So, I’m still on Kodi 18.5 and OSMC November 2019 (2019.11-1) on my Vero 4K.
I want to update to at least whatever version of OSMC that has those HDR MaxCLL/metadata fixes from 2020 or 2021 (I think kernel 4.9 or something?), preferably even newer. My Vero 4K just sends 1000cd/m2 for everything.
At the same time, I can’t update to Kodi 19 because I have some addons that won’t work with Kodi’s forced Python3 requirement but those addons are dear to me.
Is there a way to update Kodi to 18.9 and update OSMC to something even newer separately? If not, how do I get the latest OSMC version installed that is not Kodi 19? Going through the “My OSMC” menu just wants to update me to the very latest version.
Just to clarify: I downloaded an image from 2020 but I can’t use SSH/SCP or whatever to upgrade., right? Instead, I need to first back up using “My OSMC” to a flash drive, create an installer flash drive using the Installer app and the downloaded image, boot that flash drive, install, restore backup from the other flash drive… and then do all of this about 6 more times? There’s no way to just copy the .img to the Vero and run some command to upgrade?
We usually support an upgrade path from one Debian / Kodi release (about two years).
Images are not upgrade images – they are full installation images.
I’d try and take a backup, then upgrade and see if you can solve things from there if you really don’t want to start from the beginning.