HOW-TO:Install Kodi for iOS

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The current stable release for iOS is Kodi v16.1 Jarvis.

Requirements
  • To install Kodi for iOS you must have one of the following:
    • a jailbroken iDevice running iOS 5.1.1 or higher
    • a normal iDevice running iOS 5.1.1 or higher and a Mac running Xcode 7 and higher
  • For hardware: iPad (1,2,3,4), iPad Air (1,2), iPad Mini (1,2,3), iPhone (4, 4s, 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6+, 6s, 6s+), iPod touch (4, 5, 6).
  • If you have any issues, be sure to read the iOS FAQ!


Emblem-important-yellow.png NOTICE:
See Migration from XBMC to Kodi for special notes about going from an older XBMC version to Kodi.

Contents


1 Installing from Cydia

Stop hand.png Kodi v16 has not been posted to the Team Kodi Cydia repo yet due to server issues. However, you can manually install by by clicking here on your iOS device and opening the resulting file in iFile: download deb, using the instructions from here.


And you're done! You should now be running Kodi v16.1 Jarvis for iOS. See here to verify your Kodi version.

1.1 Updating

Updates for stable releases of Kodi are handled by Cydia and will show up in the 'Changes' section when available. (After updating the sources)

1.2 Uninstalling

1.2.1 Uninstalling just XBMC/Kodi

You're all done.

1.2.2 Removing settings

Kodi will uninstall from your iDevice but will leave certain things (databases and everything in your userdata folder) behind to make it easier if you wanted to reinstall. To delete those:

From the terminal, run
rm -Rf /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/XBMC/
rm -Rf /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/Kodi/
Or
From iFile

Delete /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/XBMC/

Delete /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/Kodi/

2 Development and custom builds

ALWAYS BACKUP YOUR USERDATA FOLDER WHEN USING DEVELOPMENT BUILDS!

Build Description URL
Nightly build Nightly builds are unstable test builds that have the latest bug fixes and feature additions. They are not fully tested, so anticipate issues and be sure to backup your userdata folder Download the newest .deb file from: http://mirrors.kodi.tv/nightlies/darwin/ios/
Monthly build Monthly builds are more stable than nightly builds, but still contain lots of experimental new code. Download the newest .deb file from: http://mirrors.kodi.tv/snapshots/darwin/ios/
Betas and release candidates Betas and release candidates are builds that are being tested to see if they have any bugs left before becoming a stable release. Most major bugs should be fixed in these builds. Download the newest .deb file from: http://mirrors.kodi.tv/apt/pre-release/ios/deb/
Older stable builds If you wish to download an older version of XBMC/Kodi for whatever reason, you can do so with these same instructions below. http://mirrors.kodi.tv/apt/ios/deb/
  1. Install iFile from Cydia if you don't already have it.
  2. In Mobile Safari (or any browser that can download files) open the .deb file you wish to install, such as from the locations noted above.
    EXAMPLE: http://mirrors.kodi.tv/nightlies/darwin/ios/xbmc-20111202-6729214-master-ios.deb
  3. Wait for the download to complete.
    Note: Mobile Safari won't show a progress bar for downloads. Just wait a few minutes until the download is done, but don't close Safari.
  4. Select "Open in..."
  5. Select iFile from the available apps
  6. iFile will get a copy of the downloaded file and open an action menu. Select install. When iFile is complete you can tap done at the top.
  7. In iFile, swipe to delete the downloaded Kodi deb file as it is no longer needed.

See here to verify your Kodi version.

Note: To go back to a stable version of Kodi you might need to first uninstall Kodi and then use the normal install instructions, or manually download the stable release deb file and install using the dev build instructions.

3 Installing using Xcode and iOS App Signer

Stop hand.png This is considered and advanced and slightly-expirimental method. It is not for the faint of heart.


This method also requires that Kodi be re-installed every three months if you are using a free iOS dev account.


3.1 Prerequisites

3.2 Downloads

Build Description
Stable builds These are the current stable and recommended versions of Kodi to install on your device.
Nightly builds Nightly builds are unstable test builds that have the latest bug fixes and feature additions. They are not fully tested, so anticipate issues and be sure to backup your userdata folder
Monthly builds Monthly builds are more stable than nightly builds, but still contain lots of experimental new code.
Betas and release candidates Betas and release candidates are builds that are being tested to see if they have any bugs left before becoming a stable release. Most major bugs should be fixed in these builds.

3.3 Instructions

If you have a paid developer account with a wildcard (*) provisioning profile, you do not need to follow steps 1-6.

3.4 Updating Kodi

To update Kodi, run iOS App Signer and select the new deb file and the same provisioning profile that you used initially.

3.5 Modifying Kodi userdata

To modify the Kodi userdata, you can use any iOS file manager such as iFunbox

3.6 Help

If you are having trouble using iOS App Signer, please post in the forum topic


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