How to Make Your LibreELEC Card

by Marvin Lim July 04, 2017

How to Make Your LibreELEC Card

If you've tried the LibreELEC edition for the Wetek, you know it's very nice to have. This is a step by step guide to making your own LibreELEC card for your Wetek player.

What you'll need

  1. A desktop or laptop computer with a card reader.
  2. Internet connection.
  3. A micro SD (UHS-1 speed recommended).

Let's do this!

1. Get the SD Creator App 

Head over to libreelec.tv and get the LibreELEC USB-SD creator.

Choose the computer you're going to use to make the LibreELEC card. I'm on a Windows PC right now, so I'm going to click on "Download for Windows".

libreelec download section

2. Download the LibreELEC File to Your Micro SD

The application should look the same on all platforms. The application also runs without the need to install itself, so that's a plus in my opinion. :) I run it and it looks like this. Complete with numbers. :)

 libreelec-application

Select Your Device

I'm using a Wetek Hub so I'll get that.

choosing device for libreelec

Select Your LibreELEC Version

Then on the right side, select the LibreElec version you want to use. It's best to tick the checkbox "Show all" so you can select different versions.

Show All button ticked

 I'll get the 8.0.2 version.

choosing libreelec version

Download the Image File

Click download. Once you click on the "Download" button, a small window will appear asking you where to save the file to. Choose the folder you want. After selecting the folder, download will start. You will see a progress bar just on top of the "Download" button.

libreelec usb sd creator download progress bar

On the section "Select your USB stick or SD card", just select the micro SD you're going to use.

IMPORTANT: The application will take up your whole micro SD. So, best if you don't have any important files in there like photos from your last Disneyland trip! Else, say bye-bye.

Fire away! Click on "Write". Another progress bar below the button. At this point, everything on the card is erased to make way for LibreELEC.

libreelec usb sd creator write progress bar

3. Boot from Your LibreELEC

When you're done, safely remove the micro SD from your card reader and insert it into your player.

Turn your player on. You'll see a splash screen with "press power to boot to sd card".

wetek hub press power key to boot from sd card

Let LibreELEC initialize (also just once)

libreelec initializing

- Note: It will keep booting this way (LibreELEC) until you press the power button again during start up. The splash screen will read, "Press power key to boot from internal NAND".

wetek hub press power key to boot from internal nand

When you boot from the internal NAND, you will go into the Android side of Wetek (WeOS).

If you find this tutorial helpful or if it needs improvement, please let me know in the comments section. Subscribe to our mailing list at the footer of the site.

P.S. For those who already purchased a Wetek player - If you have a micro SD card and would prefer us to do the installation for you, just drop by and we'll do it free of charge :D

 





Marvin Lim
Marvin Lim

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I love anything that makes life easier & enjoyable. I don't get things right the first, second or third time around. So, I strongly believe the saying, "If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you."


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