How to update Kodi on Firestick (2 working methods)

It is very easier to update Kodi on your fire stick. The developers of Kodi often releases the new updates for the app at an average rate of once every two months since February 2017. There are so many releases, it is very hard to keep your Kodi app up to date.

If you’re using Kodi app on your Amazon Fire stick, how do you perform the upgrade? If you can’t find Kodi in the Fire Stick’s app store, you need to upgrade it manually. Now let us see the methods for how to update Kodi on Amazon Fire Stick.

How to Update Kodi on Amazon Fire Stick

Method 1: Steps to update Kodi on Fire Stick

If you want to update your version of Kodi to the latest version, you need to follow the step-by-step instructions below:

  1. First, you have to download the app called Downloader from the Amazon App store.
  2. Now you have to long-press on the Home button.
  3. Now you can launch the Downloader.
  4. In the box, you have to enter the URL of the website which you want to load or the file that you want to download. You can enter the URL as “https://kodi.tv/download” and then select Go.
  5. Now you have to use the remote to select Android.
  6. Now you have to choose either the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Kodi. The first-generation Fire sticks have only using the 32-bit CPUs. But, the new version of Fire sticks are always supporting the 64-bit CPUs.
  7. Now you have to choose the latest release version of the Kodi app.
  8. After selecting the latest release version of the Kodi app, you have to wait seconds for the APK file to download.
  9. After completing the download process, the Downloader will automatically attempt to install it.
  10. Now you have to click on the Install option displayed in the on-screen pop-up to start the installation process.
  11. Now, you can see the latest version of Kodi which is currently running on your Amazon Fire Stick. After that, all of your contents and settings should have been retrieved.

Method 2: Steps to Update Kodi on Fire Stick
1. First, you have to go to the home screen of your fire stick.
2. Now, you have to enable ADB debugging in your system/settings option.
3. After completing the above process, Navigate to your home screen and find the downloader to bring up the downloader app.
4. Now you have to select the app/games which is present in the search list and then click on it. So that it can be start downloaded and then installed automatically.
5. After completing the download and install process, you have to open the downloader app and then enter the following address in the URL field “https://bit.yl/kodi173arm” and then download it.
6. Now the downloader app will open the file and then start the download process automatically. If it doesn’t start the download process automatically, you have to click on the “Open File“.
7. After completing the download process, you have to click on the Install option.
8. Once you have completed all the above process, you have to open the Kodi app on your Fire Stick.

How to update Kodi Addons (2 simple methods)

The various add-ons present on the Kodi application has been fully managed by the Add-on manager. In the add-on manager, we can easily browse any sections, installed addons, etc. In addition, you can also change the settings for auto update, notifications and search for installed add-ons by bringing up the slide in sub menu. The Add-on manager is not the place to run add-ons, but only to install and configure them.

How to update Kodi Addons?

There are several ways to update add-ons, depending on your settings in Settings→System settings→Add-ons.
Automatic updates

The first method, and easiest, is if you have Install updates automatically (default) enabled. By using this method, any add-on can be installed automatically and is available in the installed repository. It can receive the update automatically whenever the new update is available.

Check available updates

If you already Notify, but don’t install updates selected. Consider that you have enabled the show notifications in the settings and then you will be notified whenever a update is available and you can use the following method to update the addon in a proper way. If you can’t enable the Show notifications, you can still use this method, but you can receive when a update is available.
Step 1: From the Kodi Homepage, click on the Add-ons and then select the Available updates.
Step 2: Now you have to select the add-on which you want to update.
Step 3: After selecting the addon, you can download and install it. When it completes the installation process, then you will be notified that the add-on has been updated successfully.
Update all
This method is to update all add-ons. If you want to do this, you can access the Add-on Manager. After that, you have to select the update all icon which is present at the top of the menu bar. The number of available updates will appear next to the icon.
Manually updating

This method is to update manually.
1. From the Kodi Homepage, you have to select the Add-ons. 

2. In the Add-ons manager, you can select the correct category for your add-on or you can directly go to My add-ons and then select All. Now you can navigate to your add-on and then select it. Finally you have to select Update.
3. Now you have to select the version which you want to update.
Update from ZIP file

If you installed a add-on from a zip file and/or it isn’t in a repository, then you will need to update from a zip file. Updating from a zip is the same method, you have to select the new file to install.

Settings/System/Add-ons settings
Updates
Choose how updates are handled. Options are as follows:
Install updates automatically. The add-ons that are listed in a repo will automatically updated if any update is available. When the “Notifications” option is enabled, then the user will receive an on-screen notification about the available update.
Notify, but don’t install updates. The same as above, but the update itself will not automatically install. You will get a notification of available updates and it will be appeared in the add-on manager list which allowing the user to manually apply updates for an individual addon or group of addons.
Never check for updates. Kodi will not check for updates nor will it install any known pending updates. The user will also not get any notifications, because Kodi won’t know about any pending updates.

How to update to the latest version of Android

There are 3 methods are available for updating your old Android version to the latest version of Android. Now let us see the 3 methods on below.

Methods to update to the latest version of Android

  1. Updating your device Over The Air (OTA)
  2. Updating your device using a Computer
  3. Update using a Rooted ROM

Updating your device Over The Air (OTA)

1. Connect your device to Wi-Fi. To connect Wi-Fi on your device by simply swiping down from the top of your screen and then select the Wi-Fi option. Updating Android over Wi-Fi is the best and simple way.

