If you’re into open source and games, you’ve probably heard of the Kodi app. It’s a media platform that you can to play music, games, live TV, movies, and everything else worth wasting time on. Plus, it’s open source so there’s no licensing or app store.
Easy on the web.
The right way to download Kodi
- OS X 10.9 or a higher version
- Xcode 7
- Kodi DEB file – You can get this from the Kodi website
- iOS App Singer – An open source software that will change your DEB file into an IPA file.
- An Apple ID
Step one: Connect your Apple ID to Xcode.
- Open the main screen of Xcode and go to Preferences -> Accounts.
- Click the + icon and select Add Apple ID.
- Sign into your Apple account.
- This will turn your apple account into a free developer account.
Step two: Create a project.
- Now, you need to create a project to be able to import the Kodi DEB file. From the main screen, click on Create a New Xcode Project.
- A template gallery will open up. Select Single View Application.
- A pop-up will pop up and you’ll need to fill in details about your project.
- Product Name – Kodi
- Organization Identifier – anything you like
- Team – choose any
- Language – Swift
Click on Next, and if it throws up an error about provisioning issues, just click on Fix Issue.
Step three: Re-sign.
- Launch App Signer.
- Go to File and select the DEB file you downloaded from the Kodi website.
- Under Signing Certificate, select your account. Remember it’s a developer account, so it should show up.
- For Provisioning Profile, select your app. Name your app.
- Leave the New Application ID field blank.
Click on Start. Give it a while and you’ll have a new, signed IPA file that you can install on your device via Xcode.
Step four: Install the app.
- Go to Window -> Devices and select the device in which you want to install the Kodi app.
- The click on the + icon under the Installed Apps section and choose the app you created with App Signer.
Step five: Confirm you’re a developer.
So now that you’ve installed the app, it will show up on your home screen. But before you launch the app, you need to verify your developer status.
- Go to Profiles and Device Management under general settings.
- Click on your developer profile. You’ll notice that the Kodi app is shown along with a “Not Verified” message.
- Tap “Trust” and the app will become verified.
Open up the app and enjoy.
- Inside the app, go to Settings -> Appearance -> Skin.
- The default will be “Re-touched.” Change it to “Confluence.” That’s the default skin for the web version of Kodi.
- Now you can go to System -> Add-Ons to add ZIP files and repos to your account.
We know it’s a pretty lengthy procedure, but it’ll be worth the wait. Besides, it’s a straightforward process, too. Try it and let us know how you like Kodi on your phone.