How to perform a clean install / update of a build

Every time you change PARADOX builds or when you update it’s a good idea to do so from a clean install, this guide will show you how!

Please note that it is recommended to do this every time you change build but it’s not always necessary for updating build even though it does give best results using this method! (please note that if you do use this method then any additional addons you installed yourself will be lost)


1.Scroll across to the PARADOX menu


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2. Scroll down to the MAINTENANCE section


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3. Select FRESH START and select YES you want to restore to default settings


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4. Select YES that you want to FORCE CLOSE 


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5. PARADOX will now close down, once you re-open it you will be back to basic KODI with default settings


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6. Scroll across to PROGRAMS


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7. You will then see this message, click OK


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8. Open the PARADOX Wizard


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9. Scroll down to SETTINGS


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10. Enter your username and password (these details are the same you use to access TheBlackBox forum – if you have forgotten your password or want to change it you can send yourself a password reset by clicking the FORGOT PASSWORD link below the login section) or if you do not have a username or password then you can create one for free by clicking HERE or visiting


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11. Exit the Settings / Login screen and this time select INSTALL PARADOX


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12. Click to select which build you want to install and you will be greeted with the below options


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13. View Changelog – from here you can see what’s new in the build, if you like the sound of it you can go ahead and install


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14. To install the build, exit the Change Log and select Install ****** Build (in this case Arctic)


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15. The Build will now download, please wait & do not press any buttons on your remote


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16. Once it’s finished downloading to 100% it will then extract to 100% again please do not press any buttons on your remote 


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17. Once the build has extracted to 100% you will see this message, press OK


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18. Then this message, again press OK


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19. Now you will be asked if you would like to force close, press YES


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20. PARADOX will now shut down, once you re-open KODI you will be greeted with your new / updated build!


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Once the build opens up and especially if you have changed build rather than updated you may see notifications about addons updating as in the top right of the above picture, once they have completed it’s a good idea to go through Maintenance

Your new build is now installed & will run to optimum performance


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