No one ever claimed that Kodi addons were stable. Over time Kodi addons come and go, with new ones replacing the old. Users end up installing new over old, over and over again. As such, many people out there are left with Kodi setups that are filled with old junk which takes up space, slows their system, while plaguing them wiith errors.
The guide below will walk you through the easiest way to factory restore any Kodi configuration, as well as demonstrate the recommended method of Kodi addon installation. Things have probably changed quite a bit since you initially setup Kodi, so pay close attention to make sure you don’t miss a beat.
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Before we get started, please be sure that you are running the latest version of Kodi 17.6 Krypton. If your Kodi does not resemble the screenshots below, then you’ll probably need to update before proceeding…
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Step 1: Click on the Add-ons tab from the vertical menu bar within Kodi.
Step 2: Launch the Indigo tool from the right side of the Kodi Add-ons interface.
Step 3: Click on the Factory Restore function.
Step 4: Press the Yes button to proceed. This will completely erase your Kodi configuration, leaving you with a clean slate.
Step 5: Press the Yes button when asked to keep Indigo installed. This will make things easier when it comes to reconfiguring Kodi.
Step 6: Wait a minute, then press the OK button to reboot to a fresh Kodi configuration.
Step 7: Once you’ve relaunched Kodi, click on the Add-ons tab from the vertical menu bar once again.
Step 8: Launch the Indigo tool once again.
Step 9: Wait a few seconds for the Indigo tool to initialize.
Step 10: Navigate to the Addon Installer menu.
Step 11: Click on the Git Browser feature at the top of the listing.
Step 12: Press the Yes button in order to download the Git Browser tool as needed.
Step 13: Click on Git Browser once again to launch the newly installed feature.
Step 14: Press back to dismiss, after reading the Git Browser instructions dialog.
Step 15: Select the Search by GitHub Username function. This is the only search method recommended for most users!
Step 16: Press the *** New Search *** function.
Step 17: Using the on-screen keyboard, input the GitHub Username of the developer who’s addon you wish to install, then press the OK button.
As a result of the lawsuit we are fighting, we cannot provide the GitHub Usernames for most Kodi addon developers at the current time. Try searching for “GitHub Usernames Kodi” on Google to figure out which ones are best.
Step 18: First click on the developer’s repository ZIP file which should be at the top of the list, it should resemble something like repository.mhancoc.public-0.1.2.zip or what not.
If more than one repository is displayed, choose the one that most resembles the GitHub username you just looked up.
Step 19: Press the Install button to proceed.
Step 20: Wait a few seconds for the developer’s Kodi addon repository to download.
Step 21: Once complete, press the Continue button to proceed.
Step 22: Select the Kodi addon you wish to install. It should resemble something like plugin.video.cheddar.tva-0.1.1.zip or what not.
Step 23: Press the Install button to proceed.
Step 24: Wait a minute for the Kodi addon to download.
Step 25: Once complete, press the Restart button to finalize the Kodi addon installation process.
Step 26: Relaunch Kodi, then click on the Add-ons tab from the vertical menu bar once again.
Step 27: Launch your newly installed Kodi addon by clicking the icon at the right side of the Kodi Add-ons interface.
We hope that wasn’t too difficult. It’ll all be worthwhile when you’re watching that hot new movie or TV episode later tonight. If you found this guide to be useful, please share it over Facebook and Twitter so that your friends can enjoy the magic of Kodi as well. Should you have any questions, please visit our discussion forums anytime.