How-To Factory Restore your XBMC Configuration with Fresh Start

Once in a while a nice spring clean-up is just what your XBMC installation could use. If you’re the kind of person that has multiple addons installed (and most are) then after months of updates being placed on top of previous updates tends to slow down your XBMC sooner or later. We’ve devised a sort of factory restore functionality for XBMC, that way every once in a while you can simply run this new addon, and you’ll be left with an XBMC that is entirely vanilla, or basically what it was when you first installed it originally, free of any third party addons or customizations.

We recommend that if you’re using XBMC exclusively for the addons, you perform this factory restore once every six months in order to remain fresh and with the best working addons enabled at all times. It will ensure that old, junk doesn’t take up excessive space, and it’ll get rid of addons or customizations that are no longer working or relevent, giving you a nice fresh XBMC installation to work with. Whether you are having serious difficulty with script errors, have too many broken addons, or simply want to reconfigure so that everything’s fully up to date from scratch, this addon is for you. Basically what it does is deletes the entire XBMC configuration folder and the folder is rebuilt with factory settings at the time of next launch, at which point you can start reconfiguring it your way.

HOW-TO FACTORY RESTORE YOUR XBMC CONFIGURATION WITH FRESH START

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NOTE: If you’ve already configured the Fusion Installer on your system, go ahead and Skip to Step 9 of this guide.

WARNING: You’ll have to reboot your system once the process is complete, please be ready to do this before commencing the process.

Step 1: Navigate to the “File manager” tab under the “SYSTEM” menu heading.

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Step 2: Click on the “Add source” button on the left side. If you already have the Fusion Installer configured, skip to Step 9 of this guide.

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Step 3: Select the top text input box and type “http://fusion.xbmchub.com” (without quotations) in it, then press the “Done” button on the left of the on-screen keyboard.

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Step 6: Select the bottom text input box and type “fusion” (without quotations) in it, pressing the “Done” button once again when complete.

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Step 7: Press the “OK” button at the bottom of the “Add Files source” window to save it.

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Step 8: Verify that the “fusion” easy addon installer is now listed within the window, then return to the main menu.

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Step 9: Click on the “Settings” tab under the “SYSTEM” menu heading.

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Step 10: Select the “Add-ons” tab on the left side vertical menu bar.

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Step 11: Choose the “Install from zip file” function from the listing.

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Step 12: Open the “fusion” folder that’s listed on the right hand side.

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Step 13: Choose the “hub-wizard” folder from the listing.

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Step 14: Click on the “plugin.video.freshstart-1.0.2.zip” to install the necessary addon.

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Step 15: Return to the main menu, and navigate to the “Add-ons” tab under the “PROGRAMS” menu heading.

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Step 16: Click on the addon called “XBMC Fresh Start” to get it done.

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Step 17: When prompted, press the “Yes” button to confirm the process.

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Step 18: It’ll only take a moment and you’ll see the word “Done” displayed within the window once completed.

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Step 19: Return to the main menu and reboot your device in order for the changes to take place.

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Step 20: Relaunch XBMC and take a breath of fresh air in your clean installation of XBMC that’s as good as new.

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Step 21: Start using XBMC as if it was your first time ever. You’ll probably now want to go ahead and automatically configure it in less than two minutes with our XBMC HUB Wizard Addon tool which will preconfigure it with all the best goodies you want on your XBMC setup. The possibilities are endless!

Congratulations! You’ve now been introduced to the Doomsday Tool of XBMC addons. It’s definitely something very powerful that should be used with caution, although sometimes it could be just what your XBMC needs prior to reconfiguration, that way you won’t have any of the clutter in your way. If you enjoyed this addon, please help us spread the word so that others can enjoy it too! As usual, if you have any questions or comments, feel free to visit our Discussion Forums anytime you’d like.


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