Archive:SolidRun CuBox-i

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CuBox-i series (which includes CuBoxTV) is SolidRun's second-generation family of multi-purpose ARM-based mini-computers that is capable of running either Kodi on Android or on Linux, both using firmware images provided by SolidRun development team and third-parties of which many comes with Kodi pre-installed.

With its hardware built around SolidRun MicroSOM platform the CuBox-i series uses scalable and open source friendly Freescale i.MX6 family of SoC (System-on-Chip) ranging from a single to quad ARM Cortex-A9 processor cores, 2D/3D hardware graphics processing unit, video decoding and encoding acceleration hardware, and HDMI 1.4 1080p 3D output support.

Installing Kodi


The easiest way to use Kodi on a CuBox-i is to just install a Kodi-specific OS to your mSD card with one of the following OS's. The CuBox-i will boot directly up into Kodi and nearly every setting can be easily configured within the Kodi GUI


Kodi can also be installed onto a CuBox-i that is running Android using the normal Android instructions.

Hardware specification

Ports on the back of the CuBox-i

The front is not shown on the image. The LED and infrared receiver/transmitter are all behind the plastic window on the lower right.

  1. Status LED
  2. Infrared receiver
  3. Infrared transmitter
  1. Optical S/PDIF audio out
  2. Power connector
  3. Ethernet port
  4. HDMI port
  5. Micro SD card slot
    Note: Install the micro-SD card so that the contacts face UP (towards the HDMI port). To ensure contact, the card must be fully inserted, with no portion extending beyond the edge of the CuBox.
  6. Upper USB port
  7. Lower USB port
  8. eSATA port
  9. Micro USB to RS232 port

Size: Approximately: 55mm x 55mm x 42mm (2.17 x 2.17 x 1.65 inches)

CuBox-i family comparison table