It’s been a big year for Kodi and the dedicated development community behind it. With the release of the new Kodi 17.6 ‘Skipping Ahead’ (aka Kodi v17.6) and the upcoming Kodi 18 Leia, the Kodi community continues to mature and evolve, and with that comes better and more flexible builds that improve upon the old.
Ever wanted a Kodi build that enables the development of new add-ons without using a third party repository? Well, you need Mancave Wizard, a fork of Kodi 17.4, that enables you to install new Kodi builds directly from GitHub. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install the latest Mancave Wizard builds from GitHub and enable them in your Kodi installation.
This guide will show you how to install the Mancave Wizard version on Kodi. You’ll find modules for a variety of devices, including Android set-top boxes, Android smart TVs, FireSticks and other Fire TV devices, mobile phones, computers, and more.
Source Mancave has a decent selection of Kodi builds and addons. The developers have now collected all the builds in one place, and they are available on Man Cave Wizard. This wizard offers many builds for Kodi 18.5 (and older versions of Leia) and Kodi 17.6 Krypton. The Kodi Man Cave Wizard builds have now been added to our collection of the best Kodi builds.
Update: The Mancave Depot isn’t working. As a result, the Mancavei are no longer available. Try other Kodi builds from our list.
Steps to install Mancave Wizard Kodi
Mancave Wizard is a third-party library for Kodi builds. When you install a build or addon from such a source, you must first make sure your Kodi has the proper permissions to do so. You can check this by following the steps below:
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1- After launching the Kodi multimedia application, go to the Settings icon in the top left corner and click on it.
2- In the settings menu, press System
Kodi 17.6 users will need to click on System Preferences instead.
3- Now we select Add-ons from the left menu in the following window
4- In the same window, go to the right section and click on Unknown sources to activate it.
No action is required if it is already activated.
5 – Continue and press Yes
This tip only warns you about the consequences of installing malicious addons or builds. Mancave Wizard is a well-known and reputable source. Don’t worry about it.
This will give you the necessary permission to install Mancave Wizard builds on Kodi. Let’s get down to business.
After you have fulfilled the requirements, you can follow the steps below to install the Mancave Wizard Kodi Build:
1- You want to return to the Kodi home screen settings.
2- Now open the file manager
3- Click on Add Source
Double-click if you are using Kodi on your computer.
4- This pop-up window will now appear. Click where you see <No>.
5- Now enter the source link http://mcteam.tech/repo.
Check the link after you enter it, because you don’t want to make a mistake.
6- This will take you back to his window. Press the Down key and select Enter a name for this media source.
Here we enter the name of the source. Enter a name of your choice. I’m writing a mancave for this manual.
7- We now return to the Kodi home screen/main screen by pressing the Back button a few times.
Once there, click Settings again if you are a Kodi 18 Leia user.
For Kodi 17.6 users, click on the Advanced button.
8- Kodi 18 Leia users click on the Add-ons button as shown below.
Kodi 17.6 users should go to the top left corner and click on the open box icon.
9- Now we click on Install from zip file.
10- Navigate to and tap mancave or the name of the resource you just entered.
11- In this window, open the displayed zip file (repository.mancaverepo-x.x.xz.zip).
Because the version number of the file can change, I have replaced it with x.x.x
12- Wait a few seconds. The Man Cave Repo add-on installation notification will appear in the top left corner of your screen.
13- Navigate to and select Install from repository in the same window.
14- Click on the Man Cave Repo repository you just installed.
15- Go forward and press the additions to the program
16 – Selection of the cave builder
17 – Press the install button
18- The Man Cave Wizard expansion takes a minute or two. Wait until a message appears in the top left corner of the window.
19- This pop-up will appear a few seconds after the wizard is installed. Press the Back key or the Next key.
20- Click on the Build menu to display the list of Kodi builds hosted by Man Cave Wizard and go to step 24.
To install the build later at another time, click the Skip button or simply click the Back button. You can perform the following steps later
21- Go back to the home screen of your Kodi application and tap Extras.
22- In the next window, highlight Program Add-ons and click on the Man Cave Wizard icon.
23- Open buildings (man caves)
24- Kodi 18 Leia assemblies are set up first. If you are using Kodi 17.6 Krypton, please go to the Krypton section.
Select the version you want to install
For the demonstration, I installed the version of Nightshade.
25- You can choose a new installation or a standard installation.
