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This step-by-step tutorial will show you How to Reset Kodi on Android TV Box.

Completing a Kodi reset on your Android device is handy when we’re having problems and we want to start over with a fresh install without uninstalling the application.


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Kodi is one of the most popular Streaming APKs used by millions of cord-cutters and techies around the world.

Resetting Kodi on an Android device is a quick process that will only take a minute or two. A quick reset often helps with any Kodi Buffering problems you experience.

Due to the somewhat unstable add-ons and wizards that we install, it is necessary to reset Kodi on a regular basis, regardless of what streaming device we are using.

If you have an Amazon Firestick or Fire TV, I have also put together a written guide below for resetting Kodi on Firestick and Fire TV devices.

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Please keep in mind that when you do this, you will be erasing everything within Kodi which includes your Kodi Addons, skins, Kodi Builds, wizards, and settings.

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I strongly suggest that you go through both the video and screenshot guides below for a more detailed process on how to reset Kodi on Android TV Box.


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How To Reset Kodi On Android

Below we provide two sets of instructions for resetting Kodi on Android devices.

The first guide is for those using Android TV devices like the NVIDIA Shield, MECOOL Boxes, Tivo Stream 4K, etc.

The second tutorial is for those using Stock Android TV Boxes like the X96 Max, T95q, Beelink GT-King, and other generic boxes.

Reset Kodi on Android TV

Below we are resetting Kodi on an NVIDIA Shield, which runs the “Android TV” operating system.

1. From the home screen click Settings.

From the home screen click Settings.

2. Scroll down and click Apps.

Scroll down and click Apps.

3. Click See all apps.

Click See all apps.

4. Locate and click Kodi.

Locate and click Kodi.

5. Click Clear data.

Click Clear data to reset kodi on android

6. Click OK.

Click OK to reset kodi on your android tv box

7. Launch Kodi and click Continue.

Launch Kodi and click Continue.

8. Click Allow.

Click Allow.

9. You have successfully reset Kodi on your Android TV device!

You have successfully reset Kodi on your Android TV device! 


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Reset Kodi on Stock Android – Video Tutorial

Below you will find both a video and screenshot guide for resetting Kodi on a stock Android TV Box.

I am using a T95q Box in the steps below but this process will work on any generic Android TV Box.

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1. On the device home screen, click Settings.

2. Under Preferences, click More Setting.

Step 3 - How To Reset Kodi On Android TV Box Video Tutorial

3. Under Device, click Apps.

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4. From the list of apps, select Kodi.

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5. The current total data installed within the Kodi app will be displayed. Select CLEAR DATA. Let it go through the process of computer space, deleting, etc.  This could take a minute.

NOTE: Once you select CLEAR DATA, all your data (add-ons, settings, files, accounts, and databases) on your Kodi will be deleted permanently and you will revert to the app’s original settings.

Step 6 - How To Reset Kodi On Android TV Box Video Tutorial

6. You will be warned that this command will permanently delete all data on Kodi. Click OK.

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7. The data size will now be zero.

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8. Press the Escape button to return to the home screen.

9. Launch Kodi and ensure that everything has been erased and you are working with a fresh installation.

That's it! You have reset Kodi on a stock Android TV Box.

That’s it! You have reset Kodi on a stock Android TV Box.

Now that Kodi has been reset on your Android TV Box this should help reduce buffering and improve overall playback.

For more popular Kodi tutorials, we suggest viewing the guides below.

If Kodi is running slow on your Android TV device, try resetting Kodi today!

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Step 2 – Hover over the search icon on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube and type in “Ipvanish”

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Click Search

Step 3 – Click the IPVanish VPN option that appears.

Type in Ipvanish

Step 4 – Click the IPVanish icon under Apps & Games.

Click IPVanish logo

Step 5 – Click Download.

Click Download

Step 6 – Click Open.

Click Open

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Click Sign In

Step 8 – Click Connect button.

Click Connect

Step 9 – Click OK for Connection request if it appears.

Click OK

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Click the Home Button on your remote and the VPN will remain running in the background.

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Congratulations!  You are now protected by a VPN which means everything that you stream or access through your Firestick or Android TV Box is hidden from the rest of the world.

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How to Reset Kodi on Android FAQ

How do you reset Kodi?

You can reset Kodi within the Android TV Box settings by clearing the app data. This guide provides step-by-step instructions for resetting Kodi.

Should I reset Kodi?

Resetting Kodi is recommend to reduce buffering and improve playback.

Can you reset Kodi on Android?

Yes. Follow the step-by-step instructions above. This tutorial was done using a NVIDIA Shield and generic Android TV Box.

Is resetting Kodi on Android safe?

Yes. Resetting Kodi on your Android device is not only safe but often recommended to boost performance.

What's the difference between a Kodi addon and a Kodi build?

You can think of a Kodi build as a bundle of the best add-ons, repositories, and a customized skin that you can install with one click.