Odroid SBC

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Odroid-C2 at Hardkernel.com

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Volumio image for Odroid-C2

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Kodi Wiki on Odroid

The best option for Kodi is to use the LibreELEC distribution made by user wrxtasy at the Hardkernel Forums. However the official Ubuntu image from HardKernel also includes a modified version of Kodi (though often outdated and can not be easily updated).

LibreELEC Home Page

LibreELEC runs Kodi, an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media. For more info see http://kodi.tv.

The base system has been designed and built from the ground up to be as efficient as possible – consuming only tiny disk and memory footprints, and providing cutting edge hardware support to deliver a set-top box experience.

LibreELEC supports many of the popular HTPC hardware solutions, from Raspberry Pi 0/1/2/3 to Wetek, Odroid C2 and iMX6 (both via community support), and Intel based machines using Nvidia, AMD and Intel graphics solutions.

OpenELEC Kodi System

Odroid-C2 vs Odroid-XU4


Amlogic S905

The ODROID-C2 is a 64-bit quad-core single board computer(SBC) that is one of the most cost-effective 64bit development boards available in the ARM world. It can function as a home theater set-top box, a general purpose computer for web browsing, gaming and socializing, a compact tool for college or office work, a prototyping device for hardware tinkering, a controller for home automation, a workstation for software development, and much more

  • Amlogic ARM® Cortex®-A53(ARMv8) 1.5Ghz quad core CPUs
  • Mali™-450 GPU (3 Pixel-processors + 2 Vertex shader processors)
  • 2Gbyte DDR3 SDRAM
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • HDMI 2.0 4K/60Hz display
  • H.265 4K/60FPS and H.264 4K/30FPS capable VPU
  • 40pin GPIOs + 7pin I2S
  • eMMC5.0 HS400 Flash Storage slot / UHS-1 SDR50 MicroSD Card slot
  • USB 2.0 Host x 4, USB OTG x 1 (power + data capable)
  • Infrared(IR) Receiver
  • Ubuntu 16.04 or Android 5.1 Lollipop based on Kernel 3.14LTS

ARM 64bit is a very new platform and some system specific Linux softwares are not working stably at this moment. So there might be the compatibility issues frequently and we may need longer time to fix the issues. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is also on the alpha stage and it causes the instability and incompatibility problems.


Exynos5 Octa. ODROID-XU4 is powered by ARM® big.LITTLE™ technology, the Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) solution.

  • Samsung Exynos5422 Cortex™-A15 2Ghz and Cortex™-A7 Octa core CPUs
  • Mali-T628 MP6(OpenGL ES 3.1/2.0/1.1 and OpenCL 1.2 Full profile)
  • 2Gbyte LPDDR3 RAM PoP stacked
  • eMMC5.0 HS400 Flash Storage
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Host, 1 x USB 2.0 Host
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • HDMI 1.4a for display
  • Size : 83 x 58 x 20 mm approx.(excluding cooler)
  • Linux Kernel 4.9 LTS
        Software Release for Linux/Ubuntu Kernel 4.9 on XU4/XU3
        Ubuntu 16.04.2 (20170510)
        Ubuntu 16.04.2 MINIMAL


sourceforge.net ... openmediavault/files/Odroid-XU3_XU4/

        Wed May 24 22:23:50 MDT 2017
        OMV_3_0_76_Odroidxu4_4.9.28.7z 	2017-05-19

OpenMediaVault for ODROID-XU3 and ODROID-XU4

  • Extract image
  • Write to SD card (eMMC not yet supported, see below) - 7
  • ip is recommended to extract images on Windows, Keka/Unarchiver on macOS and 7z on Linux
  • Etcher https://etcher.io is recommended to burn on all platforms (otherwise use Win32diskimager or dd on Linux or macOS)
  • openmediavault-flashmemory plugin preinstalled to reduce wear on SD card/eMMC.
  • SSH keys are regenerated on first boot
  • To transfer OMV installation to a partition on an USB disks please use included nand-sata-install tool
  • The last partition for data use will be automatically resized on first boot to use all available SD card space.
  • one automated reboot happens to finish OMV install so please remain patient and login after 2 minutes
  • first and last part of the filename are OMV and kernel version (kernel receives automatic upgrades)
  • currently there are issues writing OMV to eMMC modules, please follow progress here: https://github.com/armbian/build/pull/671

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