If you ask me, I’d say it’s better to choose Fresh Install. You don’t want your existing Kodi settings to conflict with the settings of the version you want to install.
26- If you select Reinstall, Kodi will ask you once if you are sure you want to restore Kodi to its original default state.
Click on Next
27- The Mancave Wizard version of Kodi you selected will begin installing.
Assembly usually takes 2 to 3 minutes
28- When the installation is complete, you may be prompted to click OK and force close Kodi. Press OK.
I’ve noticed that sometimes Kodi forces you to close anyway.
Now, open the Kodi application again. Your installed build will now be activated.
Before you start streaming video with Kodi addons or modules, I want to warn you that everything you stream on Kodi is visible to your ISP and the government. This means that streaming copyrighted content (free movies, TV shows, live broadcasts and sports) can lead to legal problems.
Fortunately, there is a reliable way to hide all your streaming activities from your ISP and the government. All you need is a good VPN for Kodi. A VPN masks your original IP address and helps you bypass Internet monitoring, ISP restrictions, and geographic content limitations.
Personally, I use and recommend ExpressVPN, the fastest and most secure VPN. It is compatible with all types of applications and streaming devices.
OPINION: We do not encourage copyright infringement. But what if you accidentally upload content from an illegal source? It is not always easy to distinguish between a legal and an illegal source.
So before you start streaming on Kodi, read here how to get VPN protection in 3 easy steps.
Step one: Purchase your ExpressVPN subscription HERE. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. This means you can use it for free for the first 30 days. If you are not satisfied with the service (which is unlikely), you can ask for a full refund.
Step two: Click HERE to download and install the ExpressVPN application on your streaming device. If you are using a FireStick, I have included the exact steps below, starting with step 4.
Step three: Click on the power icon to connect to the VPN server. That’s it. Now your connection is secure with the fastest and best VPN for Kodi.
The steps to install Kodi VPN on Fire TV devices are described below. If you have other broadcast devices, follow steps 1 to 3 above.
Step four: Sign up for ExpressVPN HERE (if you are not already a subscriber).
Step 5: Go to the Fire TV Stick home screen. Click the Search button and then the Search option (see figure below).
Step six: Type expressvpn into the search bar and select when it appears.
Seventh step: Click on the Download button.
Step 8: Open the ExpressVPN application and log in using the username and password you created when you purchased your ExpressVPN subscription.
Step 9: Click on the power icon to connect to the VPN server. That’s it. Now your FireStick is protected with the fastest VPN.
To use the caving assistant: Quick view
I chose the Nightshade version of Mancave Wizard because I personally think it’s one of the best versions of Kodi for the FireStick and other TVs. It’s not so stripped down that it loses basic functionality, and it’s not so bloated that it causes performance issues.
You can also install the Kodi version of Nightshade on your computer. However, mouse interaction will be difficult. It would be a good idea to go into the settings and disable mouse support.
The Nightshade version uses the Bello skin, which we have ranked as one of the best Kodi skins. Here is a screenshot of the Nightshade home screen:
The construction follows the trend of minimal design and keeps things pretty simple. The main menu bar is a bar that extends from one side to the other. The active main menu item is shown on the left side of the screen (as you can see in the image above, I selected the Movies menu item).
You can open a submenu of the selected menu item by pressing the down key. If you have selected the Streaming category in the main menu, the submenu items will essentially consist of a list of associated addons (see figure below).
You can also press the Up button after selecting a streaming category (such as Movies or TV Series) from the main menu to display a list of titles (which will not appear on screen).
Movies, TV Shows, Debroid, Sports, Live, Kids, All in One, 4K are the main menu items. You can view the full list of video plug-ins by going to Plug-ins > Videos on the home screen.
Deathstar, Numbers, Exodus Redux, Seren, SportsDevil are some of the most popular video addons you can find in Mancave Wizard Kodi Build Nightshade.
Mancave Wizard has some good Kodi builds that you should definitely check out. While Nightshade is my favorite choice for the FireStick, you can try other versions if you have a feature-rich device (like a computer).
These Mancave Wizard Kodi builds have a decent selection of options. All versions (even the light versions) come with a good collection of pre-installed add-ons. The well appears to be well stocked and maintained. I can say that because the structures settle down pretty quickly. In general, if you’re looking for new Kodi builds, you should check out Mancave Wizard’s Kodi builds.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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