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How to get Kodi on iPhone or iPad (without jailbreaking)

If you want the Kodi media player app on your iPhone or iPad, but don’t fancy jailbreaking, today’s your lucky day. Here’s how to get Kodi on an iPhone or iPad without jailbreaking, using Xcode.

Yes. It’s probably simpler to go down the jailbreaking route, but if for whatever reason you’re not willing to do that, there is another method of installing the Kodi app on your unjailbroken iPhone or iPad.

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How to get Kodi on iPhone or iPad (without jailbreaking)

  • Plug your iPad or iPhone into your Mac and open Xcode.
  • Select ‘Create a new Xcode project’. Click on Single View Application, then Next.
  • Fill in Product Name and Organisation Identifier. Hit Next.
  • Save to desktop, and click Create.
  • Choose whether to allow Xcode to access your contacts.
  • Click Fix Issue, then Add… on the next dialogue box. Enter your Apple ID and sign in.
  • Click Choose.
  • Open App Signer. Click Browse, find the Kodi deb file and click Open. Select the profile with the identifier we set earlier. Add Kodi as an App Display Name. Click Start.
  • Choose a file name and click Save.
  • Go back into Xcode and select Window > Devices. Click on your device in the lefthand pane. Click the plus sign at the bottom of the righthand pane. Select the .ipa file that iOS App Signer generated earlier, and click Open.
  • Unplug your iOS device and unlock it. If you get an ‘Untrusted Developer’ error message when you first tap the icon, go to Settings > General, and tap Device Management. Under DEVELOPER APP, tap the account you used earlier in the process. Tap Trust “[name of account]”, then Trust again.

That’s the short version, but let’s look at the process in a bit more depth.

We’re heavily indebted in this case to a forum user named DanTheMan827, who first posted a tutorial explaining how to install Kodi on your iPhone or iPad without having to jailbreak, and who created the App Signer that is a vital part of the process… READ MORE.