Reboot loop after XBMC nightly install on Raspbmc

After installing a XBMC nightly on Raspbmc and choosing to restart the system, it went into a loop. XBMC would repeat “Relax XBMC is restarting” endlessly.

Of the many solutions offered online, this worked for me.

  1. SSH into Raspbmc as user pi. Only XBMC is stuck in a loop, so this means that the underlying Raspbmc Linux OS is still running and accessible. This is the reason you can SSH to it.
  2. rm ~/.xbmc-current
  3. Reboot the system.

Tried with:Β Raspbmc RC5 and XBMC rbp-20121231

8 thoughts on “Reboot loop after XBMC nightly install on Raspbmc

  1. To anyone else having issues on a fresh install on a Pi- I had an original Noobs sd card with raspbmc on it and it would continue to loop over an over after updating. The method that worked for me was to install the raspbmc os first with NO network connection-get it up and fully running, then plug in your cable/wifi adapter and it will auto update as usual but wont get stuck on the reboot cycle.

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