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Kodi build wont stay/reverts to all apps

Discussion in 'NEO U1 Guides & FAQs' started by rocks911, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. rocks911

    rocks911 New Member

    So Ive had the U1 for about a month, I've tried a couple of different Kodi builds installed from various repositories. I find many of the builds are glitchy/buffer/timeout/no source, so thats been a tad frustrating.

    I have settled on an Ares Wizard Pulse build which is about as stable and useful as any I've found. However when I turn it on via All Apps/Kodi (16.1) and it comes up on the screen it stays for one second and disappears and I am taken back to the All Apps screen. I do this over and over until for whatever reason it stays displayed and I can use it.

    I have updated everything, the U1, Kodi 16.1, Ares Wizard Pulse and everything is reliable except for this. There are no error codes, no popups indicating trouble, it just pops up and disappears. Thoughts?
  2. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

    My thoughts are; stay away from builds and just install the addons you want. Why would you want to bloat your kodi with a lot of stuff you don't want and will never use.

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  3. Jeffers24

    Jeffers24 Active Member

    I agree with your statement.

    Possibly because they don't know how to set up Kodi, need help and a build appears to be a shortcut?

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  4. rocks911

    rocks911 New Member


    I have come to that conclusion. I have started customizing the Minix XBMC to stream and read from my network. It seems to work so much better. Thanks for the perspective, I have to agree.

    And Jeffers, you're correct, it was the quickest way to get up and running, but as I learn the ins and outs I see that the Minix XBMC is the way to go, particularly in regards to advanced sound scapes. I have a really good audio system and the Minix XBMC allows me to take advantage of Dolby and the like.
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  5. rocks911

    rocks911 New Member

    Off the topic, but still about the U1's performance. The unit wont power off with the matching Minix remote. The only program I had open was the Minix XBMC, I had stopped the program I was watching and hit the power button. XBMC disappeared but the little blue light on the U1 was still on. I couldnt get it to power down. Eventually had to pull the power cord from the unit.
  6. mark2

    mark2 Active Member

    Hold the power button on remote for 2 secs power menu should pop up on screen
  7. Jeffers24

    Jeffers24 Active Member

    Definitely your own build is the way to go, sometimes it is very frustrating and takes perseverance to find out how to achieve what you want. BUT you end up with a build that does what you want, you know what's in it and how to tweak it. You will be able to get lots of help and support on the Kodi forum.

    To backup my build I copy the hidden folder named .kodi, the . in the name makes it hidden so you need to set your file explorer to show hidden files or you will never find it :) Copying .kodi copies all your build details, addons, addon settings, account details such as Trakt etc... Once .kodi is copied you can re-instate it whenever, you can even install it on other boxes, but remember it may have some personal details, Trakt activation, that you may not want to pass on.

    A big decision if you have not already made it, is which skin to use.

    Kodi builds are useful show cases of what can be done, I install them from time to time to get ideas but don't keep them for the obvious reasons you stated. Once I have finished with a build I re-install my .kodi folder and I am back to my own build.

    I copy my .kodi folder a lot more frequently than I used to, due to screwing my build up and my most recent copy was weeks old :-( I keep my .kodi copies with date and time in their file name so I can go back a number of versions if I need to. Sometimes a nasty will creep into your build and it may have happened a few versions back.

    Good luck on your quest
  8. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

    With FW011 the remote Power key functionality has been changed but in the process has created an issue with the press and hold Power Menu popup feature which I believe will be fixed next FW release.

    In the mean time you can use the Power Menu icon...


    Also you can change the Power key definition if you want the device to shutdown with one key press...


  9. rocks911

    rocks911 New Member

    Thanks all for the helpful posts. I love this box and this forum, good stuff!
  10. rmaijala1

    rmaijala1 Member

    My solution was to use a tv addons build fusion has almost everything you might need and then I uninstall addons I don't use. After that I go into the userdata folder and delete the folders for these addons as well. I find that tvaddons has some usefull maintenence tools that I use now and then. Their build is basically based on the fusion repository.

    I agree with copying the .kodi folder as a backup though you will have to remap any video or music libraries you have set up on a new box.

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  11. Altruist

    Altruist New Member

    Same problem, had this for a while now, just installed kodi 17.5, Ares Wizard, & Pulse, try to start kodi, Pulse splash screen then back to Minix boot screen, is there a fix for this, I & most novices don't want to go down other routes, lots of friends have cheap boxes & amazon sticks, I have a stick as well, & get zero problems, to be honest I wouldn't recommend this box to anyone based on my experience.
    It was reading feedback of support etc for the box that encouraged me to buy one, seems like an expensive mistake right now.
  12. midnight

    midnight Moderator Moderator

    What problem would that be ?.... there have been several reports about 17.5 causing issues and I believe they came out with 17.5.1 for that reason. I assume you are using a U1 which actually is one of most stable Minix devices currently and preferred by many members here !!
    I have several friends that have "cheap " boxes also and I can assure they do have problems ! When they try and look for support from their brand official site, guess what, even if they can find one they get no or little support.

    You joined 6 months ago and this is your first post looking for help but you are bashing the brand :rolleyes:
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  13. Jeffers24

    Jeffers24 Active Member

    A bit late :-( , but you don't have to remap all your links, you can use:- http://kodi.wiki/view/path_substitution
  14. rmaijala1

    rmaijala1 Member

    Yeah really late but a good idea! Fusion as you j ow is defunct and the third party add-ons have dispersed which is probably good for the community ad a whole. In just a few short months there are many more add-ons to chose from for stresming

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  15. Altruist

    Altruist New Member

    I have the standard U1 XBMC Minix with Wookie Build, I have Kodi 17.5 (problem existed with other builds of kodi as well, not a new phenomenon ) with Ares Wizard & Pulse build installed, when starting either one but more so with kodi it will start to boot show the splash screen then retun to default menu, sometimes it starts sometimes I give up, boot the firestick and hey presto every time it starts without problem
    Not knocking the brand, calling it from my own experience, other friends who have cheap boxes have yet to have problems, and quite a number of friends have firesticks & no problems either, I have 3 firesticks myself throughout the house & zero problems, firestick £25, U! with air mouse £100+. Obviously from personal experience & that of friends & family I do regret spending the extra, it for me wasn't worth it.
  16. midnight

    midnight Moderator Moderator

    It's unfortunate that you are unhappy with your U1, my U1 has been working great with Minix 17.3 ! You mention Builds and Wizards, many people recommend staying away from such as they tend to over load your system with a lot stuff (garbage) you don't need or will use .... not to mention the issue of third party addons ;)