I know Kodi 18.0 Leia was just released, but fast on its heels was the release of Kodi 18.1 Leia. Sometimes it can be a hassle to upgrade Kodi on your Amazon Fire TV device depending on how you initially installed Kodi. I always recommend doing a fresh install if you are jumping from one major Kodi version to another. For instance, if you are running Kodi 17.x Krypton or any other lower version and you want to install Kodi 18.1. In this case, a fresh install is your best option. But if you have already installed Kodi 18.0 and just want to make the short jump up to 18.1, It’s easy. I’m going to show you how.
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Now that your connection is secured by your VPN, we can get started.
Installing or Upgrading Kodi 18.0 to Kodi 18.1
Doing an upgrade of Kodi is the same as doing a fresh install. Using the KodiAmerica.com Jailbreak App Vault, you can have a nice clean install of Kodi or Upgrade your existing Kodi 18.0 installation with a couple clicks. If you don’t already have the App Vault installed, follow the instructions in my article How to Install the Kodiamerica.com Jailbreak App Vault to get that going. You will be using this app a lot. Especially if you follow my articles and YouTube videos.
Once you have the KodiAmerica.com Jailbreak App Vault up and running and your VPN connected, continue the steps below.
Click on the icon for the KodiAmerica.com Jailbreak App Vault. It will be in your apps and the icon looks like this.
If you have already been using the Jailbreak App Vault, then my code will already be entered into the code field. Check to be sure it is correct, and if it isn’t, then enter the code 47356537
Once you are sure the code is correct, press CONTINUE to enter the KodiAmerica.com Jailbreak App Vault.
You will see Kodi 18.1 on the list. Click on the download icon and Kodi 18.1 Leia will begin downloading.
You can see the download progress.
When the download has completed, the download icon changes to an install icon. Click on the install icon to begin installing Kodi 18.1 Leia.
You will be shown the list of permissions that Kodi 18.1 Leia requires. Since I am actually upgrading my existing installation, it only says Update. Scroll down until you see the option to install and click Install
Kodi 18.1 Leia will begin installing
When Kodi 18.1 Leia is finished installing, select Done and click on it.
You will be back at the Jailbreak App Vault apps list screen again. Press the back button on your Fire TV remote to exit out of the app list screen. You will be asked if you want to leave. Click Yes
Now, back at the Jailbreak App Vault code screen, use your Fire TV remote to move up to the top of the screen and click on the little trash can icon up at the top right.
You will be asked if you want to empty the trash. Click Yes
Then click the back button again to completely exit the KodiAmerica.com Jailbreak App Vault. Press the home button on your remote to go back to the home screen of your Amazon Fire TV device. Then long-press the home button again like you did before and choose apps. Let’s go back to the apps screen and look for Kodi 18.1 Leia. It will most likely be at the bottom of the list because you installed it last.
Let’s move it up to the top. While the Kodi 18.1 Leia icon is selected, long press the SELECT button on your remote. It’s the big button in the center. You will see a message come up on the screen that tells you to press SELECT again to drop the icon where you want it.
Move the icon up to the top and then press SELECT to drop it there.
Now, if you go back to the Home screen on your Amazon Fire TV device, you will see Kodi 18.1 Leia in the front of the list under YOUR APPS & CHANNELS
Go ahead and click on the icon for Kodi 18.1 Leia and off you go.
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