How to Install Kodi for iOS

The current stable release for iOS is Kodi v16.1 Jarvis.

  • To install Kodi for iOS you must have one of the following:
    • a jailbroken iDevice running iOS 5.1.1 or higher
    • a normal iDevice running iOS 5.1.1 or higher and a Mac running Xcode 7 and higher
  • For hardware: iPad (1,2,3,4), iPad Air (1,2), iPad Mini (1,2,3), iPhone (4, 4s, 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6+, 6s, 6s+), iPod touch (4, 5, 6).
  • If you have any issues, be sure to read the iOS FAQ!


Installing using Xcode and iOS App Signer


1 Prerequisites : 


Stable builds These are the current stable and recommended versions of Kodi to install on your device.
Nightly builds Nightly builds are unstable test builds that have the latest bug fixes and feature additions. They are not fully tested, so anticipate issues and be sure to backup your userdata folder
Monthly builds Monthly builds are more stable than nightly builds, but still contain lots of experimental new code.
Betas and release candidates Betas and release candidates are builds that are being tested to see if they have any bugs left before becoming a stable release. Most major bugs should be fixed in these builds.




If you have a paid developer account with a wildcard (*) provisioning profile, you do not need to follow steps 1-6.

Step 1: Create a new iOS project in Xcode.


Step 2: Type in a name and unique identifier

Step 3: After creating the project Xcode will probably complain about not having a provisioning profile, click Fix Issue.

Step 4: Xcode may have you sign into or create your free developer account.

Step 5: Select your development team.

Step 6: After fixing the issue, Xcode shouldn't have any errors.

Step 7: Open iOS App Signer and select your signing certificate and provisioning profile, click start and choose a location to save the output.

Step 8: In Xcode, click the Window menu and then Devices.

Step 9: Make sure that your device is selected and click the + and then choose the generated file


If you have additional devices

  • Plug in the device
  • Go to the Product Menu
  • Under Destination, select your device
  • Repeat from step 3

Updating Kodi

To update Kodi, run iOS App Signer and select the new deb file and the same provisioning profile that you used initially.

Modifying Kodi userdata

To modify the Kodi userdata, you can use any iOS file manager such as iFunbox

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