How-To Install the Official Version of XBMC for Android, then Configure It with the XBMC HUB Wizard Addon

It’s come to our attenton that more and more people with powerful Android devices (such as Samsung phones or higher end tablets) have been opting to use the official version of XBMC instead of the external player version which is more for lower end devices with less processing capabilities. This is great news because it means that XBMC for Android development is just going further and further, and getting close to being pretty much flawless. We’re now going to explain to your how to install XBMC to your Android device and more importantly, how to custom configure it afterwards with all the goodies you want and need. Keep reading and you’ll have XBMC for Android running in absolutely no time at all.

HOW-TO INSTALL THE OFFICIAL VERSION OF XBMC FOR ANDROID, THEN CONFIGURE IT WITH THE XBMC HUB WIZARD ADDON

Requirements

  • Any Android Device with a NEON or Tegra3 Processor

PART ONE – ENABLE UNKNOWN SOURCES

Step 1: Navigate to the “Settings” menu icon on your Android device.

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Step 2: Select the “Security” sub menu option.

Step 3: Enable the “Unknown sources” option.

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PART TWO – DOWNLOAD XBMC FOR ANDROID

Step 4: Open up the device’s build in “Web Browser” application.

Step 5: Navigate to the official XBMC Foundation downloads page at the following link: http://xbmc.org/download/

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Step 6: Download the latest stable version of XBMC for Android by clicking on the link under the Android icon.

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PART THREE – INSTALL XBMC FOR ANDROID

Step 7: Navigate to the “Downloads” folder on your Android device, or open up the Downloads context menu within the Web Browser application.

Step 8: Click on the downloaded XBMC APK file and choose to open it at the prompt.

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Step 9: Confirm that you wish to install XBMC to your Android device.

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Step 10: Once install is complete, choose to “Open” the XBMC application for the first time.

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Step 11: Let it sit and run a few updates for the first couple of minutes on the first run.

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Step 12: Exit XBMC by clicking the little power button looking icon in the lower left hand corner of your screen.

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PART FOUR – CONFIGURE XBMC

Step 13: Launch “XBMC” and Navigate to the “File Manager” tab under the “SYSTEM” menu.

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Step 14: Choose the “Add Source” function on the left side of the window.

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Step 15: Under the top field marked marked “Enter the paths or browse for the media locations” enter “http://fusion.xbmchub.com” without quotations, then press the “Done” button on the side of the on-screen keyboard.

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Step 16: Under the “Enter a name for this media Source” field enter “fusion” without quotations and then press the “Done” buttom to complete.

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Step 17: Press on the “OK” button at the bottom of the window to save the source.

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Step 18: Verify that “fusion” is listed on the left side of the File Manager window, then return to the main menu.

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Step 19: Go to “Settings” under the “SYSTEM” menu.

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Step 20: Choose the “Add-ons” menu option on the left side of the window, press “Ok” if prompted with a first time use message.

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Step 21: Select the “Install from zip file” function listed.

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Step 22: Click on the “fusion” server item.

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Step 23: Open the “hubwizard-beta” folder.

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Step 24: Choose the “plugin.video.hubwizard.zip” file and wait a few seconds for it to install, then return to the main menu.

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Step 25: Navigate to the “PROGRAMS” menu, then to “Program Add-ons” if given the option.

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Step 26: Click on the “Hub Wizard” addon listed.

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Step 27: Wait for the short promotional message to play, press the back or exit button to hide it afterwards.

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Step 28: Select the “Android” icon from the listed platforms.

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Step 29: Wait a few minutes for the add-on to download the appropriate configuration content.

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Step 30: Press “OK” when prompted that the procedure is complete, then return to the main menu.

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Step 31: Quit “XBMC” by clicking the little power button in the lower left corner or reboot your device then relaunch it and voila!

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Step 32: Enjoy your fully customized, pre-configured XBMC setup.

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Congratulations! Make yourself an espresso and light up a cuban cigar because you’re now running XBMC in it’s truly intended state. There are all kinds of crazy cool features, you’ll have to spend a few hours going through them before you’ll fully understand what does what. Keep in mind that the official version of XBMC for Android doesn’t provide full hardware acceleration on all devices, so only people with higher end Android devices should be using it for now, others should stick to our XAF Builds with external player functionality. If you have any questions at all, feel free to ask in our Forums at anytime. You might also want to like or follow us on Facebook and Twitter, who know’s what kind of cool stuff you’ll find out there?

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