How to install Insomniacs Kodi 18 Builds
Error: File is not a Zip file: NOW FIXED!!
As some Users was reporting, there was an issue when installing the Kodi 18 Builds, onto Android and Firestick devices. This was due to their being a bug on the Kodi 18 App.
We have managed to imply a fix, to erdicate this, via editing the Insomniacs Wizard. So now, Users can install the Insomniacs Wizard.
I have personally, been working on fixing this issue for the last 24 hours, (Non-Stop) But, finally, it is sorted, and this was originally due to an issue out of our hands. This is why a lot of Wizards have decided to wait, before releasing Kodi 18 Builds.
Below, I am going to show you all, just how easy, and quick it is, to install the brand-new Kodi 18 versions, of the Insomninacs Builds… Anyone can easily install the Insomniacs Kodi 18 Builds, within minutes, whether you are In-Experienced User or not, and have access to the best Add-Ons out there. – Insomniacs Builds are constantly kept well maintained, and you only need to do this once. As once you have the Build Installed, you will be notified as soon as your Build has been updated. With the option to update.
Using Insomniacs Builds, has many benefits, aswel as having access to all the best Add-ons, the Insomniacs Builds, are fast, reliable, and we feel Insomniacs offers more than just a Build. Once you have Installed the Insomniacs Kodi 18 Build, you will also have access to many features. We have a script, which integrates your Build, with our website. So aswel as you being able to create your very own Movie & TV Watchlists, and being able to access then through your Build, you will also have access to Support, directly from your Build. Aswel as the update fun we use, and the Movie/TV Watchlists, and Support, you will also have the ‘Buffer Prevention feature’, APK Installer, Add-On Installer, aswel as a Emulator & ROM installer, you can be playing classic retro games one minute, checking out the latest Movies/TV/Sport, via our Website integrated script, and can review/rate, and give your opinion on the Movies/Shows/TV/Sport you watch, with other Users, aswel as having access to all the trilers, and many other cool features. Once you are logged in, you can add any Movie/Show to your personal Watchlist. we take pride in our Builds, and like all the Insomniacs Builds, to run as perfect as a Build possibly can. Whilst giving our Users accurate support. (There is many other features, far too many to mention, which i’m sure you will pick up, via the Builds, once installed, and via our website.)
Anyway, let’s get to Installing the Insomniacs – Kodi 18 Builds.
Please note: This tutorial, has full imaged screenshots, for each step. This is to help Users who are inexperienced. We could of posted a quick ‘Install’ guide. But this just makes it harder for the newer Users to install the Builds.
So, How do i Install ‘Insomniacs Kodi 18 Build?
The first thing you need to do, is install a clean version of Kodi 18. –
If you already have Kodi 18, with a Build Installed, then simply ‘Clear Data’ on Kodi, via your device app settings, then launch Kodi 18. you should see the default Kodi 18 splash loading image (As shown below)
Once your Kodi 18 launches, you will be greeted by the following screen (Shown Below)
As you can see highlighted in the image above, you need to click the settings cog tab this will then take you to the settings section (As shown below)
The first thing i always do, is change the settings, from ‘Standard’ to ‘Expert’ to do this, simply, scroll down and click the ‘Interface’ tab. (As highlighted below)
Once you are in the Interface section. – At the very bottom, below ‘Startup’ you will see the which is set to ‘Standard’ by default (As highlighted below)
Click ‘Standard’ twice, and change this option to ‘Expert’ (As shown below)
Once you have set the settings to ‘Expert’ press back once. then Simply, scroll and click the first ‘File Manager’ Tab. (As highlighted below)
Once you are in the File Manager section, you will then see the following screen (Shown below)
Simply, scroll to the bottom, and click the ‘Add Source’ option. Once you click this, the following box will appear. (As shown below)
Now simply, click where it says <None> As highlighted above. This is where you will add the Insomniacs URL. (As shown below)
In the box, enter the following URL exactly: http://wiz.insomniacs.party/repo Once you have entered the URL, click the ‘OK’ button as highlighted above.
