There is a strong possibility that you might experience the “Failed to install add-on from ZIP file” on older Kodi versions, from Kodi 18.2 to 18.9 Leia. It frequently occurs when installing Kodi builds, mainly the No Limits build and Streamline build. In this article, we will show you how to fix this error irrespective of what device you use (whether Amazon Firestick, Android, PC, or Mac).
Introducing a Kodi addon from an independent ZIP document is a common installation procedure on Kodi. Some third-party addons are not present on the Kodi archive or don’t make use of a substantial media source Kodi can easily get to. They are typically facilitated on websites like GitHub as ZIP documents. To install addons, without their facilitators like Git Browser, you need to download and install them from compressed documents.
The first thing to do is to check whether the Kodi is properly connected to the internet or not. You can always confirm your device network connection with an installed browser by attempting to access any website. If you use a VPN (which is recommended when streaming), make sure to check proxy settings on your Kodi.
By default, Appstore does not allow many streaming devices to install applications from outside sources, due to security concerns. In order to install add-ons on Kodi properly, you have to enable the unknown sources setting on the device. For that go to:
Network fluctuation can also be the cause of failed installation. In that case, all you need to do is to try and install the addon again.
Leaving your Kodi without updating for a long time may be one of the causes. Updating Kodi to the most recent version is a reliable way of solving this kind of problem. An outdated app can present many other issues like incompatible add-on versions, systematic bugs, and more.
We understand there is a massive number of users who use certain builds that are only compatible with outdated Kodi versions such as Kodi Leia. Although we would not recommend that, given it is the main cause of the issue being discussed. If you are not planning to stop using the build versions anytime soon, you should at least reinstall it in order to solve the problem.
Looking for better builds that currently work with the latest Kodi version? Here are some of the top Kodi builds to try right now.
If you are installing an outdated version of an addon, there is a strong possibility that your current Kodi doesn’t support it. We would recommend all users install the latest addons from official sources.
Does a message like “Failed to install addons from ZIP files located at…” pop up? It could be that the selected zip files are not an addon/repository. If that’s the case, you can try to decompress the ZIP file before installing the Kodi addon/repo ZIP files.
The error log also confirms the unsuccessful installation of add-ons. You can always just go to the log file and check for troubleshooting options.
Firstly, the option for installing apps from unknown sources must be on. You probably would have done it already by installing Kodi or its addons. If you haven’t done so, simply follow the following steps to do it:
On Firestick or any other device, Kodi will not permit two versions of itself. So try to uninstall the versions 18.9, 18.8, 18.7, 18.6, 18.5, 18.4, 18.3, or 18.2. Here is how you can do it,
You have successfully uninstalled the existing Kodi version from your Firestick device.
You can also use another process for Uninstalling Kodi, which is:
For installing Kodi 18.1 Leia on Firestick using the Downloader app, follow these steps:
With Kodi 18.1 on your Firestick device, you don’t need to worry about any problems regarding installing addons from ZIP files.
This is the way to fix the ‘Failed to Install a Dependency’ error by clearing the cache on Kodi. We’ll show you how this is done on a few well-known devices.
Open Settings, go to Apps > Kodi. Click on ‘Clear Cache’ and confirm.
You can clear all cache stored on your Fire TV by going to Settings > Applications > Manage Installed Applications > Kodi > ‘Clear Cache.’
Go to Settings > Apps > Kodi > Clear Cache.
An ideal way to clear the cache is by utilizing a Kodi addon named Indigo.
This is also one of the ways to fix the Failed to Install a Dependency Kodi error by modifying your Kodi’s database.
Modifying Kodi’s data set may erase your addons.
Start your Kodi as an administrator. On Windows, right-click on Kodi’s symbol and select ‘Run as Administrator.
This issue frequently happens when you attempt to install or utilize an add-on update to a more recent version of Kodi on a previous version. In this case, you will need a new install. This probably means losing your current information, settings, and add-ons.
Dealing with any of these problems should be fairly straightforward if you follow our instructions. Kodi is a handy streaming platform that offers plenty of free movies and shows – whether via official Kodi apps, third-party addons, and/or APKs. So, sit back, relax and enjoy a seamless Kodi experience.