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OSMC’s January update is here!

By January 29, 2016Uncategorized

Kodi 16.0 (codename Jarvis) is near completion. OSMC has already prepared for this new version of Kodi and we have made test builds available in our forum. As soon as Kodi 16.0 is released, we’ll release as part of the next OSMC update.

Last month, we noticed that some Raspberry Pi users experienced a non-bootable system after updating to the December update. The Raspberry Pi foundation released a new SD card driver which seems to have some incompatibility with a few SD cards. We have now reverted to the former driver until these compatibility issues are ironed out.

If you’re looking for a great way to control OSMC, Sunday 31st January is the last day to catch the OSMC remote at its introductory price.

Here’s what’s new:

Bug fixes

  • Fix an issue resulting in an unbootable Raspberry Pi caused by card incompatibility with the SDHost MMC driver
  • Fix an issue where Samba would prompt for configuration changes when updating OSMC
  • Security fix for OpenSSH security advisories CVE-2016-0777, CVE-2016-07778
  • Fix an issue where a user may experience duplicate presses when using an RC6 based MCE remote
  • Fix an issue preventing the OSMC installer from running properly under Fedora 23
  • Fix the OSMC installer for OpenSUSE Linux users
  • Fix an issue where sidebar option text could overlap window text when using the OSMC skin
  • Fix a rare issue where update details are not visible due to the display’s height parameters being unobtainable
  • Fix a hotplugging issue on Raspberry Pi that may affect some AV receivers
  • Fix for issues with some Live TV streams when using a Raspberry Pi
  • Fix an issue causing Apple TV to show a sad face after updating
  • Fix an issue where changes to /etc/profile.d may not work properly

Improving the user experience

  • Kodi 16 (Jarvis) nightly builds are now available for all platforms
  • Kodi 17 (Krypton) nightly builds are also available for Raspberry Pi
  • Hard disk installations are now available for Apple TV 1st Generation
  • Improved Vero (late 2014) system performance
  • Enable ALSA by default on Raspberry Pi (you no longer need to edit config.txt)
  • Downloads and updates should now be faster
  • Introduce remote-cli, a new utility to control Kodi remotely via the command line.
  • Improved My OSMC on Raspberry Pi to handle changes to config.txt more gracefully: a number of issues were resolved
  • Improved initramfs to be more robust
  • Updated OSMC skin to add support for the digital clock screensaver
  • Improved Apple TV update process to make it more robust
  • Improved kernel update process for Raspberry Pi and Vero (late 2014)
  • The network will now stay online when the connection manager is upgrading, allowing users to view progress if they are updating via SSH
  • Improved stability when overclocking sdram frequencies > 450Mhz on Raspberry Pi 2


  • Ensure OSMC binaries are always in the user’s path
  • Raspberry Pi kernel now based on Linux 4.4
  • Vero (late 2014) kernel now based on Linux 4.4
  • Update Debian base to 8.3
  • Upgraded NVIDIA module for Apple TV to 340.131

Wrap up

To get the latest and greatest version of OSMC, simply head to My OSMC -> Updater and check for updates manually on your exising OSMC set up. Of course — if you have updates scheduled automatically you should receive this update shortly.

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