From time to time you will see a message appear when you launch kodi. It will always make it seem as if you need to update Kodi, this is a common practice with Kodi when a new version of Kodi is released. Updating kodi is not necessary, newer versions usually are not significantly different but directions below walk you through updating kodi version itself.
Note: If your unit is year old or older, it's best to mail it back, to have it completely reprogrammed by us. Also, It is always best to wait to have Kodi updated, because many addons will take up to a few weeks to update and wont be compatible with the newer version of Kodi right away.
If your unit is running on a Kodi version older than 17, these update directions should not be used, because it will erase the setup. These update directions only apply to units running on some version of Kodi 17.6 During programming, our units are patched to protect it against any security flaws (such as those fixed by kodi version 17.3), so direction below are not necessary for protection but provided for people that want to update their unit anyway.
These directions are to update any version of Kodi 17 to kodi 17.4 ONLY. Do not update past Kodi 17.4, Kodi 18 is not a stable release
Note: Kodi 17.5 was recently released but some users are experiencing crashing issues, Do Not Update to 17.5, until we have fully tested it and confirmed there are no bugs that need to be addressed. Once it is safe to update, we will say so here.
Go to Settings-Applications-Manage INSTALLED Application-Kodi (CLICK FORCE STOP)
Then click back and in the Manage Installed Applications list, you will see "APP STARTER" Click Launch.
Then click on "UPDATES", go to update option for KODI, and click "check for update", if youre running 17 and want to update to a later version of 17, thats ok, but if you update to 18 for example, it will erase all content inside Kodi.
Click on button that says Update to latest version of Kodi, wait for kodi to update, Click Install, Then click Open