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17 Best Kodi Maintenance Tools (2019) | Maintain, Debug & Fix Errors

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You have to admit the fact that Kodi is currently one of the best free open source home theater software available on the market. What makes Kodi so great is it allows us to stream our favorite movies and TV series while in the comfort of our own living room. But like any other great software, if you don’t keep Kodi maintained you will start experiencing a drop in performance over time.

Keeping Kodi well maintained isn’t as hard as it sounds due to the fact that a ton of user friendly maintenance add-ons have been created recently, each one helping you solve a different problem.

It doesn’t matter if you are looking to clear you Kodi cache, backup your add-ons, troubleshoot errors, fix buffering issues or even factory reset Kodi, you can rest assured that there is a suitable addon in our 17 best Kodi maintenance tools list that meets all your maintenance needs.

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Now that you know how to protect yourself online, let’s look at the 17 best Kodi maintenance tools that will help you keep Kodi run smoothly.

17. Merlin Wizard

Merlin Wizard - Best Maintenance Addons For Kodi

If you are looking for the Swiss army knife of Kodi maintenance tools, look no further, Merlin Wizard is by far one of the most advanced and feature packed maintenance tool currently available for Kodi.

Merlin Wizard by itself isn’t solely a maintenance tool, and the first time you install it you will see that it is capable of many other things.

To access its maintenance capabilities you can click on the Toolbox icon on the top right hand side of the addon. Here you will be able to carry out important maintenance tasks such as clear cache, purge thumbnails, and toggle a visible frame rate counter on your screen.

In addition to this, you can also check your internet speed which is really useful when you want to figure out what’s causing a movie to load slowly.

If you want to try this addon out for yourself, you can do so by following our tutorial on how to install the Merlin Auto Cleaner and Merlin Repository.


16. Backup

Backup Addon For Kodi - Best Maintenance Addons For Kodi

It probably took you a lot of time to find, install and configure all the add-ons you are using at the moment. To make sure all that effort isn’t lost it’s a good idea to back it up just in case for some unforeseen reason you are forced to reset Kodi.

There is a great maintenance tool called Backup that allows you to save all of your existing add-ons and repositories data.

Installation Guide:

Step 1: Go to your addon browser

Step 2: Choose Install from Repository

Step 3: Choose The Official Kodi Repository

Step 4: Click on program add-ons

Step-5: Find and install the Backup addon.


15. USB-SDCard Wizard

USB SD Card Backup For Kodi - Best Maintenance Addons For Kodi

As we are on the topic of backing up Kodi, lets look at another handy addon called USB-SDCard Wizard which allows you to back up important information such as saved favorites, GUI settings and installed addons straight to a USB stick.

It does this by allowing you to choose the destination source you would like Kodi to save the file backup file to. Apart from letting you backup your kodi device, with the help of this addon you can now share a copy of your favorite Kodi build with a friend.

Installation Guide:

Step 1: Go to your addon browser

Step 2: Choose Install From Repository

Step 3: Choose The Official Kodi Repository

Step 4: Click on Program Add-ons

Step-5: Find and install the USB-SDCard Wizard addon.


14. Indigo Maintenance

Indigo Maintenance - Best Maintenance Addons For Kodi

Indigo remains one of the best maintenance tools for Kodi up until this day offering both great functionality and a user friendly interface.  Indigo Maintenance addon was originally found in the TV Addons repository and featured an array of useful maintenance tools such as Rejunivate Kodi, Log Uploader, Backup & Restore and Network Speed Test.

It is a great maintenance tool for anyone looking to use a single addon for all of their Kodi maintenance needs.

There are a few ways you can install this addon and for the purpose of this guide I will show you how to install Indigo Maintenance using the TV Addons Repository. Make sure you have activated downloads from third party sources, you can do in Kodi system settings.

Installation Guide:

Step 1: Go to Kodi Sytem and Click on File Manager

Step 2: Select add Source and double click on <none>

Step 3: Enter the Kodil URL http://fusion.tvaddons.co

Step 4: Go to add-ons, click on the small package icon, select install from zip and install the TV Addons Repo

Step 5: Now on the addon browser select install from repository, choose the TV Addons Repo, select program add-ons, scroll down to find Indigo and install it.


