Kodi v14 (Helix) upgrade FAQ

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Ned Scott Offline
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Question  Kodi v14 (Helix) upgrade FAQ
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See: Kodi v14 (Helix) FAQ (wiki) - Frequently Asked Questions for upgrading to Kodi v14 (Helix), including how to enable some of the new features, where some controls got moved to, etc.

NOTE: This thread is about improving the Helix FAQ. It is not for troubleshooting. Unless it's directly related to the FAQ (such as clarifying instructions on the FAQ, an issue you think should be included, etc) don't post it in this thread and start a new thread instead.


It's that time again. The aim here is to make the upgrade FAQ the first line of defense for all the common upgrade questions, and this time around we'll probably have a lot more that deal with what is needed for the name change. I still know of some stuff that needs to be fleshed out and added, but I also wanted to see what other people think might be frequently asked, or otherwise be good to clarify.

What's missing? What should be added/removed/changed/made clearer? Etc. Feel free to edit the page directly or mention what you think should be changed in this thread.

You can make easy links to the Kodi Wiki Manual using double brackets around common Kodi words: [[debug log]] = debug log (wiki), [[Video library]] = Video library (wiki), [[SMB]] = SMB (wiki) , [[userdata]] = userdata (wiki), etc
(This post was last modified: 2014-12-06 03:14 by Ned Scott.)
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1. Wiki page on action IDs (linked from FAQ 3.1) needs to be updated for the change in behaviour of "play" action and new "Playpause" action.

2. New features (1.3) should include the new PVR EPG views (now/next/channel).

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(2014-12-07 04:38)scott967 Wrote:  1. Wiki page on action IDs (linked from FAQ 3.1) needs to be updated for the change in behaviour of "play" action and new "Playpause" action.

2. New features (1.3) should include the new PVR EPG views (now/next/channel).

scott s.

Thanks, both updated.

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I followed everything in the wiki, but when i try to install Kodibuntu i get to the screen and select install it goes through a process and then comes to a blank black screen. I've let it sit for about 5 mins to see if anything progresses but nothing happens. Any solutions? Sorry if this is not the spot i just figured it was related to the FAQ as I may be missing something.
(This post was last modified: 2014-12-14 12:10 by marcus556.)
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(2014-12-14 12:06)marcus556 Wrote:  I followed everything in the wiki, but when i try to install Kodibuntu i get to the screen and select install it goes through a process and then comes to a blank black screen. I've let it sit for about 5 mins to see if anything progresses but nothing happens. Any solutions? Sorry if this is not the spot i just figured it was related to the FAQ as I may be missing something.

Hmm, not sure at this point. Could you also post about this here? http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=211076

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is there a way to update the kodi app on the amazon fire stick
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(2015-04-02 06:47)dmr1114 Wrote:  is there a way to update the kodi app on the amazon fire stick

Just perform the update again using the newer APK. Either via the ADB commands or using ADBFire, or one of the similar tools out there. Installing it a second time will keep the same settings, but it never hurts to also do a backup (wiki).

The Amazon Fire TV (wiki) page should have some info on installing if you need a refresher.

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