Do you know what you're doing to your Android device when you use Kodi Wizard builds?
Probably not but they do all the work so you don't have to and they're free....or are they?
The Kodi wizard builders come from all corners of the UK the three main ones your hear about in the Facebook groups are Chris B Beast Kodi wizard, Spinz TV Kodi Wizard and Blackbox Kodi wizard. All of which claim to be best Kodi build. Well I spent 24 hours downloading each one (kind of), from their source code and not via their wizard installers, and tested each one. When they say they have the "best Kodi build ever" they definitely need to get out more.
Why you shouldn't use Kodi Wizard installers on Android devices
It's for two reasons, the first one is the file sizes are ridiculous and if you value your device then you wouldn't waste up to a quarter of your storage on something that someone else thinks you will like. Do any of them use focus groups or take constructive criticism? I doubt it and no.
Secondly and most importantly they require a force close or you need to remove the power from your device for the build to take and this will give you no end of trouble. In effect what they are doing to your file system is like a mechanic changing your gearbox while the engine is running. The Kodi Wizard uses a task killer and they are not good for your Android mobile device or your Android TV box. Don't believe me? Read why task killers on Android do more harm than good
First up Blackbox Kodi Wizard
The Blackbox Kodi Wizard is now called Paradox, their old url http://www.tbbwizard.co.uk/build/backup.zip is no longer in use.
Paradox Wizard for Kodi is another standard Kodi Wizard, the same force closing and lots of builds that are way over sized.
To get the Paradox Wizard build simple enter the URL http://bestbuilds.co.uk/xenobuilds/Extrinsic/Extrinsicbb.zip to download the zip file and transfer the contents the zip file to your Kodi folder.
This build is labeled as not being for low powered devices, so I just wouldn't touch this unless you are using a PC.
A nice looking build with some impressive textures but do 9 rotating images that give the impression of an animation really add anything to your streaming experience? Not for me. It is a clever method to make the background look like a gif but who cares? Just give me some movies and TV Shows!
The links are standard, 40% of them don't work and Genesis is still in there and working horribly.
This one looks great but is functionally terrible.
Let's move on to Chris B's Kodi Wizard
To install safely from source type in this URL to get the zip file without having to use a Kodi Wizard http://bestbuilds.co.uk/cb/Beast1.4.1/Beast.zip
According to Chris B's twitter he is retired (again, think this is the fourth time he has done so) but don't worry fanboys, he will be back as soon as he realizes Facebook likes are not legal tender.
His builds are always the same, average at best. You could recreate this build in minutes and have less broken links. What Chris does do well is self promotion, he is totally shameless in it and this is the only thing I like about his work. This build is not great, it is nothing special and still on the large side.
Finally Spinz TV
Now for some reason I like this guy, he tries his best and always comes across well in the Facebook groups. He has a variety of builds and if you want them without the danger of using a Kodi Wizard installer you have to do a couple of tricks because he stores his links in a xml file. Here is the direct link to his latest Titan build http://spinztv.com/wizard/updates/spinztitan.zip.
The file is sized correctly and looks good when unpacked. He does leave all the Kodi branding in his builds which I am not a fan of since it is so simple to adjust, especially in Titan.
The build itself is nice but very basic and repetitive with the same links for movies showing throughout the theme. No live TV is a big thing because if you just want movies and TV shows then you really don't need to be using a Kodi Wizard installer. So, nice looking, right size but too basic and too Kodi looking.
The best out of the three is Spinz TV but the competition was hardly fierce. If you must use the Kodi Wizard builds then I strongly suggest you download the raw zip files using the provided links and transfer them to your device using a USB pen drive. If you need a complete installer for your android device then check out our apps or the apps we have built for our clients that sell android TV boxes that needed a safe way to keep their customers Kodi build up to date on Android.
Our biggest build is less than 100mb that's less than half the size of the Blackbox build and less than one fifth of the beast. Check out our Android apps for streaming.