How to Fix Script Failed Kodi Error

Script failed errors are common on Kodi. With so many add ons, updates, URL resolvers, links, and third-party websites it’s only surprising that it doesn’t happen more often.

In a technology eco-system with so many interlinked programs designed by different developers it only takes one update, cache or link to be out of sync to have errors popping up all over the place.

 

What Does it Mean When a Script Fails?

Kodi is currently on its 18th major version has gets updated every 2-3 months. Mainly these are security patches and bug fixes. As update go this is quite a lot, which is in part explained by Kodi having a team of core developers working on the software.

These updates may not synchronize with add ons which don’t update as frequently.

 

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A script failed errors tend to originate from three main sources which we address in our fixes:

  1. Repository File Not Supported:

    Kodi has been updated but the repository from which your build or add on has come from does not support the updated version of Kodi (Solution 1 and 2)

  2. Your Cache is Full:

    Every media file you play on a Kodi add on, including your settings is stored within the cache of your device. Some devices have smaller caches than others like the Amazon Fire Stick, and when there isn’t space to fit anything else in you get an error (Solution 3 and 4)

  3. The Outside Link Cannot Be Accessed:

    Some script errors can come from an outside link being blocked. Probably by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), who have shown a hard line to illegal streaming of copyrighted content. The IP is blocked from your device connecting to it as your connection is unencrypted and can be easily intercepted. (Solution 5)

 

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Whether these make sense to you or not, there are a few fixes we can go through in order to get Kodi back and running for you

Script Failed Kodi Error Fixes

  • Update Kodi or Revert to an Older Version

Most problems can be solved with the first 2 methods we cover, which is a lack of updates to either Kodi or the add on that you are having the script failed errors in.

Update Kodi

Updating Kodi depends on whether your device runs Windows, iOS, Android, Linux or is part of the Amazon Fire Series. Search for the device-specific instructions on Google.

However, for most Android devices you can simply navigate to https://kodi.tv/download

And search for the latest version to download. Once updated restart Kodi and try your add on again, to see if the script error persists

Downgrade Kodi

Using the same instructions for your device you can visit https://kodi.tv/download , halfway down the page you will see a section which says “Older Versions”

If you add on was working on a previous version of Kodi, then you can downgrade the version to get it working again, and upgrade Kodi when you add on has released an upgrade to coincide with the newer version.

 

  • Update Your Add Ons

Whenever a new version of Kodi is released, particularly a major version change, then all the add ons will over the week (if its longer they may be no longer supported) released their own update to coincide.

Updating all your add ons can be a real pain, particularly if you have built a large library. Kodi, unfortunately, does not have a function where you can synchronize, or update all add ons at the same time.

Luckily you can save yourself the trouble and download Indigo which has an inbuilt function to force update all add ons.

Using the following steps:

1. On your Firestick, open Kodi and go to Settings.

Step 1 Update Your Add Ons

2. Select on System.

Step 2 Update Your Add Ons

 

3. Click on the Add-ons menu and Turn ON Unknown Sources.

Step 3 Update Your Add Ons

 

4. Select Yes when the box appears

Step 4 Update Your Add Ons

 

5. Go back one step and click on File Manager.

Step 5 Update Your Add Ons

 

6. Click Add Source

Step 6 Update Your Add Ons

 

7. A box will pop up, so click on the ‘None’ option.

Step 7 Update Your Add Ons

 

8. Now type in this URL http://fusion.tvaddons.co and click OK.

Step 8 Update Your Add Ons

 

9. Name this URL as fusion and tap OK.

Step 9 Update Your Add Ons

 

10. After that, go back to the system menu and select Add-ons.

Step 10 Update Your Add Ons

 

11. Click Install from Zip File.

Step 11 Update Your Add Ons

 

12. When the box pop-up, select fusion or any name you have given.

Step 12 Update Your Add Ons

 

13. Select on the Kodi Repos.

Step 13 Update Your Add Ons

 

14. Choose English.

Step 14 Update Your Add Ons

 

15. Select repository.xbmchub-3.0.0.zip

Step 15 Update Your Add Ons

 

16. Wait a few minutes for the addon to be installed. After that, an icon will appear at the top menu.

Step 16 Update Your Add Ons

 

17. Tap the  Install from Repository.

Step 17 Update Your Add Ons

 

18. Then select TVADDONS.CO Add-on Repository from the list.

Step 18 Update Your Add Ons

 

19. Click on Video Add-ons.

Step 19 Update Your Add Ons

 

20. Select the Indigo.

Step 20 Update Your Add Ons

 

21. Click Install button.

Step 21 Update Your Add Ons

 

