How to Update OpenELEC on Kodi

I thought I would share this guide as it will be useful for people who have bought a box that runs on OpenELEC. I use one myself and normally just use FTP to move the update file and reboot for the update. But this uses a repo that has the dev add-on so your updates can be done from within Kodi.

  • Download the Leopold Repo Zip File and save to a location you can easily access from your Kodi device
  • Open Kodi
  • Select SYSTEM
  • Select Add-Ons
  • Select Install from zip file
  • Navigate to where you downloaded the zip in the first step and select repository.leopold-x.x.x.zip
  • Wait for Add-on enabled notification
  • Select Install from repository or Get Add-Ons on Helix
  • Select Leopold's Add-ons
  • Select Program Add-Ons
  • Select OpenELEC Dev Update
  • Select Install
  • Wait for Add-on enabled notification (it will also install a few dependencies that you will need for the add-on to work)
  • You will now also see a message saying there is an update available (only if you have an older version currently installed of course).
  • Select Yes
  • A side window will now open asking what type of update you wish to install.
  • Press left on your controller to highlight Official Releases (this will be the one with the latest stable version) & press OK/Enter on your controller to open a list containing all the official releases
  • Highlight the top version (most recent) and press OK/Enter on your controller
  • You will now be asked to confirm whether you want to update. Select Yes
    *The update will now start downloading. Once downloaded you will be asked to make a backup. Select Yes, you will need to have a backup path already setup in the Backup add-on, if you don't then you will be prompted to do so. Just select a location and then continue.

Your box will now reboot and you will see the updates initialising. It will then reboot again and the updates will be installed.

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