Enabling Unknown Sources in Kodi


KodiEnabling Unknown Sources in Kodi

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.

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How to enable Unknown Sources

  1. From the Kodi Home menu, click the settings icon in the top centre.
  2. Head into “System”
  3. Go into the “Add-ons” area on the left
  4. One of the options will say “Unknown Sources”, check the box to enable it
  5. If a window pops up, just click yes.
  6. You can now install custom builds and add-ons

Enabling Unknown Sources in Kodi (Image guide)

go into the settings menu

Click the Settings icon in the home menu

head into the system section

Choose the “System” option. It may be in a different location on this screen depending on your Kodi build.

go into add-ons on the left hand side to find unknown sources

Head into the “Add-Ons” section on the left hand side.

tick the box on the right next to unknown sources

On the right, you will see “Unknown Sources”, click the little checkbox on the right to enable it.

hit yes if a window pops up. unknown sources is now enabled.

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.

Phillip Anderson
Phillip Anderson
Hey, I'm Phillip Anderson! After studying Video Game Design at University, I began writing articles at PwrDown in my free time. I currently play my games on PC, but also own a PS4 & Nintendo Switch. I'm also a VR enthusiast, owning an Oculus Rift S where you might find me playing Beat Saber or Skyrim VR!