Bring Your Dead Kodi Box Back to Life in 15 Minutes or Less

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 18.2 Leia. If your Kodi does not resemble the screenshots below, then you’ll probably need to update before proceeding…

Bring Your Dead Kodi Box Back to Life in 15 Minutes or Less

Kodi 18.2 Leia for Windows

Kodi 18.2 Leia for Mac

Kodi 18.2 Leia for Android (Google Play)

Kodi 18.2 Leia for Android (Sideload)

Kodi 18.2 Leia for Amazon Fire TV

Kodi 18.2 Leia for NVIDIA Shield TV

Kodi 18.2 Leia for Xiaomi Mi Box

OSMC for Raspberry Pi

LibreELEC for Raspberry Pi

Kodi 18.2 for Apple TV 4

Kodi 18.2 for iPad or iPhone

Kodi 18.2 for iPad or iPhone (Jailbroken)

Kodi 18.2 Alpha for Xbox One (Unstable)


Required: New Indigo Tool (August 2017) on Kodi 17.0 Krypton or Above

Step 1: Click on the Add-ons tab from the vertical menu bar within Kodi.

Bring Your Dead Kodi Box Back to Life in 15 Minutes or Less

Step 2: Launch the Indigo tool from the right side of the Kodi Add-ons interface.

Bring Your Dead Kodi Box Back to Life in 15 Minutes or Less

Step 3: Click on the Factory Restore function.

Bring Your Dead Kodi Box Back to Life in 15 Minutes or Less

Step 4: Press the Yes button to proceed. This will completely erase your Kodi configuration, leaving you with a clean slate.

Bring Your Dead Kodi Box Back to Life in 15 Minutes or Less

Step 5: Press the Yes button when asked to keep Indigo installed. This will make things easier when it comes to reconfiguring Kodi.

Bring Your Dead Kodi Box Back to Life in 15 Minutes or Less

Step 6: Wait a minute, then press the OK button to reboot to a fresh Kodi configuration.

Bring Your Dead Kodi Box Back to Life in 15 Minutes or Less

Step 7: Once you’ve relaunched Kodi, click on the Add-ons tab from the vertical menu bar once again.

Bring Your Dead Kodi Box Back to Life in 15 Minutes or Less

Step 8: Launch the Indigo tool once again.

Bring Your Dead Kodi Box Back to Life in 15 Minutes or Less

Step 9: Wait a few seconds for the Indigo tool to initialize.

Bring Your Dead Kodi Box Back to Life in 15 Minutes or Less

Step 10: Navigate to the Addon Installer menu.

Bring Your Dead Kodi Box Back to Life in 15 Minutes or Less

Step 11: Click on the Git Browser feature at the top of the listing.

Bring Your Dead Kodi Box Back to Life in 15 Minutes or Less

Step 12: Press the Yes button in order to download the Git Browser tool as needed.

Bring Your Dead Kodi Box Back to Life in 15 Minutes or LessStep 13: Click on Git Browser once again to launch the newly installed feature.

Bring Your Dead Kodi Box Back to Life in 15 Minutes or Less

Step 14: Press back to dismiss, after reading the Git Browser instructions dialog.

Bring Your Dead Kodi Box Back to Life in 15 Minutes or Less

Step 15: Select the Search by GitHub Username function. This is the only search method recommended for most users!

Bring Your Dead Kodi Box Back to Life in 15 Minutes or Less

Step 16: Press the *** New Search *** function.

Bring Your Dead Kodi Box Back to Life in 15 Minutes or Less

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.

Bring Your Dead Kodi Box Back to Life in 15 Minutes or Less

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.

Bring Your Dead Kodi Box Back to Life in 15 Minutes or Less

Step 19: Press the Install button to proceed.

Bring Your Dead Kodi Box Back to Life in 15 Minutes or Less

Step 20: Wait a few seconds for the developer’s Kodi addon repository to download.

Bring Your Dead Kodi Box Back to Life in 15 Minutes or Less

Step 21: Once complete, press the Continue button to proceed.

Bring Your Dead Kodi Box Back to Life in 15 Minutes or Less

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.

Bring Your Dead Kodi Box Back to Life in 15 Minutes or Less

Step 23: Press the Install button to proceed.

Bring Your Dead Kodi Box Back to Life in 15 Minutes or Less

Step 24: Wait a minute for the Kodi addon to download.

Bring Your Dead Kodi Box Back to Life in 15 Minutes or Less

Step 25: Once complete, press the Restart button to finalize the Kodi addon installation process.

Bring Your Dead Kodi Box Back to Life in 15 Minutes or Less

Step 26: Relaunch Kodi, then click on the Add-ons tab from the vertical menu bar once again.

Bring Your Dead Kodi Box Back to Life in 15 Minutes or Less

Step 27: Launch your newly installed Kodi addon by clicking the icon at the right side of the Kodi Add-ons interface.

Bring Your Dead Kodi Box Back to Life in 15 Minutes or Less

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.

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