If you’ve sideloaded the latest version of Kodi on an Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick recently, you may have run into a little quirk that causes the “first run help” dialogue to appear everytime you launch the app, even though it’s not the first time you’ve run it. This is one of those things that I’ve personally experienced, but never got to the bottom of, because it eventually seems to just work itself out. Thanks to reddit user kilnvideo, I now know the cause and the easy fix. If you always leave Kodi by pressing the Home or Back button on your remote, and never properly exit the app, it never gets a chance to record that you’ve launched it at least once. So the way to get the “first run help” message to never appear again is to simply exit Kodi properly, by using the power icon in the lower left of the Kodi home screen, at least once.
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