Vero 4k with kodi

I have a vero 4k (No keyboard) and I have kodi installed (what rubbish) How can I delete kodi or a factory reset on the 4k whatever? Thanks.

See Reinstalling OSMC - Vero 4K - OSMC.

Kodi runs OSMC by default.

Thanks for that, but I’m none the wiser. How do I delete kodi?

The Vero 4K only runs OSMC and Kodi. The Link posted above gives instructions on how to perform a factory reinstall if that is what you want to do. If what your asking is how you would put a different OS on the device, this is not an option.

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NO - I want to delete kodi altogether, I think kodi is c*£p. Return the 4k to factory reset whatever is easiest. Then sell the 4k.

If you’ve got no personal data on it, just sell it.

OK thanks for your input. I’ve tried to re-install as per above. It didn’t work. I just get a .exe file. Looking at the problem it looks like I just need to uninstall the skin, I’m using Diggz Xenon if that make any sense.

What OS are you using to create the SD/USB? If it’s windows you just need to run the downloaded exe to create the SD/USB image to reset the Vero.

I’m a bit curious, why do you dislike Kodi so much? Sure it’s not perfect but it’s getting better all the time.

Sorry for the delay, I thought I’d posted, but it didn’t go through.

Yes after posting I worked it out and have now re-formatted the 4k.

I got into kodi about 3 or 4 years ago, I found it slow, kept crashing, films or programs wouldn’t load or stopped half way through, froze. So I dumped it. I picked it up again a few weeks ago thinking that it must be better after all this time, I even got the 4k because it was faster and had more memory, but I was wrong it is still a load of c&*p with just the same faults and issues. Why anyone wants to persevere with this is beyond me. So I just want to sell the 4k now and leave kodi for good this time. Shame really.

Strange. There are millions of people using Kodi so you’d think it can’t be all that bad.


I don’t know why anyone would want to persevere with it if that was their experience either. I have been using Kodi on quite a few different devices continuously for at least 15 years now and other than some devices being slow running Kodi I have never recognized anything close to what you describe.

You would think so wouldn’t you.

Strange that you are having these problems. Here an uptime from one of my Vero 4Ks:

osmc@azal:~$ uptime
 14:17:50 up 43 days, 14:32,  1 user,  load average: 2.39, 2.35, 2.34

and a PS:

osmc     28521 28514 26 Dec17 ?        3-17:25:48 /usr/lib/kodi/kodi.bin --standalone -fs

Kodi was restarted because I did an update. So Kodi has been running stable for 14 days and OSMC has been running stable for 43 days. That doesn’t match that you are seeing.

If you had been having problems, you should have posted here so we could try and help you figure out what’s going on.

Kodi has it’s niggles but I have only positive things to say about the Vero 4K+

Not an expert but I wonder if the OP is putting his movies on the Vero instead of a usb stick/external hard drive etc and he’s running out of memory/space during playback?

I did edited your last post, as it mentions a piracy addon. That that’s probably the root of your problems with Kodi. Those addons are known to be problematic.

And you questioned the relevance of my mentioning uptime? That shows that Kodi is stable. Very stable. I have done nothing special, just using it out of the box.

I’m not using a 4K+ just the 4k. I don’t use any external memory. I didn’t know one was required. When it works I’m just watching films direct from the likes of piracy addon reference deleted etc.

bmillham I don’t know the relevance of what you posted.

I have found just surfing the menus can cause it to crash at a rate of about 1 crash every 5 to 10 mins.

It seems to me that if you know your way around kodi it may be possible to get it to sing, but when your new to setting it up its a nightmare. I don’t have a clue what I need and what I don’t and how to install it in the first place. It’s not user friendly to a newcomer.

Your problem is not Kodi, it’s the janky add-ons people use to watch pirated content.

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Exactly. It’s like you bought a saloon car then took it to a bloke with a workshop under the arches who chipped it and fitted a supercharger and hot exhaust system.

You can’t blame the car manufacturer when things go wrong.


Well that would explain it. But I can’t seem to find and other source. Information on what to load and what no to seems very thin on the ground. I really don’t know where to go from here or even whether to bother. Do you know of an idiots guide to setting up kodi?

The official Kodi WIKI is a good place to start. If you already have media on DVD or BluRay, you would use a tool to rip them to a hard drive. You would then either share the drive over the network, or you could connect the drive to the Vero.

If you don’t own any media, then there isn’t much we can do to help you.