In its golden days Ares Wizard was known as the ultimate addon for someone to find the best builds available for Kodi but since the massive take down that happened not so long ago, Ares Wizard no longer lets users download premade custom builds.
Well your probably asking whats the point of installing Ares Wizard if you cant download builds right? Even though Ares Wizard was mainly known for its awesome builds, it was also popular for the amazing maintenance features it has.
The maintenance capability of Ares Wizard allows you do all your common maintenance tasks, such as clear cache and purge thumbnails, all using one interface. This means you only need one addon for all your maintenance needs.
Update (01/05/2019) : As you are probably aware, many popular Kodi repositories such as Kodil and SuperRepo have been taken down, making it harder for people to find and install the Ares Wizard addon.
In this How to install Ares Wizard on Kodi guide I will be using the official Little Guys Repo as my source, because it is one of the few remaining sources left that contains a working link of the Ares Wizard addon. Listed below are two repositories that still contain a working version of Ares Wizard:
- Androidaba Repo: http://androidaba.com/addons/
- Little Guys Repo: http://thelittleguysco.net/kodi/
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How To Install Ares Wizard On Kodi 17.6 , 18.1, 18.2 | Step-By-Step Guide
If you have ever attempted to install an addon on Kodi before then you are familiar with how easy and quick the whole process takes. Once you ready launch Kodi and lets begin.
Step 1: At the Kodi home screen click on the tiny gear symbol at the top left hand side of the screen. This will bring you to the Kodi system page.
Step 2: Once in the system page, click on System Settings.
Step 3: Now scroll down to the addon option and enable unknown sources. Once enabled you are allowed to install addons from third party developers.
Step 4: Go back to the system page and click on File Manager.
Step 5: Here go to the bottom and click on Add Source.
Step 6: You will now see a box show up on the screen. Click on <None>.
Step 7: Enter The Little Guys Repository File Source URL which is: http://thelittleguysco.net/kodi/
Step 8: Name the File Source The Little Guys.
Step 9: Now you have the file source set up its time to install the repository. Go back to the Kodi homepage and select addons. Once here, click on the small package icon on the top left.
Step 10: Click on Install From Zip File.
Step 11: Now find the Little Guys file source you created in step 8.
Step 12: Click on Repos > script.areswizard-0.0.69.zip
Step 13: Once the installation was successful you will see a notification appear on the screen letting you know that Ares Wizard has been installed. Now you can start enjoying the app. All you have to do is go back to addons and click on the Ares Wizard Icon to lauch the app.
Ares Wizard Addon Review
As I mentioned at the start of this guide, Ares Wizard packs a ton of great maintenance features and is a must have for anyone looking for a maintenance addon that can do everything.
When you launch Ares Wizard you will see that you can select from Maintenance, Backup, Tweaks and More. If you go into maintenance you can begin to see how this addon will improve your kodi experience.
Here you will be able to choose from 3 options which are Delete Thumbnails, Delete Packages & Delete Cache/Temp files.
Whenever you feel like Kodi is starting to become abit sluggish, all you have to do is complete all 3 maintenance tasks and 99% of the time your kodi box or system will return to working normally.
Another great feature of Ares Wizard is the Backup option. When you click on this option you will see that you can back up your current Kodi setup to your local drive or USB. Just imagine you have finally tweaked Kodi settings and found that sweet spot or currently have the perfect Kodi build that you can’t afford to lose, well now you can back it up using Ares Wizard.
What makes Ares Wizard different from other backup addons is you are in full control of what you can backup. As you can see the options you can choose from are:
- Full system backup
- Addon Data
- GUI Settings
- Advanced Settings
- Addon Settings
- Custom Folder
This means you can fully customize what you choose to backup. In addition to backing up your Kodi device, you are also able to restore your device using a saved file/backup. Your asking how this can come in handy right?
Well let’s say your friend has this killer build set up on their Kodi box that your dying to try out, all you have to do is ask them to back it up on a USB and use the restore function to copy that build onto your system, saving you from having to find and install everything manually.
Finally let’s look at the few other bonus items that make this addon really cool. If you click on the More option you will see a long list of amazing options to choose from. For example, System Information will show you the technical specifications of your Kodi box such as what processor it has and how much RAM is it packing.
Another great feature is the Internet Speed Test option. If you are ever in doubt about whether or not the movie stream is lagging or there’s a problem with your internet speed you can now find out using this function.
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