HOW-TO:Install Kodi for Android
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Installing applications on Android is quite easy compared to many other platforms, although it is somewhat different from other platforms. On this page we list the steps needed for basic installation an uninstallation.
At the moment XBMC isn't available yet through the Google Play Store. To be able to install apps that do not originate from Google Play Store you will have to do some steps to allow this. By default this is disable however it's quite simple to turn this on.
Download XBMC for Android from our servers. Official stable builds can be found here: http://xbmc.org/download/ You need to either select the ARM or x86 version depending on your hardware.
Step 1: Load up http://xbmc.org/download/ in your Android web browser. Most users will want to use the ARM link, unless you have an Intel or AMD CPU. You may get a warning trying to download the file depending on which browser you use. You should say "OK" to actually download it.
Installing the XBMC app package is as simple as just finding the .apk you just downloaded and opening it up. You can do this either though the download menu in the web browser or selecting it with a file explorer.
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Step 3: Wait for the installation to complete.
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Step 4: You've now installed XBMC for Android!
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First run: The first time you run XBMC it will take slightly longer than normal in order to finish some final installation steps. When it is done XBMC will open normally. This is only done once per installation/update, so the next time XBMC will start up a little faster.
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All done!: Once started you are on XBMC home menu just like on any other platform.
If you are new to XBMC you might wish to check out this section of the wiki: First time user.
After XBMC has installed you can delete the downloaded XBMC APK file to save some disk space.
To update XBMC for Android simply follow the normal install steps with the newer version. All your settings and files will be preserved as they are located in a different place in the userdata folder. Be sure to make a backup of the userdata folder when doing updates in case something goes wrong.
To un-install XBMC just go to your Android settings menu and select "apps". From there you will be able to un-install XBMC like any other Android app.