Install Open ELEC on Beelink MXQ TV Box

Open ELEC is a small Linux distribution that turns your computer into a TV Box. We now have the instructions on how to install Open ELEC on the Beelink MXQ TV Box. It shall be noted that Bluetooth does not work and Wi-Fi service must be activated by hand after the configurator, from System-> OpenELEC. Again this is a development version and some things may not work properly.

Install Open ELEC on Beelink MXQ TV Box

Format a Micro SD card to Fat32
Download this file OpenELEC MXQ
Unzip the downloaded file in the micro SD card.
Insert the Micro SD card into the TVBox OFF.
Insert a toothpick or similar (no cash) in the AV connection of the box to notice the switch.
Press the switch with stick and hold
Turning the TV Box
Stop pushing and remove the stick when we see an image on the screen
Wait until the process ends.

Beelink MXQ TV Box is an android media players that is powered by a quad core Amlogic S805 processor and is pretty cheap to get at 80 dollars including shipping. By installing Open ELEC on it, you will be making it instantly much more smarter and capable than before.

Beelink MXQ TV Box specifications include Amlogic S805 quad core ARM Cortex A5 @ 1.5GHz with quad core Mali-450MP GPU, 1 GB DDR3 memory, 8 GB NAND flash storage + micro SD slot (up to 32GB), 10/100M Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI 1.4, AV output, 2x USB 2.0 ports + 1 x micro USB OTG port and IR sensor.