Kodi 17 on Android 4.4.2 Devices!
Well the stories you keep seeing and the popup BS from some add-on vendors would lead you to believe the world has ended. You must throw away all your pre-Android 5 devices and invest in new ones.B*ll*cks!
Its about time certain people stopped parroting this out to ill-informed and badly educated users. I will get to you in my next blog. Anyway, before I get into a full blown rant….lets look at this from the guys at MyGica, a Chinese box manufacturer. MyGica, presumably with lots of older stock units they’d like to sell. Theyve come up with a Kodi fork of 17.0 that runs in 4.4.2. Yes I confirmed it.
So in the last week, we’ve seen a number of forks modified to utilise python 2.7 and therefore able to process the new SSL certs using the stronger encryption methods (this is how sites secure the connection between your device and their server – which is being pushed by Google, but thats another story). These were apparently (ha!) to be the death of Kodi 16. It may have only affected Exodus pretty badly, though that maybe be a process of the people behind it…also parroting out the “you must abandon 16…” myths. Hmmm.
We covered one of the forks here, FTMC which is Kodi 16 but using the python upgrade to 2.7. There will be a couple more blogs shortly, detailing some more !