You will then see the following screen: (As shown below)
Now, you need to simply name the Source. So scroll down, and click the bottom box, where it will say repo. You will then see the following screen:
Delete the curent ‘Repo’ name, and replace it with ‘Insomniacs‘ (As shown below)
Once yu have typed out ‘Insomniacs‘ scroll across and click the ‘OK‘ button. You will then see the current box: (Shown below)
Simply, scroll down, and click the ‘OK’ button, as highlighted below:
You will then see the new ‘Insomniacs’ source, which you have just added. Press your back button once, and you will then be returned to the following screen:
Now just scroll right once, and click the Add-Ons tab (As highlighted below)
Once you have clicked the Add-Ons tab, you will then see the following screen:
Now scroll down, and click the ‘Install from Zip File‘ option, as highlighted below:
Once you click the ‘Install from Zip File‘ you will then see a box appear, which says: For security, Installation, of Add-Ons, from Unknown sources is disabled (As Shown below)
Simply, scroll across and click the ‘Settings‘ option. (As highlighted in the image above) You will then see the following screen:
You now need to scroll down and enable the ‘Unknown Sources‘ to do this, simply scroll down, and click the ‘Unknown Sources‘ (As highlighted above)
Once you have clicked ‘Unknown Sources’ you will then see the following box appear:
You now need to scroll across, and click the ‘Yes‘ option. (As highlighted in the image below)
Once you have clicked ‘Yes’. You will then see that ‘Unknown Sources’ is now enabled. (As shown below)
Now press the ‘Back’ button once. You will then see the screen shown below:
now, scroll down, and click the ‘Install from Zip File‘ option. You will then see the following screen (Shown below)
You will now see a small list, depending on what device or platform you are using. Scroll down and click ‘Insomniacs‘ (As highlighted below)
Once you click ‘Insomniacs’ you will then see the Insomniacs Official Repository, which will be named as repository.insomniacs.x.x.x.zip (As shown in the image below)
Simply, click the repository.insomniacs-x.x.x.zip. This will now install the official ‘Insomniacs’ Repository. You will see a notification, once the Insomniacs Repository has installed, in the top right hand side of your screen, as shown in the screenshot below:
Now you have installed the Insomniacs Repository, simply, scroll down and click the ‘Install from Repository‘ option. (As highlighted in the screenshot below)
You will now see the ‘Insomniacs Repository‘ on the list of your installed Repositories. (As shown below)
Scroll down, and click the ‘Insomniacs Repository‘ Once in the Repository, you will then see the following screen: (Shown Below)
You noww need to click ‘Programme add-ons. Once in Programme add-ons, you will then see the following screen: (Shown below)
We need to install the Insomniacs Wizard. So click the ‘Insomniacs-Wizard‘. Once you have clicked the Insomniacs Wizard, you will then see the following screen: (Shown below)
Go ahead and click the ‘Install‘ option. This will now Install the Insomniacs-Wizard. You will see a notification, letting you know that the WWizard has installed (Shown Below)
The next process is really easy. Now the Insomniacs-Wizard has installed. You will first see the Insomniacs Notification Pop-Up message. This is just to let you know the latest Insomniacs News. (As shown below)
Simply, scroll across and click the ‘Dismiss‘ option. (As highlighted below)
Once you have clicked the ‘Dismiss’ you will then see the very important Insomniacs Wizard Install settings. (As shown below)
The bottom 3 options, are enabled by default (Leave these enabled) These options being enabaled, will keep your Build/Device working in tip-top order. And on each startup, will clear your cache, packages, thumbnails. This saves so much messing around, as if it is not Enabled, then you have to manually do this. It is totally up to you, if you want to select any of the other options, just be aware, that all the other options affect what happens when you update the Build in future. For example: If you tend to add a lot of Movies/Shows/Add-Ons to your Favorites. Then enable the keep my favorites option. As when you Update your Build, you won’t lose your Favorites. It will simply transfer your favorites over to your new upddated version. The same applies for all the other options, if your a Real-Debrid User or Trakt. Then enabaling these options, means when you update the Build in the future, then you won;t have to go through all the trouble of having to Re-Add Debrid/Trakt etc…
Once your happy with what you have selected, then click the ‘Continue‘ option. You will then see the following screen: (Shown below)
Simply, click the ‘Build Menu‘ option. This will then take you to the Insomniacs Wizard Builds menu, where you will select the Build you want to Install. (As shown below)
As you can see at the top of the Builds Menu screen. I am using Kodi 18.1. It is very important. That you only select one of the Builds, which are under the -Kodi 18 Builds (2) section. . If you click where it says ‘Kodi 18’ (2) in gold colour, (It will then solely show the Kodi 18 Builds) (as shown below)
As long as you make sure that you click the Build under the Kodi 18 section, then you will have no issues, in installing the correct version.
