Lakka Libreelec


LibreELEC 10.0 BETA 2 is released! Bringing Kodi (Matrix) v19.0 (including additional fixes) to LibreELEC users. Changes from LibreELEC 10.0 BETA 1 are listed here. As discussed in the recent Upcoming Changes blog post it, the 10.0 release is a disruptive and limited hardware release. GitHub - libretro/Lakka-LibreELEC: Lakka is a lightweight Linux distribution that transforms a small computer into a full blown game console. NOOBS Lite + LibreELEC + Lakka (Available for all Raspberry Pi versions) Included in LibreELEC is a simple add-on that reboots into Recalbox. Lakka has also been setup to boot back into LibreELEC when you exit it.

An open-source and lightweight GNU/Linux distro based on LibreELEC that lets you transform devices into DIY retro game consoles

Lakka, also known as the DIY (Do It Yourself) retro emulation console, is in fact an open-source project that delivers a well-built GNU/Linux distribution forked from the LibreELEC project (previous was based on OpenELEC) to allow users to easily transform their computers or devices into gaming consoles to play retro games.

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  1. Now run the command: './' If everything was done correctly, it should return a few lines of text, including 'Argon One Setup Completed' Now enter the command 'reboot' and hit enter. After a few minutes, reconnect to Lakka via SSH with PuTTy or your application of choice. Enter the command 'nano argononed.conf'.
  2. Watch as I put together a TV media center, using a mini PC. It will have Win 10 Pro, Lakka, and open LibreELEC. This will allow me to play retro games, use K.
Besides the powerful Linux kernel and all the internals inherited from LibreELEC, the core technology behind Lakka is RetroArch, an open-source and cross-platform retro game emulator supporting numerous old-school gaming consoles. RetroArch features top-notch functionality like video streaming, Braid-like rewinding, and joypad hotplug.

Supports all the popular SBCs and TV Boxes

Lakka is extremely easy to configure and use, and transforming your SBC (Single-board computer) or embedded device into a retro emulation console was never this easy, not to mention that the costs of doing this are very low as users will need to pay as little as $35 for the hardware required to run Lakka.

Supported devices include Raspberry Pi 2, Raspberry Pi 3, Raspberry Pi Zero, Raspberry Pi Zero W, Orange Pi, Banana Pi, UDOO, Odroid-C1, Odroid-C2, Odroid-XU3/4, CuBox-i, Cubieboard, Cubieboard 2, Cubietruck, HummingBoard, WeTek Play 2, WeTek Core, WeTek Hub, S805 TV Boxes, S802 TV Boxes, and S905 TV Boxes.

Supports numerous game engines and emulators

Lakka also supports PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 controllers, among numerous others, as well as lots of gaming engines and emulators, including EasyRPG, bSNES, UAE4ARM, Mr.BOOM, PUAE, Frodo, CrocoDS, XRick, VICE, and PocketCDG. PSX and N64 emulators are supported as well.

Lakka Libreelec Dual Boot

Supports cores include Atari800, Hatari, Snes9x, Beetle PCE Fast, FCEUMM, Beetle PC-FX, Genesis Plus GX, Picodrive, Beetle Saturn, Nestopia, Beetle PSX, FB Alpha, Handy, MAME 2003, Mupen64plus, ScummVM, PCSX ReARMed, Tyrquake, PCSX Rearmed, Parallel-n64, bSNES Mercury, Beetle PSX, Beetle Saturn, Dinothawr, Beetle PCE, mGBA, Lynx, Snes9x2002, and Snes9x2005.


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New in Lakka 2.1:
  • Merged LibreELEC 8.2 stable
  • Kernel updates for PC, RPi and more
  • New wifi drivers and fixes
  • Samba 4
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Posted on 2017-03-27 by kivutar

Lakka 2.0 RC4 is now available. This is the last planned Release Candidate before the stable release.


  • LibreELEC 8.0 stable branch merged
  • Almost all libretro cores are now enabled on every image
  • Updated joypad configurations
  • More silent boot process
  • H3 (Orange Pi) Vsync bug fixed
  • RTL8192EU Wi-Fi driver added on every image
  • joyutils packaged, allows to calibrate joypads
  • h3disp packaged, allows to change resolution on H3
  • Support for the Wii U GameCube Adapter, enabled on PC and RPi for now
  • Support for OUYA controller
  • Core updates:
    • Beetle PCE Fast
    • FCEUMM
    • Beetle PC-FX
    • Genesis Plus GX, adds cheat support
    • Picodrive, adds cheat support
    • Beetle Saturn, improves performance
    • Nestopia
    • Beetle PSX, adds SABR support
    • FB Alpha, cross platform netplay support
    • Handy
    • MAME 2003
    • Mupen64plus
    • ScummVM
    • PCSX ReARMed
  • New cores packaged:
    • CrocoDS, Amstrad CPC emulator
    • VICE, Commodore 64 emulator
    • PocketCDG, Karaoke software
    • XRick, Rick Dangerous game engine
    • Frodo, Commodore 64 emulator, work in progress

Installing or upgrading

You can find the latest OS images here:

Users of Lakka 2.0 RC1, RC2 or RC3 can upgrade directly from the graphical interface.

Users of the stable release of December 2016 will have to reinstall from scratch. Advanced users can also attempt a manual upgrade by placing the TAR in the Update folder.

Please remember that even though we are close to a stable release, these builds are still a Release Candidate designed for testers.

Thank you all for using Lakka!