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adbLink is a companion program for Kodi.

It works with Kodi for Windows, Mac,Linux and Android

Global Features

Manage multiple Kodi devices from one PC
Edit XML and other files on your devices
Clone Kodi setups to new devices
Backup/Restore Kodi setups
Custom Cache Support for Kodi
Log file viewer for adbLink/Kodi logs
Hyperlinked HTML Help

Android Features

Install Programs without Android SDK
ADB/Fastboot enabled command-line
Busybox for root and non-root
Built-in WIFI/USB remote
Move Kodi data to external drives
Manage devices via USB or IP address
File Management features
Install/Uninstall Apps

adbLink is available for Windows, macOS and Linux

download at:


I'm curious on how to use the adb command line to backup Kodi from a firestick and then use the adb command line to restore. If this has been discussed before, I cannot find it in the community.


Hey guys. I've been using adblink to do backups and restores for while. I tried a new method of copying folders using ES File explorer a few times of late. Ever since I've done that my backups do not end up in the addons, media, user data, temp and user data folders but end up in a single folder called user data. When I restore this build I virtually get nothing. I LOVE adblink and can't imagine what I did to screw this thing up. I also upgraded to 2.07 and had same issue.

Thanks in advance for any insight.

I'm using adbLink and the ADB Shell to connect to my Fire TV to try to find out what's using up the bulk of my storage space. Does anyone have any hints in this regard? Thanks!


I'm new to adblink and have little experience but when I try to install APK it lets me upload kodi-16.1-Jarvis-armeabi-v7a but when I press yes to install a install" fail message block appears. Any help would be great

I upgraded from 2.04 to 2.07. i would like to go back. Is there a link to 2.04 somewhere? Thanks.

Trying to add a new device to adbLink but when I click Save it doesn't appear in my device list.

Running 2.07 on a Win10 PC.

Hi Jocala,

Not really an adbLink problem but thought I would ask as you have all the answers :)

I have backed up my build and want to share with a friend on the other side of the planet, I have tried to send using Google Drive and Amazon Drive but it keeps on failing, any clues as to how I could do this ?

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New Video: Moving Kodi's data using adbLink

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Happy New Year to all!

Thank You for supporting adbLink and in 2016! I look forward to providing adbLink/Kodi support in 2017 and beyond!
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