How to Check Kodi Error Log & Fix Errors Easily [Ultimate Guide]

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Have you faced errors on your device about App not running?

Many devices start giving out errors due to various reasons like the App may be corrupted or the device may contain malware, which is prohibiting the App from running.

There are lots of reasons for an App to stop working and to find out the exact reason for this error, you would need to find the source of the problem.

How do you try to find that information?

For this, you need to have Kodi installed on your device.

Irrespective of the platform or the device type, Kodi is available for all devices.

There are two ways to check for error log file to find the source of the problem.

We will discuss both the ways and also, how to find a solution for the error too.

But, before we proceed with the Kodi error resolution, we need to know that the log files for every device are stored in different locations.

It is different for a windows device and an Apple device.

So, you need to know where to look for before you check the log files.

Clear Cache and Purge Packages

Every Android device will have an inbuilt auto cleaner to improve the performance.

This can be used to clear the cache of the device.

When it comes to your desktop like windows, you would need to download any cleaner software to clear the cache.

Any cleaner will do a fine job, all you need to do is a clear cache at regular intervals.

How to Use Kodi?

Step 1: Once you open the Kodi App, click on ‘Settings’ and then on ‘File Manager’

Step 2: Add Source, here you would need to enter the link of the cleaner you wish to install

Step 3: Go back to the Home Page of the App and click on ‘Add-On’ and then ‘Packages’ to find ‘Install from Zip’

Step 4: You will find a repository zip file for the cleaner, navigate the App to find ‘Install from Repository’ and the installation will start

Step 5: You are done with installing a cleaner. Next, you need to set up the cleaner

Step 6: Enable auto clean, clean packages on startup and clear cache on startup

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The only solution to resolve these error messages is to obtain a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

With anonymity, it is an awesome security tool to protect your device IP against virus since the VPN masks your IP to a totally different IP.

This is legal since everyone has the right to privacy.

Check Kodi Log File With Add-on

There is an add-on which does the function of searching for log files, Log Viewer for Kodi.

This method is helpful to those who are streaming boxes and it is almost impossible to get the log file itself.

The installation here is also similar to the previous method.

However, you would need to make a few changes to ensure that the right add-on is being installed.

Step 1: Open Kodi App and click on Add-on

Step 2: Click on ‘Open Package’ icon on the top left side of the menu bar

Step 3: Find and click on ‘Install from Repository’

Step 4: Click on ‘Kodi Add-on Repository’

Step 5: Click on ‘Program Add-ons’

Step 6: Find ‘Low Viewer for Kodi’ add-on

Step 7: Click on ‘Install’

This add-on will be available at your convenience under the ‘Programs Add-on’ category within Kodi and you could access it any time from the same location.

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We know that the installation of this add-on will help detect those error log files with ease.

This will certainly help locate the root cause of the error and a fix can be found.

There are a lot of solutions for any and every kind of error that you face. You just need to look for around and find an easy fix.

Solution For The Error

To completely avoid this error situation, a VPN is your best option.

However, if you are unable to obtain a VPN, you still have options to ensure that the device isn’t prone to any malware or virus infection.

With a proper antivirus, you would still have minimum protection against malware and spyware.

VPN basically masks your IP to make the website think that your IP address is from a different location, making you a complete anonymous while browsing online.

Many are worried about using VPN due to its legality, it is completely legal to own a VPN since everyone is entitled to privacy.

There is another solution when it comes to add-on log viewer, the option to debug logging.

This is very easy and resolves your errors with ease.

It is just a simple 3-step set-up that will help you provide more information on the log files.

Step 1: Go to ‘Settings’

Step 2: Click on ‘Logging’

Step 3: Enable Debug Logging

You are done with the simple set up, and now you would need to restart Kodi and reproduce the error which will generate a clean log file with error description and debug information.

If you are going to share your log file with someone else, I would recommend editing all sensible information since the log file contains your IP address and passwords used on add-ons.

If you are facing trouble with the add-on, don’t go through the option of troubleshooting it.

It is much easier to reinstall the add-on and this will fix most of your errors at the same time.


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