22. When a box Pop up, click OK.

Step 22 Update Your Add Ons

 

23. Wait for the Indigo Add-on installed message to appear.

Step 23 Update Your Add Ons

 

24. Go back to the Kodi home screen and scroll down to Addon.

Step 24 Update Your Add Ons

 

25. From the Video Add-on, select the Indigo Add-on icon.

Step 25 Update Your Add Ons

 

26. From your Indigo, select the Maintenance tools.

Step 26 Update Your Add Ons

 

27. Scroll down and Click Force Update addons.

Step 27 Update Your Add Ons

 

28. Click Yes

Step 28 Update Your Add Ons

 

29. That’s it! You have successfully updated your Kodi addons.

 

  • Clear Cache

As we have mentioned above, one cause of this problem may be your full cache. That is why it is important that you regularly clear your cache to optimize storage and maintain the good performance of your Kodi. One of the best tools that you can rely on clearing cache is the EZ maintenance+. With just one click it will scan your device and clear cache, thumbnail, and other unwanted files to save space on your storage and fix some minor issues.

We will guide you step by step on how you can install the Ez Maintenance+ and clear cache using this amazing tool. Follow the simple steps below.

1. On your Firestick, open Kodi and go to Settings.

Step 1 Clear Cache On Kodi

 

2. Select on System.

Step 2 Clear Cache On Kodi

 

3. Click on the Add-ons menu and Turn ON Unknown Sources.

Step 3 Clear Cache On Kodi

 

4. Select Yes when the box appears

Step 4 Clear Cache On Kodi

 

5. Go back one step and click on File Manager.

Step 5 Clear Cache On Kodi

 

6. Click Add Source

Step 6 Clear Cache On Kodi

 

7. A box will pop up, so click on the ‘None’ option.

Step 7 Clear Cache On Kodi

 

8. Type in http://srp.nu and click OK.

Step 8 Clear Cache On Kodi

 

9. Name this URL as SRP and click OK.

Step 9 Clear Cache On Kodi

 

10. After that, go back to the system menu and click Add-ons.

Step 10 Clear Cache On Kodi

 

11. Select Install from Zip File.

Step 11 Clear Cache On Kodi

 

12. When the box pop-up, select SRP or any name you have given.

Step 12 Clear Cache On Kodi

 

13. Choose krypton

Step 13 Clear Cache On Kodi

 

14. Click all

Step 14 Clear Cache On Kodi

 

15. Choose superrepo.kodi.krypton.all-0.7.04.zip

Step 15 Clear Cache On Kodi

 

16. Wait a few minutes for the app to be installed. After that, an icon will appear at the top menu.

 

17. Select Install from Repository.

Step 17 Clear Cache On Kodi

 

18. Then select SuperRepo All [Krypton][v7] from the list.

Step 18 Clear Cache On Kodi

 

19. Tap on Program Add-ons.

Step 19 Clear Cache On Kodi

 

20. Scroll down and find the EZ Maintenance+ and click it.

Step 20 Clear Cache On Kodi

 

21. Click Install button.

Step 21 Clear Cache On Kodi

 

22. Select OK

Step 22 Clear Cache On Kodi

 

23. Wait for the message to appear and click the Addon once again.

Step 23 Clear Cache On Kodi

 

24. Select Open

Step 24 Clear Cache On Kodi

 

25. You can see different options on EZ Maintenance+.

Step 25 Clear Cache On Kodi

 

26. Choose Maintenance

Step 26 Clear Cache On Kodi

 

27. Click Clear cache and it will automatically scan and clear your Kodi.

Step 27 Clear Cache On Kodi

 

28. That’s it! You have successfully clear cache.

Step 28 Clear Cache On Kodi

 

  • Clear Database

If you have been using Kodi for a while or have lots of add ons. The database itself may be cluttered with obsolete files that are sending conflicting requests. So best to clear the database entirely and start again. Note, this only relates to user data on the add ons, rather than deleting all the add ons themselves.

You can clear data by:

 

1. From the Kodi Home screen go to Settings.

Step 1 Clear Database On Kodi

 

2. Click on the File Manager.

Step 2 Clear Database On Kodi

 

3. Select the Profile Directory.

Step 3 Clear Database On Kodi

 

4. After that click on the DATABASE.

Step 4 Clear Database On Kodi

 

5. On the DATABASE look for an option named addons. CDDB (it may contain a string of random numbers)

Step 5 Clear Database On Kodi

 

6. When you find it, delete the file.

Step 6 Clear Database On Kodi

 

7. Confirm Delete and restart Kodi.

Step 7 Clear Database On Kodi

 

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