Reset Kodi (Fresh Start)

If your Kodi media player is junked out with a crappy build and tons of old dead addons, you may want to  fresh start Kodi. It really could be any reason why you would want to wipe out Kodi and performing a fresh start is probably the easiest way as oppose to having to reinstall Kodi.

The Kodi media player doesn’t have a fresh restart type of addon or function. So in order to wipe Kodi clean as if you had fresh installation, we may have to use any of the listed third party addons to do the trick.

These addons are safe to use.

The methods below will involve using a wizard, which is a common popular method. There actually use to be an addon called “Fresh Start” that was available when TVAddons was around, but now have disappeared.

Anyways, lets check out several methods of using fresh start for Kodi.

Several Methods to Fresh Start Kodi

The list below are several methods use to fresh start Kodi. They will mainly be wizards used to perform this action and is considered a common way of wiping your Kodi clean without the hassle of reinstalling Kodi. This guide is made for Krypton 17 and above.

The directions will be based on the Estuary Skin. If you have an 16.1 skin activated such as Xonfluence or AeonFlux. We recommend following our skin guide to change back to the Estuary skin

 Recommend Read: How to change Kodi Krypton 17 to Estuary Skin

Keep your activity anonymous and secured (Highly recommended for Kodi/Firestick Users)

We highly recommend using a VPN when streaming online content or torrenting files. By using a VPN, you can keep your streaming habits and anything else private by using IPVanish (Complete Privacy Solutions for Kodi/Firestick Users)

Why IPVanish?

With all the crazy news going on lately, it’s better to be safe than sorry by using a VPN when streaming any online content. This will keep your online streaming and data history private at all times like it should be.

Check out our VPN guide section for more information.

Using No Limits Tool
(Fresh Start Method #1)

So in order to fresh start Kodi.

  • Open Kodi Krypton 17
  • Go to Addons
  • Go to Program Addons
  • Open No Limits Wizard
  • Select Fresh Start Kodi Krypton

Installation steps below.

Fresh Start - No Limits Wizard
Fresh Start – No Limits Wizard

Install No Limits Wizard

  • From your Kodi Home Screen
  • Select Settings [Cog Icon, Upper left corner]Settings
  • Select File Manager
    Kodi 17..3 FILE-MANAGER
  • Select Add source
    Kodi 17.3 ADD SOURCE
  • Select None, Enter: 

    http://kodinolimits.com/kodi

  • Then click Ok
  • Highlight the box underneath Enter a name for this media Source, type nolimitsthen select OK
    kodi 17..3 enter link
  • Go back to your Kodi Home Screen
  • Select Add-ons
    kodi add-on
  • Select the Add-on Browser Icon [Upper left corner, unpackaged box icon]Kodi add-on browser
  • Select Install from Zip File
  • Select nolimits
  • Select plugin.video.nolimitswizard.zip
  • Wait for Enabled Notification [Top Right Corner]

Using Ares Wizard
(Fresh Start Method #2)

To fresh start Kodi using Ares Wizard, follow the directions below.

  • Open Kodi Krypton 17
  • Go to Addons
  • Go to Program Addons
  • Open Ares Wizard
  • Select Select More tab
  • Select Erase all Data/Fresh Start
Fresh Start Kodi - Ares Wizard
Fresh Start Kodi – Ares Wizard

Install Ares Wizard

  • From your Kodi Home Screen
  • Select Settings [Cog Icon, Upper left corner]Settings
  • Select File Manager
    Kodi 17..3 FILE-MANAGER
  • Select Add source
    Kodi 17.3 ADD SOURCE
  • Select None, Enter: http://ares-repo.eu
  • Then click Ok
  • Highlight the box underneath Enter a name for this media Source, type ARESthen select OK
    kodi 17..3 enter link
  • Go back to your Kodi Home Screen
  • Select Add-ons
    kodi add-on
  • Select the Add-on Browser Icon [Upper left corner, unpackaged box icon]Kodi add-on browser
  • Select Install from Zip File
  • Select ARES
  • Select repository.ARESPROJECT-XXX.zip
  • Wait for Enabled Notification [Top Right Corner]

So now you have the Ares Project Repository installed, you can now install the Ares Wizard Kodi add-on from here.

Installing Ares Wizard from the Ares Project Repository

  • Go back to your Kodi Home Screen
  • Select Add-ons
    kodi add-on
  • Select the Add-on Browser Icon [Upper left corner, unpackaged box icon]Kodi add-on browser
  • Select Install from repository
  • Select Ares Project Repository
  • Select Program Add-ons
  • Select Ares Wizard
  • Select Install
    install kodi-addon.jpg

Using Fresh Restart – Direct Addon
(Fresh Start Method #3)

Even though TVAddons may be gone, you can still find the original Fresh Start addon off the no limits repository or link.

To use fresh start, you normally have to

  • Go to Kodi home screen
  • Select Addons
  • Select Program Addons
  • Select Fresh Start
  • Follow through with steps
Fresh Start Program Addon
Fresh Start Program Addon

Install Fresh Start

  • From your Kodi Home Screen
  • Select Settings [Cog Icon, Upper left corner]Settings
  • Select File Manager
    Kodi 17..3 FILE-MANAGER
  • Select Add source
    Kodi 17.3 ADD SOURCE
  • Select None, Enter: 

    http://kodinolimits.com/kodi

  • Then click Ok
  • Highlight the box underneath Enter a name for this media Source, type nolimitsthen select OK
    kodi 17..3 enter link
  • Go back to your Kodi Home Screen
  • Select Add-ons
    kodi add-on
  • Select the Add-on Browser Icon [Upper left corner, unpackaged box icon]Kodi add-on browser
  • Select Install from Zip File
  • Select nolimits
  • Select Freshstart
  • Select plugin.freshstart.zip
  • Wait for Enabled Notification [Top Right Corner]

Final Thoughts

Listed above were several ways of fresh starting your Kodi. If you had any issues trying to wipe your Kodi clean, just drop a comment below.

To sum it up with some bullet points

  • Reset Kodi using Wizards
  • No Limits Wizard
  • Ares Wizard
  • Fresh Start Addon
  • Community Portal (Coming soon)

 

 

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