13. RockCrusher Cleaner

RockCrusher Cleaner - Best Maintenance Addons For Kodi

Rock Cleaner is a fairly new, easy to use, maintenance tool that offers great functionality. With this tool you can clear cache, delete thumbnails, purge packages and update your addons. It’s a great tool to have if you are looking for a simple addon that cover all your basic maintenance needs.

Installation Guide:

Step 1: Go to Kodi Sytem and Click on File Manager

Step 2: Select add Source and double click on <none>

Step 3: Enter the RockCrusher URL http://rockodi.com

Step 4: Go to add-ons, Click on the small package icon, select install from zip and install the RockCrusher repo

Step 5: Now on the addon browser select install from repository, choose the RockSrusher repo, select program addons, scroll down to find Rock Crusher Maintenance and install it.


12. Merlin Auto Cleaner

Merlin Auto Cleaner - Best Maintenance Addons For Kodi

Merlin Auto Cleaner is one of a few add-ons that allows you to put all the necessary maintenance tasks on autopilot. Once installed, Merlin Auto Cleaner will run important maintenance tasks such as clear cache and purge thumbnails every time you turn on Kodi.

This addon is a life saver for those searching for a hands off way to keep their Kodi device well maintained. If you do want to start using this addon you can follow our tutorial on how to install Merlin Auto Cleaner on Kodi Krypton.


11. Merlin Maintenance

Merlin Maintenance - Best Maintenance Addons For Kodi

Another amazing tool from the Merlin Addon family is the Merlin Maintenance tool. It offers the same level of usefulness as Merlin Auto Cleaner but rather than executing the maintenance task automatically, with this addon you get to choose what you want to do manually.

This addon only gives you two options which are Clear Cache and Delete Packages. Merlin Maintenance can be downloaded from the Merlin Repository.


10. Security Shield

Security Sheild For Kodi - Best Maintenance Addons For Kodi

As most of the add-ons available for Kodi are developed by third party sources, there is a small chance that you could end up installing a malicious program without knowing. To protect yourself from nasty viruses or malware, you can install Security Sheild which is available from the Noobs and Nerds repository.

Not only does it scan your Kodi system for malicious software, it also helps maintain your Kodi by notifying you of which repositories are broken, out of date, or not capable of downloading add-ons anymore.

If you don’t have the NaN Repo installed already, you can read our easy to follow guide on how to install the Noobs and Nerds repository on Kodi.


9. Community Portal

Community Portal - Best Maintenance Addons For Kodi

Finding the best addons for Kodi can be time consuming, especially if you don’t know where to look. The Community Portal makes it easier for you by compiling the most popular addons for Kodi in one place for you to choose from.

In addition to add-ons, Community Portal also features a lot of really useful maintenance tools and tutorials. You can install this addon by setting up the Noobs and Nerds repository for Kodi.


8. Log Viewer For Kodi

Log Viewer For Kodi - Best Maintenance Addons For Kodi

If you ever come across the check log for more information error or ever failed to install a dependency on Kodi, you know how frustrating it can be.

What makes it even worse is that no two errors are caused by the same thing. In order for you to find out what exactly caused the error you can do so by checking Kodi’s Log File.

The log file is where Kodi keeps a chronological record of everything that happens behind the scene. So by looking at the log you can identify the exact cause of an error and you can do this by using an addon called Log Viewer for Kodi.

To install this addon you can check out our guide on how to install the Log Viewer for Kodi. Not only do we show you how to install and configure this addon, our guide also shows you how to use it to troubleshoot errors, such as the no stream available error when they happen in Kodi.


7. cdART Manager

CDaRT Manager - Best Maintenance Addons For Kodi

A lot of the hype surrounding Kodi has to do with its excellent video streaming capabilities. This is because the majority of people use Kodi to watch videos and live TV. For those who do use Kodi to listen to music, you will find the cdART manager addon really handy.

This addon will scan your Kodi music library and download the album cover images to match the music album. This adds some freshness to your Kodi interface every time you are scrolling through your music collection.

An added bonus is that you can also download Fan Art to replace the original album cover. You can install cd ART manager by going to the program addons section in the official Kodi repository.


6. Raw Maintenance

Best Maintenance Addons For Kodi

The Raw Maintenance Kodi add-on is one of the longest working maintenance tool available for Kodi. This addon allows you to do three important maintenance tasks which are Clear Cache, Delete Thumbnails and Purge Packages which is often the only three steps needed to get Kodi running smoothly again. This addon can be downloaded from the SuperRepo Repository.


