In this quick tutorial guide, I teach how to reset Kodi on Amazon Firestick or Fire TV Cube for a factory fresh start. If you follow this simple process, you won’t need to delete and reinstall Kodi. When changing builds or just cleaning up a Kodi system, this guide can save time. Sometimes it’s also good to start factory fresh by clearing old data in order to get rid of problems. Buffering and slow response times can creep up with constant use. Long-time Kodi users understand and appreciate this.

Restore Kodi with a factory reset on your Fire TV Cube or Firestick with all the required steps shown below. If the issues aren’t fixed and continue once you clear old data and reset Kodi, try resetting your Firestick or Fire TV Cube to factory specs. You can easily get this done with our Factory Reset Firestick article.

How To Reset Kodi on Firestick

When you reset Kodi for a fresh start on Fire TV Cube or Firestick, you erase all addons, skins, builds, settings, and even repository sources. It’s suggested that you write down everything you want to put back into your clean Kodi once reset. You can also get plenty of ideas for great working addons in our list of best Kodi addons.

Clean and restore Kodi with a factory reset to completely clear data using these easy steps for a fresh start.

  1. Quit Kodi on your Firestick if it’s running, then click the home button on your Fire TV remote to enter the Firestick home screen.
    Fire TV Remote Control Home Button Location

    Fire TV Remote Home Button

  2. Scroll to the right in the top menu and enter the Settings area.
  3. Click on Applications.
  4. At the bottom, click on Manage Applications.
  5. Scroll down to Kodi and click on it.
  6. Click on Clear Data.
  7. Amazon will ask Delete app data?, so confirm by clicking Clear Data once more.

Once the Firestick is done with this factory reset process and you have a clean Kodi install, click Launch Application with your Fire TV remote to confirm that Kodi is reset to default settings.

What if Kodi Fresh Start Doesn’t Fix Issues?

If problems such as buffering, failed streams, dead links, or really slow performance continue, you may simply need a better internet or VPN provider. Surfshark VPN has been known for years to be the best VPN for Kodi users. Grab the Surfshark VPN Firestick app to stream anonymously at full speed without restrictions.

After You Reset Kodi for a Clean Fresh Start

Now it’s time to install a Kodi build or some Kodi addons to make your Firestick, Fire TV, or Cube once more serve you with all the streaming goodies you want to watch. Once you have Kodi setup the way you like it, fire up your Surfshark VPN app and watch some premium free streaming video content risk-free.

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2 Comments

Deedee Bundy · 2018-08-29 at 1:21 pm

This is good to do before installing a build? Will I need to reinstall all my Kodi addons or my vpn?

    Alice on Fire · 2018-08-29 at 9:59 pm

    Hi Deedee,

    Most builds are installed from wizards that give an option to reset Kodi and clear all of its old data before the download and install of the build. Many build wizards won’t even allow you to download and install the builds without accepting this cleanup process first. If you are installing a build, it’s best not to have any of your old addons still installed to avoid complications and incompatibilities with addons installed by the build. Your VPN app shouldn’t be touched by this process unless you’re using one of the old Kodi VPN addons. I’m not so sure any of those are working well, but I’d be interested to know which one you are using if that’s the case.

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