2. Now open your device settings. It looks like a gear-shaped icon which is having a series of slider bars.

3. Scroll down and select “About Device”. It is present in the bottom of the menu. If you are using a tablet, you have to select the General tab which is present at the top of the screen.

4. Select “Update”. It is present at the top of the menu but it may vary depends on your android version. Alternatively, you can see “Software Update” or “System Firmware Update”.

5. Select “Check for Updates”. Now, your device will search for system updates which are currently available for download.

  • Many versions of Android are device-specific. Your device will only search for updates that are compatible with your device.

6. Select “Update”:  When there is any update available, this button will be automatically appeared at the top of the menu.

7. Select “Install”. The button may vary depends on your android version which you are currently using. It can also read “Reboot and Install” or “Install System Software”. After clicking on the Install option, it will start the download and installation process.

8. Waif for the Installation to complete. After completing the installation process, your phone will be automatically reboot.

Updating your Device using a Computer

1. First, you need to go to your device manufacturer’s official website from a desktop browser. Now, you can enter the specific device information or register your device to get the software updates.

2. Now, download and install the device management software. The names and its functions of such software will vary depends on the manufacturer. For example, The management software for the Samsung device  is called “Kies,” Motorola’s management software is called “MDM,”, etc.

3. Go back to the device manufacturer’s official website. you need to return to the support and downloads page.

4. Search for available updates. These updates are available in a download-able file that you can install with the help of your manufacturer’s device management software.

5. Connect your device to your computer. You should use the cable that came with your device. Mostly, it will be a USB to micro USB cable.

6. Now you have to open the device management application.

7. Locate the update command. It will be listed in a tab or drop-down menu which is present at the top of the window.

8. Click on the update command. After clicking on the update command, it will start the update process. You need to follow on-screen prompts to complete the process.

Update using a Rooted ROM

1. Back up your device. Rooting an Android phone or tablet is different depends upon the model which you are using now.

2. Search online for rooting software. You have to use the browser on your PC to find the rooting software that is designed to be used with your specific device model.

3. Download the Software. you need to follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the rooting software to your computer.

4. Connect your device to your computer.  You have to use the cable that came with your device. Mostly, it will be a USB to micro USB cable.

5. Open the rooting software. You have to do it on your computer.

6. Start the rooting process. You have to follow the on-screen prompts in the rooting software to complete the process.

7. Restart your device. Now your device will be run on the Android version which you have recently installed.

How to update Windows 8 to Windows 10

Before going to upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 10, you need to check if your PC or tablet can be compatible with Windows 10.

If you want to upgrade your PC from Windows 8 to Windows 10, your PC must have a following minimum requirements:
* Processor must be 1GHz or higher;
* 1GB of RAM for 32-bit machines or 2GB for 64-bit machines;
* 16GB of hard disk space for 32-bit machines or 20GB for 64-bit machines;
* A DirectX 9 graphics card or later, with a WDDM 1.0 driver;
* An 800 x 600 display or better.

How to Upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 10?

It’s easy to upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 10, and here we’ll show you how to realize it.

Make Sure Your Copy of Windows is Activated

First, you have to check your current version of Windows is properly activated. Microsoft  allows to install Windows 10 on pirated and/or unactivated copies of Windows. To check if your copy of Windows 8 is activated, press Windows+W to pull up the Setting search, type “activated” into the search box, and then open the “See if Windows Is Activated” result. Otherwise, you can see under Control Panel -> System to view the status of the machine.

Grab the Windows 10 Update Assistant

The Windows 10 update tool is pretty straight forward, and you can find the download right here.

One other thing to note before getting started, though. The update tool will figure out the right version of Windows you need to update to. It determines if your current version of Windows is 32-bit or 64-bit, and updates you to the same version. You cannot move from a 32-bit installation of Windows 7 or 8 to a 64-bit installation of Windows 10 using the update tool—even if your PC supports it. If you’re running a 32-bit version of Windows and want to move to 64-bit, you’ll have to do a clean install instead. If you’re curious to know which version you’re using before getting started, check out our guide to figuring out if you’re running 32-bit or 64-bit Windows.

Running the Upgrade Installer

When you’re ready to upgrade, run the installer tool (named Media Creation Tool) to get started.

Now, you will be prompted to upgrade the PC now, or create installation media for another PC. You have to select the “Upgrade this PC now” option to begin the upgrade process, and click the “Next” button. The tool begins downloading the Windows 10 installation files. The time that takes just depends on your Internet connection speed.

After finishes downloading and unpacking the installation media, then you will be prompted to accept the terms of the license agreement. In that, you have to click “Accept” and the installer will do a last update check before kicking you over to the final confirmation page. The installer selects the largest “what to keep” selection by default i.e. it will keep all your personal files and installed apps safely in place. If that’s what you want to do, go ahead and click “Install” to get started with the installation. Otherwise, click the small “Change what to keep” link specify what you want to keep during the update process.

1. Reserve your free upgrade to Windows 10

If you are using Windows 8 operating system, you will see a small Windows icon which is located at the right end of the task bar. In that, you have to click on the icon, and then select “Reserve your free upgrade” in the app window. Now, you have to enter your email address to confirm your reservation.

2. Upgrade to Windows 10

After reserving the free upgrade, you just need to wait for the news from Microsoft. When the upgrade is ready for your PC, you will receive a notification. After that, you can upgrade your PC from Windows 8 to Windows 10 at once.

After completing the above process, you can run Windows 10 and begin enjoying new Windows 10 features. You can also find various ways to get Windows 10 license key.