Unknown Sources in Kodi
Enabling Unknown Sources in Kodi is very important, as it allows you to install custom builds from online that you may be wanting to try out. Check out our builds section here to give some a try. It’s a very quick process, and you only have to do it once (Unless you delete your Kodi setup or files in the AppData folder).
This guide is for Kodi Krypton (V17), however the steps are pretty much identical for previous versions. If the guide below is a little confusing, further instructions containing images can be found.
If you’re having any problems, leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you.
How to enable Unknown Sources
- From the Kodi Home menu, click the settings icon in the top centre.
- Head into “System”
- Go into the “Add-ons” area on the left
- One of the options will say “Unknown Sources”, check the box to enable it
- If a window pops up, just click yes.
- You can now install custom builds and add-ons
Enabling Unknown Sources in Kodi (Image guide)
Click the Settings icon in the home menu
Choose the “System” option. It may be in a different location on this screen depending on your Kodi build.
Head into the “Add-Ons” section on the left hand side.
On the right, you will see “Unknown Sources”, click the little checkbox on the right to enable it.
If another window pops up asking if you’d like to proceed, hit “Yes”. That’s it, you now have Unknown sources enabled and you can install custom add-ons and build for Kodi.