In this troubleshooting tutorial, I will show you how to fix the ‘Failed to install a dependency error Notification on Kodi 18.9. when you install any addon then it will show, the associated dependencies cannot be installed.
Kodi is one great media player that not only presents the local media on your device area but also streams online content from nearby the world. Third-party Kodi add-ons make Kodi really marvelous. These add-ons retrieve your favorite content streams from several servers allowing you to play them online. But, addons don’t work in retirement. They rely massively on external services called ‘dependencies’.
Almost all the addons need the dependencies to scrape the internet and retrieve theRedux, Covenant, Yoda, or any other, the necessary dependencies are also installed (if they aren’t already installed). Though, if at least one dependency fails to install, Kodi gives the error, ‘failed to install a dependency.’ you can’t install the addon either when the dependency wouldn’t install,
Fix Failed to Install a Dependency on Kodi
I have faced the “Failed to Install a Dependency” error a few times and after having tried various techniques, I have got some troubleshooting ideas.
1. Clear the Kodi Cache
Sometimes removing the cache on Kodi helps you fix the error ‘failed to install a dependency.’
Ares Wizard is the best way to clear the cache. If you don’t have the Ares Wizard addon yet, install it first by clicking this link.Ares Wizard installation takes about 4-5 minutes but it is an excellent tool to have.
Step 1: First of all, launch Ares Wizard addon, you have to go on Kodi Home Screen > Add-ons > Program Add-ons, to open Ares Wizard Addon.
Step 2: When the wizard open, click the ‘Maintenance’ button on the top menubar.
Step 3: On the next page, click ‘Delete Cache/Temp’ as you can see in the image
Step 4: You will get a message after deleting cache, click ok
Sometimes, clearing the cache doesn’t work. Several times the Failed to install a dependency is more unreasonable and doesn’t go away by simply deleting the cache. The other option is that, uninstall the Kodi app and install it again.
You can reset Kodi data on this device from the Settings menu. If you got the error message that failed to install a dependency on FireStick.
Install Ares Wizard on Kodi and follow the given steps:
Step 1: Launch Ares Wizard and click on ‘More’ button on the top shown navigation bar.
Step 2: Now, click on the ‘Erase all Data/Fresh Start’ from the given list on the page as you can see in the image.
Step 3: Click on the Yes button.
Step 4: Next, select whether you would like to recall your favorites, sources, and addon settings and click on Proceed button to continue
it may takes few minutes.
3. Remove and Reinstate the Kodi Database
Kodi’s database stores a lot of stuff together in Kodi and when it gets corrupt, you start facing errors you had never seen before, such as “Kodi installation failed.”
Fixing the Kodi database could magically help you get relieved of many such issues almost immediately. The good thing is that the corrupt database does not stop you from using Kodi. You only see any errors. That’s why you can repair this from within Kodi.
Here’s how you can remove the Kodi database:
Step 1: Go to the Kodi home screen and click on the Setting icon.
Step 2: Next, click on ‘File manager’
Step 3: Click on the Profile Directory option on the right sidebar
Step 4: Now, Click on the Database
Step 5: Now, choose ‘Addons27.db’ and click the appropriate button/key to make up the contextual pop-up menu (for instance, right-click on Windows PC). Now, click ‘Delete’ on the pop-up window.
Step 6: click on the Yes button to confirm.
Step 7: Now, exit Kodi and launch it again. Try to install it again, the addon you were trying to install previously when you operated into the failed to install dependency error.
‘Kodi dependencies not met’ is another typical dependency-related error and it would be negligent of me to not touch upon it. This problem occurs because your Kodi does not update, so update it.
Check the Kodi Log File
If nothing works, I would suggest you see the Kodi error log file at last. Kodi log will help you decide what’s exactly producing the problem.
Kodi has a few addons that help you view the log and even upload it online. While viewing the log, search for ‘failed to install dependency’ error message. Even if you are not able to figure out the root cause of the problem, you can share the logfile and the Kodi experts will be able to help you better.