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Solved: How do I backup Kodi builds, plugins, or add-ons on Amazon FireStick and Fire TV

Question

Before reset Kodi to default factory settings on FireStick, you will need to backup all the add-ons, builds, and customised settings. In this article, we will show you how to install and backup Kodi settings and data using Kodi’s official Backup Addon.

Solution

Step 1: Click the Settings icon on the Kodi Home screen.

Click the Settings icon on the Kodi Home screen.

Step 2: Click the Add-ons button.

Click the Add-ons button.

Step 3: Select the Install from repository option from the list of Add-ons / Add-on browser.

Select the Install from repository option from the list of Add-ons / Add-on browser.

Step 4: Select the Kodi Add-on repository option from the list of Add-ons / Install from repository.

Select the Kodi Add-on repository option from the list of Add-ons / Install from repository.

Step 5: Select the Program add-ons option from the list of Add-ons / Kodi Add-on repository.

Select the Program add-ons option from the list of Add-ons / Kodi Add-on repository.

Step 6: Scroll down and select the Backup option from the list of Add-ons / Program add-ons.

Scroll down and select the Backup option from the list of Add-ons / Program add-ons.

Step 7: Click the Install button then wait for the notification Backup Add-on installed display.

Click the Install button.

Wait for the notification Backup Add-on installed display.

Step 8: If the Backup versioning popup display, click on the OK button.

If the Backup versioning popup display, click on the OK button.

Step 9: Go to the Kodi Home screen.

Step 10: Navigate to the Add-ons > Program Add-ons.

Step 11: Click on the Backup button.

Navigate to the Add-ons > Program Add-ons. Click on the Backup button.

Step 12: Click the Open Settings from the list of Backup – Mode.

Click the Open Settings from the list of Backup - Mode.

Step 13: Click the Remote Dir tab.

Step 14: Select the Browse Remote Path option.

Click the Remote Dir tab. Select the Browse Remote Path option.

Step 15: Select the External storage option.

Select the External storage option.

Step 16: Select any folder where you like to save the Kodi backup.

Select any folder where you like to save the Kodi backup.

Step 17: Click the OK button to select the backup path.

Click the OK button to select the backup path.

Step 18: Click the OK button to save the changes.

Click the OK button to save the changes.

Step 19: Reopen the Backup addon again.

Reopen the Backup addon again.

Step 20: Select the Backup option from the list of Backup – Mode.

Select the Backup option from the list of Backup - Mode.

Step 21: The Backup addon will start to perform backup for Kodi.

The Backup addon will start to perform backup for Kodi.

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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