5. Library Auto Update

Library Auto Update - Best Maintenance Addons For Kodi

As the name suggests, Library Auto Update addon allows you to automatically update your video music library. An added advantage of using this addon is that you can choose the exact time you want Kodi to update the library with the help of a timer.

For example, if you have your favorite series added to the TV Shows Library in Kodi, rather than manually checking if a new episode have been released, this addon will update your library with the latest information on the series according to timer you set.

This means you can program the addon to update the information on a weekly basis so you never miss a new episode of your favorite series ever again. You can download this addon from Kodi’s official repository in the program add-ons section.


4. Xunity Maintenance

Xunity Maintenance - Best Maintenance Addons For Kodi

Before it was taken down, XunityTalk was amongst the best repositories for Kodi. Apart from the amazing list of video and live TV add-ons that were featured in this repo, Xunity also included a useful maintenance tool.

What made the Xunity Maintenance tool stand out from the rest is its ability to remove repositories, addons, skins and delete crash logs. In addition to this, this addon also lets you manage your video and music libraries. Like many of the add-ons suggested above, the Xunity Maintenance can be downloaded from SuperRepo.


3. Fresh Start

Fresh Start Kodi - Best Maintenance Addons For Kodi

Remember how fast and responsive Kodi was when you first installed it? The sad truth about Kodi is that the more addons you install on it, the heavier it becomes, causing it to slow down over time.

If you ever wanted to give your Kodi a Fresh Start this maintenance addon can help you by wiping everything and resetting Kodi back to its original form.

Just imagine this is a giant red reset button for Kodi when all you want is a Fresh Start. You can download this addon from the Kodil repository by following the steps below.

Installation Guide:

Step 1: Go to Kodi Sytem and Click on File Manager

Step 2: Select add Source and double click on <none>

Step 3: Enter the official Kodil URL http://kdil.co/repo/

Step 4: Go to addons, Click on the small package icon located at the top right hand of the screen, choose install from zip and install the kodil repo.

Step 5: Now on the addon browser select install from repository, choose the kodil repo, select program add-ons, scroll down to find Fresh Start and install it.


2. Smash Wizard

Smash Wizard - Best Maintenance Addons For Kodi

This maintenance wizard was first introduced to the kodi community courtesy of Smash Repo, one of the best repos available up to this day.

Smash Wizard is one of the most advanced maintenance tools for Kodi, featuring maintenance tasks such as APK installer, Addon Installer, Maintenance Tools and Community Builds.

It even offers something for the advanced Kodi user such as the ability to change server settings, access a developer menu, also Debrid and Trakt Data. Because the official URL link to the Smash Repository is no longer working you can find this addon in SuperRepo.


1. VPN Manager For Open VPN

VPN Manager For Open VPN - Best Maintenance Addons For Kodi

Many of us who value privacy and want to stay anonymous online are probably using a VPN to surf the internet. Now you can also protect your privacy whilst using Kodi with the help of an addon called VPN Manager for Open VPN.

It does this by allowing you to connect to your current VPN provider. All you do is install the addon, choose your VPN provider from a drop down menu and enter your user name and password.

Even though they don’t say it, your internet service provider can choose to slow you down if they find out you are using your home broadband to stream movies online.

So if you haven’t got a VPN yet I advise you get one for the sake of privacy and stream quality. In addition to keeping you anonymous, a VPN also let’s you change your IP address allowing you to access geo-restricted content. I personally use PureVPN as it allows me to keep up to 5 devices protected at any given time.

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This addon can be found in the Zomboided Repository. which unlike the other repositories included in this guide, you will need to download the Zip file manually in order for you to install it.

Installation Guide:

Step 1: Download the Zomboided Repository Zip File and store it in an easy to remember folder.

Step 2: Go to the addon browser and select install from zip file

Step 3: Search for the Zip file in your local storage drive (Usually the C Drive on Windows)

Step 4: Once you successfully installed the Zip file go back to addon browser and click on install from repository.

Step 5: Click on the Zomboided Repository, go into program addons, select and install the VPN Manager For Open VPN.

As you see, there are many great addons available that can help you maintain, troubleshoot, fix or debug Kodi.

Even though you might not need to install all of them, make sure you have at least one installed on your Kodi device so you can run basic maintenance tasks once a month. I hope our best Kodi maintenance tools list helped you find the addon you were looking for.

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