In the Kodi 18 Build section there is 2 Buld versions:
[18.0] Insomniacs – Black & Gold Build – The Ultimate Kodi 18 Build (vx.x) – Amazing all round Family Build, with only great sections & Add-Ons. Also has a great One Click section.
[18.0] Insomniacs – Passion Led Us Here Build. (vx.x) – Another great all round Family Build. The PLUH Build, also has a TV-Guide, all Pre-Configured for you.
Either of these Builds, will more than satisfy anyone looking for a good all round, reliable Build.
For this Guide only, I am using my personal preferred Build. Which is the Black & Gold Build. You now need to click the Build you want to Install. (So, as i am installing the Black & Gold version, I will click this Build)
Once you have clicked the Build you want to Install. You will then see the following Install page: (Shown Below)
As you can see, at the bottom part of this page is the [INSTALL] Section. This is where we install the Build. So we need to select the ‘Standard Install‘ option. As this is a first Install. (As highlighted in the screenshot below)
Once you click the ‘Standard Install’ You will be asked, if you want to Install this Build. (As shown Below)
Just scroll across, and click the ‘Yes,Install‘ option. (As highlighted below)
Once you select Yes,Install, The Insomniacs Wizard will do the rest of the work for you. It will go through 2 stages. (This is a good time to grab a beer, or if it’s 9am, make yourself a Coffee) 🙂
In the first stage, the Wizard will first download the Build for you. (As shown below)
Once the download process has finished. The Insomniacs Wizard will then start the second and final process, and Install the Build for you (As shown below)
Whe the Install process is completed, you will know the Wizard has finished, as you will see the following screen: (Shown Below)
To finish the Install process, select the ‘Force Close‘ option. This is important, as it will complete your Build Install.
Congratulations, You have now Installed the Insomniacs Kodi 18 Build. And can start enjoying using the Build.
Important Notice: On your first launch of the Build. Always allow a minute or two, for any Add-Ons, Repositories, Scripts, Modules to update. And for the backgrounds, and thumbnails to load. Add-On updates come very regularly. So you can almost guarantee, that Add-Ons, and Repositories at least will need to update.
What i always do whenever i launch any of the ‘Insomniacs’ Builds, is wait for the ‘Insomniacs Wizard’ Notification, which says Cache/Packages/Thumbnails cleared. The Clear Cache notification shows once all your Add-Ons/Repos have updated. This is a good guidance, that your all up to date, and can now start to enjoy the Build. –
You only ever need to Install any Insomniacs Build, this way once. As once you have installed the Build. When we release any Build Updates, you will receive a notification, with the option to ‘Update’ or you can simply manually Update the Build at any time which is convenient for you. To manually update, you simply click ‘Update Build’ under the Wizard-Hub.
I hope this step by step tutorial/Guide has been helpful. My apologies, for the long step by step screenshots. But we do this, to help Inexperienced Users, as literally anyone can install the Insomniacs Builds, via this guide, whether they have ever installed a Build or not. Knowwing, that it is 100% accurate, and up to date.
Please feel free to comment below, with any feedback, on the new Kodi 18 Builds. and this step by step guide. We would appreciate any feedback given. We spend a lot of time & effort to make these step by step guides, so hearing what our Users think, is important to us.
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The Insomniacs Team.