • Fix to prevent boot-loops when a failed update leaves valid files in /storage/.update
  • Update Amlogic 3.14 kernel to use kernel wireless-regdb on all reference devices
  • Update RPi firmware to solve minor CEC button press issues
  • Update RPi wifi firmware to resolve CVE-2017-9417 (Broadpwn)
  • Update wpa_supplicant to resolve multiple CVE's (KRACK)
  • Update linux-firmware and misc-firmware packages
  • Update nvidia-legacy driver to 340.104
  • Update nvidia main driver to 384.90
  • Update RTL8192EU driver
  • Update RTL8188EU driver
  • Update RPi kernel to 4.9.59
  • Update Generic kernel to 4.11.8
  • Update from LibreSSL to OpenSSL
  • Update Samba to 4.6.8
  • Update to lirc 0.9.4d
  • Update Kodi to 17.5 (the 17.5.1 release is for Android only)
  • Update kernel to enable SMB2 support (default) and where possible SMB3
  • Update LibreELEC settings add-on to expose more Samba config options
  • Revert Hauppauge DualHD tuner support (back to single-tuner, which works)
  • Add Slice and Slice3 projects
  • Add (merge) Virtual project into Generic
  • Add buildsystem changes to make backports from master easier
  • Add support for the Xiaomi Mi Box Bluetooth remote
  • Add support for Xbox ONE (DVB-C/T/T2) USB tuner
  • Add alsa configuration for the IQAudIO Digi+ on Raspberry Pi devices
  • Add dummy Tvheadend 4.0 add-on to ensure 4.0 is disabled on upgrade

Download LibreELEC 8.2.0 from LibreELEC.tv/downloads/.