Just before we delve into installing Ares Wizard and reviewing the updates – please note the .uk and .co.uk urls have been disabled and now the only place to get the install from is the Ares Project repo. There are NO OTHER sources, please do not download from anywhere else as we cannot guarantee it hasn't been tampered with.

Ares Wizard Updated, Current version of this addon is 0.0.55 – first detected 2017-04-27

.055 : Force Close tweaks, code clean.

.054 : Updates Check, modified to be more efficient (avoids ISP blocking for now), New extraction routine for Krypton (17) builds to improve install success.

Ares Wizard Common Problems

I will cover some of common issues after this install guide, so if you have blank screens or failing to load build lists – skip to the last bit of the article for common problems.

Ares Wizard Updates

The Ares Wizard has had its first update in quite a while and its bringing some much sought after upgrades. All the usual things are there, 500+ builds to choose from, Games, IPTV apps and the most popular addons for extra content if you need it. However, there's some key upgrades, a new backup feature ” addon settings”, essential with widespread use of Real, Trakt and the mods we all make to SALTS, Exodus and so forth. The first automated cache tweak wizard now works with your Krypton installs!

Summary of Updates

  • Log file bug fixed
  • Advanced Settings Tweaks fixed for Krypton
  • Addon Settings – now saves, Real Debrid, Trakt, Exodus, SALTS etc (any addon tweaks)
  • Convert to Special paths – bug fixed

This add on is “unofficial” and therefore not supported by Kodi TV or XBMC foundation, please do not ask on their forums for help, goto ares-project.uk for further support.

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If you use p2p add ons, torrents, or in countries that prohibit streaming use a vpn from a reputable provider like Private Internet Access.

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 Multiple Builds – One Device

This is now VERY easy to do, Ares Wizard now includes several version of the Kodi app, installing these will allow you to add a build to each (currently seven available), each will come with Ares Wizard pre-installed to speed up grabbing a build. Just take note –  a lot of devices, including many boxes have quite small storage – throwing on 4 or 5 builds will eat up space fast… be careful.

TV Addons “Must Upgrade” to Krypton

TVA are not the only ones parrtoting this misleading info around the Kodi scene at the moment, but please ignore it. We have already covered this “no need to upgrade to 17“, but in simple terms, the https wasn't such a big deal other than for Exodus (Zen worked fine). For those wanting to stay with 16 or are unable to move to 17 due to older hardware (less than Android 5) we have added two forks to Ares Wizard CEMC (Android 4.2.2 or higher) and FTMC (Android 4.4.2 or higher) that will fix the https problem. Use CEMC and FTMC with Jarvis compatible builds.

You can also download forks and other utilities from here Ares Downloads

We have provide videos for 16 & 17 installs and a written guides too for 16 & 17 below the videos.

Ares Wizard Key Functions

  • Builds
  • Browse Addons
    • Video Add ons
    • Program Add-ons
    • Repositories
    • Android Apps
    • Android IPTV apps
    • Android Launchers
    • Games (android only)
    • Kodi Forks (9!) – Includes FTMC & CEMC (these are https patched for older boxes unable to use 17)
  • Maintenance
    • Maintenance Reminder options (Daily, Weekly, Monthly)
  • Backup
    • Many options, inc Favs, Sources, Advanced Settings, GUI etc
    • Addon Settings (save between builds!)
      • This saves – Real Debrid, Trakt, SALTS tweaks, Exodus tweaks, YouTube tweaks etc
  • Tweaks
    • Advanced Settings Wizard (The original and still the best cache tweaks for reduced buffering)
  • More (includes)
    • Speed Test
    • Kodi log uploads
    • Convert paths to special (fixed)
  • Settings
    • Backup – set destination (only to local device)
    • Build Update reminders
    • Build Options
      • Keep my Favourites
      • Keep my Sources
    • Show/Hide (opens up Adult addons in the addons sections)

 

—->>>>>> WARNING <<<<<<—-

Do NOT install Ares Wizard Zip file from any other sources – especially NOT Super Repo

Installing from unofficial sources puts you at risk!

Video Ares Wizard Jarvis (16) Install

Video Ares Wizard Krypton (17) Install

Ares Wizard Installation to Kodi Jarvis (16)

  • Click SYSTEM > File Manager
  • Double Click Add Source
  • Click “None” text window
  • Type EXACTLY http://repo.ares-project.com/magic
  • Click the box underneath “Enter a name for this media source
  • Type Ares Repo (or a name you will remember!)
  • Click OK
  • Back out or hit the “Home icon” to go back to your Home Screen
  • Click SYSTEM
  • Click Add-Ons
  • Click Install from zip file
  • Click Ares Repo (or whatever you called it)
  • Click repository.aresproject
  • Click repository.aresproject.zip
  • Now wait for “Add-on enabled” message
  • Click Install from repository
  • Click Ares Repo
  • Click Program add-ons
  • Click Ares Wizard
  • Click Install
  • Now wait for ” Add-on enabled” message
    You can find the Ares Wizard in Video Add-ons.

Ares Wizard Installation to Kodi Krypton (17)

If you have a clean 17 install, you will have to enable unknown sources first.

  • Click Settings (cog)
  • Click System Settings
  • Click Add-ons
  • Toggle Unknown Sources
  • A warning pop-up will appear

“Add-ons will be given access to personal data stored on this device. By allowing, you agree that you are solely responsible for any loss of data, unwanted behaviour, or damage to your device. Proceed?”

This is your choice, if you wish to install 3rd Part add-ons you must agree. We strongly advise against installing headline grabbing “the best add-on ever…” etc and use only official developers with a proven track record.

  • Click Settings (cog)
  • Click File Manager
  • Double Click Add source
  • Click “None” text window
  • Type EXACTLY http://repo.ares-project.com/magic
  • Click OK
  • Click the box underneath “Enter a name for this media source
  • Type Ares Repo (or a name you will remember!)
  • Click OK
  • Back out to your “Home Screen
  • Click Add-ons
  • Click Add-on browser (the open box icon)
  • Click Install from zip file
  • Click Ares Repo (or whatever you called it)
  • Click repository.aresproject
  • Click repository.aresproject.zip
  • Now Wait for “Add-on enabled” message
  • Click Install from repository
  • Click Ares Repo
  • Click Program add-ons
  • Click Ares Wizard
  • Click Install
  • Now wait for “Add-on” enabled” message
    You can find the Ares Wizard in Video > Video Add ons or Add-ons (open box)

Useful Links

Ares Wizard Common Issues

“Failed to update”

You are using an old version of Ares Wizard – update and this should cure it

“Not enough Memory”

This will occur on Nougat devices (usually) as Ares cannot detect if you have enough space available and wont let you install. Sorry. It will also occur on any device/platform where Ares cannot detect the amount of free storage available – it is a fail safe! (this is patched in .53)

“Failed to reach server”

This message is triggered because Ares Wizard cannot reach the main server – this is caused by ISP Blocking, over aggressive Anti-Virus on pc's and/or bad net connections from your device.

“No build lists”

This message is triggered because Ares Wizard cannot reach the main server – this is caused by ISP Blocking, over aggressive Anti-Virus on pc's and/or bad net connections from your device.

“Slow Downloads”

Ares Wizard only links to build installs – they are not kept on our servers, therefore with things like Dropbox, Archive and other free host sites being used, they will get very slow at peak times, like weekends etc. The builds in Green at the top we host on fast servers, the rest are down to their authors.