Hi, this is Miguel. You can follow this guide to learn How to Uninstall Kodi Build & Addons for Better Performance. You can also use the same method on your firestick or any other amazon fire tv device.
If you use Kodi on a daily basis, you probably have a custom build installed for better navigation and streaming experience. However, most Kodi builds come with at least a dozen add-ons that you won’t ever use.
For some reason, community developers decide to include obsolete and redundant add-ons in their builds that don’t even work anymore. Instead, users have to take the hassle to clear out the extra bloat. It’s a cumbersome process for someone who keeps switching between different Kodi builds from time to time.
The effect of such bloat on Kodi shows up when you try to install an add-on or update Kodi dependencies. Reinstalling an add-on just to get the latest version of it is quite annoying, given how simple it is to update an add-on in a few steps.
Installing bloated builds on Kodi also causes slowdowns on devices with limited storage space, especially on cheaper Android TV boxes and Fire TV devices.
Without enough storage, apps start to misbehave and take ages to load, as the operating system can’t store temporary cache anymore.
If you have been recently running into the same issues, consider following this guide to uninstall Kodi builds and add-ons for better performance. We will help you start fresh with Kodi once again.
How to Uninstall Kodi Addons
Assuming you are using Kodi 17.6 Krypton or one of the most recent versions of Kodi, it’s really easy to uninstall Kodi addons. Check out the following steps below.
- First, open up Kodi on your device and wait for it to boot up to the home screen.
- After that, scroll down the options on the left sidebar and click Add-ons.
- Now scroll down once again to the My add-ons section, then click All from the list.
- Depending on which types of add-ons you wish to remove, pick up your preferred category.
- From the following add-ons page, highlight and click the add-on you want to uninstall.
- Finally, hit the Uninstall button, then click Yes to confirm the uninstallation.
You can now repeat the steps for the other add-ons you want to uninstall.
If you want to remove all the add-ons at once, you can either clear the app data from Settings or reinstall Kodi on your device. However, it will also reset your Kodi configuration to default.
How to Uninstall Kodi Builds
Uninstalling Kodi build is a bit intricate compared to removing addons, as the build files might still eat up storage space on your device.
We recommend you use the Indigo add-on for the total removal of a Kodi build. Previously known as the Fusion Installer, Indigo offers maintenance tools that can help you improve Kodi’s performance.
Provided that you have installed Kodi add-ons before, all you have to do is add http://fusion.tvaddons.co as a source from the File manager, then install the plugin.program.indigo-x.x.x.zip file from the following source path. For more detailed instructions on how to install the Indigo add-on, you can check out our Fusion on Kodi guide.
Once you manage to install the Indigo add-on, you can use it to factory reset Kodi and uninstall Kodi build. Here’s how:
- Go to the Add-ons page from the home screen and launch Indigo from the Program add-ons row. It will take a few seconds to start up on the first launch.
- Now scroll down and click the Factory Restore option, then click Yes to confirm. Bear in mind that all of your existing data in Kodi will be wiped out.
- You can choose to keep the Indigo add-on installed for later use.
Indigo offers another reset option named Rejuvenate Kodi. It not only wipes the current build and add-ons from your Kodi installation but also makes it simpler for you to reconfigure Kodi with Indigo’s Config Wizard setup.
From Indigo’s Maintenance Tools section, you can also uninstall and wipe all your installed add-ons on Kodi.
Currently, there are no feasible solutions to uninstall a Kodi build with your existing Kodi configuration untouched. However, Indigo makes it straightforward for users to install add-ons, skins, and repositories on a fresh Kodi setup.
If you are using a Fire TV device, you can get rid of Kodi build and add-ons altogether by going through the following steps:
- Head over to the Settings menu from your Fire TV Home screen.
- Move to the right and click Applications, then click Manage Installed Applications in the options.
- Scroll down the list of installed apps until you find the Kodi
- From the following page, click the Clear cache and Clear data options back-to-back.
By clearing out cache and data, you can reset the Kodi app to stock configuration. However, you will need to reinstall it if a build has done extensive system-level changes to the Kodi interface.
This is how you uninstall Kodi build and add-ons from Kodi to improve overall system performance and better responsiveness. TVAddons’ Indigo add-on is a must-have for wiping out bloat and junk files from the Kodi app.
If you really want to keep your Kodi settings, you can use Indigo’s Backup / Restore feature. However, restoring a Kodi build’s configuration file on the vanilla version can cause the app not to function anymore.
You can follow the instructions in this guide regardless of which device you use to run Kodi. It includes Android, iOS, Windows, Linux, macOS, etc.